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03 JUNE 2015
Place: 1st Pavilion, National Complex «Expocentre of Ukraine»

11:00 – 12:00 Registration

12:00 – 12:30 Official opening remarks
Mr. Oleksiy PavlenkoŸ • Minister, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
H.E. Mr. Jan Tombinski • Ambassador, Head of EU Delegation to Ukraine

12:30 – 13:50 Panel Discussion I. Investment climate in Ukraine: Prospects, timing and conditions

Subtopics:
The importance of the role of donor programs for Ukraine to embark on a sustainable economic recovery path
The economic outlook for 2015-2016
What opportunities does the EU Association Agreement open up for Ukrainian companies and investors?
Prospects, timing and conditions of investments from the EU and US
Key impediments to attracting direct foreign investments: marco- and micro levels
Key changes required to improve the investment climate in Ukraine
Target industries for the investors in Ukraine: what will investors be looking at despite the crisis?

Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Gennadiy Zubko • Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine

Moderator:
Mrs. Vladyslava Rutytska • Deputy Minister on European Integration, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

Panelists:
Mr. Gennadiy Zubko • Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
Mr. Oleksiy PavlenkoŸ • Minister, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
Mr. Morgan Williams • President/CEO, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council
H.E. Mr. Christian Schoenenberger • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland in Ukraine
Mr. Clinton Martin • ‎Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Canada in Ukraine
Mr. Pieter Vaandrager • Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands

13:50 – 14:00 Q&A session

14:00 – 15:00 Networking Break

15:00 – 16:20 Panel Discussion ІI. Single and comprehensive Strategy for agriculture and rural development in Ukraine 2015-2020

Subtopics:
Development of the Single and comprehensive Strategy for agriculture and rural development in Ukraine for 2015 – 2020 (hereinafter – “Strategy 2015 – 2020”)
Timeline, current developments, next steps, implementation, expected results of the Strategy 2015 – 2020
International support in the process of development of the Strategy 2015 – 2020

Moderator:
Mrs. Vladyslava Rutytska • Deputy Minister on European Integration, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

Panelists:
Mr. Nicolas Verlet • Team Leader for Agriculture and SPS issues, SGUA, European Comission
Mr Farrukh Toirov • FAO Coordinator Ukraine, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Mr. Eric Bleich • Chief of Party, AgroInvest Project, USAID
Mr. Oleg Samus • Coordinator of the Production and Market Management Working Group on the Strategy-2020 Development
Mr. Oleksandr Zhemoyda • Executive Director, Ukrainian Club of Agrarian Business; Coordinator of the Factors of production Working Group on the Strategy-2020 Development

16:20 – 16:30 Q&A session

16:30 – 16:50 Transition Break

16:50 – 18:20 Panel Discussion ІII. Financing of the Ukrainian exporters by IFI and commercial banks

Subtopics:
Available financing resources for the Ukrainian agri & food companies
When the financing by the commercial banks will recover?
Agrarian receipts as an effective potential financial instrument for agro business

Moderator:
Mr. Maksym Sysoiev • Partner, Dentons Kyiv

Panelists:
Mrs. Olena Voloshyna • Country Manager for Ukraine, IFC
Mr. Oleksandr Grossu • Head of Corporate Business, UkrEximBank
Mr. Hennadiy Khelemskyy • Head of Structured Trade Finance, Oschadbank

18:20 – 18:30 Q&A session

04 JUNE 2015
Place: 1st Pavilion, National Complex «Expocentre of Ukraine»

09:40 – 10:00 Official Signing of the Declaration of Cooperation between the EIB and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Ukraine

Mr. Oleksiy Pavlenko • Minister, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
Mr. Heinz Olbers • Director of the Eastern Neighbours and Central Asia Department, European Investment Bank
Mrs. Vladyslava Rutytska • Deputy Minister on European Integration, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

11:00 – 12:00 Round table “Ukrainian Seafood and Fish Market” (Place: 5th Pavilion, 2nd floor, National Complex «Expocentre of Ukraine»)
12:00 – 13:00 Round Table “Grains and Legumes Markets of Ukraine” (Place: 5th Pavilion, 2nd floor, National Complex «Expocentre of Ukraine»)

15:30 – 16:20 Panel Discussion ІV. Case studies of the Ukrainian agri companies

Subtopics:
Impact of the special aspects of local markets mentality on the way of doing business in different markets worldwide
Irrigation and logistics

Africa focus: “The insiders’ view on successfully accessing the African agri and food market”:
Mr. Jeremy Cape • Partner, Dentons London
Mr. Raj Kulasingam • Senior Counsel, Dentons London

Moderator:
Mr. Oleksandr Pochkun • Managing Partner, Baker Tilly Ukraine

Panelists:
Mr. Raj Kulasingam • Senior Counsel, Dentons London
Mr. John Shmorhun • President, AgroGeneration
Mr. Kostiantyn Paskevych • Business Director, Biotestlab

16:20 – 16:30 Q&A session

16:30 – 17:50 Panel Discussion V. The latest agro reforms in Ukraine

Subtopics:
Land reform in Ukraine: opportunities and risks
Reforms by different sectors of economy: grains, diary, meat, wine & spirits, seafood markets

Moderator:
Mrs. Vladyslava Rutytska • Deputy Minister on European Integration, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

Panelists:
Mrs. Oleksandra Pavlenko • Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health of Ukraine
Mr. Dmytro Shulmeyster • Head of Department of Food, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
Mr. Leonid Kozachenko • President, Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation
Mr. Volodymyr Klimenko • President, Ukrainian Grain Association
Mr. Denys Nizalov • Capacity Development for Evidence-based Land and Agricultural Policy-Making in Ukraine, Kyiv Economics Institute at Kyiv School of Economics
Mr. Oleg Protsenko • Co-founder, Agro.Reforms.UA

17:50 – 18:00 Q&A session

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