Conference agenda

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 10:00 Welcome and

Speakers: Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine(TBC); Raivis Veckagans, Executive Head,Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (TBC);  Jason Pellmar,Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine Country Manager, International Finance Corporation;  Holger Tausch, Director of Cooperation in Ukraine, SECO (TBC)

10:00 – 11:30 Panel 1: How much Ukrainian ports cost
The session will look at the costs of services provided by ports of Ukraine and compare them with international practice. The session will look also at the consequences of liberalization of loading and unloading operations.

Moderator: Heinz Strubenhoff, Sr. Private Sector Specialist, Supervisor, Trade & Competitiveness, WBG
Konstiantyn Ilnytskyi, Director, ‘Ports of Ukraine’, Chair, Association of Maritime Journalists; Volodymyr Ivanishin, Expert, State Research and Development Institute of the Merchant Marine of Ukraine; Nikolai Primachiov, Chair, Economic Theory & Entrepreneurship on Maritime Transport, National University 'Odesa Maritime Academy'; Volodymyr Rabotnev, Deputy Director, Sea Rescue Service, Secretary of the State Coordination Committee; Olga Bronetskaya, General Director, Black Sea General Shipping Agency INFLOT

11.30 – 11.45 Networking break

11:45 – 13:00Panel 2: Reforming port tariffs
During this session a special focus will be on the strategy of change in calculating and establishing port tariffs in Ukraine. The draft of a brand new Methodology will be presented as well.

Moderator: Periklis Saragiotis, Private Sector Specialist, Trade Facilitation & Logistics, WBG

Nikolay Poltoratskiy, Deputy Head, Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority; Aleksandra Klitina,Director, Reform Support Team, Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine; Nadezhda Yermolenko, Financial analyst, Better Regulation Delivery Office; Yuriy Kruk, Deputy Mayor, City of Chornomorsk; Oleg Nivyevskiy, Economic Policy Advisor, Trade & Competitiveness, WBG

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

– 15:30
Panel 3: Price of bureaucracy, monopolization, deregulation and port governance
The session will look at the existing red tape related to ports operation, including the monopolization factor. The session will cover as well the deregulation process, which shall reduce from the administrative barriers.

Moderator: Eugen Osmochescu, Sr. Private Sector Specialist, Trade & Competitiveness, WBG

Valentina Мikhailova, Director, Information & Analytical Center ‘BlackSeaTrans’; Nikolay Pavlyuk, Honorific President, Odesa Sea Port; Tatyana Tytarenko, Director, Law Firm ‘Legran TT’; Vyacheslav Voronoy, Head of Logistics, Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority; Tariel Khadzishvili, Director, NOVIK LLC; Patrick Verhoeven, Managing Director, Policy & Strategy, International Association of Ports and Harbors

15:30 – 16:00Networking break

16:00 – 17:30 Panel 4: Enhancing port infrastructure investments
The session will look at investment trends in port infrastructure and what are the perspectives. It will also address the best practices in port governance reform and present key points of a recent WBG paper
on corporatization of ports.

Moderator: Eugen Osmochescu, Sr. Private Sector Specialist, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, WBG
Volodymyr Shemayev, Head of Strategic Development Department, Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority; Alexander Kifak, Managing Partner, Attorney at law, Law Firm ‘ANK’;Periklis Saragiotis, Private Sector Specialist Trade Facilitation & Logistics, WBG; Sergey Fedorik, Project Supervisor, M.V. Cargo

17:30 – 17:45 Closing
Putting it all together: key takeaways from the day

18:00 – 20:00 Cocktail