The Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA) and the Center for Transport Strategies will jointly organize the 2018 Ukrainian Ports Forum, which will take place in Odesa on 31 May 2018 within the framework of the 17th International Trade and Transport Week.

Top managers from DP World, Hutchinson Ports, Cargill, HHLA International, China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd., Clarksons Platou (Italia) S.R.L., IFC, EBRD, and others have already confirmed that that will attend the event.

The speakers at the forum will include Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion, Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian, the Odesa region’s Governor Maksym Stepanov, and the Ukrainian Seaports Authority’s head Raivis Veckagans.

Representatives of European port authorities, foreign embassies in Ukraine, and the top management of Ukrainian companies in the port industry are also invited to attend the event.

The conference “Ukrainian Ports: the People Agenda” and the roundtable “Ukrainian Ports: the Maritime Security Agenda” will also be held during the forum.

"This is not just the No. 1 platform for meetings between the authorities and businesses, potential investors, international financial organizations, cargo owners, and the other market participants that influence the development of Ukrainian ports and the amount of investment in port infrastructure. All the high-quality investment projects in the Ukrainian ports that are ready to work with investors at the highest level will be presented at the forum," Veckagans said. 

Preliminary registration on the event’s website is necessary for participation in the forum. For issues of participation and partnership, contact Oleksii Panasiuk, telephone: +38 067 448-82-25; e-mail:

Media accreditation by telephone: +38 (044) 324-00-97 or e-mail: until May 30.

Venue: Bristol Hotel; 15, Pushkinska Street, Odesa.

Date: 05/31/2018

Organizers: USPA and the CFTS, with support from the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure

Partners: the Odesa regional administration, the ACC (a business association representing more than 600 companies), and the European Business Association.