The Union "Millers of Ukraine" in cooperation with the magazine "Grain storage and processing" announce about holding of the annual specialized conference "Grain Processors Forum - 2018".
The Forum to be held in Odessa, Ukraine, on September 28-29.
The event is held under support of the IFC, FAO, EBRD. Partners of the conference are GUSAD (Güneydoğu Un Sanayicileri Derneği), AUSD (Anadolu Un Sanayicileri Derneği).
For several recent seasons, the grain processing industry is one of the most dynamically developing segments of the grain market of Ukraine. At the same time, Ukraine continues annually growing the production volumes of grain by-products (flour, groats, wheat bran, etc.), as well as its supplies on foreign markets, because the Ukrainian products already became ever more identifiable and popular.
For the first 11 months of 2017/18 MY, wheat flour exports from Ukraine reached 405.9 thsd tonnes, which exceeded the figures for the same period last season (359.4 thsd tonnes), and the results for the whole 2016/17 MY. Generally, in the season-2017/18 Ukraine can ship nearly 430 thsd tonnes of the product on foreign markets, and in 2018/19 MY the shipments can reach 460 thsd tonnes.
At the same time, the potential of Ukrainian flour exports will continue increasing, since in more recent times Turkey somewhat raised its interest in purchasing of the product for further re-exports, as well as milling wheat for processing into flour. The planned participation of the Turkish delegation in "Grain Processors Forum - 2018" is the best evidence of such interest. The delegation will include more than 100 representatives of the leading grain and processing companies of the country. Searching for potential partners for conducting of the joint business in the sphere of production and trading with grain by-products was announced as the major target of their visit.
Also, the domestic production of groats and flakes demonstrates the dynamic development rates, as evidenced by the annually growing volumes of the goods production and exports, as well as the increased capacities in Ukraine.
The detailed analysis of the current situation in the grain processing industry of Ukraine, and the prospects for its further development in the current terms of doing business, are the main tasks of "Grain Processors Forum - 2018".
Major topics of the Forum:
- Development of the global market of flour and groats: buyers and suppliers
- Development strategy of the flour and groats industry of Ukraine
- Legal provision of the protectionism in the exports of grain by-products
- Raw materials — driver or stopper of the exports of grain by-products
- Market of grain by-products in Ukraine
- Exports of Ukrainian flour and groats products
Also, a training on the exports of grain by-products by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is in the works within frames of the conference agenda.