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XV International Conference Black Sea Grain 2018

April 18, 2018 - April 19, 2018

“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.

Main focus of the conference:

  • Decreasing Consumption as a key factor promoting slower growth rates of the global economy. Increases in the global debts as a signal to modify the current rules of the game
  • Commodity markets crisis of 2013-2016. Forecast of demand for agrarian production in the coming season of 2017/18.
  • Black Sea region: outlook of grain and oil crops exports for the season of 2017/18. S&D; analysis by commodity and country.
  • Capital markets and development of the global agrarian sector. Does Investment in agriculture mean investment in future?
  • Intensifying competition in the commodity/raw material markets. Proper positioning of national commodities as an effective instrument of gaining higher margins.
  • Asian destinations as drivers of agricultural markets growth.
  • Long term strategies as a reliable instrument to overcome crisis at micro- and macro levels.
  • Agrarian Policy of the Black Sea countries, farmers’ accessibility to bank loans, alternative ways of farm financing. Does the Government promote development of cooperatives of small and medium agrarian enterprises in Ukraine?
  • Grain quality analysis. Application of advanced agrarian technology of grain and oil crops cultivation.
  • The Black Sea region export logistics. Broadening the access to the target markets and strengthening of competitiveness through formation of new transport corridors.
  • Climate warming and crop area adjustment to the latest weather conditions



April 18, 2018
April 19, 2018


Intercontinental Hotel Kyiv