XVI International Conference «Black Sea Grain»

ХVI International Conference«Black Sea Grain-2019»

April 10-11, 2019

InterContinental hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine

Black Sea Grain




XVI 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. 

  • Era of 2020s: Expecting the world grain supply boom?

  • Commodity markets: Change, shift, evolve

  • Black Sea region: Grain production, exports and logistic challenges

  • Ukraine: aiming for the new highs?

  • Geopolitics, macroeconomics, trade wars

  • South America’s ambitions and European conservatism

  • Asia and Africa. Growing demand and market developments

  • Global financial outlook. Crisis and the markets

  • 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

Celebrating 15th Anniversary


  1. 08.30 Registration & Coffee
  2. 09.30 Conference opening & Welcoming remarks

    • Sergey Feofilov - Director General, UkrAgroConsult
    • Olena Kovalova - Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukrain
    • Leonid Kozachenko - People's Deputy, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
    • Nikolay Gorbachev - President, Ukrainian Grain Association
    • Oleksii Stupak - Head of Corporate Business Development,Credit Agricole Bank
  3. 10.00 – 12.30 Macroeconomic Session
    Moderator - Matt Ammermann, Vice president, Eastern Europe/Black Sea Region, INTL FCStone
    • Black Sea region facing the global market challenges
    • Sergey Feofilov - Director General, UkrAgroConsult

    • Macroeconomic and geopolitical changes driving the global agri market
    • Dan Basse - President, AgResource, USA

    • Global financial outlook. Crisis and commodity markets
    • Erik Norland - Executive Director, CME Group, UK

    • Macroeconomic outlook for Ukraine
    • Yurii Serafin - Head of Commercial Division, International & Large Corporate Business, Credit Agricole Bank

  4. 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

  5. 14.00 – 15.45 Black Sea Region. Meeting the New Consumption Trends
    Moderator - Swithun Still, Solaris Commodities, Switzerland
    • Ukraine & Black Sea grain markets: aiming for the new highs?
    • Liza Malyshko - Grain market expert, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

    • Ukrainian oilseed market outlook
    • Julia Garkavenko - Oilseed Market Expert, UkrAgroConsult

    • Russian grain market overview (online presentation)
    • Dmitry Rylko - Director, IKAR, Russia

    • Black Sea & EU Wheat Exports: Following the New Value Chain
    • Thomas Deevy - Risk Manager, Cerealcom, Romania

    • Strategic Value of Istanbul for Black sea Grain and Pulses Transit Traffic
    • Fatih Aksayli - Managing Director, ANDE Logistics Services, Turkey

  6. 16.00 – 17.20 Discussion Panel: Black Sea region: Logistics Challenges
    Moderator - Nikolay Gorbachev, President, Ukrainian Grain Association
    • Andriy Ryazantsev, CFO, Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukraine
    • Mykola Miroshnychenko, Director, Logistics, Kernel, Ukraine
    • Oleksandr Topyryk, Head of Logistics Department, Risoil
    • Sergey Feofilov, Director General, UkrAgroConsult
  7. 17.20 – 18.00 Drinks & Networking

  8. 18.00 GALA DINNER
    Jazz Evening feat. Jazz in Kiev Band & Laura Marti
  1. 09.00 Coffee&Networking;

  2. 09.30 - 10.15 South America. Agri Ambitions and Prospects
  3. Pedro Dejneka - Partner, MD Commodities, Brazil

  4. 10.30 – 12.30 China-US-Global Markets: Immediate Reactions or Start of a New Era?
    Moderator - Sergey Feofilov, Director General, UkrAgroConsult

  5. Keynote speech: Update on Trade Disputes Between 2 Economic Giants

    Renault Quach - Director, Dongling Grain & Oil, China

    Discussion Panel:
    • Agri market evolution under trade wars impact
    • A new milestone in global trade policy development
    • Challenges and opportunities for exporters
    • Renault Quach, Director, Dongling Grain & Oil, China
    • Dan Basse, President, AgResource, USA
    • Pedro Dejneka, Partner, MD Commodities, Brazil
  6. 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

  7. 14.00 – 15.30 Discussion Panel: Land Market in Ukraine. Call for changes?

    Moderator - Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner, AVELLUM (Ukraine)

    • Liliya Timakina, Director for Legal Issues, Astarta-Kyiv
    • Dmytro Lyvch, Head of Analytics EasyBusiness
    • Maksym Maksymenko, Counsel, Avellum
    • Sergey Feofilov, Director General, UkrAgroConsult
  8. 15.45 – 16.45 Bonus Session
    Moderator - Bohdan Chomiak, Partner, UkrAgroConsult
    • Impact of Weather Conditions on the Global Grains Production
    • Kyle Tapley - Senior Agricultural Meteorologist, Radiant Solutions, USA

    • North American Pulses Market Outlook: Peas, Lentils & Chickpeas
    • Farhan Adam - CEO, Marina Commodities, Canada

  9. 16:45 Closing remarks
  10. 17.00 Closing Cocktail




    Risk Management Workshop

    “Hedging Strategies to Protect Price Risk”

    April 9, 2019


    Agriculture Business Today: Trade, M&A, Tax, and Land

    April 9, 2019


    Exhibition Stand

    Get a maximum exposure within Black Sea Grain conference.

    Exhibition Stand - is an excellent opportunity to inform a large audience of the Сonference about your business and demonstrate products and services.


    Advertising Services
    • Placing advertising materials into Conference bags
    • Your advertising in the Conference Electronic Catalogue
    • Sponsorship options





    '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) 364-55-85

    Contact persons:

    Julia Starostina - 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 Kyiv. 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 (Kyiv's Main Street).

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

    Front Desk: +380-44-2191919