IV International Conference Future of Pulses


The Community of Pulse Producers and Customers of Ukraine is proud to host the Annual Specialized International Conference “The Future of Pulses”, which will take place on November 29, 2019 at the Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine

The Community of Pulse Producers and Customers of Ukraine is proud to host the Annual Specialized International Conference “The Future of Pulses”, which will take place on November 29, 2019 at the Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The Conference is made possible thanks to the support of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the Global Pulse Confederation.
Ukraine is a leading agricultural player on the global stage. Among world exporters, the country is:
• No. 1 in sunflower oil
• No. 2 in rapeseed
• No. 3 in nuts
• No. 4 in peas and wheat
• No. 5 in soy
• No. 6 in meat and rapeseed oil
Since 2016, Ukraine has been ramping up its pea production (click on 'Download File' at the bottom of this page for updated information on dry pea, lentil, chickpea and kidney bean production in the Ukraine).
Considering Ukraine’s geographic location, its outlet to territorial waters in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, and the peculiarities of logistics, the major importers of Ukrainian pulses have traditionally been countries such as India, Turkey, Pakistan and the nations of the EU.
Among importers, we should also mention China, which will soon become a major purchaser of Ukrainian peas. In the coming years, therefore, new opportunities for increased pea production will be opening up for the Ukraine.
The Conference will feature panel discussions on the following topics:
• Global tendencies of pulse markets: factors (economic, climatic, geopolitical) affecting growth and commerce;
• Current state and prognosis of the development of the global pulse market;
• New export sales outlets for Ukrainian pulse;
• Key pulse consumers: countries, trends, opportunities;
• Analysis of growth in production and processing, especially for vegetable protein, which is gaining popularity in the developed countries of the world (Canada, the USA), as well as packaging and logistics of pulse crops in Ukraine;
• Master classes for farmers and information of interest to them, which will promote the cultivation of quality crops and make them aware of new export market opportunities for Ukrainian pulses.
Target audience: producers, traders, farmers, processing companies, scientists, representatives of international organizations and state institutions, logistics companies, insurance companies, banks, seed companies.
Expected number of participants: More than 300 delegates from the countries of the Black Sea Region, the European Union, the Middle East and Africa.
Languages at the Conference: Ukrainian, English.



08.30 – 10.00 - Registration
09.30 – 10.00 - Breakfast
10.00 –10.15 - Official opening

President of the Community of Pulse Producers and Customers of Ukraine - Ms. Antonina Sklyarenko Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture - Mr. Taras Vysotskiy
President of the Global Pulse Confederation – Cindy Brown, to be confirmed.
10.15 – 11.30   Session 1. Future of Pulses: how to stay on track globally
Huseyin Arslan, President of the Global Pulse Confederation (2015-2019), Executive chairman AGT Foods Ingredients
Global trends in production and price behavior, climate change, evolution of consumption, R&D
Cindy Brown, President of the Global Pulse Confederation, to be confirmed.
China - Cao Derong, President of the China Chamber of Commerce of Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products;
India - Anurag Tulshan, CEO of ESARCO EXIM PVT LTD
Canada – speaker to be determined
Australia – speaker to be determined
USA - speaker to be determined
11.30 – 13.00 Session 2. Efficient pulse business: moving from just farming to processing and delivery to end users
Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for European Integration (2016- February 6, 2019), Acting Minister in the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (February 7, 2019 – August 29, 2019)
Best practices and case studies of successful companies. Growing, storage, processing and trade. Investments in new technologies. Blue Oceans for pulse business.
Denmark - Henrik Lund, CEO of Naturli` Foods “Pea meat is the future of vegetable protein”
Brazil - speaker to be confirmed, “Equipment for growing pulses”.
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30: Session 3. Pulse market in Black Sea Region: Expectations. Forecast. Navigation. 
Moderator: Sergey Feofilov, CEO of “Ukragroconsult”
Pulse production in the region vs. global trends, price forecast and challenges. What to know when doing business in the Black Sea Region.
Kazakhstan - Kintal Islamov, Charmain of the Board of Atameken Agro
Russia - Nedim Sanli, Senior Trader of Group of Companies Sodrugestvo
15.30 – 15.45 Coffee break

15.45– 17.45 Discussion Session. "Hot" pulse business problems
Technical barriers to global trade, pulse quality issues, access to pulse seeds, SPS, storage and logistics, processing, investments, contracts and legal protection

18.00  Friendly cocktail

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Registration fee per participant:
Pay before November 23, 2019   350 USD*
Pay after November 23, 2019   400 USD*
For all questions please contact the following hosts:
Direct line: +380 (50) 3471019 - Alina Zrazhevska
Address: Ukraine, 01054, Kiev, 26, Yaroslaviv Val street, off.4

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