ХІV International Conference «Black Sea Grain»

ХІV International Conference«Black Sea Grain-2017»

April 5-6, 2017

InterContinental hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine

Black Sea Grain


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


XIV 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. 

  • Decreasing Consumption as a key factor promoting slower growth rates of the global economy. Increases in the global debts as a signal to modify the current rules of the game

  • Commodity markets crisis of 2013-2016. Forecast of demand for agrarian production in the coming season of 2017/18.

  • Black Sea region: outlook of grain and oil crops exports for the season of 2017/18. S&D; analysis by commodity and country.

  • Capital markets and development of the global agrarian sector. Does Investment in agriculture mean investment in future?

  • Intensifying competition in the commodity/raw material markets. Proper positioning of national commodities as an effective instrument of gaining higher margins.

  • Asian destinations as drivers of agricultural markets growth.

  • Long term strategies as a reliable instrument to overcome crisis at micro- and macro levels.

  • Agrarian Policy of the Black Sea countries, farmers’ accessibility to bank loans, alternative ways of farm financing. Does the Government promote development of cooperatives of small and medium agrarian enterprises in Ukraine?

  • Grain quality analysis. Application of advanced agrarian technology of grain and oil crops cultivation.

  • The Black Sea region export logistics. Broadening the access to the target markets and strengthening of competitiveness through formation of new transport corridors.

  • Climate warming and crop area adjustment to the latest weather conditions.

  • 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: Wind of Change”
  1. 08.30 – 15.00 Registration
  2. 09.00 – 09.45 Morning Coffee

  3. 09.45

    Conference opening - Sergey Feofilov, Director General,UkrAgroConsult

    Welcoming speech - Elena Kovalyova, Dep.Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

    Welcoming speech - Leonid Kozachenko, People's Deputy, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

    Welcoming speech - Jean-Paul Piotrowski, Chairman of the Board, Credit Agricole Bank

  4. 10.00 – 12.30 Session 1:«Major Regions of Agri Production. Trends and Development»
    Moderator - Bohdan Chomiak, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine
    • Regional competition. Aiming at maximum effectiveness
    • Sergey Feofilov - UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

    • Low prices and high supplies: Tendencies of the global grain market
    • Philippe Chalmin - Economist, France

    • Buyer vs supplier: Changing preferences of the main grain importers
    • Andrea Cagnolati - Grain Services, Italy

    • Overview of funding sources for agricultural sector. Financial proposal from Credit Agricole Bank
    • Oleksiy Stupak - Credit Agricole Bank, Ukraine

  5. 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Buffet

  6. 14.00 Session 2:«New Leaders of the World Grain Market»
    Moderator - Matt Ammermann, INTLFCStone Financial Inc.
    • South America: New highs in production and exports
    • Leandro Pierbattisti - Federation of Elevators Association, Argentina

    • Triumph of the Black Sea region: For how long?
    • Elizaveta Malyshko - UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

    • Russia in the global grain arena. Prospects of 2017/18
    • Dmitry Rylko - IKAR, Russia

    • Promising markets of Asia and Africa - focus of suppliers
    • Wayne Gordon - UBS, Singapore

  7. 16.00 – 17.00 Discussion Panel: «Ukraine’s Agri Sector in 2017: Investments Deficit despite High Returns»
  8. Moderator - Sergey Feofilov, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

    Natalia Porvina - Credit Agricole Bank, Ukraine

    Alexander Gavriliuk - KPMG, Ukraine

    Alexander Skurla - Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukrainian Reforms, Cabinet of Ministers, Ukraine

    Sergey Ushakov - Association of Farmers and Private landowners of Dnepropetrovsk region

  9. 17.00 – 18.00 Drinks&Networking;
  10. 18.00 Gala Dinner
  1. 09.30 – 10.30 Registration&Coffee;

  2. 10.30 Session 1: «Black Sea Region under Conditions of Mounting Grain Stocks»
    Moderator - Alexander Gavriliuk - KPMG, Ukraine
    • Dynamics and outlook for change in grain quality. Comparison by regions
    • Gennadiy Shulga - SGS, Switzerland

    • Kazakhstan: agribusiness transformation within current challenges
    • Viktor Aslanov - Grain&Oilseeds; Kazakhstan

    • Winter grain conditions and 2017 crop production forecast for Ukraine and Russia
    • Mark Lindeman - USDA, USA

    • Global weather changes: for harm or benefit?
    • Tatyana Adamenko - Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center

  3. 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Buffet

  4. 14.00 Discussion Panel: «Upgrading logistics system as a factor of regional competitiveness»
    Moderator - Natalia Kruti, PromGruz, Ukraine
  5. Vladimir Osadchuk - Cofco Agri, Ukraine

    Igor Pavenskiy - RusAgroTrans, Russia

    Leandro Pierbattisti - Federation of Elevators Association, Argentina

    Suncica Savovic - Serbia Grains Association, Serbia

  6. 15.30 Discussion Panel: «Wind of Change in the Global Market. Quo Vadis?»
  7. Moderator - Nikolay Gorbachov, New World Grain (Soufflet Group), Ukraine

    Elena Voloshyna - IFC, Ukraine

    Sergey Feofilov - UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

    Volodymyr Lapa - State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumers Protection

    Jean-Jacques Herve - French-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce

    Conclusions and Recommendations

  8. 16:30 Closing Cocktail
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General Conditions


Extra delegates from the same company get 5% Discount

Registration Fee Includes
  • Participation of 1 representative in the Conference
  • Conference materials
  • Coffee-breaks, lunches
  • Gala Dinner on April 05, 2017
  • Closing Cocktail on April 06, 2017
  • Interpreting service (Rus, Eng)





'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.

Sponsors and Partners
  • Organizer

  • General sponsor

  • Exclusive Financial Sponsor

  • Exchange Sponsor

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  • Legal Partner

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All sponsors



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

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 Kyiv next to three famous Ukrainian orthodox churches – St. Sophia, St. Michael and St. Andrew – the location of the InterContinental Kyiv 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).

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