19th November 2019

The 3rd Annual Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum

Premier Palace Hotel, Kyiv

News

Taras Vysotskyi, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade & Agriculture, will outline the newly-expanded Ministry’s key priorities with a particular focus on the creation of the land market.

Mykhailo Rizak, Nibulon’s new Deputy CEO, will join CEO, Oleksiy Vadaturskyy, at the Forum and provide an insight into the group’s investment into logistics and, particularly, river transport.

Georg von Nolcken, CEO of Continental Farmers Group, will provide an insight into the Group’s key strategic goals and objectives following the integration of Mriya into CFG’s corporate structure.

Introduction

Background

Our flagship annual Agribusiness Forum in Kyiv each Autumn has firmly established itself as a key date in the Ukrainian agribusiness calendar with such influential partners as the Ministry of Agrarian Policy & Food, the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation, Credit Agricole, the Rada Agrarian Committee, IFC, Baker McKenzie, 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.

 

Its sister event is the Ukrainian Agro-Industrial & Food Forum, which takes place each May in the Netherlands, 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 the likes of ING, FMO, MHP, SAP, itelligence, Agrarian Fund, Immer Group, Credendo and Kyivstar.

The Dutch Forum highlights the synergies that exist between the 2 leading global agrifood exporters and innovators and a huge number of invaluable business contacts are made each year.

 

Regular attendees of our portfolio of agribusiness forums include:

ABN AMRO Bank * ADAMA * Agrarian Fund * Agrarian System Technologies * AgriCom Group * AgriPersonnel * Agrisim * Agrofusion * AgroGeneration * AgroHub * Agro Region * Agroxy * Al Ghurair Resources * Allseeds Group * AM UK Management * Amadeus Marine * Amsterdam Trade Bank * Ankores * Aon Commodity Trade * Arnika * Astarta-Kyiv * Beck-Impex * Beehive Standard * Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine * Canadian Cooperative Grain Project * Capital Times Investment Co * Cargill * Citibank * COFCO Agri * Commodity Inspection Services * Concorde Capital * Continental Farmers * Convex Int’l * Cotecna * Credendo * Credit Agricole * Cygnet Agro Company * Delta Wilmar CIS * Demidyvskiy Canning Factory * Diligent Capital Partners * Dutch Greenhouse Delta * Dutch-Ukrainian Dairy Centre * EBRD * ED&F Man * Eridon * Eurofins Agro * E van Wijk Group * EY * FAO UN * FMO * FoodTechLink * FoodVentures * Frisomat * GD Animal Health * Glencore * Grain Alliance * Granex-Cherkasy * Green Team Ukraine * Harveast * Hendrix Genetics * IFC * Ikarai * IMC * Immer Group * ING Bank * Ingredients Brokers Int’l * itelligence * Kernel * Kinay Group * Koudijs Animal Nutrition * Kubo * Kyiv-Atlantic * Kyivstar * Landlord * Larive * Latifundist * Limagrain * Mavitec * Meyn Food Processing * MHP * Ministry of Agrarian Policy & Food of Ukraine * Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality of NL * Mriya Farming * M.V. Cargo * Nedspice * Nibulon * Nofalab * Panfruit Ukraine * Pology Oil Extraction Plant * PwC * Rijk Zwaan * Royal Agrifirm Group * SAP * Saudi Agricultural & Livestock Investment Company * SGS * SigmaBleyzer * Svarog West Group * T.B. Fruit * Terra Food * Theeuwes Holding * Thegra Holding * Titan Machinery * Tradinorganic Agriculture * Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation * UkrAgroCom * Ukrainian Grain Association * Ukrainian Meat Association * Ukrainian Organic Cluster * Ukravit Agro * UkrLandFarming * Ukrprominvest-Agro * UkrSadProm * UMG Investments * VEON * Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine * VolWest Group * VV Kischenzi Agriculture *

 

What our attendees have to say:

“Thank you for the great forum – it has been of great value for our company”

Robin Baas, Co-owner & Managing Director, Ingredients Brokers International

 

“The event was amazing!”

Valentina Demkina, Business Development & Relationship Manager, Nibulon Trading

 

“Very much obliged for the high level of organisation and support from your side”

Liubomyr Cheban, Head, Division for International Business, Agrarian Fund of Ukraine

 

“Thanks for the great event. It was a pleasure to participate in this high-end event”

Dirk Aleven, Partner, FoodVentures

 

“Thanks for hosting a good day and event”

Martin Numan, Director, E.van Wijk Logistics Poland & Ukraine

 

“The event was informative and useful. You gathered the best specialists in agribusiness”

Andriy Gryshchenko, Senior Trader, Pology Oil Extraction Plant

 

Our team has been organising annual conferences serving the Ukrainian agribusiness community and its international partners for 10 years. In a competitive marketplace, our events stand out and have developed a strong core following due to the diversity, seniority and international nature of attendees and to the open and constructive dialogue that they encourage.

Programme

  • 08:30   Registration and morning refreshments

  • 09:30   Session 1: Key Priorities Of The New Government And Parliament To Ensure The Continued Growth And Evolution Of The Ukrainian Agribusiness Sector

  • 11:00   Morning refreshments

  • 11:30   Session 2: Focus On Finance And Investment And Where It Can Add The Greatest Value

  • 13:00   Luncheon

  • 14:15   Session 3: Case Studies Of Innovation And The Implementation Of The Latest Technologies By The Leading Agro-Industrial Groups

  • 15:45   Afternoon refreshments

  • 16:15   Session 4: Roundtable Discussion On The Formation Of The Land Market Featuring Prominent Agrarians And Government Officials

  • 17:30   Evening reception

Speakers

Taras Vysotskyi

Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade & Agriculture of Ukraine

Jean-Paul Piotrowski

Chairman of the Board,
Credit Agricole Bank

John Shmorhun

Chief Executive Officer,
AgroGeneration

Georg von Nolcken

Chief Executive Officer,
Continental Farmers Group

Larysa Bondarieva

Member of the Management Board, Corporate & SME,
Credit Agricole Bank

Kateryna Rybachenko

Chief Executive Officer,
Agro Region

Oleksiy Pavlenko

Former Minister of Agrarian Policy & Food of Ukraine (2014 - 2016)

Artem Belenkov

Founder,
SmartFarming

Mykhailo Rizak

Deputy CEO,
NIBULON

Matt King

Managing Director,
Green Team

Ievgen Osypov

Chief Executive Officer,
Kernel

Alla Vlasiuk

Chief Financial Officer,
ViOil Industrial Group

Julia Bereshchenko

IR & Business Development Director,
Astarta-Kyiv

Volodymyr Babii

Deputy CEO, Agro IT Innovation,
UkrLandFarming

Vladyslava Magaletska

Vice President,
SigmaBleyzer Investment Group

Igor Shylyuk

Chief Executive Officer,
Cygnet Agrocompany

Andriy Ryazantsev

Business Development Director,
Ukrainian Railways

Konstantin Magaletskyi

Partner,
Horizon Capital

Lesya Kuzmenko

Deputy Head in Ukraine, ICA (Industry, Commerce & Agribusiness),
EBRD

Elena Voloshina

Head of Operations, Ukraine,
International Finance Corporation

Sponsors

General partner
Forum Sponsor

Partners

Information partners and supporting organisations
General media partner

Location