Ukrainian agribusiness to showcase its opportunities in Davos
The Agrohub project on the development of agricultural innovations will present the opportunities of Ukrainian agribusiness to international investors in Davos during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, the project’s founder and CEO, Yulia Poroshenko, has reported on Facebook.
“Agrohub will take part in the first-ever Ukraine House in Davos, in Switzerland, and hold an open discussion panel for international investors during the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum,” she said.
According to her, the discussion panel “Europe’s Agro Superpower: Ukraine, Powered by Tech and Innovation ” will be held at Ukraine House in Davos on January 23.
Poroshenko also said that the goal of the event was to draw the attention of the world’s players to Ukraine, present the opportunities of Ukrainian agribusiness and bring Ukraine into the pool of global innovators.
Agrohub’s press service reported that Ukraine’s speakers at the panel would be Executive Director of Industrial Milk Company (IMC) Alex Lissitsa, CEO of Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) Yuriy Kosyuk, the founder and CEO of the Agrohub project, co-founder of the Radar Tech technology cluster, Yulia Poroshenko, as well as representatives of German agribusiness – Global Head of Digital Farming at Bayer Tobias Menne and co-founder and managing director of Horsch Maschinen Michael Horsch.
“There is a stereotype that Ukraine’s agricultural sector is not modern and not receptive to innovation. We want to challenge this myth in the world arena and present new and successful projects to international investors. Ukraine is a unique platform for new technologies. We have largest progressive and open-to-cooperation holdings, a strong staffing base of technical specialists, interesting and successful startups, and, of course, the positive dynamics of the agri-tech industry. We intend to showcase all of this to the international community and start a dialogue with investors,” Yulia Poroshenko said.
In addition, Executive Director of Industrial Milk Company and President of the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club Alex Lissitsa noted that in 2017, the Ukrainian agricultural sector held leading positions in the export of products and services worth more than $17 billion, but, according to him, the issue concerns raw materials.
“That’s why investment in agricultural innovations is extremely important and necessary, since it will help provide high-tech services around the world, and agri-tech exports alone will reach more than $5 billion in the next 5-7 years,” Alex Lissitsa said.
The World Economic Forum will be held in Davos, Switzerland, on January 23-26.