2024, KYIV
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2024, KYIV

Welcome Speeches

Olga Trofimtseva Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for European Integration


Dear exhibitors, organizers and visitors!

On behalf of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, I would like to warmly welcome you all to the Ukrainian Food Technology Week 2019 that includes INPRODMASH & UPAKOVKA, BAKERY & SWEETS UKRAINE — the major trade fairs for food processing, packaging, baking and confectionery industries in Ukraine.

Ukraine’s food processing industry covers 90 % of the domestic market demand in high-quality food products. This industry also plays a very important role in the external trade, as it ensures over 50 % of Ukraine’s foreign trade turnover of agro-industrial products. And implementation of innovative technologies is critical to its successful development.

Improvement of all manufacturing activities (from primary processing of agricultural raw materials to packing of finished products) in compliance with the highest international safety, quality and export standards is a top priority of the sectorial export strategy by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

So it is pleasant to note that all trade fairs within the Ukrainian Food Technology Week contribute to the advanced processing of agricultural raw materials and development of agri-food value chains, thus promoting the growth of agro-industrial sector and export of food products made in Ukraine.

I wish you effective partnerships and fruitful business contacts.

Benno Grimberg Director of Grimco Trade Holland & Coordinator of PIB FoodTechLink Ukraine


Dear visitors and participants,     

It is generally known that the AgriFood industry is the most relevant sector for the development of Ukraine’s economy, mainly because of the growing export. In 2018 the export of agricultural & food products accounted for 40% of the total Ukrainian export. Ukraine entered the top five largest suppliers of agricultural & food products to the EU countries. According to the results of 2018, the Ukrainian export of agricultural & food products to the EU countries increased by 8.7% compared to 2017. Ukraine has become a world player in agricultural business and shows a steady trend in growth.

More specifically Ukraine is a world player in the export of sunflower oil & meal (no. 1 globally), barley, wheat, corn, rapeseed, soybeans, poultry meat, honey and walnuts. Mostly commodities and/or non-processed products. Vegetables, fruit, berries, and mushrooms also have a high export potential, especially as processed and/or preserved products. The continuous challenge is to add a higher value in processing, packaging and storage technique, and introduce the EU’s practices of sustainable agriculture and systems of food safety control in a broader way. Many Ukrainian food processing companies comply with European and Global food safety standards like HACCP, BRC, IFS and Global GAP. The Europe Union has become the biggest trading partner for Ukraine. Professional collective Ukraine branding is crucial to support the marketing and sales strategy. In summer 2018 a new promotion logo for Ukraine was released: Ukraine NOW UA. The new brand is used all over the world for promotion of Ukraine as a reliable and promising partner. Indeed, it’s time for Ukraine to boost the status as a global player in the AgriFood market!

The Netherlands is a small, densely populated country, with some 410 inhabitants per square kilometer (UA: 73/km2). Yet it’s the globe’s number two exporter of AgriFood products as measured by value, second only to the United States, which has 270 times its landmass. A clear result of continuous innovations in AgriFood value chains. The Netherlands is ranked # 6 among the most innovative countries worldwide, and ranked #2 in Europe with the highest private R&D investment rate in AgriFood. We are ready to share our knowledge, innovations and experience.

That’s why we participate with a Holland Pavilion in the International Exhibition INPRODMASH & UPAKOVKA 2019. As in 2018 we will participate under the banner of FoodTechLink Ukraine, a Dutch Public-Private Partnership in food processing, packaging and cold storage equipment. Through this cooperation we are ready to serve the Ukrainian food processing industry in a professional and collective way. All participating companies have their own specialism and are experienced in export. They believe they can improve their performance and services by collective Dutch cooperation.

A special word of thanks to ACCO International for showing their usual spirit and drive in organizing this international meeting point in Ukraine for food processing and packaging!

Zafer Kirmizitash Managing Director of ZED EXPO, Turkey


Dear exhibitors and visitors!

Turkey-Ukraine diplomatic relations over 27 years are continuing to grow with effective new agreements today. Ukraine and Turkey are strategic bridges not only in Eurasia but also in Europe.

Bilateral economic, trade and investment associations are progressing very rapidly, and the economic commercial target is to reach 20 billion dollars for both countries.

We are exporting citrus fruits, weaving goods, motor vehicles, sunflower seeds to Ukraine, in return we are importing iron and steel, soya bean, animal and vegetable oils, common metals from Ukraine.

The fair organizations are also developing in Ukraine and ACCO INTERNATIONAL company is among the oldest organization companies of the fair Industry, which have  been playing a successful active role in the development of the country’s commercial activities.

We, as the agency of INPRODMASH & UPAKOVKA fairs in Turkey, would point out that they are a professional meeting platform for Ukrainian packaging and food processing sectors.

We would like to thank all of the participating firms, professional visitors and the management and staff of ACCO INTERNATIONAL company, who worked hard to realize this wonderful event.

Oleksandr Vasylchenko Director General, Chairman of the Board of Ukrkhlibprom Association


Dear colleagues!

On behalf of Ukrkhlibprom Association of Baking Industry Enterprises, I would like to warmly welcome you all to the major food industry event in Ukraine, Food Technology Week 2019. As part of it, fourth edition of BAKERY Ukraine trade fair will be held.

The event provides a great opportunity for experts of all food industry sectors, including the baking one, to learn about the latest scientific and technical achievements that contribute to increase in production and quality, expansion of assortment.

Ukraine’s food industry (and its baking sector as well) is now facing a very important challenge, i.e. compliance with EU Directives, which includes bringing regulatory framework into line with the European standards, implementing HACCP system, advanced process equipment and energy-saving technologies.I hope that all trade fairs within the Ukrainian Food Technology Week will be useful for experts of various food industry sectors.

I wish organizers, exhibitors and visitors effective work, useful business contacts, exciting experiences, and further good deeds for the benefit of Ukraine.

Oleksandr Baldyniuk President of Ukrkondprom Association, Head of Community Board at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine


Dear visitors, exhibitors and partners!

I would like to welcome you all to the 24th edition of SWEETS Ukraine made possible by cooperation of ACCO International Ltd. with manufacturers of food products, food processing and packaging equipment and materials, suppliers of food raw materials and ingredients.

Food processing industry has always been of strategic importance for Ukraine, as it not only covers the domestic market demands but also ensures Ukraine’s rightful place among world countries.

SWEETS Ukraine is illustrative of growth of food processing industry and promotion of domestic manufacturers, which provides added momentum to innovations.

I wish the visitors to benefit from the fair in every possible way, reach new horizons and attain new achievements.