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Organic Berry Business: CHALLENGES 2019 – PERSPECTIVES 2020

Conference Organic Berry Business: CHALLENGES 2019 – PERSPECTIVES 2020 will be held in Kyiv on January 31, 2020 – is the main event of the organic berries industry of Ukraine.

The conference will take place as part of International Berry Forum S-FRUIT TRANSFORMATION. Co-organizers of the Forum: “Berry Association of Ukraine”, “Organic Business School” training project and “Organic Standard LLC” certification body.

The event will gather all the operators and experts of organic berries market. Producers, berry companies, processing plants, equipment manufacturers as well as inputs producers, consultants and service providers will come together to summarize the 2019 season and outline the industry’s future prospects and prospects for a successful 2020 year.

Main topics:
• 2019 results for organic berry producers and problem analysis,
• Results for 2019 season in terms of marketing and sales trends
• Forecasts for future seasons in sales and technology.

Conference “Organic Berry Business: Mistakes 2019 – Perspectives 2020” is an event where you will find all the latest information on trends, news, business issues on organic berries and prospects in 2020!

Berry producers, experts from Ukraine and Europe, representatives of organic berry buyers from countries such as the Netherlands, Poland will speak about berry business.


9:00 – 10:00 Registration







10:00 – 11:30




Part 1:


Organic berry business: results of 2019


Moderator Olena Deineko, Director of Organic Business School


10:00 – 10:10

Welcoming speech of organizers.

Welcome words: Igor Kravchenko, Local Program Manager of Swiss-Ukrainian Program “Higher Value Added Trade from the Organic and Dairy Sector in Ukraine”

10:10 – 10:25

Olena Deineko, Director of Organic Business School: «Conclusions of organic fruit and vegetable market research 2019»

10:25 – 10:45

Oleg Naumenko, co-owner and managing partner of Yahidky APC, Managing director of BigBlue Farm, Kyiv: «Analysis of  2019 season results and plans for 2020»

10:45 – 11:05

Borys Kukunin, owner of Golden Berry Farm: «Analysis of 2019 season results and plans for 2020»

11:05 – 11.30

Sergii Stetsenko, сo-owner ofDykanski YagodyLLC, head of the cooperative Panfruit Ukraine ASC: «Analysis of  2019 season results and plans for 2020»


11:30- 12:00



Coffee break






12:00 – 13:00





Part 2:


«Analysis of currenttendencies and prospects for berryfarming 2020»


Moderator VasylShukalovych, Seniorcertificationspecialist, Coordinatorfor fruit and berry certification, Organic Standard Ltd.

12:00 – 12:20

VasylShukalovych, Seniorcertificationspecialist, Coordinator for fruit and berry certification, Organic Standard Ltd.: “Analysis of the production of organic berries 2019 vs 2018: trends and conclusions”

12:20 – 12:35

Blitz interview with owners and managers of organic berry farms:

Vitaliy Vasiliev(Dyvo YahodaLLC)

Yuriy Tantsiura(Dvipa LLC)

12:35 – 12:45

Blitz interview with owner of small organic berry farm: IgorBazan

12:45  – 13:00

Joint discussion of all producers


13:00– 14:00



Lunch time







14:00- 15:20



Part 3


«Trends and technologies in organic berries production 2020»


ModeratorSergii Galashevskyy, General Manager, Organic Standard Ltd.




14:00 – 14:45

Patrick Stefani(Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland) «Modern technologies and new Europian trends of organic berries production»

14:45 – 15:00

Blitz interview with leading agrotechnologists of organic berriesgrowing:
Elvira Abseliamova,

Hanna Lutsko

15:00 – 15:10

Joint discussion of all agrotechnologists. Questions and answers

15:10 – 15:20

Andriy Osykovy, Key Expert in Orchard Protection, Summit-Agro Ukraine LTD: “Biological plant protection as a global trand. New bio-solutions from Summit-Agro Ukraine to improve quality and productivity of organic berries.”





15:20– 18:00




Part 4


«Cooperation and support for the export of organic berries»


Moderator – Iryna Kukhtina, President of the Ukrainian Berries Association  


15:20 – 15:35

Sergiy Galashevsky, General Managerof the certification body “Organic Standard”: “Analysis of sales and export of organic berries 2018-2019”

15:35 – 16:00

Iryna Kukhtina:President Of The Ukrainian Berries Association: «Cooperation and support of organic berries export»

16:00 – 16:30

Tom van Hees, Tradin Organicbuyer(Netherlands): “Prospects for cooperation of Ukrainian producers with Tradin Organic”

16:30 – 17:10

Andreas Hamacher, Managing Director, VitaChem (Slovakia): “Prospects for cooperation of Ukrainian producers with VitaChem”

17:10 – 17:30

Oleksandr Prykhodko, expert for supply chains: «Deliveries of organic berries in retail chains in 2020: requirements, assortment, prospects»

17:30 – 18:00

Conclusions (all moderators of the conference)


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