The 3rd International Conference «Berries of Russia 2020»

The 3rd International Conference «Berries of Russia 2020» was organized by the Russian Berry Union and FruitNews Information Agency on February 27 – 28, 2020 in Kazan. The event was held in Kazanskaya Riviera Hotel: 1 Fatikha Amirkhana Ave., Kazan city, Russian Federation.

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During the Conference, participants shared opinions with colleagues and co-thinkers, discussed the perspectives and problems of the berry industry development in Russia, learned and shared information about new technologies, equipment, materials, varieties, fertilizers and pesticides for berry plants.

Presentations were made by producers and processors of berries, seedlings and suppliers of seedlings, fertilizers, plant protection products, services, equipment and materials for growing, processing and packaging of berry products, wholesale and retail enterprises, scientific and educational institutions.

The Conference audience will include berry growers and processors, suppliers of plants, services, machinery, equipment and materials for berry growing, packing and processing, wholesale and retail companies, scientific and educational organizations, media representatives.

The Conference hours will be from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. with the participants registration starting at 9:00 a.m. The Annual Meeting of the Russian Berry Union Members will be conducted within the Conference schedule at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on February 28.

Key Features of the Conference

  • The only specialized event for the berry industry members in Russia
  • Participation of the largest berry growers and famous industry experts
  • Communication and presentation ground for new technologies, practices, innovations, as well as equipment and materials for berry growing, packing and processing
  • Possibility to discuss the key issues, problems and solutions of the Russian berry industry
  • The point of exchanging opinions among the berry growers, researchers, suppliers of plants, pesticides, fertilizers, equipment, materials, wholesale and retail traders
  • Opportunity to gain and share technical information on different aspects of berries growing, storage and processing

The Annual Meeting of the Russian Berry Union members will be conducted within the Conference schedule on February 28

Conference Audience

  • Berry growers and processors
  • Suppliers of berry plants
  • Producers of fertilizers and pesticides
  • Service companies, suppliers of equipment and materials for berry growing, pecking and processing
  • Wholesale and retail enterprises
  • Research institutions and educational organizations
  • Media

Expected number of the Conference participants – 300 industry members

Conference Program Draft

February 27

9:00 – 10:00

Lobby on 2nd floor

Participant registration, exhibition opening

10:00 – 12:00

Hall “Admiralskiy”

Event opening. Discussion session: «Economics of berry growing worldwide and in Russia»

Moderator: Irina Koziy, General Director of Berry Union and “FruitNews” Information Agency

Welcome remarks:

Ildus Gabdrakhmanov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan

Pavel Grudinin, Chairman of the Board of Berry Union, Director of CJSC “Sovhoz im. Lenina”

Production and market of berries in the world and in Russia -

Irina Koziy, General Director of Berry Union and “FruitNews” Information Agency

Development and support of the berry industry in the Republic of Tatarstan –

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan

The practice of obtaining state support for berry farms. Successful cases, pitfalls, document management features -

Milena Gubenko, Head of peasant farm, Chairman of the Board of Agricultural Production Cooperative “Tulskaya yagoda”

How to be bankrupt in the berry business? –

Yevgeniy Mitnitskiy, General Director of “Tulskiy sad” LLC

Economics of strawberries growing –

Aleksandr Bota, Head of peasant farm “Nika”

Prospects for the industrial cultivation of honeysuckle in Russia -

Artem Sorokin, President of the Association of Honeysuckle Producers

12:00 – 12:30

Lobby on 2nd floor

Coffee-break, exhibition work

12:30 – 14:30

Hall “Admiralskiy”

Seminar «Successful cases of experienced berry farmers, mistakes, problems and solutions»

Moderator: Irina Koziy, General Director of Berry Union and “FruitNews” Information Agency

Do`s and don’ts in field and substrate cultivation of strawberries -

Frank van Alphen owner of Van Alphen Strawberry Plants (Netherlands)

Successful integrated projects for laying strawberries plantations in Tatarstan and in Tver region -

Vladimir Kryuchkov, Commercial Director of “Yugpoliv Korolev Agro” LLC

Biotechnology in the nursery. Improving the production of planting stock -

Anna Shipunova, Director of the biotechnology research center  “Fitogenetika”

World experience and practice of laying a modern honeysuckle garden in Russia -

Viktor Karpov, Technical Director of TPC “SAVA”

Berry farm: expectations and reality -

Elena Kotkova, Head of peasant farm “Kotkova” 

The agony of choosing of the assortment of berry crops. Problems in working with retail  -

Maksim Lagoda,  Founder of “Russkaya Yagoda” LLC

Using tunnels increase berry yield -

Ilnar Nasirov, Agronomist of “Yagodnaya Dolina” LLC and peasant farm “Sitdikov I.R.”

14:30 – 15:30

Restaurant “Amore” & Lobby-bar

Lunch Lobby on 2nd floor: Exhibition work

15:30 – 17:00

Hall “Admiralskiy”

Round table « Sales of berry products»

Moderator: Irina Koziy, General Director of Berry Union and “FruitNews” Information Agency

Organization of the berries sales. Using wholesale and retail distribution –

Aleksandr Prodan, Founder of peasant farm “Divnyy sad”

Cooperation opportunities for sale of berries in Europe and Russia -

Javier Torrents, Development Director, Surexport

Assortment and quality of berries for sale in the Hotel/Restaurant segment -

Representative of “Agrobar Pro”

Berries for processing: organization of supplies, practicability and product requirements -

Igor Bugorsky, Deputy General Director of “Fragaria” LLC

What to write on the label? Labeling requirements for berry products -

Valentina Khromova, Head of marketing communications of “FruitNews” Information Agency

YouTube, Instagram, TikTok. Online agricultural earnings -

Aleksey Volozhanin, Head of media projects ФЕРМЕР.RU

17:00 – 18:30

Hall “Monte-Carlo”

Seminar «Perpetual strawberry varieties and extension the season of the strawberry harvesting»

Moderator: Angelina Kalinina, Editor of FruitNews.ru

Features of perpetual strawberry varieties, specifics of growing technologies and nutrition programs –  

Irina Kozlova, Leading Researcher, Head of the Strawberry Technologies group of the I.V. Michurin Federal Center of Sciences

Practical experience of growing perpetual varieties of strawberries -

Azamat Zeksembiev, Finance Director, “Eco Farm 2015” LLP (Kazakhstan)

The effect of mulching materials on the maturation of berries -

Sergey Zakharov, Lleading Specialist of shelter materials of ТМ Agrotex “Trade House Gexa”

Protection of berry plantations from rain, sun and pests with the use of special constructers -

Katerina Ponomarenko Development Manager in the Russian Federation and Andres Munoz, Technical Director of the company Agrinova II srl (Italy)

15:30 – 18:30

Hall “Monte-Carlo”

Session "Raspberry, blueberry, red bilberry and others"

Moderator: Vyacheslav Plenkin, Director of “Sladunika” LLC

Basics of raspberry, blackberries and currant technologies -

Olga Emelyanova, Head of berry crops at the Institute of Fruit breeding, Ph.D., Associate Professor (Belarus)

Raspberry selection in the nursery ”Shkolnyy sad” -

Ilya Shiblev, Deputy Director of the nursery ”Shkolnyy sad”

Technology of laying a modern blueberry plantation, the results of the first 2 years and future plans -

Alexander Lukyanchenko, General Director of “Yagody Chernozemya” LLC

Errors in laying berry plantations (currant, gooseberry, raspberry, honeysuckle) -

Denis Pomoleiko, Production Manager of peasant farm “Sad” Pomoleiko A.V. (Belarus)

Status and prospects of sea buckthorn in the Russian and world markets -

Alexander Kanarsky, Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences, Head of Department, Research Institute of Horticulture of Siberia named after M.A. Lisavenko and Yuriy Zubarev, Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences, Leading Researcher, Head of Department, Research Institute of Horticulture of Siberia named after M.A. Lisavenko Federal State Budgetary Institution, Federal Altay Scientific Center for Agrobiotechnology

19:00 – 21:00

Restaurant “Amore”

Reception

February 28

9:00 – 10:00

Lobby on 2nd floor

Participant registration, exhibition work

10:00 – 12:00

Hall “Lazurnyy bereg”

Annual Meeting of the Russian Berry Union Members

Moderator: Irina Koziy, General Director of Berry Union and “FruitNews” Information Agency

12:00 – 12:30

Lobby on 2nd floor:

Coffee-break, exhibition work

12:30 – 13:30

Hall “Lazurnyy bereg”

Flevoplant seminar «New varieties of berries for the Russian market»

Speaker: Erik Dekker, Sales Manager of FLEVO PLANT B.V. (Netherlands)

Key questions:

  • requirements to new varieties applied by modern manufacturers;
  • Flevoplant new varieties;
  • growing technologies and crop timing
13:30 – 14:30

Hall “Lazurnyy bereg”

Special seminar “Honeysuckle”

Moderator: Irina Koziy, General Director of Berry Union and “FruitNews” Information Agency

Selection of varieties and prospects for growing honeysuckle. Experience of Polish producers -

Tadeusz Kusibab, Agronomist, Head of “Plantin” (Poland)

Features of the formation of honeysuckle varieties productivity when using planting material obtained by using various technologies -

Dmitriy Bryksin, Ph.D in agricultural sciences, Federal Research Center named after I.V. Michurina / SPC Agropischeprom

Dangerous phytophages of blue honeysuckle in the Ural-Siberian region -

Nadezhda Evtushenko, Ph.D in agricultural sciences, of the structural unit of the Sverdlovsk horticulture station of the Federal State Budgetary Institution of UrFANITs UrO RAS

12:30 – 14:30

Hall “Monte-Carlo”

Seminar of “EvroChim Trading Rus” LLC «Mineral nutrition for berry crops»

Moderator: Maria Vizirskaya, Head of the Development of Agrochemical Services in the “Russia and CIS”, “EvroChim Trading Rus” LLC

Mineral nutrition of strawberries of open and protected ground -

Dmitriy Sidorenko, Head of the agronomy department of “EuroChim Trading Rus” LLC., Krasnodar

Mineral nutrition during planting of berry plants, soil fertilizers -

Maria Vizirskaya, Head of the Development of Agrochemical Services in the “Russia and CIS”, “EvroChim Trading Rus”

The use of water-soluble fertilizers in the mineral nutrition of berry crops -

Maria Vizirskaya, Head of the Development of Agrochemical Services in the “Russia and CIS”, “EvroChim Trading Rus”  

Berry protection during storage and sale -

Yuriy Mitnik, Chief technologist of “Fresh-Forma” LLC

14:30 – 15:30

Restaurant “Amore” & Lobby-bar

 Lunch

15:30 – 18:00

Hall “Monte-Carlo”

Round table "Plantation cultivation of northern berries for the development of the economy of small settlements"

 

Moderator: Nikolay Sklepkovich, Member of the Berry Union Council, Chairman of the Committee for Plantation Growing of Wild Plants, Chairman of the Board of the cooperative “Arkhangelskaya klukva”

Town-forming enterprises and town-forming product in the development of the local economy of small settlements of the North, Siberia and remote regions of the Russian Federation -

Nikolay Sklepkovich, Member of the Berry Union Council, Chairman of the Committee for Plantation Growing of Wild Plants, Chairman of the Board of the cooperative “Arkhangelskaya klukva”

Involvement of science, business and government in the small settlements economy development of the North, Siberia and remote regions of the Russian Federation on the example of  municipal settlement “Magnitogorskoye” of the Kholmogorsk district of Arkhangelsk region –

Kirill Kononov, Coordinator of berry projects “Tochki kipeniya SAFU” 

State support measures for the berry industry on the example of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra - Kirill Zaytsev, Director of the Industry Department of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra

The microelement composition of some types of the wild berry plants growing in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra -

Sergey Nekhoroshev, Chief researcher at the problematic research laboratory of the Khanty-Mansiysk State Medical Academy, Director of "Scientific-Production Center" Biologically Active Substances of the Northern Territories " LLC, PhD in technical science

Wild berries plant domestication on the example of arctic raspberry «Knyazna Rina” –

Natalia Chaynikova-Vakhrusheva, Director of “Yagody Yugry” LLC

Prospects of cooperation of scientific and practical potential of laboratories for microclonal propagation of forest berry crops in providing varietal planting material for small settlements of the North, Siberia and remote regions of the Russian Federation -

Yuriy Spiridonov, Laboratory of microclonal propagation of forest berry crops

15:30 – 18:00

Hall “Lazurnyy bereg”

Seminar «Automation and mechanization of the berry growing»

Moderator: Irina Koziy, General Director of Berry Union and “FruitNews” Information Agency

Selection of labor saving tools for berry production –

Igor Shamonin, Head of the gardening workshop of CJSC “Sovhoz im. Lenina”

Small mechanization of berry plantation -

Yevgeniy Mitnitskiy, General Director of “Tulskiy sad” LLC

Mechanized harvesting of the raspberries using a combine Korvan OXBO-9000 –

Vyacheslav Plenkin, Director of “Sladunika” LLC

The use of innovative automation and fertigation irrigation systems on the example of Ukrainian farms -

Vadim Boyko, Director of “Profpoliv” LLC (Ukraine)

Opportunities for processing berries in the formation of a berry plantation development strategy –

Mark Strela, Deputy General Director of Agro-industrial enterprise “Slobodskiye yagodniki” LLC

Financial and technical aspects of choosing a method and equipment for processing berries: freezing, drying, sublimation, berry puree and other –

Vadim Zadnipryanets, General Director of “RUSBANA engineering” LLC

17:30 – 18:00

Hall “Lazurnyy bereg”

Closing remarks

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Information partners of the conference

50% discount for the Russian Berry Union members

Conference participants will have special lodging rates at Kazanskaya Riviera Hotel. To book the hotel room, please contact Natalia Kupriyanova (phone: +7-987-417-3846, e-mail: Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript.) and inform her that you are participating in the «Berries of Russia» Conference.

Contact information

Participant registration:
Ms. Darina Onischenko
Phone: +7(495) 729-3080
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Program coordination:
Mrs. Irina Koziy
Phone: +7 (926) 220 96 32
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Sponsorship opportunities:
Mrs. Valentina Khromova
Phone: +7 (925) 853-8251
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