Ukrainian Ports Forum

The main event of port industry of Ukraine is held annually. A platform for meetings with top managers of the global port industry, investors and bankers to discuss key trends. The unique format of the event allows to find partners and like-minded people, contributes to the development of investment projects in Ukrainian ports and attracts funds to the industry and the economy of the state.

See you in Odessa in May 2019.



Below you can read the materials of the forum 2018

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.

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

Salome Kelenjeridze

Salome Kelenjeridze

Deputy Director General of Anaklia Development Consortium

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 at CFTS-Consulting

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

Martin Mannion

Martin Mannion

Europe, Middle East, Indian and Africa director of AECOM

Anthonie Versluis

Anthonie Versluis

Roland Berger

Jock Mendoza-Wilson

Jock Mendoza-Wilson

Director of International and Investor Relations SCM

Andriy Selyutin

Andriy Selyutin

Partner, Head Of South-Ukranian Branch, Arzinger

Massimo Dentice

Massimo Dentice

Chairman of Clarksons Platou (Italy) S.r.l.

Francois Bergere

Francois Bergere

Program Manager, PPIAF

Oleksandra Klitina

Oleksandra Klitina

Head of Reform Support Team Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Laurent Martens

Laurent Martens

President of CMA Terminal Holding

Aivaras Karalius

Aivaras Karalius

CEO of BT Invest Ltd

Mykola Poltoratskiy

Mykola Poltoratskiy

Deputy CEO of the USPA in Economics

OPENING SPEECH

Volodymyr Kistion, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine

Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Maxim Stepanov, Governor of Odesa region

Sevki Acuner, Country Director for Ukraine, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors American Chamber of Commerce

Jean-Erik de Zagon, Head of European Investment Bank Representation for Ukraine

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, Chamber Infrastructure Committee Co-Chairs (moderator)

Raivis Veckagans, Acting Head of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (speaker)

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

PANELISTS:

  • Wu Di, Vice President of China Harbour Engineering Company
  • Laurent Martens, President of CMA Terminal Holding
  • Massimo Dentice, Chairman of Clarksons Platou (Italy) S.r.l.
  • Evhen Kravtsov, Acting Head of PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" (TBC)
  • Martin Mannion, Europe, Middle East, Indian and Africa director of AECOM
  • Jock Mendoza-Wilson, Director of International and Investor Relations SCM
  • Mr. Suguru Uchida San, Director, NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV
  • Salome Kelenjeridze, Deputy Director General of Anaklia Development Consortium

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

Anthonie Versluis, Managing Partner Malaysia, Head Global Maritime Practice, Roland Berger (moderator)

Mark Magaletsky, EBRD Senior Banker, Head of Infrastructure (speaker)

  • Infrastructure investment project through the eyes of a banker

PANELISTS

  • Francois Bergere, PPIAF
  • Dmytro Kryshchenko, Investment Advisor, Department of Infrastructure and Natural Resources of International Finance Corporation
  • Dmytro Vyakhirev, Projects Manager, Cargill, Chamber Infrastructure Committee Co-Chairs
  • Andrii Shkliar, Head of Advisory at CFTS-Consulting
  • Mykola Poltoratskiy, Deputy CEO of the USPA for Economics
  • Philip Sweens, Managing Director HHLA International GmbH (TBC)
  • Andriy Selyutin, Partner, Head Of South-Ukranian Branch, Arzinger

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 PMO 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
  • SE "CSP Yuzhny" concession project
    Oleksandra Klitina, Head of Reform Support Team Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
  • Investment project in Yuzhniy port
    Martin Mannion, Ports & Marine Director - Europe, Middle East, Africa & India, АЕСОМ
  • Construction of grain terminal in Mariupol Sea Trading Port
    Oleksandr Oliynyk, Head of SE "Mariupol Sea Trading Port"
    Mikhail Atroshenko, President of US-Canadian company "ABROOK INC"
  • Development of terminal capacities of Evrovneshtorg Ltd. in the Olvia seaport
    Aivaras Karalius, CEO of BT Invest Ltd.
  • Construction of a multipurpose reloading complex of "TechAgro" company
    Viacheslav Boialskyi, Director of "TechAgro" company.

Partners

ACC
EBA
PLASKE
Inter Transport
M. V. Cargo
Euroterminal
Agria
Delta Wilmar
Risoil
China Harbour
Arzinger
ADM
CTO
MAST-BUD Ltd
Olimpex Coupe International, LTD
Indposhiv
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