Fifth International Conference
"Agricultural Investments - 2012"
November 8, 2012 Kiev, "President-Hotel"


08.30 - 09.30 a.m.    Registration/Coffee
09.30 - 09.50 a.m.    Conference Opening
Morning session:  Investments: how much Ukraine’s agricultural sector will earn in the future?
 9.50 - 10.10     Black Sea Region: Export regulation and role in the world market
                                 Sergey Feofilov, UkrAgroConsult
10.10 - 10.30    National projects as means of introducing reforms in agro-industrial complex to insure its investment innovative development
                                 Sergey Kvasha, Ministry of Agrarian policy of Ukraine
10.30 - 10.50    Strategy and experience of IFC in financing Ukrainian ag sector and food industry
                                 Alyona Voloshina, IFC
10.50 - 11.10    Compliance with legaslationon protection of economic compepipion in the major food markets
                                  Natalia Kovalchuk, Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

11.15 - 12.00     Coffee break

12.00 - 12.20   Attracting capital to Ukrainian enterprises through the International capital market    
                                , Phoenix Capital
12.20 - 12.40   Evrobonds: Alternative to an IPO of Agricultural Business
                                Andrey Nikiforov, Baker & McKenzie
12.40 - 1.00 p.m.   Are Ukrainian Agricultural IPO's Finished?
                                Bohdan Chomiak, UkrAgroConsult


1.00 - 2.30 p.m.   Dinner Break
The Second session


2.30 - 3.30 p.m. Round Table: Ukraine: Land market and transition to a new economy
  • Lifting the farmland sale moratorium: impact on lending to the agricultural sector
  • Margin and profit distribution in a vertically organized enterprise
  • Crops cultivation on a contract – a new tool for financing production?


Grigoriy Kaletnik, Member of Parliament Committee on agricultural policy and land   
Grigoriy Smityuh, Member of Parliament Committee on agricultural policy and land
Vitaliy Lvov, Academician, “Union of agricultural service cooperatives members in Ukraine”       
Aleksand Kovaliv, Ph.D., expert in land relations
Ruslana Muzichko, Aleksandrov and Partners  
Bohdan Chomiak, UkrAgroConsult

3.30 - 4.30 p.m.  Round Table: Inputs market – seizing global opportunities
  • New role of agricultural technologies in productivity growth
  • Development trends of Ukraine’s seed and plant protection markets
  • Risk assessment in Ukraine’s agricultural sector
  • Mergers and takeovers in the inputs market
  • Change of the pattern of seed and plant protection consumers in Ukraine’s market

Boris Timofeev, Bayer CropScience
Valeriy Khadzhymatov,  Seed Associacion of Ukraine

Oksana Orlova, State Inspection on Crop Protection
Tatyana Adamenko, Hydrometeorological center of Ukraine


4.30 - 5.30 p.m.  Round Table: Free Trade Area with the EU - new opportunities for farmers in Ukraine?
  • Free Trade Agreement with the EU. Pros and Cons for farmers.
  • Will the inputs become more available for farmers with the signing of an FTA with the EU?
  • Crop production and processing:  realities and opportunities for Ukrainian products in the European market
  • Prospects for livestock and its products within an FTA with the EU.

Oleg Yuhnovskiy, Soyuzkharchprom

Stepan Kapshuk,  Ukroliyaprom
Vladimir Kucherenko,  Ukrvinprom
Evgeniy Milovanov,  Federation of Organic Movement of  Ukraine
Marina Kozlovskaja,  Ukraine EU Consulting


6.00  p.m.         Friendly Dinner
Agricultural Investments. Inputs