Ukrainian Ports Forum

MAY 30-31, 2019

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.


About the forum

The second international Ukrainian Ports Forum 2019 was successfully held in Odesa!

The main event of the Ukrainian port industry - Ukrainian Ports Forum 2019 was successfully held in Odesa on May 30-31st. The participants from 35 countries gathered to discuss a wide range of issues relevant for Ukrainian ports in the expert environment.

The key topics of the Forum are industry reform, joint projects with the EU on development of port and logistic infrastructure. The participants of the event - representatives of the government, the international community, Ukrainian and foreign investors, experts and market analysts - discussed within two days existing and prospective projects of public-private partnership in the port industry, the specifics of the handling of main types of cargo. In particular, agrarian, container, industrial cargo in Ukraine and in the world, various aspects of the implementation of investment projects.

"This year's Ukrainian Ports Forum has significantly surpassed itself, compared to last year, as a spectrum of topics proposed for discussion, as well as geography of the participants. Guests from 35 countries came to Odesa to discuss urgent issues of the port industry. We see a great interest to the Forum in the international and Ukrainian expert community and have ambitious plans to make the Ukrainian Ports Forum even larger - an important international event on the level not only of the Azov-Black Sea basin, but also for the countries of Europe and Asia." the Head of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority Raivis Veckagans said.

In his speech, Head of USPA outlined the key obstacles that are currently hampering the development and investments in Ukrainian ports. He called for the adoption by the Parliament of a law on concessions and other industry bills as soon as possible, as well as the resolution of issues of excessive deductions to the budget, which the state enterprises of the port industry are compelled to pay. What is also important is the issue of Ukrainian companies' access to EU grants for projects in the port industry.

Also, Raivis Veckagans solemnly presented members of the Supervisory Board of the State Enterprise "USPA", emphasizing the need for further reformation of the port industry and corporatization of the company. "The creation of the USPA Supervisory Board is only the first step in the long way of transformation. Our goal is to ensure absolute transparency of the entire administrative structure of the enterprise and help it become a modern progressive company" - said Dmytro Barinov, Head of the USPA Supervisory Board, the first deputy head of the Maritime Authority.

The program of this year's Ukrainian Ports Forum 2019 was full of accompanying specialized events that took place in parallel to the Forum:

  • EBA Conference on lobbying interests for port industry
  • Traditional HR-conference
  • A round table on Maritime Security in ports
  • A detailed discussion of pilot concession projects in ports
  • A series of B2B-meetings

The forum lasted for two days: May 30 and 31.

The Ukrainian Ports Forum 2019 is traditionally organized jointly by Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority and Centre for Transport Strategies.




Speakers

Volodymyr Groysman

Volodymyr Groysman

Prime Minister of Ukraine (TBC)

Volodymyr Omelyan

Volodymyr Omelyan

Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Victor Sheremeta

Victor Sheremeta

Deputy Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine

Raivis Veckāgans

Raivis Veckāgans

CEO of the USPA

Stefan Schleuning

Stefan Schleuning

Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation to Ukraine

Jean-Erik de Zagon

Jean-Erik de Zagon

Head of EIB Representation for Ukraine

Serhii Vovk

Serhii Vovk

Director of Centre for Transport Strategies

Philip Sweens

Philip Sweens

Managing Director, HHLA International

Massimo Dentice

Massimo Dentice

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

Yevgen Osypov

Yevgen Osypov

Chief Executive Officer, Kernel

Jason Brett Pellmar

Jason Brett Pellmar

IFC Regional Manager for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova

Alexey Vadaturskyy

Alexey Vadaturskyy

General Director of Nibulon Ltd.

Heo Sung Hyung

Heo Sung Hyung

Vice President Posco International Corp.

Boris Even

Boris Even

Director ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling

Khaled Bayoumi

Khaled Bayoumi

Managing Director at Albaharia Shipping Co.

Jingtao (Johnny) Chi

Jingtao (Johnny) Chi

Chairman of VP COFCO Corp (TBC)

Baher El-Hifnawi

Baher El-Hifnawi

Head of Infrastructure and Sustainable Development, World Bank

Suguru Uchida San

Suguru Uchida San

Director of NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV (TBC)

Roy Van Eijsden

Roy Van Eijsden

Service Line Director Advisory, WSP

Anthonie Versluis

Anthonie Versluis

Partner and Head of Global Ports Practice, Roland Berger

Boris Balev

Boris Balev

CEO of BMF Port Burgas

Wolfgang Hurtienne

Wolfgang Hurtienne

Port Management, Port Planning, Infrastructure Development, Germany

Daniel Rachman

Daniel Rachman

Head of Industry EMEA & Asia, Louis Dreyfus Company

Irenea Villar Carrillo

Irenea Villar Carrillo

Head of Procurement, South Europe Liner Operations Maersk Drilling A/S

Rachid Bouda

Rachid Bouda

Managing Director of Mediterranean Shipping Company Ukraine

Oleksandr Oliynyk

Oleksandr Oliynyk

Director of SE “Mariupol CSP”

Vladimir Pochotov

Vladimir Pochotov

Martrade Shipping + Transport GmbH

Olga Kopiika

Olga Kopiika

Cohead of the Logistics Committee of the EBA

  • Port sector reform, port development strategy
  • Ensuring freedom of navigation in the Black and Azov Seas and the Kerch Strait
  • Azov initiatives. Implementation of joint projects with the EU and IFIs
  • Ensuring sustainable development of the Black Sea Region
  • Opportunities for specialized trans-shipment capacities
  • Options for improving the logistics of exporting iron ore
  • Consolidation of ship lots to enhance export competitiveness
  • Prospective cargo flows
  • Capacity loading of grain and oilseeds terminals
  • New projects: directions, investments, specialization
  • Port clusters for agricultural cargo processing
  • New trans-shipment technologies: applicability in Ukraine
  • Cargo flow development prognosis
  • Container trains and ports: How to build efficient logistic solutions
  • Trans-Baltic and Trans-Caspian routes: How to revive the transit

Partners

ACC
EBA
IFC
Fednav
Delta Wilmar
PLASKE
Euroterminal
Inter Transport
HHLA
Raiffeisen
Posco
Orexim
ArcelorMittal
Mavega Group
Archer Daniels Midland
Huawei
P&O Maritime
COFCO International
Louis Dreyfus Company
Qatar Airways
Portinvest
ports.com.ua
Tehagro
Investory News
GMK Center
Shipping
VCRTI
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