05 August 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the dates of the IX International Forum of Brewers and Restaurateurs have been changed to September 9-10, 2020. The previous program of events is agreed.


IX International Forum of Brewers and Restaurateurs

September 9-10, 2020
Country complex “Trypillya sun”
(Kyiv, Ukraine)

September 9

08:00 – 09:00
Registration of participants. Coffee break.

There is a stand for subscriptions to Beer Technologies and Drinks magazines. “Technology and Innovation “.

Registration of participants of the section of chefs (up to 20 people)

Registration of work-shop participants from Jindrich Hein on 9.09.20

Registration of participants of the business tour 9.09.20

Video hub works: recording interviews, comments, etc.

09:00 – 17:00
Exhibition-presentation of equipment, technologies and materials for craft brewing.

There is analytical stand of Donau Lab Ukraine for rapid analysis of beer quality is open (the analysis is conducted confidentially).

12.00 – 13.30
There are negotiating tables with representatives of trade and restaurant chains, beer distributors.

12:00 – 16:00
Presentation of products from the food partners of the Forum: meat products, cheeses, chips, all kinds of delicacies.

09:00 – 09:25
Opening of the Forum. Greetings from the organizers and partners

Kateryna KONEVA, Nadiya YASHCHUK, founders of the media group “Technology and Innovation”, organizers of the International Forum of Brewers and Restaurateurs and the Tasting Competition East European Beer Award;
• Yuriy SEMENOV, founder of the Kyiv Beer League, co-organizer of the East European Beer Award Tasting Competition;
• Volodymyr PASHKO, Director of Donau Lab Ukraine – Chief Laboratory Partner;
• Maksym URAKIN, Commercial Director of INTERFAX-Ukraine – General Information Partner;
• Andriy MEDUKHA, Head of the Alcohol Market Department of Partner Decor.

09:30 – 10:30
THE FORUM IS CURRENT. Moderator – Kateryna KONEVA, organizer of the Forum of Restaurateur Brewers, editor-in-chief of the media group “Technology and Innovation”

Brewery from “a” to “z”. Legislative and regulatory support of the brewing industry, including changes that took place in 2019. ” – Representative of the State Tax Service of Ukraine.

Answers to questions.

“Craft beer, trademark, geographical indication: new legislation and new opportunities.”
– Inna SHATOVA, Deputy Head of the Industrial Property Department of the Intellectual Property Department of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine;
– Veronika BEREZANSKA, Head of Advertising and Public Relations, Pakharenko & Partners, Chair of the ICC Ukraine Intellectual Property Commission.


10: 30– 13:30
Technology FORUM “Technologies and innovations: emphasis on automation and digitalization”

Moderator – Valentina MYKUSEVYCH, beer quality expert.

“Ukrainian hops: Europe is already waiting. And Ukraine? ” Tetyana KHALIMON, President of the Association of Hops of Ukraine, founder of the company “Hops of Ukraine”.

“Brewing barley in Ukraine: problems and prospects”. – Volodymyr HUDZENKO, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Deputy Director for Research of the Myronivsky Wheat Institute named after VM Remesla.

“Craft beer in large breweries and restaurant breweries: advantages and disadvantages.” –
The battle between the managers of one of the breweries (to be specified) and the Altbir brewery (Sergei KOVALENKO, CEO).

• Why make craft in a large brewery – or in a restaurant;
• Perception of craft beer by the mass consumer;
• Restrictions on the production of craft beer at a large enterprise;
• Additional equipment for craft production – additional features.

“Yeast in beer and cider. How to manage processes? ” – Bohdan DEMCHENKO, representative of the company “Malt of Ukraine”, TM Fermentis.

“Non-alcoholic beer. Quality standards. – Konstantin KOROLYUK, scientist, representative of Zhylyanska Brewery (Kyiv).

“From 2 months and longer. How to stabilize beer with bottling equipment. From the experience of a practical brewer. – Sergey KOVTUNENKO, brewer, industry analyst.


“Malt and only malt: forms aroma, creates texture, gives drinkability. Life hacks from the world’s first green malt house “. – Representative of Castle Malting (Belgium).

“New technological methods for quality beer”. – Yuriy VOYTYUK, representative of GEA-Ukraine.

“Brewery laboratory: from mini to modern high-tech”. – Volodymyr PASHKO, Director of Donau Lab Ukraine.

“Aluminum Bank – advantages and benefits. The first service for mobile filling service in banks in Ukraine. New opportunities for small producers. ” – Anton YUKHIMETS, BrewIt company.

12: 30– 13:00
Discussion “We brew beer with flavors: fruits, berries, herbs, spices. First of all, is it: reliable equipment, proper water treatment, selected hops, special malt, or the taste and professionalism of the brewer? ”

The discussion involves:
– Andriy HARMATIY, representative of ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA GmbH (Germany),
– Mykola Mykhailov, director of the company “Hops of Ukraine” (Zhytomyr);
– Serhiy NAZARENKO, Chief Technologist of UNITEK (Ukraine)
– Victor VASHCHUK, chief brewer of ALTBIER New Craft Story (Kharkiv)
– Klara GUTNIKOVA, founder of the Odessa Private Brewery.

“Comparison of brewing procedures when choosing a brewery and production productivity planning: emphasis on manufacturability.” – Roman MELNYK, representative of SST (Lviv)

13:30 – 14:50

Presentation of cheeses, fish, seafood, etc.

Presentation of beer and ciders from the Forum’s partners – Ukrainian and foreign breweries.

Presentation of whiskey and honey drinks from partners – Ukrainian Craft Diastillers Association and the Guild of Honey Producers of Ukraine.

14:50 – 15:00
Presentation of the book “History of beer in comics” by Lana SVITANKOVA

15:00 – 16:00

Moderator – Ivan BACHURIN, President of the Association of Sommeliers of Ukraine.

“The secret of the elite drink: what is the secret of popularity?”. – Ivan BACHURIN, brand ambassador of Moët Hennessy, whiskey expert.

“Craft distillates in Ukraine and around the world. Legislative approaches and prospects for production “. – Valentina POPOVA, Associate Professor of the Institute of Postgraduate Education of the National University of Food Technologies, Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Technology, International Expert Taster of Strong Alcohol;

– Przemysl BROZH, “Kant” (Rivne),
– Vasily KOZHAN, Beer House (Poltava),
– Sergey SHEVYROV, expert of the market of strong drinks (Ukraine).

16: 30– 16:40
TAPI: we continue the theme “Creative and beer – two sides of the same coin”. – Vyacheslav Shish, representative of TAPI (Italy)

16:40 – 18:00
TRADE AND MARKETING FORUM “The best beer is the one that is sold! ..”

– Olga YERMOLKEVYCH, a representative of the company – importer of beer AMKA (Poland), on the export of Ukrainian beer and product requirements by foreign companies;
– Denis KHALUPENKO, founder of the company “Kurin”, owner of a retail chain for the sale of wine and beer (Kherson region), on the combination of two competing drinks on the same shelf;
– Serhiy RADCHENKO, manager of Red Cat Brewery (Kharkiv), about how the legend works for the brand;
– Yevhen BILICHENKO, founder of Didko Brewery (Kyiv), about creative marketing as a tool for beer sales;
– Serhiy Hoiko, chief brewer of the Pivna Duma restaurant-brewery (Kyiv), about the formation of the range and secrets of consumer love.

“Ukrainian PET tag project”. – Victor VOLIVETSKY, Director of Emsiti Company (Ukraine).

18:00 – 18:30
Summing up the Forum of Brewers and Restaurateurs.

Closing remarks from the organizers: Kateryna KONEVA, Nadiya YASHCHUK – founders of the information and publishing project “Technology and Innovation”.

Photo shoot near the brand ox.

20:00 – 23:00
Solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the Tasting Competition East European Beer Award 2020.

Evening buffet with a presentation of beer and cider from the winners and finalists of the Competition.

September 10

11:00 – 17:00
For all events on September 10 – registration and payment in addition:

A. Beer tour (visit of the best craft breweries and pubs of Kyiv region with presentation of equipment, technologies of beer production and sales, tasting of beer cuisine and branded beer).
Partners are invited to hold a beer tour!

B. Collaborative brewing of beer at a brewery or brewery.
Partners are invited to carry out collaborative brewing of beer!

10: 00-16: 00

C. Workshop for brewers “Sensory analysis and defects of beer” from the European brewing expert Jiri Heine (Czech Republic). The cost is 100 euros.

Venue – “Trypillya Sun”.