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Preliminary program

SPEAKERS PROFILES

William H. Meyers
Emeritus Professor
FAPRI
Peter Sand
Chief Shipping Analyst
BIMCO
Daniella Horton
Honorary Secretary
LMAA
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou
President, WISTA
Siddharth R.Amin
Fengying Nie
Deputy Director General,
CAAS
Svetlana Synkovskaya
Marketing director,
APK-Inform
Soren Larsen
Deputy Secretary General,
BIMCO
Natalja Skuratovic
Senior trader,
Alfagra
Andrey Perepelitsa
Senior lawyer,
Interlegal
Vitaliy Smilyk
Marketing manager,
Aquavita International
Alex Younevitch
Managing Editor,
Freight Markets
S&P Global Platts
Gennadiy Ivanov
General manager,
BPG Shipping
Andrey Kupchenko
Grain market analyst,
APK-Inform
Henry Shterenberg

May, 24


08:00-09:30 AM Registration of delegates. Coffee break
09:30-09:45 AM Official opening ceremony of the conference


 

09:45 AM - 12:00 PM  Session 1: Global grain market: development trends and forecasts. Key market players

Moderated by Svitlana Synkovska, Marketing Director, APK-Inform Agency

 

Global grain market development – FAPRI forecast till 2026: drivers and uncertainties

William H. Meyers, Emeritus Professor of Agricultural & Applied Economics of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri. (FAPRI)  

 

Black Sea region on the global grain market (Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Bulgaria, Turkey): achievements and challenges of 2017/18 MY. Prospects – 2018

Representative of IFC  

 

European grain market trends: results of 2017/18 MY, production and trade prospects for 2018/19 MY

Natalya Skuratovich, Alfagra senior trader

 

Chinese grain market: anticipations for 2018/19 МY, Ukrainian-Chinese trade prospects

Nie Fengying, Deputy Director General, Center for International Agricultural Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

 

Indian grain market: export & import trends in 2018/19 MY, requirements for grain import quality 

Siddharth R.Amin, Director of the inspection company Dr. Amin Controllers Pvt. Ltd.

 

Prospects of  the Black Sea grain trade in the MENA region in 2018/19 MY

Speaker TBA

 

Russian grain market: features of 2018

Speaker TBA

 

Grain Freight Outlook: Black Sea focus

Alex Younevitch, Managing Editor, Freight Markets, S&P Global Platts

 


12:00-12:45 PM Coffee break


12:45-02:00 PM Panel discussion "Grain trade - 2018: key trends"

Speakers TBA


 02:00-03:15 PM Lunch


03:15-05:00 PM Session 2: International grain sea carriages

Moderated by Arthur Nitsevych, Interlegal partner, LMAA & SCMA, FNI member

 

Tomorrow’s maritime professionals: what does the future look like?
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President, Wista

 

Is the dry bulk industry still on track for profitability in 2019?
Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO

 

Round tour in the documentary world of BIMCO
Soren Larsen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO

 

Adjusting the sails in resolving cargo sea carriage disputes
Daniella Horton, Honorary Secretary, LMAA

 

New maritime projects of Turkey
Turkish Chamber of Shipping

 


05:00-06:00 PM Panel Discussion “Which factors facilitate (not impede) grain & maritime business development in Ukraine?”

Moderated by Arthur Nitsevych, Vladimir Torskiy


Panel Discussion Participants:

- Vladimir Koval, Vice-President, the International Ship Suppliers Association (ISSA)

- Vladimir Rabotnev, Expert

- Sergey Nedyak, President, the Association of International Freight Forwarders of Ukraine (AIFFU)

- Yuri Vaskov, Expert, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine in 2015-2016

- Vyacheslav Kislovskiy, All-Ukrainian Association of Crewing Companies (AUCC),

- Association of Marine Agencies of Ukraine

 


06:00-07:00 PM Discussions and negotiations between delegates


 

Optional round tables for the Conference delegates

1. Ship arrest and release in Mediterranean and Black Sea 10.30 – 11.30 AM
2. Cargo insurance and liability of parties to carriage 11.30 AM – 12.30 PM
3. Non-resident companies in the international trade: 2018 challenges 03.15 – 04.30 PM
4. How to choose a yacht? 04.30 – 05.30 PM

 


07:00-11:00 PM Gala dinner the Maristella Marine Residence restaurant (2, Bernardazzi (former Krasnykh Zor) Street)


May, 25

 

09:00-10:00 AM Coffee break


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ukrainian grain market

Moderator: Rodion Rybchinskiy, Head of Business project unit, APK-Inform Agency

 

Development trends of the Ukrainian grain market influenced by the global trends

Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

 

Case history of the blockchain technology application in the grain trade and logistics
Henry Shterenberg, President, SUNTRI INC

 

Results of the grain season-2017/18. Harvest forecasts for the main grains in 2018/19 MY
Andrei Kupchenko, Grain market analyst, APK-Inform Agency

 

Development prospects of the market of alternate crops and by-products (buckwheat, millet, oats, peas, chickpeas)
Anna Tanskaya, Head of the grain market department, APK-Inform Agency

 

Agricultural production and weather factor: estimations of agrometeorologists
Tetyana Adamenko, Head of the Agrometeorology department, Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center

 

Quality issues of Ukrainian grains
SGS Ukraine

 

 


 12:00 AM -12:30 PM Coffee-break


12:30-01:30 PM Panel discussion: Logistics — Achilles heel of the Ukrainian agricultural exports

Moderator: Eugen Osmochescu, World Bank Group, Head of the IFC projectUkraine Investment Climate for Agribusiness

Panel members:

- Representative of IFC

- Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

- Agrarian Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

- Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways)

- Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA)

- Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA)

- Grain trading company 

 


 

 01:30-02:30 PM Coffee-break


02:30-04:30 PM Session 4: Grain sea carriages in Black Sea Region

Moderated by Nikolay Melnykov and Boris Khrebtov

 

PANAMAX market in Black Sea
Vitalii Smilyk, Aquavita International

 

Maersk business in Ukraine and new multimodal transport solutions
Roman Koloianov, MAERSK Ukraine

 

River-sea vessels
Alex Tarazanov, Soylu Shipping

 

Recommendations upon vessel chartering in new season
Alex Sysoev, Interlegal

 

Charterer’s liability insurance
Dan Zhivotovskiy, Marine Services Group

 

Features of grain shipment from the Azov Sea ports

Anton Shapran, Maritime Logistic

 

When parties clash when the cargo is en route: how to save goods, money and relations
Andrey Perepelitsa, Interlegal

 

Dnieper-Danube-Black Sea logistics
Vladimir Kozakevich, AP-Marine

 

New market players
Gennadiy Ivanov, BPG

 


 

04.30 – 05.00 PM Discussions, negotiations


05.00 - 06.00 PM Summing up the conference work. Closing cocktail


 

Optional round tables for the Conference delegates

10:30-11:30 London arbitrations (LMAA, GAFTA, FOSFA): trends-2018

14:30-16:30 Round table by KMBS "Evolution of agribusiness in Ukraine: from raw materials to product logic"

 

* Please, note the agenda is subject to change, and will be updated