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Credit Agricole Ukraine acted as a general partner of the Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum

20 November 2017

Credit Agricole Ukraine acted as a general partner of the Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum, which was held on 14 November 2017 in Hilton, Kyiv. The Forum was focused on case studies on investment in innovation and technology by the leading agriholdings. The Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum 2017 brought together all the key stakeholders to discuss what is required for Ukraine to build on this global position and make the most of its competitive advantages.

Jean-Paul Piotrowski, CEO of Credit Agricole Ukrainecоmmented in his welcome speech: «During the last years, Ukraine’s agriculture sector has been demonstrating steady and powerful development. According to last figures, agri-agro sphere is a primary sector for Ukraine. In addition, Ukrainian agriculture has extended the geography of its agri exports to new market in Asia, EU, and Africa which is a clear recognition of the quality of Ukrainian products and the result of successful competition by Ukrainian players. Still, agrarian sector needs more investments into processing and storage facilities, elevators, infrastructure, innovation and modernization. As reference bank in agri/agro we strongly believe in the development of agriculture in Ukraine and will keep on investing in the development of Ukrainian agribusiness».  

Amongst the discussed topics:

  • Moving up the value chain: increasing the production and export of value-added products;
  • Building up market share in new priority export markets and conducting coordinated trade promotion campaigns;
  • Land reform – what will be the outcome and what impact will it have on the sector?
  • Investing into agricultural logistics and infrastructure;
  • The availability of finance to support investment in the latest technologies and machinery and to provide working capital to producers;
  • How Ukrainian agriholdings are investing in and implementing agtech solutions.

The Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum is a unique platform to hear from and meet with all the key stakeholders in the sector in one day, including:

  • Senior government officials who outlined strategic priorities in the reform process designed to enhance Ukraine’s position as a leader in global agricultural markets;
  • Owners and top executives from Ukraine’s leading agriholdings who outlined their development strategies and provide original case studies of how they are utilising the very latest technologies and methods to raise productivity and efficiency;
  • Top agrarian experts, analysts and heads of industry associations who debated the most controversial and business-critical issues facing Ukraine’s agri sector;
  • Leading institutional investors and financiers who outlined successful investments, the availability of financing and which sectors are most attractive.

About Credit Agricole:

PJSC «CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK» is a modern universal bank owned by the leading financial group in Europe – Credit Agricole Group (France). The Group is a major partner of the French economy and one of the largest banking groups in Europe. It is a leading retail bank in Europe, having the largest portfolio of assets under management, being first in the field of bank insurance and third - in project financing in Europe. Credit Agricole has been operating in the financial market of Ukraine since 1993 and renders the entire range of banking services to private individuals, including VIP clients, and business. The Bank pays special attention to cooperation with agricultural enterprises. Reliability and business reputation of CREDIT AGRICOLE in Ukraine is confirmed by the highest possible FITCH ratings, leading positions in bank sustainability, bank deposit reliability and bank profitability rankings, as well as by 300 000 active private and 18 000 corporate customers, including international corporations, large Ukrainian companies and representatives of small and medium business.


Viktoriia Torianyk, Head of PR and corporate communications Credit Agricole Bank.

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