ХV International Conference «Black Sea Grain»

ХV International Conference«Black Sea Grain-2018»

April 18-19, 2018

InterContinental hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine


Premiere event of the Black Sea region, recognized
by global leaders of grain & oilseed industry


XV International Conference

“BLACK SEA GRAIN-2018: Moving Up the Value Chain”

"Black Sea Grain" Conference – is an international platform aimed at discussion of topical issues and prospects of the global and Black Sea agri commodity markets.

Since its establishment in 2004 "Black Sea Grain" became one of the major annual global grain forums.

“Black Sea Grain” Conference offers participants an excellent environment to find out the latest drivers of agricultural market, adjust business strategies in a rapidly changing world and get new valuable contacts with global operators of agri business. 

  • Macroeconomics and geopolitics as factors driving the global agrarian market.

  • Current state and close prospects of the world grain market.

  • Global consumption of food and agri products: trends and changes. Population, middle class, demand: forecasts, risks, growth limits.

  • Investments flow in the global agricultural sector. Growing concentration of export and consumption, M&A; outlook.

  • Main global suppliers of agri commodities: key regional trends.

  • Black Sea countries: grain production, processing, logistics, margin.

  • Macro analysis of the Black Sea region: financing and investment deficit.

  • Agricultural production: shifting from volumes to added value.

  • Effective management as a factor of improving agribusiness efficiency.

  • Production growth: agricultural technologies, resources, risks, weather.

  • Ukrainian bank sector and agri corporations: growing transparency promotes closer cooperation, 2018-2025.

  • 700+

    Over 700 delegates annually

  • 500+

    Over 500 сompanies of agri business

  • 50+

    Delegates from more than
    50 countries

  • Leading agri producers, traders, crushers, agriholdings, banks, logistic and other companies



PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE AGENDA “Black Sea Grain: Moving Up the Value Chain”
  1. 09.00 Registration & Coffee
  2. 10.00 – 12.30 Session 1: «Global Trends in the Agricultural Market »
    • Factors determining current state and further development of the global grain market
    • Global consumption of food and agricultural products: trends and changes
    • Asia: demand and consumption of grains and oilseeds
    • World agricultural sector: where lies investor’s focus?
  3. 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

  4. 14.00 – 15.45 Session 2:«Main Suppliers of Agricultural Products: Key Regional Trends»
    • Ukraine-EU: outlook on grain and food products trade
    • Ukraine, Russia, Black Sea region: further strengthening of positions
    • Latin America: Will dominance in grain and oilseed markets continue?
  5. 16.00 – 17.00 Discussion panel: «Grain processing - a source of additional profits?»

    17.00 – 18.00 Drinks & Networking
  6. 18.00 Gala Dinner. Celebration of ‘Black Sea Grain’ 15th Anniversary
  1. 09.30 – 10.30 Registration & Coffee

  2. 10.30 – 12.30 Session 1: «Black Sea Region: Sources and Limits of Growth in The Agricultural Sector»
    • Main factors improving agribusiness margins in the Black Sea region. Profit as a factor, regulating crop structure
    • Ukraine. Banks and corporate sector: financial and investment cooperation, forecast 2018-2025
    • Land market: driver of agri production and investments in technology?
    • Real estate investments: is there an alternative to investing in agricultural land banks?
  3. 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

  4. 14.00 – 15.15 Session 2: «Effective Ways of Mitigating Risks in The Agri market»
  • Legal aspects of profit protection in agribusiness
  • High profitability as the main factor of shadow sector attractiveness
  • Logistics as a point of multiplying unexpected costs
15.15 – 16.30 Case-session: «From Volumes to Added Value and Quality»
  • Organic farming. Experience of Bulgaria
  • Ports of Ukraine: investments attractiveness of grain transshipment at the background of lower grain transshipment rate
  • Projects for seed production in Ukraine
Conclusions and Recommendations

16:30 Closing Cocktail



General Conditions


Before December 31, 2017

Extra delegates from the same company get 5% Discount

Registration Fee Includes
  • Participation of 1 representative in the Conference
  • Conference information kit and presentations
  • Gala Dinner on April 18, 2018
  • Closing Cocktail on April 19, 2018
  • Coffee-breaks, lunch
  • Interpreting service (Rus, Eng)



Exhibition Stand

Get a maximum exposure within Black Sea Grain conference.

Exhibition Stand - is an excellent opportunity to inform a large audience of the Сonference about your business and demonstrate products and services.


Advertising Services
  • Placing advertising materials into Conference bags
  • Your advertising in the Conference Electronic Catalogue
  • Sponsorship options





'Black Sea Grain' Mobile App

'Black Sea Grain' Mobile App allows conference participants to see who is attending days before the event, pre-arrange meetings, send messages, keep track of Agenda and other options.

Service is available to delegates who have paid the registration fee. Access details are sent to the delegate’s email, indicated in the registration form.

To be activated 1 month prior to the event

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For participation issues please contact:

E-mail: conference@ukragroconsult.org

Tel/Fax +38 (044) 451-46-34

Contact persons:

Julia Feofilova - Event manager

Svetlana Shykura - Billing issues

Conference organizer:

Consulting agency UkrAgroConsult

Address: of. 5, 29V Tymoshenko Str.,

Kyiv, Ukraine, 04205

E-mail:  uac2015@ukragroconsult.org


Websites: www.ukragroconsult.com


InterContinental hotel, 5*

World class quality and service in the heart of Kiev. Situated in the very heart of ancient Kyiv next to three famous Ukrainian orthodox churches – St. Sophia, St. Michael and St. Andrew – the location of the InterContinental Kyiv is truly unique. Built to match its historical surroundings, the hotel's traditional style is grand and elegant. Business travellers will appreciate proximity to corporate entities, government agencies and embassies. When it's time for leisure, a wealth of shopping, historical and cultural sights are close by including the National Opera House and Khreschatyk (Kiev's Main Street).

Address: 2a Velyka Zhytomyrska Street, Kiev, 01001 Ukraine

Front Desk: +380-44-2191919