"Grain and Maritime days in Odessa 2021". Ukraine, Odessa
May 26, 2021


Day 1, May 26

08:30-09:30 Registration of participants, morning coffee break

09:45-10:00 Official opening

10:00-11:30 Grain section I. Global trends and Ukrainian realities
(conference hall Windsor Grand Ball room)

Moderator - Mykola Gorbachev, President, Ukrainian Grain Association

  • Ukrainian grain market: 20 years of development. Key long-term trends

  • Ukrainian economy 2021: raise after hitting the ground? Investment climate and agricultural complex

  • Global climate changes, GREEN DEAL, changes of consumers’ preferences: challenges for Ukraine in the new realities

  • Global food market outlook: AMIS perspective


  • Volodymyr Klymenko, former President, UGA


  • Rodion Rybchinskiy, Director, Millers of Ukraine


  • Olexsander Zhemoyda, Director of the Department for Multilateral and Bilateral Trade Agreements at the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine


  • Dimitar Bogov, Regional Lead Economist, EBRD


  • Mikhail Malkov, FAO Development Program Coordinator in Ukraine


  • Denis Drechsler, Project Manager, Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), FAO

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-14:00 Grain section II. Results of 2020/21 MY, prospects for 2021/22 MY
(conference hall Windsor Grand Ball room)

Moderator - Rodion Rybchinskiy, Director, Millers of Ukraine


  • Trends of the global grain market

  • China as the key factor of market trends

  • Grain market of MENA countries


  • Alexandre Bobylov, Senior specialist on commodities derivatives, Agricultural division, EMEA S&P Global Platts

  • Bogdan Kostetskiy, Partner, Barva Invest

  • Hesham Soliman, General manager, United Grain (Egypt)


Ukrainian grain market

  • Surprises of quarantine seasons on the grain market of Black Sea region

  • Forecasts for 2021/22 MY - whether the tough grain balance will ease

  • Basic risks while hedging prices of wheat, corn and rapeseed in Ukraine

  • Grain quality and phytosanitary norms

  • Prospects of organic products in Ukraine

  • How will we transport grain in 2021/22 MY

  • Defaults: why it is more profitable to find common ground…


  • Andriy Kupchenko, Head of Business project unit, APK-Inform

  • Yuriy Ruban, Business Development Manager, Syngenta

  • Vladyslav Sedyk, Independent Expert

  • Kostyantyn Zhytnetskyy, Head of Certification Department, Organic Standard

  • Vsevolod Velykodnyi, Chief Analyst, BGS Rail

  • Artem Skorobogatov, Partner, Interlegal

14:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-17:00 Marine section: Maritime business in a new light. Section sponsor The Charterers


Arthur Nitsevych, Partner, Interlegal
Alexander Glushchenko, Director of the "Ports of Ukraine" publishing house

  • Freight trends of the Mediterranean and Black seas

Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO

Panel discussion: Business at sea or maritime business: prospects 2030

  • Fleet handling

  • Investing in shipping

  • Technical management of the fleet

  • Crewing of a new type

  • Grain transportation (river, sea)

  • Prospects of Ukrainian shiprepairing

  • Trends in the purchase and sale of ships in the Black Sea region

Participants of discussion:

  • Gennady Ivanov, Director, KRONOS BULKERS

  • Bogdan Zelensky, Founder, Alpha Navigation

  • Maxim Sheremet, Freight and Operation Manager, Baywa

  • Volodymyr Kozakevych, General director, AP Marin

  • Maxim Khaulin, Director, INTRESCO LIMITED

  • Oleg Solodukhov, founder, The Charterers 

17:00-18:00 Discussions with speakers, completion of the first day of the conference

19:00-22:00 Gala dinner (М1 Club Hotel)

Optional roundtable discussions, May 26

(parallel to the main sections, small hall)

12:00-13:00 Companies, invoices and taxes


  • Irina Voyevodina, partner, Interlegal

  • Marta Sverdlykivska, associate attorney, Interlegal

  • Daria Liashenko, associate attorney, Interlegal

  • Dmitro Tychynskyy, associate attorney, Interlegal

13:00-14:00 Arbitrage LMAA, LCIА, MAC, ICAC


  • Karyna Gorovaya, senior associate, Interlegal

  • Mykola Kozachenko, lawyer, Interlegal

  • Igor Kostov, associate attorney, Interlegal

  • Alexey Remeslo, partner, Interlegal

15:00-16:00 Yachting for everyone

  • Purchase of new or second-hand yacht

  • Registration of yachts under flags of convenience

  • Investments into charter company

  • Temporary import issues


  • Kirina Riashentseva, senior associate, Interlegal

  • Valeria Fetysenko, lawyer, Interlegal

  • Nikolay Melnykov, partner, Interlegal

Day 2, May 27

09:30-10:00 Morning coffee break

10:00-13:00 Section 1. Market of grain processing. Section sponsors: Buhler, Mühlenchemie

(conference hall Windsor Grand Ball room)

Under the support :

  • Union Millers of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Bakers Association


Moderator - Rodion Rybchinskiy, Director, Millers of Ukraine

  • Global trends of flour and groats market

  • Bread market: desires of bread producers and harsh reality…

  • Trendy products of Mühlenchemie for Ukrainian flour market

  • Modern technologies of flour quality improvement

  • Agricultural policy of Ukraine in 2021/22 MY

  • Development prospects for export of value-added products


  • Rodion Rybchinskiy, Director, Millers of Ukraine

  • Sergiy Sakirkin, Head of Processing, Agrarian Fund

  • Alexander Taranenko, Director, Ukrainian Bakers’ Association

  • Alexander Bondarchuk, Director Stern Ingredients Ukraine

  • Andriy Sharan, Head of representative office of Bühler AG in Ukraine, General Director of Bühler Service

  • Roman Leshchenko, Minister of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine

  • Alexander Zhemoyda, Head of Department of multilateral and bilateral trade agreements at Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine

13:00-13:30 Coffee break

13:30-15:00 Open joint meeting of Logistic committee of ЕВА and Transport working group of South Ukrainian office of ЕВА: “Infrastructure reforms 2021: challenges and expectations”

Moderator – Natalya Gudkova, Executive Partner of Advisers, head of Transport working group of South Ukrainian office of ЕВА

  • Infrastructure reforms, business vision

  • Reform of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia

  • Towards river reform

  • Corporatisation of USPA and calculation methodology of port charges rates

  • Influence of harmonisation of legislation on customs clearance of Ukraine and the EU (implementation of AEO, NCTS)

  • Development prospects of multimodal transportation in Ukraine
  • Assurance of P&I clubs

  • Dry ports: policy management problems

Participants of discussion:

  • Daria Sichkar, Manager of Logistic committee, ЕВА

  • Natalya Gudkova, Executive Partner of Advisers, Head of Transport working group of South Ukrainian office of ЕВА

  • Alexander Lazarev, Director LAMARIN LLC, Co-Head of ЕВА Customs committee, Head of coordination board of South Ukrainian office of ЕВА

  • Olga Kopiyka, Key Advisor on legal issues and government agencies cooperation of Bunge Ukraine LLC, Head of Logistic committee of ЕВА

  • Valeriy Tkachev, Deputy commercial, Ukrzaliznytsia (to be confirmed)
    Representative of USPA (to be confirmed)

  • Sergey Nedelko, Head of Odessa office of Ilyashev and partners

  • Karyna Gorovaya, Senior associate, Interlegal

15:00-16:00 Completion of the conference, closing drinks

May 28

Special roundtable discussions from Interlegal
(conference hall Interlegal)

11:00 I. Arrest and release of vessels

  • Arrest of a vessel as a mean of control recovery

  • Differences of arrests of vessels in countries of the Black Sea region

  • Arrest of a vessel for terminal: profit and risks

  • Release of a vessel – procedures, time, legislation

  • Overview of successful cases from the Black Sea practice of Interlegal

13:00 II. Visitation and protection against actions of inspection authorities

15:00 III. Cyber-fraud: how to get yours back?

 *Agenda is subject to change


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