Rotterdam, Mainport Hotel
The Ukrainian Agro-Industrial & Food Forum has quickly established itself as the premier gathering for senior executives and stakeholders from 2 of the leading global agrifood exporters and innovators.
The Forum first took place at the end of May 2018 in Amsterdam, in partnership with the Ukrainian Embassy in the Netherlands and the Ukrainian Dutch Joint Business Council with its Co-Chairs, Oleksiy Pavlenko and Hans De Boer, and supported by ING, FMO, Evris Law Firm, Immer Group, Credendo and Kyivstar.
The Forum highlights the synergies that exist between the 2 major agricultural countries and more than 120 attendees, drawn equally from the 2 countries and their neighbours, made invaluable business contacts in the course of last year’s event.
With this year’s Forum taking place in Rotterdam, there will be a strong focus on trading, logistics and infrastructure, alongside such key topics as financing, AgTech, growth markets and exports, trade and investment dynamics, organic production and moving up the value chain.
The idea for the Forum was formed at our flagship annual Agribusiness Forum, which takes place in Kyiv each November - a key date in the Ukrainian agribusiness calendar with such influential partners as the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation, Credit Agricole, the Rada Agrarian Committee, IFC, EBRD, US-Ukraine Business Council and the Ukrainian Grain Association. The efficient and productive 1-day format manages to cover the widest spectre of topics, including financing and investment, innovations & agtech, new export markets, agriholdings’ corporate strategies and logistics and infrastructure.
08:30 Registration and coffee
09:30 Session 1: Ukraine’s Role In Ensuring The Sustainability Of Food Security Of Europe And Beyond And The Opportunities For European Partners This Creates
11:00 Morning refreshments
11:30 Session 2: Case Studies By Leading Agro-Industrial Groups Of Successful Investment Projects And Identifying Where Further Opportunities Lie
14:15 Session 3: The Availability Of Finance And Investment For The Ukrainian Agro-Industrial Sector And Where It Can Add The Greatest Value
15:45 Afternoon refreshments
16:15 Session 4: Themed Roundtable Discussion Groups
Participants will have the opportunity to join the roundtable of their choice, focused on key agrifood segments and hosted by expert members of the speaker panel.
Roundtable topics will include:
17:30 Evening reception
Acting Minister of Agrarian Policy & Food of Ukraine
Co-Chairman, Ukrainian-Dutch Joint Business Council /
Former Minister of Agrarian Policy & Food of Ukraine
Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Chief Executive Officer,
Chief Executive Officer,
Head of Operations, Ukraine,
International Finance Corporation
Chief Financial Officer,