18th International Conference

BLACK SEA GRAIN-2021

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InterContinental hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine

International Conference BLACK SEA GRAIN-2021

Premiere event for the global leaders of grain and oilseed industry since 2004.

This year conference returns in a new hybrid format. Depending on participation package, guests will enjoy a rich in-person or online agenda and communication. The first day will combine a live conference, meetings and Evening Cocktail on the terrace of InterContinental. The second day will be held virtually only. Conference stream and recording, virtual booths and networking will also be available within the event’s online platform.

BLACK SEA GRAIN offers participants 2 days of exclusive agri market analytics and insights from the top industry experts, effective networking and meetings with players across the value chain, top managers, decision-makers and opinion leaders.

Located in the heart of the Black Sea region, the Conference annually brings together 700+ delegates from 50+ countries. Among them are: international producers and crushers of grains and oilseeds, agri holdings, commodity traders, banks and investment funds, commodity exchanges, government authorities and industry associations, shippers, brokers, insurance, surveying, law and consulting companies etc.

The conference venue, InterContinental Hotel, guarantees compliance with enhanced security measures for forum visitors and hotel guests in connection with COVID-19.

Here you will find information on the current conditions for traveling to Ukraine.

Annually ‘BLACK SEA GRAIN’ conference is attended by:

700+
Delegates
50+
Countries
500+
Companies

Learn about the key issues:

1
Black Sea region. Price wars. Episode II
2
Ukraine. Farmers vs traders. 2021 forwards experience
3
State trade regulations of the main market players - is the game worth the blow?
4
China: rising demand for grains – a chance to reconcile with Canada and Australia?
5
US market outlook: low grain stocks within weather risks. Spring sowing priorities
6
Australia – regaining positions in a ‘bread basket’ of the South-East Asia
7
South American agri market within ample supplies and export barriers
8
EU balancing between grain exports and imports

Registration fee

FULL PACKAGE
Conference + Networking Reception

  • In-person participation of one company delegate in the Conference on May 20, InterContinental hotel
  • Networking Cocktail on May 20, InterContinental terrace
  • Access to the Online Conference platform (1 week before and 1 month after the conference)
  • Access to the Conference live stream on May 20-21 (simultaneous translation included)
  • Access to online networking with all conference participants (1 week before and 1 month after the Conference)
  • Access to presentations and Conference catalog
  • Access to the Conference video recording
price:
450 €
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ONLINE PACKAGE
Virtual Conference

  • Participation of one company delegate in the Online Conference
  • Access to the Online Conference platform
  • Access to the Conference live stream on May 20-21 (simultaneous translation included)
  • Access to online networking with all conference participants (1 week before and 1 month after the Conference)
  • Access to presentations and Conference digital catalog
  • Access to the Conference video recording
price:
250 €
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Preliminary Conference Agenda

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9:00 Kyiv time (GMT+3)
Registration & Morning Coffee
10:00
Conference Opening

Sergey Feofilov

Director General, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

Taras Kachka

Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine - Trade Representative of Ukraine
10:15
Keynote presentation:
BLACK SEA REGION. PRICE WARS. EPISODE II

Sergey Feofilov

Director General, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine
10:50 - 11:20
Keynote presentation:
GRAINS IN A SO CALLED ‘COMMODITY SUPERCYCLE’: EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES

Philippe Chalmin

President, Cyclope, France
11:20 - 11:50
CHINA. STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OF GRAIN & OILSEED COMPLEX BY 2030

James Zhou

Chief Commercial Officer and Head, Louis Dreyfus, Asia Region
12:00 - 13:30
Discussion panel:
UKRAINE. FARMERS & TRADERS. 2021 FORWARDS EXPERIENCE

Moderator

Orest Matviychuk
Senior Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, Ukraine
Николай Горбачев

Nikolay Gorbachev

President, Ukrainian Grain Association, Ukraine

Dmitry Vazanov

Head of Trading, Prometey, Ukraine

Tetyana Alaverdova

Head of Sales, HarvEast, Ukraine

Sergey Feofilov

Director General, UkrAgroConsult

Alexander Dubrovin

Head of Division, Corporate Business Department, PJSC ‘Bank Vostok’, Ukraine
13:30
Coffee brunch
14:00 - 15:00
AGRI LOGISTICS. ISSUES OF EFFICIENCY AND COMPETITIVENESS

Moderator

Olga Kopiyka
Head of the Logistics Committee of the European Business Association

Valery Tkachev

Deputy Director of the Commercial Department JSC "Ukrzaliznytsia"

Mykhailo Rizak

Deputy General Director for Cooperation with Authorities of NIBULON

Yuri Shchuklin

Founder of a number of freight forwarding companies, member of the EBA Logistics Committee, Ukraine

Oleksandr Mashchenko

Founder of Zernovoz.ua and Zernotorg.ua
15:15 - 16:15
Discussion panel:
STATE TRADE REGULATIONS OF THE MAIN MARKET PLAYERS - IS THE GAME WORTH THE BLOW?

Moderator

Sergey Feofilov
Director General, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine

Taras Kachka

Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine - Trade Representative of Ukraine

Dmitry Rylko

Director IKAR Russia

Dr. Eren Günhan Ulusoy

Chairman, IAOM Eurasia, CEO, Ulusoy Milling Company, Turkey

Hugo Pels

Director, GRANAR SACYF, Argentina
16:30
Evening Cocktail
Networking on the terrace of InterContinental hotel
10:00 Kyiv time (GMT+3)
Opening of the second conference day
GLOBAL OUTLOOK.
FACING THE FUTURE THROUGH THE MASK
10:00
Session 1
China: rising demand for grains – a chance to reconcile with Canada and Australia?

Jeffrey XU

Trading Managing Director, Overseas China Investment & Shanghai Goodsoy, China
Australia – regaining positions in a ‘bread basket’ of the South-East Asia

Ole Houe

CEO, IKON Commodities, Australia
EU balancing between grain exports and imports

Harm de Wilde

Head of Research Cefetra, Netherlands
12:00 - 12:30
Networking
12:30 - 13:45
Session 2
Global Price Volatility, in the past or here to stay? USA. China.

Matt Ammermann

Commodity Risk Manager- Vice President, Eastern Europe/Black Sea Region StoneX Financial Inc- FCM Division
South American agri market within ample supplies and export barriers

Daniele Siqueira

Market Analyst, AgRural, Brazil
13:45 - 14:15
Networking
14:15 - 14:45
Pricing and fundamentals in the Black Sea wheat market – a price reporting agency’s perspective

Fiona Poynter

Agricultural Lead – Business Development, Argus Media, UK

Victoria Blazhko

Editor of AgriMarkets Publication, Argus Media, Ukraine
15:00 - 16:30
Session 3
Pulses: Ukrainian and Global Market Prospects

Session Sponsored by

Sintez Group&Co

Moderator:
Sergey Feofilov

Director General, UkrAgroConsult

Antonina Sklyarenko

President, Public Association “Community of Pulse Producers and Customers of Ukraine”

Onur Vatan

Director, Sintez Group, Ukraine

Mahesh Raja Manglani

Director, Mast Qalander Group, Pakistan
16:30
Conference Closing Remarks

Conference speakers

All speakers
Sergey Feofilov
Director General
UkrAgroConsult
Ukraine
James Zhou
Chief Commercial Officer and Head, Asia Region
Louis Dreyfus Company
Ole Houe
CEO
IKON Commodities
Australia
Nikolay Gorbachev
President
Ukrainian Grain Association
Ukraine
Dmitry Rylko
Director
IKAR
Russia
Jeffrey XU
Trading Managing Director
Overseas China Investment & Shanghai Goodsoy
China
Taras Kachka
Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
Trade Representative of Ukraine
Ukraine
Daniele Siqueira
Market Analyst
AgRural
Brazil
Matt Ammermann
Commodity Risk Manager- Vice President, Eastern Europe/Black Sea Region
StoneX Financial Inc- FCM Division
Philippe Chalmin
President
Cyclope
France
Dr. Eren Günhan Ulusoy
Chairman, IAOM Eurasia, CEO
Ulusoy Milling Company
Turkey
Harm de Wilde
Head of Research Cefetra
Netherlands
Dmitry Vazanov
Head of Trading
Prometey
Ukraine
Orest Matviychuk
Senior Associate
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
Ukraine
Tetyana Alaverdova
Head of Sales
HarvEast
Ukraine
Valery Tkachev
Deputy Director, Commercial Work Department
JSC Ukrzaliznytsia
Ukraine
Alexander Dubrovin
Head of Division, Corporate Business Department
Bank Vostok PJSC
Ukraine
Yuri Shchuklin
Founder of a number of freight forwarding companies, member of the EBA Logistics Committee
Ukraine
Mahesh Raja Manglani
Director
Mast Qalander Group
Pakistan
Antonina Sklyarenko
President
Public Association “Community of Pulse Producers and Customers of Ukraine”
Ukraine
Hugo Pels
Director
GRANAR SACYF
Argentina
Fiona Poynter
Agricultural Lead – Business Development
Argus Media
UK
Victoria Blazhko
Editor of AgriMarkets Publication
Argus Media
Ukraine
Mykhailo Rizak
Deputy General Director for Cooperation with Authorities of NIBULON
Oleksandr Mashchenko
Founder of Zernovoz.ua and Zernotorg.ua
Olga Kopiyka
Head of the Logistics Committee of the European Business Association
Onur Vatan
Director
Sintez Group & Co
Ukraine

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Fortior Law invites to join the free seminar

Gentleman’s set for solving Gafta disputes

May 20, 10:00 Kyiv time (GMT+3)
ONLINE RISK MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Hedging Strategies to Protect Price Risk - Take a Proactive Step

May 21, 14:30 Kyiv time (GMT+3)

ONLINE CONFERENCE PLATFORM

The ‘BSG Events’ online platform is a virtual interactive space for all conference delegates. The platform will bring offline and online participants together in a single space that will allow to exchange contacts and personal messages, participate in the conference, discuss hot market issues and much more.

Conference venue

InterContinental Hotel

st. Velyka Zhytomyrska, 2A, Kyiv, 01001
http://kyiv.intercontinental.com

Organizing Committee

For participation enquiries, please contact the organizing committee:

+380 (44) 364 55 85

conference@ukragroconsult.org

Contacts

Julia Starostina

Project manager

julia.starostina@ukragroconsult.org
Oleg Volynsky

Project manager

oleg.volynskiy@ukragroconsult.org

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