The Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, together with the Ukraine Horticulture Business Development Project (UHBDP) and the French Embassy in Ukraine, with the support of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, will hold an autumn business forum "Ukraine – the Land of Honey and the World".
Partner of the forum:
TM "Medy Mezhirichia", private agricultural enterprise "Druzhba”, the founder of the first honey cluster in Ukraine
The Honey Forum will be held for the third time. It has established itself as a modern communication platform for discussing topical issues in the field of production and marketing of Ukrainian honey and other bee products. It has proved to be useful for establishment of interaction and cooperation between the honey market participants, producers, exporters of honey and representatives of state authorities, for exchange of experience between beekeepers, and practical advice from leading national and international experts.
The Forum will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Quality, of international organizations and institutions, by national and international experts in the field of apiculture. The event will traditionally consist of a plenary session - "Ukraine honey - together creating a positive image in the world" - and a practical part, panel discussion - "Beekeepers - from amateurism to effective business" - with the participation of leading French experts. The program of the Forum also provides for holding a permanent exhibition-presentation of honey and apiculture products, as well as tasting of various drinking honeys produced by TM "Medy Mezhirichia".
Key speakers: Olga Trofimtseva, Acting Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine; Robert Horvat, Member of Parliament of Ukraine, Volodymyr Lapa, Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Quality, Mikhailo Malkov, FAO/UN international consultant, national coordinator of the EU / FAO project, Dmytro Nikolaev, regional director of the the Ukraine Horticulture Business Development Project (UHBDP), Andriy Yarmak, FAO/UN Investment Center economist, Saverio Savio, Manager of EU project “Supporting the development of the geographical indications system in Ukraine”, Victor Sheremeta, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Sergiy Semigreenko, founder of private agricultural enterprise "Druzhba", TM "Medy Mezhirichchia" owner, Vasyl Solomka (Did Vasyl), founder " Ukrainian Beekeepers’ Circle" association, member of "Medovary Guild of Ukraine" association, Tatiana Sushko, executive director of the Union of Beekeepers of Ukraine, Victor Ivanchenko, director for business development of "Askaniya-Pak", honey exporter company , Leonora Adamchuk, associate professor of the department of beekeeping of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Petro Karpenko, doctor of medical sciences, professor of the department of technology and organization of the restaurant business of Kyiv State University of Trade and Economics, Oleg Ryazhsky, “Grand Expert” project manager, Dmitry Kushnir, owner of “Medovi Braty” company, Oleg Kalinin, owner of a family apiary, expert of UHBDP project, Konstantin Khmelnitsky, “Nibulon LLC” deputy director for agricultural production, Olexander Onisha, head of “Pchelich” company, Sergiy Lipko, "Medoviy Spas LLC” director Topics for discussion: Analysis of the global honey market and its prospects. State policy in the field of honey production and marketing. Implementation of the Roadmap for Beekeeping Reform in Ukraine. Measures for bees health protection. Improvement and simplification of legislation on apiaries registration and capacity registration by market operators. Harmonization of legislation in the field of honey production and marketing in line with EU requirements. Ways of attracting investments in honey business, crediting of producers, insurance of risks in beekeeping. Expansion of export geography, recommendations for entering new markets. Marketing strategy, advertising, market penetration. European and French experience in supporting small producers, setting up production cooperatives, developing geographical names. Successful practices of honey business in Ukraine. Creation and maintenance of the Unified Register of Beekeepers of Ukraine; other issues.
As a result of the Honey Forum, it is planned to discuss and adopt an appeal to the Government of Ukraine related to solving urgent problems and supporting the development of the honey industry.
Beekeepers, beekeepers, honey producers and exporters, managers and representatives of public associations, scientists, experts, equipment manufacturers, successful entrepreneurs eager to make a contribution to the economic development of Ukraine are invited to participate in the Forum.
The event will be held on 17 October 2019 at 10.00 a.m. at the Ukrainian CCI (33 Zhytomyrska Street, Grand Hall, 1st floor)
Participation in the Forum is free of charge, subject to prior registration.
Note: there may be changes in the programme. Participation of some speakers is to be confirmed.
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