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



Date and Place:  April 22-23, 2015   InterContinental Hotel, Kiev, Ukraine


April 22, 2015

Conference Centre, InterContinental Hotel, Address: 2A, Velyka Zhytomyrska Str.


09.00 – 17.00      Registration

09.30  – 10.30     Morning Coffee


10.30 – 12.30   Discussion Panel: Ukraine: Challenges on the Peak of Agri Production and Exports

Moderator  - Sergey Feofilov, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine


•  Transformation of Ukrainian grain and oilseed markets
Elizaveta Malyshko, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine   
          Yulia Garkavenko, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine   
•  Rising competition in the Black Sea grain market
          Еlena Loshkareva, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine 

•  Ukrainian compound feed industry: needs and priorities
         Andrey Kim, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine


12.30 – 14.00   Lunch Buffet


14.00 – 15.20  Discussion Panel: Black Sea Region: Weather and Logistics – Key Drivers of Competitiveness

Moderator  - Victor Budiak, BEGA Stevedoring Company, Lithuania


•   Winter grain conditions and 2015 crop production forecasts for Ukraine and Russia
  Мark Lindeman,  FAS, USDA

•   Development of grain logistics in the Black Sea
Svetlana Malysh, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine  
•   Estimating investment needs in Ukraine's grain storage and logistics: an optimization based approach
  Dmitry Prikhodko, FAO, Italy

•   Development and investment strategies in current conditions of Ukraine
  Anatoliy Skryaga, KSG Agro, Ukraine


15.30  – 17.10  Discussion Panel: Ukraine’s Reforms: Pace, Strategies, Investments

Moderator  - Jean-Jacques Herve, Credit Agricole Bank, Ukraine


•   Land market in the context of economic reforms in Ukraine
  Andriy Selyutin, Arzinger, Ukraine

•   Strategies of Ukrainian agri sector in the new realities
Alex Morgun, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine    
•   FDI and access to credit of Ukrainian agribusiness in current conditions
          Yuriy Shved, KPMG, Ukraine
•   Commodity Markets development of a futures exchange
           Grant Collins, USAID/FINREP-II, USA


17.10 – 18.00    Drinks & Networking

18.00               Welcoming Cocktail hosted by UkrAgroConsult
                                    Grand Ballroom, InterContinental Hotel


April 23, 2015

08.30  – 10.00      Registration

08.30  – 09.30      Morning Coffee


09.30 - 12.30    Session 1: Black Sea Region: Trade Must Go On

Moderator  - Sergey Feofilov, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine


Discussion Panel: Ukraine and global transformation of the agricultural sector


- Nikolay Gorbachov, New World Grain (Ukraine)
- Heinz Strubenhoff,   International Finance Corporation

- Jean-Jacques Herve, Credit Agricole Bank
- Renat Lokomet, Rietumu banka


•  Black Sea region in the global agrarian economy: Leader? Loser?
Sergey Feofilov, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine
•  Ways to improve competitiveness of Ukrainian grain in world market
  Aleksey Vadaturskiy, Nibulon, Ukraine
•  Russian grain market in the new economic conditions. Season 2015/16
        Dmitry Rylko, IKAR, Russia   
•  Kazakhstan: export policy and perspectives of the grain market in 2015/2016
       Еvgeniy Gan,  Grain Processors and Bakers Union of Kazakhstan


13.00 – 14.30    Lunch Buffet


14.30 -  16.30    Session 2: Global Food Security and Commodity Markets Volatility

Moderator  - Bohdan Chomiak, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine


•  Black Sea region under global tendencies in grain market
        Dmitry Prikhodko, FAO, Italy
•   Outlook for the global wheat market
        Neil Townsend, CWB Market Research Services, Canada

•   Global corn market: outlook for S&D, trade and prices,2015/16
       James Dunsterville, AgFlow, Switzerland

•   Prospects of the Asian grain market in 2015/16 season
       Chris Lehner, ADM-Archer Financial Services, USA


16.30    Gala Dinner hosted by UkrAgroConsult

                   'ZOLOTI VOROTA' Conference Hall, InterContinental Hotel


Black Sea Grain