Ukrainian Ports Forum 2019

EBA conference

About event

Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority jointly with European Business Association are pleased to invite you to a high-calibre “must-attend” event “Port Industry Development: Practitioners Talks” – to be held as part of the annual Ukrainian Ports Forum 2019 – a key industry event which has been running very successfully, and will be in its second year in Odesa.

The round table is a targeted event specially designed for exporters and importers, representatives of port operators, logistics, banking, finance and maritime businesses, suppliers and those involved in the development and operation of container ports, warehouses and terminals.

An intimate niche discussion (open to registered participants only), comprising a select handful of industry experts, allows for insightful talks and great networking.

Questions on the agenda:

  • Port industry reform: how to change governance and attract new investments
  • Problems during ecological inspections in sea ports and terminals, from a legal and practical standpoint
  • Laws and regulations in the maritime industry: new changes 2019

Venue: Odessa, Ukraine, Hotel Bristol

Date: May 31, 2019

Starting time: 14:00 (start of registration 13:30)

Event Coordinator: Daria Sichkar,, + 38 044 496 06 01

Guest Speakers

Volodymyr Omelyan

Volodymyr Omelyan

Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Raivis Veckāgans

Raivis Veckāgans

CEO of the USPA

Patrick Verhoeven

Patrick Verhoeven

Managing Director of the IAPH

Olga Kopiika

Olga Kopiika

Cohead of the Logistics Committee of the EBA

Yaryna Skorokhod, EBA Logistics Committee Coordinator (moderator)

1. Port industry reform: how to change governance and attract new investment:

  • Attracting investment for seaports’ development through public-private partnership;
  • Application of the principles of the “landlord” model;
  • Fixing of seaports’ specialization.

2. Problematic issues of environmental inspections at seaports: legislative and regulatory framework:

  • Cancellation of isolated ballast control;
  • The order of interaction between the SE “USPA” and the State ecological inspection, the Procedure of sampling and the Procedure of calculating refund amounts;
  • Draft laws regarding reform of State ecological inspection;
  • Discussion of practical cases.

3. Legislative changes in the Ukrainian maritime industry:

  • Changes to the maritime complex in draft law No. 7385;
  • Draft Law “On Concessions”;
  • Changes to the Merchant Shipping Code of Ukraine.


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