Coming up: the Ukrainian Mushroom Days

  • Aug 13, 2021

    On October 20-21, 2021, the IV International Exhibition-Conference Ukrainian Mushroom Days takes place in Kyiv, Ukraine at the Mercure Kyiv Congress hotel in Kyiv. 

    Usually, the event gathers 400 mushroom producers, nearly 50 exhibitors and 25 international experts as speakers. Ukraine produces nearly 60 thousand tons of mushrooms annually. Due to its geographical location, the Ukrainian Mushroom Days have become a comfortable place for offline industrial meeting for many countries. The organizer of the event is UMDIS Mushroom Information Agency in Eastern Europe, which has been operating since 2012 (https://www.umdis.org/).

    The Sponsors of Ukrainian Mushroom Days 2021 are: Agaris, Agro-Pojects, Svit Solomy, Amycel, Alpie, Atmo-Control, Wojtek, Elmex, DMP, Hoving Holland, EuroMycel, Mexeo, GTL-Europe, Vierrebi.

    The event features three attractions in one. It includes two days of ongoing Conference and Exhibition, and a Gala Dinner party with banquet, artists and performances on the first day. The third day is is devoted a tour to Agaris, the largest compost yard in the country.

    During the weekend, the participants will be able to order a trip to the mushroom farms or a tour to see Kyiv and visit the greatest tourist attractions.

    The Days bring together producers of cultivated mushrooms, suppliers and others involved in the mushroom market, with some 40% foreign guests coming from the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Turkey, China, Russia, and other countries.

    Conference

    The conference is a large forum where the producers of cultivated mushrooms meet with international experts, consultants and discuss the situation in the industry. Speakers talk about issues of sales, marketing, technology, innovations, harvest optimization, the situation on the global mushroom market, and other top-current topics of the industry. The program currently includes such presentations and will continue to expand.

    Lectures include: Maksym Yenchenko, Director of UMDIS, Representative of Amycel SARL, Ukraine. How has the industry changed during the pandemic of COVID-19? Eastern European mushroom market. - Rafal Nawrocki, CEO of Agaris compost yard, Poland. Future of compost in Ukraine. - Bart Minor, Mushroom Council, USA. How can the industrial body help with selling mushrooms? How to make mushroom promotion and achieve good results? - Steve Lodder, Monterey Mushrooms, USA. The benefits of vitamin D as a trigger for mushroom sales. - Daniel Dajewski, President of Agro-Projects, Poland. Agro-Projects` machines for filling and empting Phase II and III compost. - Wim van Vugt, Christiaens Group, The Netherlands. New technology of mushroom picking with a minimum inclusion of human resources. - Roman Stolper, consultant of Amycel SARL, Ukraine. Errors in the design of a mushroom farm. What is worth to know about composting process. - Bartosz Jan Skipor-Rybacki, consultant of Agrais, Poland. How to use chemical products for mushroom production without harm to the crop. -  Igor Muzyka, Director of the GELEKA-M mushroom farm, Ukraine. Filling of the Phase 3 compost into the growing room with a head filling machine. -  John Clay, Sales Director Europe at Amycel SARL, Great Britain. What determines the quality of the spawn? - Lina Turovska, Corporate Harvest Manager West in Highline Mushrooms, Canada. Effective organization of mushroom picking. - Alexander Melnik, Purchasing and Production Director at Ortika Frozen Foods, Russia, Ukraine. What’s new in mushroom freezing technology. - Nikodem Sakson, consultant, Poland. Disinfection, sanitary condition of chambers and social rooms.

    Exhibition

    The Exhibition usually gathers some 50 exhibitors from the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Turkey, China, Ukraine, Russia, and other countries. At this moment there are more than 30 confirmed exhibitors allready. The cost of the exhibition space is 120 euro / m2 until the exhibition hall is full. The cost includes participation of one company representative in the event.

    Gala Dinner Party

    On the first day, participants and exhibitors are invited to the Gala Dinner Party, a great banquet with holiday dinner tables, artists, popular singers, and performance - with dances, competitions, and much fun. Awards of the industry are being presented at this event. The Gala Dinner is a great opportunity to establish relations with partners in an informal setting. Participation in the Party is free for all participants and exhibitors.

    Tours and activities

    On Friday, October 22, a trip to Agaris, the largest composting yard of Ukraine, will be organized.

    During the weekend, the participants of the Ukrainian Mushroom Days can ask to join one of the trips with the previous application. It can be a tour to some mushroom farms, or a sightseeing tour around Kyiv - to Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, built in 1051, to the caves, the city center, the Chernobyl museum, and other attractions. The program also includes visits to the club and some of Kiev's best restaurants.

    Participation

    According to present laws, foreigners can easily enter the territory of Ukraine. Ukrainian Mushroom Days is being organized according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and of The Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

    The participation fee of one person in the Exhibition-Conference and in the Gala Dinner Party depends on the time of paying.

    More information is available on the website: https://www.mushroomdays.in.ua/en/  .

    Questions can be addressed to:

    Inna Ustylovska, PR Director,

    +380935690941 (phone, WhatsApp),

    inna.ustilovskaja@gmail.com.

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