21st International Conference

«BLACK SEA GRAIN. KYIV»

Kyiv, Ukraine

BLACK SEA GRAIN. KYIV:

Uniting efforts for the recovery and development of agricultural Ukraine!

BLACK SEA GRAIN offers participants 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 600+ 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.

Learn about the key issues:

1

Demand rules! The future of Ukrainian agri exports. Increasing competition for market share. Changes in export structure

2

Pricing under oversupply pressure

3

Influence of the Black Sea-Danube region on the global trade. Further development of mutually beneficial relations between Ukraine and the EU

4

Ukraine recovery. Estimates of investments for restoration of the damaged infrastructure. Sources of the state, investment funds, international organizations, banks

5

Land market 2024-2025 in Ukraine. Changes in the structure of producers, agri holdings and the role of farms

6

Effective insurance and overcoming global logistic challenges

7

Logistics of the Danube region after the revival of the maritime corridor of Ukraine

8

New trends in agri-food processing

Participation сonditions

Delegate Package
"Conference Materials"

  • Video recording of all conference speeches and panel discussions
  • Conference presentations
  • Conference digital catalogue
price:
250 €
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Preliminary Agenda

08:30
Registration & Coffee
10.00 - 10.15
Opening. Welcome speech

Sergey Feofilov

UkrAgroConsult, General Director

Taras Vysotskyi

First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
10.15-11.15
HARD TALK
The EU future agricultural policies (Green Deal, Deforestation Law). Impact on the EU and Ukrainian grain and oilseed production and farmers' margins/profitability

Moderator - Leonid Kozachenko

President of Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation

Taras Kachka

Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Governmental Trade Envoy for Ukraine

Mykola Gorbachov

President of the Ukrainian Grain Association

Volodymyr Pugachov

Donau Soja Association, Executive and Regional Director for Eastern Europe

Oleh Khomenko

Ukrainian Agribusiness Club, Director General
- Main aspects of Ukraine consolidated strategy for negotiating with the European colleagues

- Prospects for transit of Ukraine agricultural exports through Poland and to other countries

- What are the innovations in the EU legal system regarding imports, cultivation technologies, etc.? Preventive measures against deforestation

- Future directions in the EU agricultural policy. How will they affect Ukrainian agricultural exports?

- Trade barriers influence on the EU member states
11.15 - 11.30
Presentation
Ag sector profitability in wartime, Competitiveness in the world market

Rafael Goroyan

Owner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Prometey
11.30 - 13.00
Global Session
Global grain and oilseeds market overview. 2024/25 MY forecast for agricultural markets. When will demand recover?
- China-USA. Strengthening influence of political and geo-economic factors on global trade. Expectations of demand recovery from China? Will trade disputes turn into trade wars?

Wang Hao

Head of Research, North Asian Region, Louis Dreyfus Company

- South America. Potential for growth in grains and oilseeds production. Intensified competition in the grain, oilseeds, and biofuels markets

Adriano Ode Lo Turco

Senior Market Analyst, Agroconsult, Brazil

- India. India's trade policies. Demand forecast for grains and vegetable oils in 2024/25 MY. Ukraine's share in Indian sunflower oil imports, competition of Ukrainian sunflower oil with other origins from the Black Sea region

Guruswamy Chandrashekhar

Economist, Senior Editor and Political Commentator, India
13.00-14.00
Lunch
14.00-15.00
DISCUSSION PANEL
Logistics as a key factor of competitiveness. Uncertainties and challenges in logistics and trade

Moderator - Mykola Gorbachov

President of the Ukrainian Grain Association

Dmytro Kazanin

CEO and owner of TEUS logistics company

Volodymyr Slavinsky

Trade Director of Nibulon

Valerii Tkachov

Deputy Director of the Commercial Department of Ukrzaliznytsia

Yuriy Skichko

CEO of Hermes Trading
- Identifying the largest markets as a crucial strategy for exporters to maximize their potential growth and profitability. The share of logistics costs in commodity prices

- Changes in trade flows. Modeling mutually beneficial relations with Europe

- The role of small Danube ports after the re-opening of the alternative maritime corridor

- Competition between rail and vehicle logistics within Ukraine

- Insurance and other instruments to address global logistics challenge
15.00 - 16.00
DISCUSSION PANEL
Ukrainian business continues to invest. New investment segments, new trends and stakeholders in the processing industry

Moderator - Volodymyr Vasylevskyy

Head of the Investment Office of Ternopil Region

Roman Neyter

Expert on agrarian and land policy, Kyiv School of Economics

Pavlo Kozyrev

Head of the Association of Towns of Ukraine

Sergiy Nechyporuk

Chief Operating Officer, Vitagro

Igor Novytskyi

Deputy Director for Technical Issues, Urochysche Zhuravske, Ukraine

Ivan Kun

Director general and owner of Interproject GmbH
- Financing of the agricultural sector recovery. Margin generating sources

- Financing sources for reconstruction. The role of the state, investment funds, international organizations and banks

- Estimates of investment in infrastructure rehabilitation. Land - 2024 as an asset

- Agro-processing and its prospects
16.00-16.45
Exclusive from UkrAgroConsult
Markets of the Black Sea and Danube regions. Insights into the new export region. Production and export trends and forecasts in the Black Sea and Danube countries

Sergey Feofilov

CEO of UkrAgroConsult

Julia Garkavenko

Head of Analytical Department, UkrAgroConsult

Liza Malyshko

Head of Market Research, UkrAgroConsult
Харченко

Maksym Kharchenko

Logistics market analyst, UkrAgroConsult
- Competition between cereals and oilseeds in spring 2024

- Increase or decrease in the number of exporters? Forecast for 2022-2025

- Grain and oilseed stocks and production outlook for the 2024/25 season. New trends of production and trade in the Black Sea region

- Logistics tariffs, the main trends of 2022-2024. Transformation of logistics routes. Handy, Panamax and Coaster

- Commodity prices under conditions of overproduction. Correlation between global and regional prices. Bullish or bearish markets?
17.00
Evening Cocktail - Marking UkrAgroConsult's 30th Anniversary!
13:30-18:00
Seminar: "Commodities trade challenges: cases, advices, solutions"
Please note that the Seminar requires additional registration and ticket.
The Seminar is available not only for conference delegates.
Participation Fee – Eur 100
13:30 - 13:45
Welcome coffee
13:45 - 14:30
CONTRACT FORMATION

Iryna Moroz

Partner at AGA Partners
Can you conclude a contract verbally?
• Do you need to sign a contract?
• What are the basic terms for a workable contract?
• Your counterparty suspended negotiations. What next?
Case study: Was there a contract?
14:30 - 15:15
FORCE MAJEURE: DETAILS MATTER!

Pavlo Lebediev

Senior Associate at AGA Partners
• What should be included in your force majeure clause?
• How should force majeure and war risk clauses be invoked?
• When do you have a right to cancel the contract?
• How to react to a force majeure declaration?
Case study: Can carriage under the threat of russian invasion constitute force majeure?
15:15 – 15:45
GOODS, DESCRIPTION, QUALITY, CONDITION

Yurii Bedenko

Senior Associate at AGA Partners
• What are my contractual quality terms: Description/Specification/Condition?
• Quality certificate – final and binding?
• What to do in the case of non-contractual quality?
Case study: Minor quality defect or not?
15:45 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30
UKRAINIAN MARKET OUTLOOK: FORECAST. TRENDS. CHALLENGES

Diana Karamanova

Commodity Broker at Prospex-Agro

Vlada Zhehulska

Commodity Broker at Prospex-Agro
• Crop talks: production, export and demand.
• War challenges: supply, logistics, destination buyers’ concerns.
• New season perspectives.
16:30 - 17:00
PAYMENT TERMS

Iryna Moroz

Partner at AGA Partners
• Negotiate your payment terms prudently!
• Tips on how to handle payment delays.
17:00 - 18:00
Trade Insight Blitz: 30 Questions, 60 Minutes
• Dynamic interaction.
• Broad Topic Spectrum.
• Format.

This session is your opportunity to receive targeted advice from specialists, making complex scenarios accessible and understandable. Prepare your questions for a session packed with direct insights and practical guidance.

Conference speakers

All speakers
Sergey Feofilov
Director General
UkrAgroConsult
Ukraine
Adriano Aude Lo Turco
Senior Market Analyst
Agroconsult
Brazil
Wang Hao
Head of Research, Grains & Oilseeds North Asia
Louis Dreyfus Company
Mr. G. Chandrashekhar
Economist, Senior Editor and Policy Commentator
India
Taras Vysotskyi
First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
Taras Kachka
Deputy Minister - Governmental Trade Envoy for Ukraine
Leonid Kozachenko
President of the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation
Oleh Khomenko
Director General UCAB
Ukraine
Mykola Gorbachov
President
Ukrainian Grain Association
Ukraine
Valerii Tkachov
Deputy Director of the Commercial Department
JSC Ukrzaliznytsia
Ukraine
Rafael Goroyan
Owner and Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Prometey
Ukraine
Yuriy Skichko
CEO of Hermes Trading
Dmytro Kazanin
Director and owner of the logistics company TEUS
Julia Garkavenko
Head of Analytical Department, UkrAgroConsult
Volodymyr Slavinskyi
Director on Trade, NIBULON, Ukraine
Liza Malyshko
Head of Market Research, UkrAgroConsult
Igor Novytskyi
Deputy Director for Technical Issues, Urochysche Zhuravske
Ukraine
Ivan Kun
CEO and owner
Interprojekt GmbH
Ukraine
Volodymyr Pugachov
Executive Director, Regional Director Eastern Europe
Donau Soja Organisation
Roman Neyter
Expert in Agrarian and Land Policy, Kyiv School of Economics
Pavlo Kozyrev
Head of the Association of Towns of Ukraine
Volodymyr Vasylevskyy
Specialist in investment and regional development, Head of the Investment Office of Ternopil Region
Харченко
Maksym Kharchenko
Freight Market analyst, UkrAgroConsult
Sergiy Nechyporuk
Chief Operating Officer
Vitagro Group Company
Iryna Moroz
Partner
AGA Partners
Pavlo Lebediev
Senior Associate
AGA Partners
Yurii Bedenko
Senior Associate
AGA Partners
Diana Karamanova
Commodity Broker
Prospex-Agro
Vlada Zhehulska
Commodity Broker
Prospex-Agro

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Conference highlights

Organizing Committee

For participation enquiries, please contact the organizing committee:

+380 (44) 364 55 85

+380 (50) 786 13 10 – WhatsApp / Telegram / Viber

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Contacts:

Julia Feofilova

Event Manager

julia.feofilova@ukragroconsult.org
Yurii Kozynets

International Account Manager

yurii.kozynets@ukragroconsult.org

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