Venue: Hotel Maristella Marine Residence (2A Bernardazzi St.)
08:00-09:30 Registration of participants. Welcoming coffee
09:30-10:00 Official opening of the conference.
Welcoming speeches of the organizers, and the Exclusive Sponsor SGS Ukraine
Oleg Ustenko, Executive Director, The Bleyzer Foundation
William H. Meyers, Emeritus Professor of Agricultural & Applied Economics of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri (FAPRI)
Yuri Pokladenko, Commercial Director, Agritel
Andrei Kupchenko, analyst, Head of the information department, APK-Inform Agency
Oleg Onischenko, Technical & Claims Questions Manager, SGS Ukraine
12:00-13:00 Parallel section. Arbitration focus
13:00-14:00 Parallel section. Container focus
Vassilios Logothetis, Vice President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
Nikos D. Marmatsouris, Senior Marketing Manager, GAC Shipping SA
Basil Karatzas, Founder and CEO, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co
Ruslan Osipenko, CEO, Chinese Commerce Association
Paul van Eulem, Director, MTBS
Martin Benderson, Project officer of the Collective Action and Funding direction, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)
15:00-16:00 Parallel section. Shiprepair focus
16:00-17:00 Parallel section. IT focus (IT-solutions in the maritime traffic)
Awarding of companies that won in the following categories:
I. Terminal of the year
II. Trader of the year
III. Shipper of the year
IV. Freight forwarder of the year
18:00-19:00 Completion of the presentation part of the first day. Negotiations of participants, aperitif
19:00-23:00 BIG Grain & Maritime Dinner for the conference participants (restaurant "Maristella Marine Residence")
09:30-10:30 Morning coffee
Alexander Sagaydak, FNI, MIMarEST, CEO Olvia Maritime Ltd
Dmitry Rudenko, Maritime security consultant
— How can Ukrainian agrarians increase the yield figures and harvest 100 mln tonnes of agricultural products? Quality vs. quantity: what factors to help to overcome the "vs."?
— Infrastructure issues: where, how and what? How to store and load the logistics routes? How to transport? Problems with the railway lines, prospects of the road and river transportation. Where to ship? Prospects of the small ports
— Features of the Ukrainian grain market — the gray market, illegal takeover, laws…
— How to make trader's life easier? Trading instruments and new opportunities
— Does the world need 100 mln tonnes of Ukrainian agricultural products? Changes in the export volumes and geography. Notifications and phytosanitary issues: real problem or part of the global trade wars?
— Dialogue between the authorities and business: in the pursuit of compromise
Representatives of the large-scale agricultural holdings, TOP exporters, leading companies of Ukraine in the sphere of elevator storage, logistics (including river one), transshipment (deep and shallow water), as well as experts in the sphere of legislation, phytosanitary issues, representatives of specialized industry associations, committees, government agencies, etc. were invited as speakers.
16:00-17:00 Completion of the conference, discussions, final cocktail.