Videos of the Sessions of the Business Forum, Day 1

October 9, 2018

Introductory Panel: Investing in Ukraine

Featuring keynote addresses by:

  • Stepan Kubiv, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
  • Bate C. Toms, Chairman of the British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (BUCC)
  • David Thomas, Executive Chairman of the Council of British Chambers of Europe (COBCOE)


The Accelerating Ukrainian Economy and Areas for UK-Ukraine Cooperation

Panellists discussing the topic:

  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former UK Foreign Secretary (1995-1997) and Defence Secretary (1992-1995), and former Chairman of the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (2010-2015)
  • Maryana Kahanyak, Director, Export Promotion Office
  • Makar Paseniuk, Investment Capital Ukraine (ICU)
  • Adomas Audickas, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine
  • Prof. Ihor Burakovsky, Head of the Board, Ukraine Institute for Economic Research



UK-Ukraine Trade Relations Post-Brexit: A Natural Partnership Between Europe's Largest Net Grain Importer with Europe's Largest Net Grain Exporter, with Ukraine as an Important Customer for UK Goods and Services

With keynote addresses by:

  • Rt. Hon. Liam Fox, MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, UK Government
  • Stepan Kubiv, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

and a panel discussion among:

  • Rt. Hon. John Whittingdale, MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ukraine
  • Oleksii Pavlenko, Former Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
  • Erika Szyszczak, Legal expert on the existing Ukraine-EU DCFTA, University of Sussex
  • Sergiy Svystil, Vice President, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce


Britain and Ukraine—Free Trade, Agriculture, and Post-Brexit Opportunities in the Agriculture and Food Sectors

With keynote speech by:

  • Alex Lissitsa, PhD, CEO, IMC, and President of the Association Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UCAB)

And a panel discussion among:

  • Yuriy Kosyuk, CEO, MHP SE
  • Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration
  • Guy Smith, Deputy President, National Farmers' Union (NFU)
  • Irina Mirochnik, President, IMMER Group


Business Networking Platfrom: Ukraine Now

Speakers

  • Stepan Kubiv, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
  • Maryana Kahanyak, Director, Export Promotion Office
  • Danylo Bilak, Director, Investment Promotion Office UkraineInvest
  • Artem Bidenko, State Secretary of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine
  • Yaroslav Lyubinets, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, SoftServe
  • Vassili Bovdilov, General Director, Unilever Ukraine & Belarus


The Improved Climate and Framework for Doing Business in Ukraine

Moderator:

  • Jock Mendoza-Wilson, Deputy Chairman, British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce

Panellists:

  • Robert Brinkley, Chairman of the Ukraine Forum in the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Chatham House and former Ambassador of the UK to Ukraine (2002-2006)
  • Lord Risby, Chairman, British Ukrainian Society
  • Mykola Povoroznyk, Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration
  • Morgan Williams, President, US-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
  • Oleksandr Martynenko, Head of Kyiv office, CMS Cameron McKenna




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