On April 24th - 26th, 2017, the Second German-Ukrainian Food Forum held by the Agritrade Ukraine project took place in Hamburg and Berlin.

The event was supported by the Consulate General of Ukraine in Hamburg, the Embassy of Ukraine in Berlin, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the Export Promotion Office, the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and the Kyiv Chamber of Commerce with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Nataliia Mykolska and Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Nadezhda Kaznacheyeva.

DAY 1

After the official opening at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hamburg, the Forum's participants had the opportunity to discuss the sale of vegetables and fruits with the official representatives of EDEKA, Germany's largest trading network, during a store-check. Later, the production facilities of Hamburg coffee maker "J.J. DARBOVEN" were visited, where the latest production, packaging, warehousing and logistics technologies were demonstrated. At the end of the first day of the Forum, an official reception was held at the Consulate General of Ukraine in Hamburg.

DAY 2

After a morning visit to the Hamburg wholesale market, the Ukrainian delegation met with representatives of the sales department of PORT INTERNATIONAL, which, among other things, specializes in the marketing of vegetables and fruits. Another meeting took place at GODELAND, which made a tour for the participants in warehouses, shared information on storage technologies and principles and spoke about their field of activity. In the afternoon, the Ukrainian delegation met with representatives of German companies during a reception at the Consulate General. The second day ended with a visit to the container terminal of Europe's largest port, the port of Hamburg.

DAY 3

Following the opening of the B2B Forum at the Embassy of Ukraine in Berlin, which was held with the participation of Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister for European Integration, a presentation of Ukrainian enterprises took place as well as speeches on the Free Trade Area between Ukraine and the EU. After the presentations, representatives of Ukrainian and German companies were able to exchange contacts and discuss opportunities for further cooperation.

The official conclusion of the Second Forum was held at the Embassy of Ukraine in Berlin with the participation of Friedrich Waker (Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany).

Special thanks from the project "Agritrade Ukraine"to:
Embassy of Ukraine in Germany, Berlin
Consulate General of Ukraine, Hamburg
The EDEKA NORD Company, Neumünster
The J.J. Darboven Company, Hamburg
Firm "PORT INTERNATIONAL", Hamburg
The GODELAND companies in Hamburg
Kyiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kyiv
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hamburg, Hamburg
German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kyiv
Export Promotion Office, Kyiv
HHLA, Hamburg
Western NIS Enterprise Fund, Kyiv,

as well as all participants who joined the Forum in Hamburg and Berlin.

 

 

 

 

Джерело: Агроторгівля України

Фото: Агроторгівля України

 

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