16th March 2021

UK-Ukraine Agribusiness Webinar




Vadym Prystaiko

Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK

Taras Kachka

Trade Representative of Ukraine,
Deputy Minister for the Development of the Economy, Trade & Agriculture of Ukraine

Vladyslava Magaletska

State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety & Consumer Protection

Carl Atkin

Co-Founder & Director,

Alex Lissitsa

Chief Executive Officer,

Dmytro Los

Advisor to the CEO,

Kateryna Rybachenko

Chief Executive Officer,
Agro Region

Dr Keith Dawson

Technical Director,
Central Plains Group

Olga Trofimtseva

Assembly of Agricultural Chambers of Ukraine

Jon Murthy

Head of Global Marketing,


Official Partner
Information partners and supporting organisations


The UK-Ukraine Political, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership Agreement signed by both governments in London in October opens up significant opportunities for business from both countries, not least in the agricultural sector.


Typically the UK imports about 40% of its food requirements. With Brexit taking effect this year, Ukraine is well-positioned to step in as a major contributor to UK food security. Ukraine has already established itself as a major player on global agricultural markets – for example, in the latest agricultural year, Ukraine was ranked #2 agri exporter to the European Union and also #2 global grain exporter.


Therefore we have convened the UK-Ukraine Agribusiness Webinar, which is scheduled for Tuesday, 16th March at 14:00 GMT, and which is being held in partnership with the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK.


Members of the expert speaker panel include Ukraine’s Trade Representative, Ambassador to the UK, The Head of the State Food Standards Agency, the top executive from one of Ukraine’s leading exporters (and head of the most influential agribusiness grouping), as well as representatives of UK agricultural groups active in Ukraine.


Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the opportunities being created as agricultural trade between the UK and Ukraine is set to enter a period of impressive and sustained growth.


  • Identifying the opportunities for Ukrainian agrarian exporters being created by the UK-Ukraine Political, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership Agreement

  • How Ukraine can contribute to the UK’s food security

  • An overview of the agrarian trade and investment dynamic between Ukraine and the UK

  • Opportunities for Ukrainian exporters of agri-food products to supply major UK retail chains

  • How UK Export Finance’s £2.5 billion cover for Ukraine can have the maximum benefit for both parties

  • The growth of activity by international strategic investors and private equity houses in acquiring stakes in Ukrainian agri and agri-related businesses

  • Implementing the highest standards of food safety and quality

  • Moving Ukrainian exports of food products further up the value chain to greater value-added processed products

  • Case studies of successful cooperation between Ukraine and the UK in the agribusiness sector