Ukrainian Ports Forum 2018

A ‘must attend’ event for port industries leaders and professionals

May 31, 2018, Odesa, UkraineHotel Bristol, 15 Pushkinska st.

About the forum

The Ukrainian Port Forum (UPF) is the flagship event on collaborative financing for port infrastructure development. It is a platform No. 1 for meeting government officials, business leaders, potential investors and international financial organizations to discuss the opportunities and issues of Ukrainian ports development, investing in port and marine infrastructure, development of international cooperation, as well as building an effective model for managing the port industry.

The main idea of the UPF — to gather the most influential representatives of the authorities, the Ukrainian and international business community on the international platform to discuss ways and prospects for implementing joint infrastructure projects in the ports of Ukraine and adjacent regions.

The forum is jointly organised by the Ukrainian Sea Port Authorities in close partnership with the Centre for Transport Strategies (CFTS) and supported by Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, Odesa Regional State Administration.

Who attends?

Leading investment funds, international financial organizations, industry investors, heads of transport state monopolies, owners and heads of private operating and stevedoring companies, major cargo owners, liner operators and other representatives of the Ukrainian and international port community.

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Speakers

Volodymyr Kistion

Volodymyr Kistion

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine

Volodymyr Omelyan

Volodymyr Omelyan

Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Sevki Acuner

Sevki Acuner

Head of EBRD in Ukraine

Raivis Veckagans

Raivis Veckagans

CEO of the USPA

Yevhen Kravtsov

Yevhen Kravtsov

Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia

Mark Magaletsky

Mark Magaletsky

EBRD senior banker

Andy Hunder

Andy Hunder

President of the ACC in Ukraine

Maxim Stepanov

Maxim Stepanov

Head of the Odesa Regional State Administration

Clemence Cheng

Clemence Cheng

Executive Director, Hutchison Ports

Philip Sweens

Philip Sweens

Managing Director, HHLA International

Serhii Vovk

Serhii Vovk

Director of Centre for Transport Strategies

Andrii Shkliar

Andrii Shkliar

Head of Advisory of CFTS Consulting

Mykola Poltoratskiy

Mykola Poltoratskiy

Deputy CEO of the USPA in Economics

Oleg Kudashov

Oleg Kudashov

Senior Investment Officer in the PPP Transactions Department at the IFC

Taras Boichuk

Taras Boichuk

Head of project office SPILNO

Wu Di

Wu Di

Vice President of China Harbour Engineering Company

Jean-Erik de Zagon

Jean-Erik de Zagon

Head of EIB Representation for Ukraine

OPENING SPEECH

Volodymyr Kistion, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine

Sevki Acuner, Head of EBRD in Ukraine

Jean-Erik de Zagon, Head of EIB Representation for Ukraine

Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Maxim Stepanov, Chairman of Odesa region

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

  • Large-scale infrastructure projects as a key driver of the economic growth of Ukraine and increase of its competitiveness in the world
  • State support of the transport industry – how to ensure maximum results against the budget deficit for infrastructure projects
  • Privatization / concession of port infrastructure facilities: opportunities due to the new legislative framework
  • Local authorities and ports: how to find a balance for cooperation

Serhii Vovk, director of CFTS (moderator)

Raivis Veckagans, CEO of the USPA (speaker)

  • Development strategy of the port industry of Ukraine on the horizon of 2038

PANELISTS:

  • Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
  • Evhen Kravtsov, Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia (TBC)
  • Clemence Cheng, Managing Director of Hutchison Ports Holding Limited (TBC)
  • Radostin Popov, Director Group Commercial and Business Development of P&O Maritime (TBC)
  • Wu Di, Vice President of China Harbour Engineering Company
  • Francesco Torelli, Vice President of Clarksons Platou (Italy) S.r.l.
  • CMA CGM / NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV (NBC)
  • Cargill (TBC)
  • AECOM (TBC)

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:

  • Successful practices of implementing investment projects in the seaports of Ukraine
  • Mechanisms of interaction between business and government in terms of implementation investment projects in the seaports of Ukraine
  • Special aspects of investing to port inductry
  • Development plans of the ports of Ukraine, focused on large-tonnage fleet
  • Container Shipping. Comparison of the cost of shipping containers with alternative routes
  • Prospect directions of development of Asia-Europe-Asia cargo flows

Mark Magaletsky, EBRD senior banker (speaker)

  • Infrastructure investment project through the eyes of a banker

PANELISTS

  • Oksana Markarova, Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine
  • Satu Kahkonen, Country Director for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine of the World Bank Group (TBC)
  • Philip Sweens, Managing Director HHLA International GmbH (TBC)
  • Jean-Erik De Zagon, Head of EIB Representation for Ukraine
  • Dmytro Kryshchenko, Investment Advisor, Department of Infrastructure and Natural Resources
  • Dmytro Vyakhirev, Projects manager, Cargill
  • Andrii Shkliar, Head of the Expert Department of CFTS Consulting
  • Mykola Poltoratskiy, Deputy CEO of the USPA for Economics
  • Representative of the legal company

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

  • EBRD: financing conditions and real accessibility in Ukraine
  • How to justify an infrastructure project
  • Personal experience of raising finance from the EBRD
  • Legal aspects of EBRD loan support
  • Alternative sources of financing (infrastructure funds, bank lending)

Taras Boychuk, Head of project office SPILNO (moderator)

  • Concession projects in Kherson and Olvia sea ports
    Oleg Kudashov, Senior Investment Officer in the PPP Transactions Department at the International Finance Corporation
  • Construction of grain terminal in Mariupol Sea Trading Port
    Oleksandr Oliynyk, Head of SE "Mariupol Sea Trading Port"
  • Investment project in Yuzhniy port
    AECOM (TBC)
  • Other projects (to be confirmed)

Partners

ACC
EBA