ХІІІ International Conference “Black Sea Grain - 2016”
April 20-21, 2016, Kiev, InterContinental



The first day  - April 18, 2012

Conference Centre, InterContinental Hotel, 

- 2nd Floor (#2A, Bolshaya Zhytomirskaya Street, Kiev)


8.00 a.m. 6.00 p.m. Registration, InterContinental Hotel

10.00 – 12.00 a.m. -  ROUND TABLE:     “Ukraine: Land market-2012. A year later”     

              Moderator - Bohdan Chomiac, Director on Strategy planning, UkrAgroConsult

•   Government policies on land market regulation. Today and in the future.
Vladimir F enenko, State Land Committee of Ukraine.   
•   Prospects of land moratorium lift.
  Alexander Kovaliv, PhD, Institute of Agriecology and Environmental management
•   The draft law on the land market: the second coming. Is it worth turning the land into a commodity with a limited turnover?
          Maksim Oleksiyuk, law firm “KM Partners”   
•   Agricultural enterprises as an attractive investment.
Bohdan Chomiak,  Director on Strategy planning, UkrAgroConsult
•   Land lease. If the land market opens, will the contracts be valid?
Dr. Julian Ries - partner, BEITEN BURKHARDT Ukraine
•   Protecting the rights of land users in the light of Ukrainian land legislation: reality and prospects.
Ruslana Muzichko – partner, “Aleksandrov and Partners”
•   Who and why dissolves the land lease agreements in Ukraine? The main drawbacks of land lease agreements 2012
Nikolay Orlov – partner, Law firm OMP

Sponsor : UkrAgroConsult Company

12.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m. – Presentation

              Moderator - Jean -Jacques Herve, councellor to the board for agriculture Credit Agricole Bank

Presentations of "Grain Alliance" company and "Industrial dairy company" will cover the following issues:

  •  Large-scale ag enterprises in Ukraine. Case study.
  •  Experience of agri holding operation during unstable regulation of grain exports.
  •  Ukraine: vertical integration and increase inprofitability of agricultural production. Answers   to investors who plan to expand their agricultural investments
  •  Yields maximization withbetter agricultural technology
  •  Ways of agri holdingmanagement optimization and increasing transparency of its activities
  •  Partnership in the entire inputs supply chain logistics (seeds, fertilizers, plant protection)

1.00-2.15 p.m. – Lunch


2.15 – 4.15 p.m. - round table: “Black Sea region: export regulation or deregulation?”

              Moderator - Sergey Feofilov, Director general, UkrAgroConsult

•   Ukraine: Reforms needed in the agrarian sector to attract investments while world reshaping
         Sergey Kvasha, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
•    Launching the agricultural exchange market in Ukraine
    Alexandr Marukhnich - Director, Agrarian Exchange  
•    What will Ukraine trade in the new season
Elizaveta Malyshko - Analyst, UkrAgroConsult  
•    Crop Tour 2012: winter crop conditions and grain production estimate
    Mark Lindeman -  Agricultural specialist, FAS   
•    Will the rules of the oilseed market change?
    Yulia Garkavenko - Analyst, UkrAgroConsult  
•    Will the Black Sea Region keep its position in the world market?
        Elena Loshkareva - Analyst, UkrAgroConsult  
•    Market and Infrastructure: reforms zigzags
        Svetlana Malysh - Analyst, UkrAgroConsul


      Sponsor : UkrAgroConsult Company


4.15 – 4.30 p.m. – CME Group: Challenges and Opportunities in Managing Price Risk in the Black Sea Region 

               Moderator - Tim Andriesen, CME Group


4.30 – 5.30 p.m. – Company Presentation INTL/FC Stone

               Moderator - Daniel Hofstad, Vice President CIS and Black Sea Region

                                     Matt Ammermann, Risk Management Consultant – CIS and Black Sea Region

•   Benefits of hedging to clients who are seeking IPOs and investments
Representrative of an Investment Bank  
•    Large scale farms of Ukraine and Russia: their hedging experience
      Andrey Mikhailyuk, Financial Director, Nibulon
•    New Black Sea wheat futures contract
        Alexandre Bobylov, CME Group
•    Evolution of hedging in the Black Sea Region
        Matt Ammermann, Risk Management Consultant – CIS and Black Sea Region


6.00 p.m. –            Welcoming Cocktail hosted by Glencore Grain B.V.  and Serna Company

                                 InterContinentalHotel,Grand Ballroom, - 2nd Floor


The second day  - April 19, 2012









Conference Centre, InterContinental Hotel, - 2nd Floor


8.30 – 9.15 a.m. - Registration

9.15 a.m. –             Conference Opening



                     MODERATOR - Peter Blog, NYSE Liffe, United Kingdom

   9.30 - 9.50 a.m. - Agricultural Commodities: Still the Place to Be? Agricultural Outlook for 2012/13

              Wayne Gordon, Global Agricultural Strategist, UBS

    9.50 - 10.15 a.m. -  How can Ukraine achieve its potential in the Agribusiness sector?
              Peter Bryde, EBRD

   10.15 - 10.45 a.m. - Feeding the Dragon: Chinese Implications for Agri Markets

         Nicholas Higgins, Rabobank International, United Kingdom

   10.50 - 11.10 a.m. -   Coffee Break

    11.40 - 12.10 a.m. - Ukraine: Weather factor and export potential in 2012/13

         Sergey Feofilov, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

    12.10 - 12.40 a.m. - Russian Grain in the Global Market, season of 2012/13.

         Dmitry Rylko, IKAR, Russia

   12.40 - 1.00 p.m. - Kazakh Grain in the Global Market

              Zhanna Baitemirova, Kazagromarketing, Kazakhstan



    1.00 - 2.30 p.m. –   Lunch



                     MODERATOR - Leonid Kozachenko, President of Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation

   2.30 - 3.00 p.m. – Volatility of the Food Prices. Global Integration and Increasing Investments in Agriculture

        Dmytro Prykhodko, FAO Investment Center 

   3.00 - 3.30 p.m. – Farmland Investment opportunities in Ukraine

         Bohdan Chomiak, UkrAgroConsult

   3.30 - 4.00 p.m. - Fat and oil sector of Russia: prospects for development in the current season, outlook for 2012/13.

         Vladimir Petrichenko, MICEX-RTS, Russia

   4.00 - 4.30 p.m. - Comodity Derivatives Contracts as the Price Risk Hedging Tool and Importance of Correlation

         Elena Patimova, NYSE Liffe, United kingdom 

   4.30 - 5.00 p.m. - Role of Inspection Industry in food security and sustainability challenges

         Gennadiy Shulga, SGS Group Management, Switzerland

   5.00 - 5.20 p.m. - Risk transfer solutions along the agribusiness value chain

        Oleksandr Artyushin, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

5.30 p.m. - Friendly Dinner hosted by UkrAgroConsult Commodity Market Analyst

                     InterContinentalHotel, - 2nd Floor

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