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«S-Fruit Transformation» Soft and Stone Fruits International Value Chain Forum 2019

«S-Fruit Transformation» Soft and Stone Fruits International Value Chain Forum


Ukrainian Berries Association

Place and date:

Kiev, 2-4 April

The Forum aims to:

Raise awareness of global market trends for fresh and processed berries

Introduce the best technologies and experience in the world.

Networking of fruits professionals.

Promote berries consumption.

The target audience of the forum:

Traders, retail, farmers, and processors from Ukraine, Belorussia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and other Russian speaking countries.

In one place we gather:

– 40 speakers from 11 countries of Europe and the CIS.
– Main global trends at the markets of berries and stone fruit.
– 3 technological scenes on cultivation technologies, processing technologies and marketing.
– 8 master classes from the best professionals of Ukraine and Europe.

We expect up to 300 people at the forum.

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April  2, 2019Registration     8.00 – 9.00
The main stage
09.00 – 09.05Official greetingsIrina Kukhtina, President of Ukrainian Berries Association
09.05 – 09.15Official greetingsOlga Trofimtseva, Acting Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
09.15 – 09.35Official greetingsCarolien Spaans, Agricultural Counselor of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ukraine
09.35 – 09.40Official greetingsDmytryi Nykolaev, Manager of Ukrainian Horticultural Business Development Project (UHBDP)
09.4009.45Official greetingsAlex Tieermann, Honorary Consul of Ukraine in the Republic of Chile and President of the Ukrainian-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
09.45 – 09.50Official greetingsVladimir Pechko, Chairman of the Public Union “UKRSADVINPROM”
09.50 – 10.20Global trends for the fresh and frozen berries marketCindy van Rijswick, Senior Industry Analyst Fresh Produce, Rabobank, The Netherlands
10.20 – 10.45Global development of organic fruitTom van Hees, Tradin Organic, The Netherlands
10.45 – 11.05Consumer trends – what does the buyer want?Irina Kukhtina, President of Ukrainian Berries Association
11.05 – 11.35Central Asian Market for berries and stone fruitsShahlo Atabaeva, PhD, ECTAP, Tajikistan
11.35 – 13.30Coffee – break
13.30 – 14.00Survey of varieties of blueberries: yesterday, today, tomorrowValery Lyashinsky, Rosetta Agro, LLC, Fall Creek Official Representative in Ukraine
14.00 -14.30Modernization and mechanization of growing and picking  of berries and stone fruitsSvilen Milev, RioAgro, Bulgaria
14.30 -15.00Black currants worldwide: production, consumption, opportunitiesStefanie Sharma, President of the International Black Currant Association (IBA), France
15.00 -15.30Strawberries: the main global trendsPeter Myslyviy, General Director of LLC “Agrana Fruit Ukraine”
15.30 -16.00Raspberries: the main global trendsSlawomir Polkowski, CEO and Founder, Polko Group, Poland
16.00 -16.30Sweet Cherries: the main global trendsToon Vanrykel, consultant of DEPA-Fruit, Belgium
16.30 -17.00Niche berry crops: honeysuckle and sea buckthorn, risks and opportunitiesTadeusz Kusibab, PLANTIN, Poland
 Farm. Technological stage 
12.00 – 12.30Quality of saplings under in vitro propagationTadeusz Kusibab, PLANTIN, Poland
12.30 – 13.00Protection of berries from pests and diseasesVoyevodin Volodymyr, PhD, Syngenta, Ukraine
13.00 – 13.15Effective  requirements in packaging, protection and enhancement of fruit and vegetable produceAlessandro Mariani, INFIA, Italy / Official representative in Ukraine is HARVEST CENTER
13.15 – 13.45How to protect soft and stone fruits for a successful business?Ana Roscan and Mathew Ian Foster, VOEN Vöhringer GmbH & Co. KG
13.45 – 14.00Best practices of growing apricots, peaches and nectarines of different varieties in the conditions of the Odessa region of UkrainePetro Dalakov, Director of FG “Prime Fruit», Odessa region, Ukraine
14.00 – 14.30Raspberry and Strawberry Diseases: Warning and ProtectionAndrey Osikovy, agronomist-consultant of Summit-Agro Ukraine LLC
14.30 – 14.40Quick cleaning of irrigation systems, water tanks, disinfection of tools, equipment and premises using HUWA-SANVasily Bondarovsky, EFT GROUP specialist, Ukraine
14.40 – 15.30Coffee – break
15.30 – 15.40Methods of the quality control of the planting material using DNA at the stages of production and sales. Biotechnologies of mass plant propagationTatyana Kornya, biotechnologist for clonal propagation, LLC Scientific and Production Center In Vitro Plant
15.40 – 16.00New and promising strawberry varieties and supply chain model from the Fresh Forward Breeding Company, NetherlandsAnton Dovganyuk, Official Representative of Fresh Forward in Ukraine
16.00 -16.20Haygrove Tunnels and Growing SystemsMarek Jamry, Haygrove Regional Sales Manager, Poland
16.20 -16.50Precise irrigation and fertigation. Humidity testers.Vladislav Razkevich, Director of “Evkalipt R” company, Ukraine


 Factory. Technological stage 
12.00 – 12.15Storage of fresh fruits and berries in the controlled atmosphereVladislav Medved, Representative of “STOREX Ukraine” company, subsidiary of the Dutch company “STOREX b.v.”


12.15 – 12.30Lines for shock-freezing of berriesAndrey Maruschak, the Director of the representative office of the company INCOOLS Engineering
12.30 – 13.00IQF freezing and technology for the sublimation of berriesGoran Obradovich, director of PIGO – Food Processing Machinery, Italy
13.00 – 13.30Cooling and storage technology for sweet cherriesVladislav Perminov, Deputy Director of the Polish-Ukrainian company MAS Systems
13.30 – 14.00Tips for corrugated packaging: how to deliver berries and fruits safely?Andrei Rebro, PJSC “Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill” , Ukraine
14.00 – 15.00Coffee – break
15.00 – 15.30Complete IQF processing line for berriesRuben Larsson, Founder of Company OctoFrost AB
15.30 – 16.00Innovative drying technologies for berries and soft fruitKrzysztof Rutkowski,

Research Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice, POLAND

16.00 – 16.30Food safety in fresh and IQF produce, the water quality and new norms to avoid the usage of chlorine in cleaning of the berries and fruitsCamilla Khrulova,

Primozone Production AB., Sweden

16.30 – 17.00Next generation of optical laser sorting for the IQF Fruit industryDries De Block, Sales Director at Optimum Sorting, The Netherlands
17.00 – 17.30


Sorting Solutions for blueberry, cherry and cherry tomatoFabricio Santos

President at Elifab Solutions, Spain


Technological stage

12.00 – 12.30Entry into EU marketTetyana Shpyta, senior analyst of Government Office “Export Promotion Office”
12.30 – 13.00Entry into the German market. Export opportunitiesHermann Intemann, Agricultural Counselor of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
13.00 – 13.30Launching berry products to the Japanese marketYury Lutsenko, COIN Agency, Ukraine
13.30 – 14.00Commercial opportunities between Tradin Organic and agriculture sector Ukraine, focus on berries importLoek Vesters, Tradin Organic, The Netherlands
14.00 – 15.00Coffee – break
15.00 – 15.30Creating a brand and its positioningAlexzander Pavlovskyi, independent expert
15.30 – 16.00Prices, quality, volume – how to sale more fresh berries through wholesale markets in UkraineTatyana Hetman, Head of “Marketing -Analytics” Department at the Shuvar Wholesale Market
April  3, 2019Registration    9.00 – 10.00
10.00 – 13.00Part 1 
Post-harvest technologies for stone and soft fruits – harvesting, storage and transportKrzysztof Rutkowski

Research Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice, POLAND

Implementation of a quality and food safety system at a processing plantHryftsova Yulyia, International Food Safety Auditor, LLC Global Certifik Group
VOEN Protection systems for stone and soft fruits (rain, hail, frost, insects and birds)Ana Roscan and Mathew Ian Foster, VOEN Vöhringer GmbH & Co. KG
Blueberries: mistakes that lead to loss of productivityOleg Bazyuk, head of the enterprise and in-vitro laboratory Dolyna Agro LLC, Ukraine
13.00 – 14.00Coffee- break
14.00 – 17.00Part 2 
System of pre-cooling and cooling supply for the blueberry storage / sorting / packing complexVladislav Perminov, Deputy Director of the Polish-Ukrainian company MAS Systems
Technology for Stone Fruits GrowingToon Vanrykel, consultant for DEPA-Fruit, Belgium
IQF freezing and technology for the sublimation of berriesGoran Obradovich, director of PIGO – Food Processing Machinery, Italy
Growing berries under coverYuri Bondarev, independent expert on the cultivation of berries and vegetables under cover, Ukraine
April  4, 2019Business tour to Cherkasy region
6.45 – 07.00Gathering near TC “Gorodok”Kiev, Stepan Bandera Avenue, 23, TC “Gorodok”
07.00-11.00TravelingKyiv – Smila, Cherkasy region
11.00-13.00Visit to SMILYANSKA HLODNYA – one of the largest enterprises in Ukraine to produce frozen vegetables, fruits and berriesSmila, Cherkasy region
13.00-14.00Lunch Smila, Cherkasy region
14.00-14.30TravelingSmila – Kovaliha village in Smila district
14.30 -17.30Guided tour to the Nursery and experimental garden of Matsenko Aleksandr Vasilievich. Visit to the sweet cherry gardens on the rootstock VSL. Features of the cherry formation using UFO and KGB methods. Intensive gardens for peaches, apple trees and pear trees.Kovaliha village,  Smila district, Cherkasy region
17.30 – 21.00


TravelingKovaliha village – Kyiv
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