"Український аграрний конгрес"(перший раунд), Україна, м.Київ
15 жовт. 2015 р.

Preliminary program


October 15


8:00-9:30 - Registration of the participants / Morning coffee

9:30-9:40 - Official opening of the Congress work

9:40-9:50 Welcoming speech of the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Oleksiy Pavlenko


9:50-12:00 - Panel discussion "Analysis of the cooperation between the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the EBRD, the FAO, non-governmental organizations and representatives of the agricultural business in 2014/15 MY. The government policy on exports of grains and its by-products in 2015/16 MY: expectations of agribusiness. Key aspects of the State program for development of the agrarian sector of economy until 2020"

Moderator Volodymyr Klymenko, President of Ukrainian Grain Association

9:50-11:00 – Speeches of representatives the legislative and executive branches of government, supranational organizations (time limit - 10 min.)

- Leonid Kozachenko, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, President of Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation

- Ivan Miroshnychenko, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

- Vladyslava Rutytska, Deputy Minister on European Integration, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

- Oleksandr Danyleiko, Ambassador at Large, Executive Secretary of the Exporters and Investors Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

- Olena Voloshyna, IFC Country Manager for Ukraine

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

- Jean-Jacques Hervé, Сouncellor to the Board for Agriculture at Crédit Agricole Вank


11:00-12:10 - Speeches of agribusiness representatives and investors (time limit - 10 min.)

- Sevki Acuner, EBRD Director for Ukraine

- Andy Hunder, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

- Nikolai Gorbachev, Director of New World Grain (Soufflet Group), Head of the Grain & Oilseed Committee at the European Business Association in Ukraine

- Hennadiy Novikov, Head of Agrarian Union of Ukraine

- Morgan Williams, President/CEO, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)

- John Shmorhun, CEO, AgroGeneration

- Mykola Stryzhak, Advisor to the President, Association of Farmers and Private Landowners of Ukraine


12:10-13:30    Lunch

12:20-13:00Hall “Krym”

A press-conference on the implementation of the Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the business entities – grain exporters - in 2015/16 MY


13:00-13:30 – Hall “Krym”

- Signing of the Memorandum of understanding between the Ukrainian Grain Association and the Stock exchange trading grains, oilseeds, fruit crops and products (Buenos Aires, Argentina)


13:30-17:00 - Session 1. Global challenges and risks of agricultural production

Moderator – Dmitry Prikhodko, Economist at the Investment Centre Division of the FAO UN

13:30–13:50 - Medium-term prospects for world agricultural markets

Dmitry Prikhodko, Economist at the Investment Centre Division of the FAO UN

13:50–14:10 - Grain production in Latin America. Its role in the global food security

Horacio A.M. Sánchez Caballero, Coordinator of GPS project

14:10–14:30 - World grain trading, experience of Latin America

Martin Fraguio, Agronomy eng, MBA in Administration, Executive director of MAIZAR (Argentine Corn and Sorghum Association)

14:30-14:50 - Trends in agricultural and trade policies in major producing countries

Ekaterina Krivonos, Economist in the Trade and Markets Division of the FAO UN

14:50–15:10 - Prospects of the bioethanol sector of agriculture in Ukraine

Yaroslav Krasnopolskiy, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

15:10–15:30 - Legalization of GMOs in Ukraine: pros and cons

Borys Sorochynskyi, Coordinator, AgBiotech Committee, ‘Ukrainian Club of Agrarian Business’ Association


15:30-16:00 - Coffee-break

16:00–16:20 - Purpose and objectives of the newly formed State Service on Safety of Foodstuffs and Consumer Protection

Serhiy Hlushchenko, Chairman of the State Service on Safety of Foodstuffs and Consumer Protection

16:20-16:40 - Climate changes and its impact on agricultural production

Tatyana Adamenko, Head of Agrometeorology department of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center

16:40-17:00 - African swine fever: prospects for overcoming and the effects for agricultural production in Ukraine

Vitaly Bashynsky, FAO National Consultant, ASF Emergency Coordinator /Veterinary Epidemiologist


16:00-17:00 - Parallel seminars-discussions from Partner of the Congress – Interlegal (separate registration and conference hall):

- Contracts and marine shipments: reducing risks and expenses

- How farmer to become an international trader


17:00-17:20 Summarizing the first day of the Congress work

17:30-19:30 - Evening cocktail-party for participants of the Ukrainian Agrarian Congress


October 16


9:00-9:30 - Morning coffee

9:30-12:00 - Session 2. Grain market in 2015/16 MY

Moderator Rodion Rybchinsky, Head of Business Projects Division of APK-Inform Agency

9:30-10:00 - World grain market: impact factors, demand making

Daryna Kovalska, Agricultural Commodities Research at Macquarie Securities Group

10:00-10:30 - Ukrainian grain market: current condition, supply and demand balances

Andrew Kupchenko, Analyst of APK-Inform Agency

10:30-11:00 - Economic basis for successful production and exports of agricultural products

Volodymyr Lapa, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

11:00–11:20 - Investments and regulatory environment for agricultural business

Andrew Zablotskyi, Senior Associate at SAYENKO KHARENKO Law Firm

11:20-11:40 - Prospects and opportunities of the Mariupol port in the current conditions

Tatyana Belostotskaya, Head of the marketing department at AP-GRUPP LTD


11:40-12:10 - Coffee-break


12:10-12:30 - Egyptian corn market: major development trends and prospects

Hany Younes, Middle East and North Africa Manager at AC VAN WELDEN

12:30-12:50 -World freight market

Okan Bayer, General Manager at Trading & Shipping, Seaking Shipping LTD. & Peakward Denizcilik ve Ticaret LTD. STI

12:50-13:10 - Current problems of grain trading by land and by sea

Artem Skorobogatov, Associated Partner at Interlegal (International Law Offices)

13:10-13:30 - How to improve the grain logistics in Ukraine. Presentation of a new study of the World Bank

Oleg Nivievskyi, Agricultural Policy Advisor at the World Bank Group

13:30-14:30 – Panel discussion: “Establishment of the mechanism of agrarian receipts, as the tool for alternative financing of agricultural producers”

Vasyl Hovhera, Economist at the EBRD

Anna Dragomyretska, Agrisector Advisor in Pavlenko Legal Group

Viktor Gorbachev, commercial banking expert, agricultural complex access to finances, Ukraine Agri-Finance Project, IFC

Valeria Tarasenko, Partner at Pavlenko Legal Group

14:30-14:40Completion of the Congress work