"Grain Processors Forum - 2018", Odessa, Ukraine
Sep 28, 2018


September 28

Marlin hotel (Odessa, 13 Poliskyi descent)


8:30-9:30 — Registration. Morning coffee

9:30-10:10 — Official opening of the conference

Welcoming speeches:

- Rodion Rybchinskiy, Union "Millers of Ukraine"

- Olena Kovalova, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

- Erhan Özmen, Southeast Flour Industrialists Association (GUSAD)

- Ali İhsan Özkaşıkçı, Association of Anatolian Flour Industrialists (AUSD) & Emek Flour Ci̇han Soyalp

- Eugen Osmochescu, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)

- Dmitry Prikhodko, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

- Cihan Soyalp, Director of purchasing and conservation department, Turkish Grain Board (TMO)

- Ferhat Çolak, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry


10:10-12:20 — Session "Global market of grain by-products: trends and forecasts. Main players"

Moderator — Edip H. Aktas, Chairman, Anatolian Starch and Glucose Industrialists Association (ANGSAD)

10:10-10:30 — Global flour market: current condition & prospects

Dmitry Prikhodko, Economist, the FAO Investment Centre

10:30-11:00 — Global challenges turning into big business opportunities

Stefan Schneider, Bühler Switzerland, Andrei Sharan, Bühler Ukraine

11:00-11:20 — Flour exports to the Middle East

Mesut Cakmak, CEO, BESLER Group, Gaziantep (Turkey)

11:20-11:40 — Flour market of Central Asia

Evgeny Gan, President, the Union of Grain Processors and Bakers of Kazakhstan

11:40-12:00 — Flour exports to the Far East

Gursel Erbap, CEO, Doruk Flour, İstanbul (Turkey)

12:00-12:20 — Exports of flour products from Ukraine: features, prospects & new markets

Sergei Sakirkin, Director of Production operations department, Agrarian Fund PJSC

12:20-12:40 — Coffee break

12:40-17:30 — Session "Ukrainian market of grains and flour milling products"

Moderator — Rodion Rybchinskiy, Director, Union "Millers of Ukraine"

12:40-13:00Development trends of the Ukrainian grain market influenced by the global trends

Olena Kovalova, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

13:00-13:20Estimations of the medium-term potential of the Ukrainian grain market, and the problems of its realization

Mykola Gorbachev, President, Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA)

13:20-13:40 — Importance of Ukrainian grain exports on the Turkish milling market

Oguz Kırtız, CEO, Angoram Grain Products, İstanbul (Turkey)

13:40-14:00 — TMO and grain policy

Cihan Soyalp, Director of purchasing and conservation department, Turkish Grain Board (TMO)

14:00-14:20 — Major trends of the flour and groats market in the current season, forecasts for a new season

Andrei Kupchenko, Grain market analyst, APK-Inform Agency


14:20-15:20 — Lunch


15:20-15:40 — Definition of the quality parameters in the trading activities with grains and flour

Natalia Savosina, Sales manager, LLC SocTrade

15:40-16:00 — Flour enrichment with micronutrients

Darya Lysikova, Technologist on food industry, Stern Ingredients Ukraine LLC

16:00-16:20 — Prospects of the production and exports of organic flour and groats

Tatyana Druz, Analyst, APK-Inform Agency

16:20-16:40 — Certification of organic food products. Global demand for organic grain products

Sergiy Galashevskyy, General Manager, Organic Standard Ltd.

16:40-17:20Topical quality issues of Ukrainian grains of the harvest-2018

Oleg Onischenko, SGS Ukraine

17:20-17:40 — Cooperation as the tool for effective selling and purchasing: case of the First Ukrainian Agriculture Cooperative

Alexander Boukli, Executive Director, Cooperative PUSK

17:40-18:00 — Completion of the first conference day, summing up


19:30-22:00 — Gala-dinner in the restaurant "Maristella Marine Residence", 2A Bernardini Street (Krasnykh Zor Street)


September 29

Il Decameron Clubhouse (Odessa, 10 Kachinskogo street (Polska))


9:00-9:30 — Registration. Morning coffee

9:30-12:30 — Training course on the exports of grain by-products by the FAO (UN) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), under support of the EU4Business initiative

Looking for niches for grain by-products. Global trends in trading and consumption of grain by-products

Dmitry Prikhodko, Economist, FAO Investment Centre (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Potential of the most prospective grain by-products

Oleksandr Sikachyna, International consultant, FAO Investment Centre, market analyst

Master-class "Tools for the market analysis"

Diana Dobriy, Expert, International Trade Centre (ITC)

Export logistics of grain by-products. Potential markets: Asia vs Africa

Vladimir Kalashlinskiy, Logistics and trade expert, Global Foods Trading Inc., USA

Quality of the export batches of wheat flour, in accordance with the statistics of SGS Ukraine

Oleg Onischenko, Technical & Claims Questions Manager, SGS Ukraine

Cooperation of grain producers and processors to provide the complete the export logistics chain

Vasily Govgera, Economist of the agribusiness department, European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD)

Interactive session "Development strategy of the flour and groats industry of Ukraine" 

Andriy Pankratov, International consultant at the FAO Investment Centre, Agricultural Market Expert

Presentation of the information platform on prices of the global commodity market AgFlow

Igor Tinkov, Regional Sales Manager for Black Sea, AgFlow

12:30-13:00 — Completion of the course. Delivery of the certificates

13:00-14:00 — Lunch

General sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Under support
Media support

Svyatoslav Tkachenko

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Ekaterina Panasenko

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