The Conference goals:

  • Discussion of 2004/05 crop prospective, balance and price characteristics of the market.
  • Discussion of Hi-Tech aspects of grain storage and processing industry.
  • Establishment of new business contacts, meetings with business partners.

The site:

"Ukrainian Grain Forum" - Ukrainiskiy Dom (Ukrainian House) on May 11-12

"Grain Industry" - National Exhibition Complex "Expo Centre of Ukraine" - May 13

Historical background

Over the past three years APK-Inform Agribusiness Information Company has held seven International Conferences in two basic industry fields of agricultural production - grain and oilseed industries. Now it can be said that from the very start these events have attracted a great interest of the specialists of companies and enterprises, research institutions, the leading consulting and information agencies not only from Ukraine and the CIS countries, but from many other foreign countries as well. Organisational support to our Conferences was provided by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy, the industry associations and unions from Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan; the Conferences were sponsored by leading companies and production plants. The interest to the Conferences and their success was achieved, first of all, thanks to importance and timeliness of the issues discussed and high professionalism of the participating specialists, covering separate industry and market issues. Besides, the participants have highly appreciated the opportunity of informal communication with their colleagues. According to many of them, these events have enabled them not only to obtain new valuable market information and exchange experience with their colleagues, but to establish new business contacts, get ideas for new directions in development of their business.


May 14-15, 2002, Kiev, Expo Centre of Ukraine The First International Conference "Technologies and Marketing in the Bread Products Industry". The event was attended by more than 200 participants from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Poland. The Conference was sponsored by OJSC "Karlivka Machine Building Plant", CJSC "Agroresurs", Novoukrainka Bread Products Combine, the company "Voskhod" (Russia).

October 17-18, 2002, Kiev, Expo Centre "AKKO International". The First International Conference "Oilseed Industry of Ukraine: Prospects, Investments, Technologies". Among the participants there were more than 290 specialists from Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, the UK, Germany, France, Romania, Macedonia, the US and the United Arab Emirates.


May 14-15, 2003, Kiev, Expo Centre of Ukraine. The Second International Conference "Grain Industry 2003" was attended by about 300 participants from: Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Estonia, Moldova, Austria, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and France. The Conference was sponsored by OJSC "Karlivka Machine Building Plant", the companies InnoVinn, Spomasz s. a. Torun, Poland; the general partner was Manufacturing Association "Melibor".

October 29-30, 2003, Kiev, the Hotel Complex "Tourist". The Second International Conference "Oilseed Industry of Ukraine: Prospects, Investments, Technologies" gathered about 290 specialists of oil & fat industry, representing over 150 companies and enterprises from Ukraine and many other countries. The sponsors were such renowned companies as SGS-Ukraine, Azov Food Company, Dnepropetrovsk Oil Extraction Plant, Polohy Oil Extraction Plant, Industrial Group "KMT".


May 13-14, Kiev, Expo Centre of Ukraine. The Third International Conference "Grain Industry 2004" was attended by 263 companies from Austria, UK, Germany, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, France, Switzerland, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and Estonia. The Conference was sponsored by the companies Well Grain, Loture, W.J. Grain, Cargill, Toepfer International, Grain Trading Company, Azov Food Company, SGS Ukraine, Baltic Control, Control Union, Yug Rusi, the Association "Melibor", CJSC Voskhod.

November 2-3, Kiev, Ukrainskiy Dom (Ukrainian House). The First International Conference "Fruits and Vegetables of Ukraine: The Market of New Opportunities", was held under support of Project of Agrarian Marketing Land O'Lakes, Inc and Association of Farmers and Landownerd of Ukraine. 303 representatives of 175 leading Ukrainian and foreign companies from18 countries participated in the Conference.

November 4-5, Kiev, Ukrainskiy Dom (Ukrainian House). The Third International Conference "Oilseed Industry: Current State, Prospects, Technologies" was held by Information Agency APK-Inform, Ukroliyaprom Association and Ministry of Agrarian Police of Ukraine.

Representatives of 200companies from 26 countries took part in the Conference. Sponsors were the following companies: BUNGE, Holding Zernotorgovaya Company Ltd, Azov Food Company, Pavlograd Oil Extraction Plant, Industrial Group KMT, Tradepoint Commodities, general sponsor was WJ Grain company.

Among the honoured spekers of the Conference was Thomas Mielke, Director of analytical company ISTA Mielke GmbH (Oil World).


May 11-13, Kiev, Ukrainskiy Dom (Ukrainian House), Expo Centre of Ukraine. The Fourth International Conference "Ukrainian Grain Forum. Grain Industry 2005".