ХІІІ International Conference «Black Sea Grain»

ХІІІ International Conference«Black Sea Grain»

April 20-21, 2016

InterContinental hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine

Black Sea Grain


Premiere event of the Black Sea region, recognized
by global leaders of grain & oilseed industry


XIII International Conference


"Black Sea Grain" Conference – is an international platform aimed at discussion of topical issues and prospects of the global and Black Sea agri commodity markets.

Since its establishment in 2004 "Black Sea Grain" became one of the major annual global grain forums.

“Black Sea Grain” Conference offers participants an excellent environment to find out the latest drivers of agricultural market, adjust business strategies in a rapidly changing world and get new valuable contacts with global operators of agri business. 

  • New factors influencing formation of agrarian and export policies in the Black Sea countries;

  • Impact of the Black Sea grain and oil crops supply on the development of the global food, feed and biofuel industry;

  • Interrelations between energy crisis and agricultural

  • Growing influence of capital markets on the growth of the world agrarian sector;

  • Factors promoting the yield increases in the basic grain crops;

  • Possible effects of the growing production costs on competitiveness of the Black Sea agricultural produces;

  • Growth of Asian economies and their role in the agricultural consumption;

  • Logistics of the Black Sea region: new channels of grain crops delivery;

  • Forecast of the agrarian sector in the coming 2016/17 season.

  • 700+

    Over 700 delegates annually

  • 500+

    Over 500 сompanies of agri business

  • 50+

    Delegates from more than
    50 countries

  • Leading agri producers, traders, crushers, agriholdings, banks, logistic and other companies

CONFERENCE AGENDA “Black Sea Grain: Trade Must Go On”
  1. 08.30 – 15.00 Registration
  2. 09.00 – 9.45 Morning Coffee

  3. 9.45 – 12.30 Session 1:“Global Agricultural Market: Growth Factors. Increased competition”

    Welcoming speech - Jean-Paul Piotrowski, Chairman of the Board, Credit Agricole Bank
    Moderator - Matt Ammermann, INTL FCStone, USA

    • Impact of global factors on Black Sea agri production
    • Sergey Feofilov - UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

    • EU: Grain market outlook
    • Magnus Kellermann - BayWa, Germany

    • USA: Increasing competitiveness on the global agri market
    • Karen Braun - Thomson Reuters, USA

    • South America: Crop production and exports outlook
    • Marcos Rubin - Agroconsult, Brazil

  4. 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Buffet

  5. 14.00 – 15.50 Session 2:“Growing Markets and Demand for Agri Commodities”

    Moderator - Bohdan Chomiak, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

    • Going East: The Markets of Asia
    • Eric Trachtenberg - McLarty Associates, USA

    • South Africa : Grain production and import. Opportunity for Ukrainian agri exports
    • Raymond Ramjiawan - RJ Shipping, South Africa

    • Features of grain trading with countries of Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia
    • Oleg Levchenko - OLAM, Ukraine

    • Iranian grain market. Features and trends
    • Aleksandr Petrushko - Association “Ukraine-Middle East”

  6. 16.00 – 17.00 Discussion Panel: “Global agri market: who is the first to leave?”

    Moderator - Sergey Feofilov, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

    Aleksey Plotnikov - Honored Economist of Ukraine, Dr. of Economics

    Ton Huls - MRIYA Agro Holding, Ukraine

    Alexandr Yanchuk - Agrobonus, Ukraine

    Oleg Levchenko - Olam, Ukraine

    Rafael Goroyan - Prometey Group, Ukraine

  8. 17.00 – 18.00 Networking & Cocktail show (Zoloti Vorota Hall)
  9. 18.00 Gala Dinner hosted by UkrAgroConsult (Grand Ballroom)
  1. 09.30 – 10.30 Registration
  2. 09.30 – 10.30 Morning Coffee

  3. 10.30 - 12.30 Session 1: “Transformation of Ukrainian Grain and Oilseeds Markets”

    Moderator - Jean-Jacques Herve, Credit Agricole, Ukraine

    • Drivers of Ukrainian agri market under conditions of the Black Sea region
    • Elizaveta Malyshko - UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

      Yulia Garkavenko - UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

    • Climatic risks mitigation and strategies for agri production
    • Tatyana Adamenko - Hydrometeorological Center of Ukraine

    • Improving efficiency of agricultural enterprises with Microsoft information technologies
    • Rose Chalmers - Scalable Data Systems, UK

    • Tax reform and its effect on competitiveness of Ukrainian agri products
    • Oleg Chayka - KPMG, Ukraine

    • Ukraine. Pulses exports potential
    • Antonina Sklyarenko - Ukraine Pulses Association

  4. 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Buffet

  5. 14.00 - 16.30 Session 2: “Black Sea Grain: Export potential, Quality, Logistics”

    Moderator - Elena Derevyanko, Ukrainian PR League

    • Russia: Outlook for grain production and exports in 2016
    • Dmitry Rylko - IKAR, Russia

    • Grain market data availability in Kazakhstan and mid-term market perspective
    • Azamat Shamsiev - EBRD, Kazakhstan

    • Quality as a competitive factor of Black Sea grains
    • Gennadiy Shulga - SGS Group, Switzerland

    • Realizing export potential of Black Sea countries in terms of logistics development
    • Svetlana Malysh - UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

  6. 16:30 Closing Cocktail hosted by UkrAgroConsult




Risk Management Workshop

“How to Apply Hedging Strategies to Help Protect Price Risk”
by INTL FCStone and SP Advisors

April 19, 2016

Business tour

to Pereyaslav Transshipment River Terminal (NIBULON)

April 19, 2016

'Black Sea Grain' Mobile App

'Black Sea Grain' Mobile App allows conference participants to see who is attending days before the event, pre-arrange meetings, send messages, keep track of Agenda and other options.

Service is available to delegates who have paid the registration fee. Access details are sent to the delegate’s email, indicated in the registration form.

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For participation issues please contact:

E-mail: conference@ukragroconsult.org

Tel/Fax +38 (044) 451-46-34

Contact persons:

Julia Feofilova - Event manager

Svetlana Shykura - Billing issues

Conference organizer:

Consulting agency UkrAgroConsult

Address: of. 5, 29V Tymoshenko Str.,

Kyiv, Ukraine, 04205

Tel./Fax:  +38 (044) 451-46-34 - multichannel

E-mail:  uac2015@ukragroconsult.org

Websites: www.ukragroconsult.com


InterContinental hotel, 5*

World class quality and service in the heart of Kiev. Situated in the very heart of ancient Kiev next to three famous Ukrainian orthodox churches – St. Sophia, St. Michael and St. Andrew – the location of the InterContinental Kiev is truly unique. Built to match its historical surroundings, the hotel's traditional style is grand and elegant. Business travellers will appreciate proximity to corporate entities, government agencies and embassies. When it's time for leisure, a wealth of shopping, historical and cultural sights are close by including the National Opera House and Khreschatyk (Kiev's Main Street).

Address: 2a Velyka Zhytomyrska Street, Kiev, 01001 Ukraine

Front Desk: +380-44-2191919