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MVC: Cereals - Mixed Feed - Veterinary

Date: 31 January 2017
Location: VDNH, Moscow, Russia

Panel discussion: Safe feed, healthy birds, healthy consumers

Can safe feed be economically efficient?

Save the date and join our panel discussion! Leading Russian industry experts, feed and poultry producers will exchange industry perspectives and insights, shedding light on consumers concerns around feed and food safety.


  • Is the Russian poultry industry ready to meet the consumer demands?
  • The current and the future situations of animal production in Russia compared to other markets
  • How to produce safe feed without compromising animal performance, quality and economics.
  • Are there alternatives to feed antibiotics?
  • Which tools are available to produce safe, healthy eggs and meat?

Moderated by Albert Davleev, President of Agrifood Strategies.

The event is followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Vladimir Fisinin

President of Russian Poultry Union, academic of Russian Acadamy of Sciences

Eduard Mailyan, DVM

Director of Turkey Live Production at AC Damate

In his two decades in the field of veterinary medicine, Dr. Mailyan has applied his expertise in pathology and nutrition, helping the poultry industry to improve animal performance and product quality by minimizing losses through stress and disease. His experience, which has included key roles at Tehkorm (Nutreco) and  Cherkizovo Group, spans many aspects of poultry production including breeding, incubation, management and microclimate, nutrition and welfare, flock health and disease control.

Mario Ramirez, Ph.D., P.Ag.

Director of Nutrition, Gowan Feeds Consulting, Канада

As Gowans’ director of nutrition, Mario is responsible for formulating best cost diets, visiting farms and finding technical solutions for clients.

Educated in Mexico and Germany, Mario has an expansive background as an animal nutritionist and technical consultant in Europe and North America. This international experience helps Mario and his Gowans teammates provide clients with a competitive edge. Mario received hisPh.D. in Animal Science in 1992 from the University of Hohenheim in Germany.

Sergey Shapovalov, PhD

Director of Scientific Research Ceneter Cherkizovo

Sergey began his career at the poultry institute of Ukrainian Acadamy of Sciences and later worked at the Institute of Animal Husbandry, Kharkov Pedagogical University  and Lugansk Medical University at the dapartment of human and animal physiology. Joined Cherkozovo in 2014 as a head of the Central Laboratory and was appointed a director of the scientific center Cherkozovo in 2015. Published over 120 scientific articles, 10 monographies, has 3 pantents and 2 technical reglaments. Certified auditor of laboratories in compliece with ISO /EC 17025.


Buis Ebbinge

Business Development Manager, Neovia

Started as a nutritionist and R&D in calf milk replacer business. Later R&D and sales manager Eastern Europe for acid business. Owner of Daavision, acid and toxin binder producer from 2014 until 2015. Started with Neovia in 2016.


Alexey Yapontsev

Specialist of technical services, EVONIK NUTRITION & CARE GmbH, Germany

Graduated from Saint-Peterburg State Agricultural University with the degree of zootechnician.More than 17 years of work experience in the feed production, sales of feed and feed additives for poultry, pigs and dairy cows and aquaculture. Currently works for EVONIK NUTRITION & CARE GmbH (Germany) in Russia, member of Global Aquaculture Team of EVONIK in Russia region. Offers a full range of service and scientific support of Russian clients (nutrition, feeding, amino acids, different technical issues in feed production). 


Zsolt Semak

General director and shareholder Agrofeed Rus

Eija Valkonen, PhD

Technical Director, Hankkija Oy (Suomen Rehu), Finland

After graduating from the University of Helsinki (department of agriculture and forestry) Eija worked as a lead scientist at the Research Center of Agriculture of Finland. She was in charge of dozens of research projects on layer and broiler feeding during 10 years. Eija joined Hankkija in 2010 and as a Technical Director for poultry feed application. She actively participates in scientific symposiums and several international projects.


Albert Davleyev

President of the international consulting agency AGRIFOOD Strategies. Vice-president of the International Poultry Development Program (IPDP). Member of the boards of directors of “Elinar-Broiler” and AC DAMATE (major turkey producer in Russia) and First Fresh Foods (USA).

In 1998-2011 Davleyev was head of the Representative office of the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council in the CIS.  In 1996-1988 was regional marketing director of Tyson Foods, Inc. for Russia and CIS and marketing director of “Produkti Pitania”. Davleyev also worked in the Trade office of the Brazilian Embassy in Moscow, advertising agency McCann Erickson, the “Russian Standard/ROUST”, TASS news agency and managed projects of the World Bank and the International Monetary fund in CIS. Studied at the Moscow State Linguistic University (MGLU) and the Moscow State University (MGU). 


Michail Katsnelson

Finance Director, Burger King Russia

Michail holds 3 degrees, including MBA from USA. Certified Public Accountant by AICPA and has the certificate of Charted Finacial Analyst.

More than 15 years of financial experience in Russia and abroad from startups to global corporations, e.g. GE.

Received several rewards: The Best Finance Director of 2011 (by magazine “Finance Director”) in category The Best Finance Management in Challenging Times and Adam Smith’s reward in category small and middle size business in 2013.



The winner of the Quiz that included questions about the products and services of Danisco Animal Nutrition (part of DuPont) for feed producers is:

Arzuman Ekarzyan

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