YOU ARE INVITED to attend the 2nd Ukrainian-American Agrarian Congress, Monday afternoon and Tuesday, June 20-21, 2016, Washington, D.C.   The Congress will be held in the auditorium of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), F Building, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.  The Agrarian Congress begins at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 20th, followed by a reception.  The Ag Congress continues through all-day Tuesday.

The Ukrainian Grain Association and APK-Inform Agency, Kyiv, Ukraine, in partnership with the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), and other entities are organizing the 2nd American-Ukrainian Agrarian Congress.  Nadiia Kaznacheieva, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, will be a major speaker.


Other major speakers/panelists include Elena Voloshina, Head of Operations, IFC/World Bank Group Ukraine; Van Yeutter, Vice-President, Cargill; Lorraine Riffle Hawley, Director, International Government Relations, ADM;  Eugen Osmochescu, Operations Officer, Project Manager, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group Kyiv; Philip de Leon, Director, Public Affairs & International Business Development, AGCO Corporation, Eric Luhmann, Director of Market Development for CIS and Europe and Head of Representation in Ukraine, Volodymyr Klymenko, President, Ukrainian Grain Association, (UAG), Jason Gheissari, President, Structured Trade Finance Corporation (STFC), Heinz Strubenhoff, Agribusiness Program Manager, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group and Cary Sifferath, Senior Director of Global Programs, U.S. Grains Council. 

The main purpose of the 2nd Congress is to continue the dialogue and cooperation between U.S. and Ukrainian agribusiness, to implement business and economic growth programs with the U.S. private sector  and the U.S. government to assist Ukraine in the rapid development of its Agri-Industrial Complex.  The one and one-half day program will feature speakers and panels addressing the key issues for the U.S. and Ukrainian agriculture and agribusiness.  The top speakers and panelists will be from Ukraine, the USA and the international business and finance community. 


Companies or organizations speaking or attending the 2nd Ag Congress include ADM; AGCO/GSI; Cargill; Amsted Rail; Greenbrier; International Finance Corporation (IFC); Ministry of Infrastrusure, GOU; World Bank Group; United States Department of Agriculture (FAS-USDA); World Bank Group; APK-Inform, Ukrainian Grain Association, Embassy of Ukraine to the USA, Ukrainian Club of Agrarian Business; Hermes-Trading; Nibulon; Sayenko Kharenko; KPK-Groinvest; Colfum-Invest; HarvEast Holding; Agro Liv; Varamar;  Parliament of Ukraine; U-Port Group; Dnipro Cargo Limited; Dobrodiya Trade; Service-Pro; St. Nicolas LLC; AOS Ukraine, U.S.-Grains Council, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Grain Board, LTD; Structured Trade Finance Corporation (STFC); KiyAgro Product and others.


1.  U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) Members --- There is no registration fee for USUBC members and USUBC Senior Advisors.  Registration is compliments of USUBC.

2.  Non-USUBC members - The registration fee is $500.00.  If non-USUBC members register through USUBC there is a reduced price of $250.00. USUBC will send those non-members who register an invoice for the registration fee.

3.  Speakers, special invited guests, representatives of not-for-profit and government organizations....there is no registration fee.  Registration is compliments of USUBC and the other organizers.

REGISTRATION: Registration is required for attendance at the 2nd Ukrainian-American Agrarian Congress on June 20-21 in Washington, D.C.  To register please send an e-mail to Morgan Williams, which includes name, title, company or organization name, and e-mail address. 

Organizational partner:


U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
"A strong international voice for business in Ukraine for 20 years"

1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 555 W, Washington, D.C. 20005 (new address)

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