Welcoming speeches at INPRODMASH & UPAKOVKA trade fairs - International specialized Trade Fair of food processing industry Inprodmash in Kiev

Welcome addresses






Dear exhibitors, organizers and visitors,

On behalf of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and on my own behalf, I would like to warmly welcome you all to the Ukrainian Food Technology Week, the most significant industry event in our country. It includes INPRODMASH & UPAKOVKA 2017, the main trade fair of food processing equipment and technologies, food packaging; BAKERY UKRAINE 2017 and SWEETS UKRAINE 2017, the main trade fairs for baking and confectionery industries.

Agribusiness has high potential in our country. Ukraine is one of the world’s largest exporters of sunflower oil, corn, barley, wheat, soybeans, and poultry. And what is more, it could be proud of its food processing industry that has taken the leading position among other real sector industries in terms of the sold products over the past few years.

I’m sure that the Ukrainian Food Technology Week will truly reflect the current situation in the markets of food processing equipment and technologies, food packaging; provide favourable conditions for business communication between the leading Ukrainian and foreign manufacturers and their customers; increase innovation of food processing enterprises and competitiveness of domestic food products.

I wish you all new interesting meetings, fruitful cooperation and business contacts.


Sincere regards,

Maksym Martynyuk, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine




B. Grimberg photoDear 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 high export potential. Agricultural production in 2016 amounted to $ 640 billion, or 18% of GDP. In 2016 some 42% of Ukrainian export consisted of agricultural products, of which more than 27% went to Europe. Agricultural lands constitute 41,5 million hectares, or some 70% of the territory of Ukraine. Ukraine has already become a world player in agricultural business, and has high potential for further growth.  

As an agricultural country Ukraine is the number 1 global producer and exporter of sunflower oil and meal. Ukraine is also a world player in export of 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 current 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. More Ukrainian food processing companies have the intention to comply with European and global food safety standards like HACCP, BRC, IFS and GlobalGAP. Once these companies are export fit, professional and collective Ukraine Branding is crucial to support their marketing and sales strategy. Most relevant is to show Ukraine as an AgriFood country on relevant exhibitions abroad.

The Netherlands is the world’s 2nd largest exporter of AgriFood products, the 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 with Ukrainian food processing companies.

That’s why we participate with a Holland Pavilion in the International Exhibition INPRODMASH & UPAKOVKA 2017. As in 2016 we will participate under the banner of Partners for International Business FoodTechLink Ukraine, a Dutch Public-Private Partnership in food processing and packaging equipment. Through this structural 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 of food processing and/or packaging equipment. 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.


Benno Grimberg, Director of Grimco Trade Holland & Coordinator of PIB FoodTechLink Ukraine (Offices in Kyiv and Enschede-NL) 






Dear exhibitors and visitors,

Turkey-Ukraine diplomatic relations over 25 years are continuing to grow with effective new agreements today. Turkey and Ukraine 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.

After the termination of Visa Agreement between two countries, both citizens have a permission to travel with their ID cards. This allows the flow and development of tourism and commercial relations.

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.

As the agency of UPAKOVKA & INPRODMASH fairs in Turkey, we would point out that it is 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, who worked hard to realize this wonderful event.


Kind regards,

Zafer Kirmizitas, Managing Director of ZED EXPO, Turkey


UKRKHLIBPROM Association of Bread Baking Industry Enterprises


Vasilchenko_2smDear exhibitors and visitors,

On behalf of Ukrkhlibprom Association of Bread Baking Industry Enterprises and on my own behalf, I would like to warmly welcome you all to BAKERY UKRAINE 2017, the International Trade Fair for Baking Industry, held within the Ukrainian Food Technology Week, the most significant food processing industry event in Ukraine.

Bread has always been a symbol of good intentions, an essential product. Bread is the basis of our existence, social peace and society’s well-being. The trade fair will allow professionals to broaden horizons and obtain useful information on the current state and development trends of baking and related industries.

Ukrkhlibprom Association and AKKO International, the trade fair co-organizers, have jointly done their utmost to make sure it will leave no one unfazed — neither bakery products manufacturers and consumers, nor process equipment manufacturers, nor innovative technologies developers.

We hope that this significant industry event will give impetus to further improvements in food production, introduction of innovative technologies and equipment to satisfy the domestic market demand with a broad range of high-quality food products, as wholesome food is very important to our health.

I wish you all successful performance, exciting discoveries and useful business contacts.

Yours faithfully,

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


UKRKONDPROM Association of Manufacturers of Confectionery, Concentrate and Starch Industries of Ukraine



Dear participants, organizers and visitors of the trade fairs,

On behalf of Ukrkondprom Association and on my own behalf, I would like to warmly welcome you all to SWEETS UKRAINE 2017, the 22nd International Trade Fair for Confectionery Industry held within the Ukrainian Food Technology Week.

Confectionery is one of the most export-oriented segments of the Ukrainian food industry due to the careful selection of highly-qualified personnel and high-quality raw materials, implementation of EU standards and hard teamwork on production modernization, product differentiation, and search for new markets. This is clearly reflected by the fact that DE IN UKRAINE. Our priorities include not only European quality standards, but also the European way of life, ideals of a healthy and balanced diet, organic production and support of local production traditions.

Participants of the exhibition have an opportunity to familiarize oneself with the entire technological cycle, current production standards and final results of meticulous work. The All-Ukrainian Food Technology Week is a unique platform for communication of all producers, buyers and suppliers of products from the entire manufacturing spectrum. Business communication is the basis for ambitious projects to be implemented in our country.

Despite the economic, military and political difficulties, Ukrainian manufacturers continue active and creative work. It is through our joint work that Ukraine will reach new heights and assert itself as a quality and reliable international partner.

I wish all the participants and visitors of exhibitions inspiration and business success!

Yours faithfully,

Oleksandr Baldyniuk, President of Ukrkondprom Association




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