The 8th International Conference
"Apple Business of Ukraine-2018"

August 16-17, 2018

Kleopatra Hotel 




Day 1. August 16, 2018


Conference registration, morning coffee


Conference opening

Session 1. The Ukrainian and global fresh apple markets. Development trends and production forecast for the season 2018/19


Apple price collapse in Ukraine in 2018/19. Why is it inevitable, and how to cope with it?

Andriy Yarmak, Economist at FAO Investment Center, Italy


The situation in the EU apple market: production forecast for 2018

Ievgen Kuzin, Marketing Manager, Fruit-Inform


The Ukrainian apple market in 2018/19. Production and price forecast for a new season prepared by Fruit-Inform

Oleksandr Khorev, Head of Fruit-Inform


Apple business in Moldova and development directions

Andrei Zbanca, AGROinform National Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives, VeriFruct Cooperative, Moldova


Ukrainian organic apple business outlook for the next 5 years

Valentyna Lanovenko, Ekogarden Academy of Organic Horticulture, Lanovenko Nursery

Session 2. Modern apple growing technologies. Sector experts’ master classes


Modern intensive orchard from “A” to “Z”. A grower’s point of view

Serhiy Havryshev, Head of Fruit & Vegetable Department, Vitagro Group of Companies


Organic trees for modern organic orchards

Istvan Szucs, Director at Holland Plant Ukraine


Three projects for an intensive orchard – profusion or imperative of our time?

Dmytro Filipov, Head of Poliv-Service, Ukraine


The market for plant protection products, the apple segment. Results of APK-Inform’s study

Mariya Lakeyeva, Head of Analytical Subdivision, APK-Inform


Pear rootstock of future – Quince Eline

Frederique Vogel, Founder of Rosetta Agro, Netherlands


Plant growth regulators from Globachem (Belgium), their application in Ukraine

Vasyl Bondarovskyi, Representative of Globachem, Belgium


Lunch break


Nut growing and apple production: fruit business diversification or independent niches?

Gennadiy Yudin, Vice-President of Ukrainian Nut Association

Session 3. Apple handling, processing, packaging and storage technologies. The market for processed apples


The market for processed organic apples in Ukraine: challenges and outlook

Dmytro Pankov, Director at Hipp-Uzhgorod, Ukraine


Agrotracer – automatization of fruit harvesting, weighing, storage, sorting, processing and sales processes

Andriy Oleksyuk, Head of Sales Department, Voloshyn, Ukraine


Apple drying technology. Manufacturing of apple chips

Natalya Zelenska, Business Development Manager, Tolsma Ukraine


Expenditure part of apple storage with the use of different technologies: cold, CA, ULO, DCA

Hans Reimerink, Regional Sales Manager at Van Amerongen CA Technology B.V., the Netherlands


Modern requirements to packaging of fresh apples – optimal solutions for fruit quality retention and protection during transportation

Daria Trokoz, Leading Specialist of Sales Department, Zhytomyr Cardboard Factory, Ukraine


The Ukrainian market for non-concentrated juices: are retail chains ready for new categories?

Oleksandr Samoylenko, Head of Fruit & Vegetable Department, APK Mais, Ukraine


High-quality corrugated packaging for apples – experience of Mondi Polska

Tomasz Jasielski, General Director at Mondi Dorohusk Sp. z o.o., Poland


Master class. Modern elements of produce production and handling technologies to guarantee further export

Piotr Jasinski, Apple Business Expert, Poland

Session 4. Modern approaches to apple sales and marketing


Basic requirements to become a successful exporter of apples. Fruit quality, sizes, packaging, cooperation with buyers

Clovis Denoual, Import-Export Manager, Distrimex, France


A turn to future: transformation of wholesale trade in apples in Ukraine

Tetiana Getman, Head of Marketing-Analytics Department at Shuvar Wholesale Market, Ukraine


Agrarian receipts for apple growers

Fedir Rybalko, Director at Ukrainian Horticultural Association (UHA)


Panel discussion in a “seller-buyer” format based on conference results

Participants TBC


Conference gala-dinner

Day 2. August 17, 2018


Business-tour registration


Business-tour to Vitagro Group of Companies

·         Different approaches to apple growing in intensive orchards

·         Machinery for apple orchard management and fruit harvesting

·         Modern apple storage facility

·         Fruit pre-sale handling and packing line