Businnes info

Businnes info


of the Business Forum of the Ukrainian Diaspora

(Kyiv, 18-20 May 2017)

Location:                       Kyiv, 33 Velyka Zhytomyrska Street, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, “Chamber-Plaza”

18 May Thursday
11:00-12:00 Registration and welcome coffee
12:00-12:30 Official Forum Opening

Introductory Speech by the Organisers:

President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Gennadiy Chyzhykov

Head of the Ukrainian World Coordinating Council Mykhaylo Ratushnyi

Address of Welcome by:

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman


from 12:30 Plenary Session

Moderator: Vice-President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Valeriy Korol

All speeches are limited to 8 minutes

12:30 -13:40 On the Status of Economic Reforms and European Integration Prospects of Ukraine

Speakers: First Vice Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze


Presentation of Business Climate and Investment Opportunities in Ukraine

Speakers: Director of the Investment Support Office of Ukraine of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Danylo Bilak (Petro Matiyashek) (subject to approval);

the State Property Fund of Ukraine, members of Parliament, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine

Chairman of the association interfactional Diaspora in Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ivan Krulko


Features Ukrainian Diaspora in the development of business relations of Ukraine with the world

Speakers: President of Ukraine Spanish Chamber of Commerce M.Petrunyak (Spain)

Senior Financial Consultant at Crèdit Andorrà Tregubenko Marina (Andorra)

(Subject: Foreign experience in attracting investment and capital in the economy)


Ukrainian Agriculture: Investment Prospects

Speakers: Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Kutovyi,

Chairman of Northland Power Inc James Temerty (Canada)



Legal Framework of Entrepreneurship in Ukraine: Fundamentals and Prospects

Speakers: Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Committee Viktor Halasiuk,

Vice President of the International Chamber of Commerce ICC-UKRAINE Taras Demkura (Ukraine)

(Subject: experience of cooperation with Ukrainian communities abroad in the area of business partnership)


On the Status of Ukrainian Infrastructure: Problems and Prospects of Development

Speaker: Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelian


13:40-13:45 Moderator’s announcement about splitting into working groups
13:45-14:30 Lunch break


14:30-16:00 Working Groups

Location: premises of the Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (to be specified depending on the number of participants)

Areas and moderators (to be specified based on participants’ questionnaires):

Agribusiness (innovations, investments) Oleg Yukhnovsky

Legal business (exports and imports of IT technology, legal support) Michael Petrunyak

Tourism (humanitarian exchange) Taras Demkura

16:00-16:30 Coffee break


16:30-18:00 Work in working groups. В2В dialogue


18:00-19:30 Reception for Forum participants hosted by the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry



19 May – Friday
9:15-10:00 Protocol security measures. Welcome coffee
10:00-10:40 On the Program of Regional Development. Current Status, Projects, Investments and Innovation

Speakers: Heads of oblast state administrations (from 4 oblasts, all speeches are limited to 10 minutes)





Presentation of Networking Platform Global Ukraine-Business Hub, an Innovative Tool of Development of Global Projects to Promote Ukrainian Business

Speaker: President of Global Ukraine Violeta Moskalu


Information support business projects of the Ukrainian diaspora in Ukraine

Speaker: CEO “Sidkon” Yuri Kohut





Adoption of the final memorandum of the First Business Forum of Ukrainian Diaspora

Speaker: Chairman Mikhail Ratushny UWCC



11:10-15:00 Visits to companies (Antonov State Company, Obolon, Kyivkhlib)


15:00-17:30 Transfer to Kyiv River Port

Dnipro River boat trip, lunch, В2В networking between representatives of business circles of Ukraine and Diaspora

Organiser of the event: Ukrainian World Coordinating Council

18:00-20:30 Cultural events

Kyiv evening tour, visiting theatres, exhibitions etc.

(according to participants’ preferences, based on participants’ questionnaires)

  Departure of Forum Participants (according to schedule)