Ukrainian Ports Forum 2021

We are happy to announce the 3rd Ukrainian Ports Forum that will be held on May 27-28, 2021, in Odesa in an updated format. A wide audience of speakers and participants includes top officials, members of diplomatic missions, representatives of maritime international organizations, leading global and national port operators, large manufacturers and traders, private investors and corporate business representatives.


The unique format of the event, which is aimed at developing port infrastructure, financing projects in the port sector, increasing cargo base and attracting cargo flows, digitalization of ports and the introduction of innovative technologies, will find partners and like-minded people to ensure sustainable development of the maritime industry and economy.

About the forum

The 3rd Ukrainian Ports Forum will take place on May 27-28, 2021 in Odessa!

The third annual Ukrainian Ports Forum is a key event in the maritime industry of Ukraine. The forum traditionally brings together a wide audience of speakers and participants – top officials, including the representatives of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, members of Parliament, representatives of international maritime organizations and associations such as the European Organization of Seaports, the International Association of Ports and Harbors, the International Maritime Organization and international financial institutions, including the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, EIB, members of diplomatic missions and international organizations, representatives of the world's leading ports and the Ukrainian port community, private investors and business representatives – top managers of ArcelorMittal, Cosco Shipping, Bunge, HHLA, Cofco Agri, Nibulon, Kernel, Louis Dreyfus, Posco International – and many others.

The Ukrainian Port Forum 2021 will be an effective platform for presenting key trends, discussing achievements and seeing further development of the country's infrastructure, including the investment potential of Ukraine's port industry, plans for the implementation of public-private partnership projects, digitalization of processes in the port industry and more.

The following topics will be discussed during panel sessions and working discussions:

  • corporatization of the USPA and its role in the implementation of the Ukrainian Seaports Development Strategy until 2038;
  • legislative and regulatory changes aimed at attracting investment in the port industry of Ukraine;
  • investment priority areas and financing of projects in the port sector;
  • investment program of the USPA;
  • new privatization and public-private partnership projects in Ukrainian seaports;
  • bulk cargo exports and prospects for increasing grain cargoes in 2021-2022 marketing year;
  • integration of port facilities and in-land logistics in container transportation;
  • seaports’ digitalization and introduction of innovative technologies, security and cybersecurity.

In addition, a number of Partnership agreements and MoU’s are planned to be signed during the Ukrainian Ports Forum 2021.

Traditionally the organizers of the Forum are Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) and the Center for Transport Strategies (CTS). This year the Ukrainian Ports Forum will be a continuation of the government's dialogue with investors, business representatives, international organizations and financial institutions, initiated at the First Investment Forum "RE: THINK. Invest in Ukraine" by the President of Ukraine and representatives of the Government and Parliament, which took place on October 29, 2019, in Mariupol. The leaders of the state “presented Ukraine” to investors, emphasizing its ambitious goals of economic growth, including through attracting effective and large-scale investments.

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8400 UAH300 USD
  • Participation in the Forum and side-events: 2 days
  • Coffee breaks, lunch
  • Participant's materials
  • Gala dinner
6400 UAH230 USD
  • Participation in the Forum and side-events: 2 days
  • Coffee breaks, lunch
  • Participant's materials
4500 UAH160 USD
  • Participation in the Forum: 1 day
  • Coffee breaks, lunch
  • Participant's materials
4200 UAH150 USD
  • Gala dinner

When paying in foreign currency, the exchange rate is set by the NBU on the day of the transaction.


SPECIAL OFFERS:

Early-bird registration: 8400 UAH 6400 UAH until April 15, 2021

Discounts for all tariffs:

  • 2nd participant – 10%
  • 3rd and more – 15%

Ukrainian Ports Forum will be held in compliance with the quarantine rules, established on the territory of Ukraine by the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated December 9, 2020 N 1236, in order to prevent the spread of acute respiratory infection COVID-19.


By submitting your application, you confirm that you are familiar with the conditions described below:
The Parties have agreed on the following conditions for the Participant's refusal to participate in the Event after payment:

1. In case the Participant refuses to participate in the Event by April 15, 2021, the funds will be refunded in the amount of 85% less bank charges.

2. In case of refusal of the Participant to participate in the Event in the period up to 01.05.2021 the funds are refunded in the amount of 70% of the paid value less bank charges.

3. In case of refusal of the Participant to participate in the Event after 01.05.2021, the funds are refunded in the amount of 50% less bank charges.

4. In case of refusal to participate in the Event less than 7 days before the Event, the money will not be refunded.

5. Refunds are made based on a written application of the Participant.

6. In case of imposition by the competent state authorities of a ban and/or restrictions on mass events related to the prevention of the spread of coronavirus infection caused by COVID-19 virus that will influence the proper conduct of the Event, the Organizer is released from liability before the Customer for cancellation of the Event. In the case of the rescheduling date of the event, all tickets remain valid for the new date. Refund is possible, according to the conditions that are indicated above.



Speakers

Yurii Kisiel

Yurii Kisiel

Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee for transport and infrastructure

Vladyslav Kryklii

Vladyslav Kryklii

Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine (TBC)

Liubov Nepop

Liubov Nepop

Head of the Danube Commission, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine in Hungary

Hrynevetsky Serhiy

Hrynevetsky Serhiy

Head of Odessa Regional State Administration

Serhii Vovk

Serhii Vovk

Director of CFTS

Andriy Gaidutskiy

Andriy Gaidutskiy

Head of USPA Supervisory board

Jason Brett Pellmar

Jason Brett Pellmar

Regional Manager of IFC

Oleksandr Holodnytskyi

Oleksandr Holodnytskyi

Acting CEO of SE “USPA”

Jean-Erik de Zagon

Jean-Erik de Zagon

Head of EIB Representation for Ukraine

Iryna Koshel

Iryna Koshel

Director of Reform Support Team of Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine

Roy van Eijsden

Roy van Eijsden

Managing director Ballast Nedam International Projects

Darius Macijauskas

Darius Macijauskas

Executive Sales Manager ArcelorMittal

Volodymyr Osadchuk

Volodymyr Osadchuk

General Manager Ukraine - COFCO Agri Limited

Vitalii Lipskyi

Vitalii Lipskyi

Deputy CEO of USPA on technical questions and infrastructure development

Lukasz Greinke

Lukasz Greinke

CEO, President of the Board of Port of Gdansk Authority S.A.

Nico Suys

Nico Suys

Port of Antwerp International, APEC

Philip Sweens

Philip Sweens

Managing Director of HHLA International GmbH, President SC “CTO”

Frank Lett

Frank Lett

Transportation solutions Director of Huawei

Daria Sichkar

Daria Sichkar

Logistics Committee manager of the EBA

Neville Bissett

Neville Bissett

Chief Executive Officer Qterminals W.L.L.

Maksym Artomenko

Maksym Artomenko

COO and CTO ART PORT LLC

Taras Boichuk

Taras Boichuk

Head of Office SPILNO

Agenda

  • Port infrastructure of Ukraine: current situation and development prospects
  • Corporatization of the USPA
  • The role of the USPA in the implementation of the Strategy for the Development of Seaports of Ukraine until 2038
  • Roadmap for legislative and regulatory changes
  • Main development trends in the Black Sea region: navigation safety and international cooperation
  • Port industry investment priority areas
  • USPA investment program: barriers and real opportunities
  • Concession of port assets - next steps and prospect projects
  • M&A in ports: attracting international operators and market impact
  • Bulk cargo exports - how to increase competitiveness on the world market
  • Prospects for increasing grain cargo handling in 2021-2022 marketing year
  • Integration of port facilities and in-land logistics in container transportation
  • "Transit revival" - conditions and opportunities
  • New prospective types of cargo for transshipment in the ports of Ukraine
  • Innovative solutions to improve the quality and facilitate transshipment: analysis of successful cases
  • Port digitalization: how to get financial benefits from the introduction of new technologies
  • Ensuring security and cybersecurity in ports operation

Auto and railway approaches to seaports: prospect projects of inter-sectoral cooperation. Joint discussion with Ukrzaliznytsia and Ukravtodor on the development of access routes to ports.

Partners

ACC
ArcelorMittal
HHLA
Expo Point
International Trade and Logistics Expo 2021

Media partners

EBA
ports.ua
Inter Transport
Journal CREWING