"V Український зерновий конгрес", I раунд. Париж, Франція
8 вер. 2014 р.



Euronext trading floor, 39 rue Cambon, Paris

September 8

8:30-09:30 - Registration of the participants. Morning coffee


09:30-10:00 – Start of the Congress. Welcoming speeches of the organizers and sponsors

Vladimir Klimenko, President of the Ukrainian Grain Association

Anthony Attia, Chief Executive Officer of Euronext Paris

Jean-Francois Lepy, General Director of SOUFFLET NEGOCE

Philippe Mitko, Business development manager for Eastern Europe, InVivo

Jean-Jacques Herve, Credit Agricole Group

Section 1. Grain production and exports: world, the EU, France, Ukraine

Moderator – Pierre-Olivier Drège, Director General of AGPB

10:00-10:30 - World grain market: trends and forecasts for 2014/15 MY

Véronique Fradin, wheat market analyst, Strategie Grains

10:30-10:50 – Global forecast of grain market development up to 2022: prospects of the Black Sea and EU countries

Dmitry Prikhodko, Economist at the Investment Centre Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

10:50-11:20 - Production and prospects of Ukrainian grain exports in 2014/15 MY

Rodion Rybchinskiy, Head of Business Projects Division of APK-Inform Agency

11:20-11:40 - Agrarian policy of Ukraine in modern terms

Andriy Dykun, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

11:40-12:00 - Markets for French milling wheat: Domestic and exports to the EU and third countries

Jean-Pierre Langlois-Berthelot, President of France Export Céréales

12:00-14:00 – Lunch


Section 2. Investments in the agrarian sector

Moderator – Jean-Jacques Herve, Credit Agricole Group

14:00-14:20 - Business development through investments of the EBRD

Gilles Mettetal, Director for Agribusiness at the EBRD

14:20-14:40 - Bank, as the partner for agricultural commodities producers

Philippe Chapuis, Credіt Agrіcole Group

14:40-15:10 – Effective hedging tools using Euronext commodity futures and options contracts

Lionel Porte, Head of Product Development, Commodities at Euronext

15:10-15:20 – Presentation of the company Groupe Soufflet

Jean-Francois Lepy, General Director at Groupe Soufflet

15:20-15:40 - Features of the grain season-2014/15 in France

Jean-Francois Lapie, Trader at Groupe Soufflet

15:40-16:00 - System of co-operatives in France: success story

Philippe Mitko, Business development manager for Eastern Europe, InVivo

16:00-16:15 - Summing up the first day of the Congress


18:00-21:00 - Boat ride on the Seine, and the cocktail-party from the Congress sponsor InVivo Grains


September 9

9:00-10:00 - Morning coffee and registration

Section 3. Grain market of Ukraine: prospects and opportunities

Moderator – Vladimir Klimenko, President of the Ukrainian Grain Association

10:00-10:20 - Strategy of development of agriculture in Ukraine up to 2030

Leonid Kozachenko, President of the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation

10:20-10:40 - Grain production structure in Ukraine: role of various categories of grain producers

Volodymyr Lapa, General Director at the Association "Ukrainian Agribusiness Club"

10:40-11:00 - Growth opportunities of the Ukrainian grain exports

Vladimir Klimenko, President of the Ukrainian Grain Association

11:00-11:20 - Profitability of grain production in Ukraine

Olga Sikachina, Deputy Director of the Department of statistics of agriculture and environment of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine

11:20-11:40 - Practice of making of the nationwide supply and demand forecasting balances on grains in Ukraine

Oksana Makarchuk, Deputy Chief of the markets development department of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

11:40-12.00 - Volatile prices on the agricultural market

Ronald Heisman, Professor of Finance at Erasmus University, in Erasmus School of Economics, and Rotterdam School of Management

12:00-12:20 - Legislative regulation of the Ukrainian grain market: current condition and new challenges for the market

Andriy Zablotskiy, Legal Adviser of the Ukrainian Grain Association, Head of the International Trade Law Department of JSC Volkov&Partners

12:20-14:00 – Lunch


14:00-17:00 – Roundtable discussion “Franco-Ukrainian Agrarian Dialogue

Moderator – Leonid Kozachenko, President of the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation

Main issues:

• Supporting of the effective dialogue between the authorities and business

• Role of the state and non-governmental organizations in forming the dialogue

• Development prospects of the agroindustrial complexes of France and Ukraine


Roundtable speakers are presented by the following organizations:

• European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

• Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

• Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry of France

• Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

• FranceAgrimer

• General Association of growers of wheat and other cereals of France

• Ukrainian Grain Association

• Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation

• Ukrainian Agribusiness Club

• CreditAgricole Group

• Groupe Soufflet


• InVivo Grains


• Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF International)


17:00-17:20 - Summing up of the second day of the Congress


September 10

9:30-15:00 - Visiting the grain terminal in the port of Rouen