September 23, 2016
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VIII International
Economic Forum

INNOVATIONS. INVESTMENTS. KHARKIV INITIATIVES!

Draft Agenda
Friday, 23 September 2016

8:309:55

Registration of participants, morning coffee
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Pre-function area, Central Hall, (2nd floor);

9:209:55

Meeting of Kharkiv Region leadership with heads of foreign delegations and representatives of international organizations
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Conference Hall "Holiday" (1st floor)

10:0013:00 PLENARY SESSION "MODERNIZATION OF UKRAINE: PARTNERSHIP FOR SUCCESS"
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Conference-hall “Central”, (2nd floor)

Master of ceremonies: Paul Niland, Founder of the Statement Email Ltd.
      • Forum opening ceremony. Organizers welcome the participants
      • Igor Rainin, Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine
      • Stepan Kubiv, First Vice-Prime-Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
      • Yulia Svitlychna, Acting Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration
      • Arsen Avakov, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
      • Borys Lozhkin, Secretary of National Investment Council
      • Marie L. Yovanovitch, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary US Ambassador to Ukraine
      • Iryna Lutsenko, People's deputies of Ukraine
      • Natasha Prah, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to Ukraine
      • Sergii Chernov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Council
      • Oleksandr Iaroslavskiy, Owner and President of DCH group
      • Roman Vashchuk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine
      • Nguyen Minh Thi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Ukraine
      • Shpresa Kureta, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Albania to Ukraine
      • Oswaldo Biato, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Ukraine
      • Manoj Kumar Bhayti, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Ukraine
      • Stole Zmeykoski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Macedonia to Ukraine
      • Cristian-Leon Țurcanu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Ukraine
      • Yusran Hadromi, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Indonesia in Ukraine
        • Signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between Kharkiv Region State Administration, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and Kharkiv Regional public organization "Association of Private Employers"
        • Signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between Kharkiv Region State Administration and Chinese Commerce Association in Ukraine
13:0013:30 Press conference
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Central Hall (2nd floor)
13:0014:00
Lunch
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Restaurant "Pacific Spoon" (2nd floor)
14:0015:30 PANEL DISCUSSION "UKRAINE IN THE GLOBALIZED WORLD: NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES"
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Central Hall (2nd floor)

MODERATOR:
  • Charles K. Whitehead, Investment banker, Director of the Millennium Fund, Head of segment of law and business, Сornell Tech
  • Steven Fisher, Citi Country Officer for Ukraine, PJSC Citibank Ukraine, Chairman of Board of Directors, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
KEY DISCUSSION TOPICS:
  • Megatrends and drivers of economic growth
  • Legislation for improving investment environment
  • Market globalization – new opportunities for trade cooperation
  • Development of cooperation in scientific, cultural and technological areas, exchange of technologies
  • Industrial parks as a factor of Ukraine’s investment appeal and instrument of regional development policy
  • Outsourcing without borders
PANEL DISCUSSION SPEAKERS:
  • Paul Niland, Founder of the Statement Email Ltd.
  • Eduard Simson, President of the international consulting group "Ukrainian Information Systems"
  • Marina Petrov, Deputy Head of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Ukraine, Head of Energy and Infrastructure Department
  • Giorgio Karhausen, financier, investor, international consultant, co-owner of energy-saving enterprises
  • John Shmorhun, CEO of the agricultural company AgroGeneration
  • Daniel Bilak, Managing Partner of the Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna LLC
  • Igor Burakovsky, Head of the Board, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Senior Advisor, USAID Leadership in Economic Governance (LEV) Program
14:0015:30 PANEL DISCUSSION "OFFICE OF KHARKIV REGION IN WASHINGTON AND INVESTMENT COOPERATION WITH US – PLATFORM TO ENTER GLOBAL MARKETS"
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Conference Hall "Kharkiv" (2nd floor)

MODERATORS:

  • Shai Franklin, Directs the Kharkiv Region Office in Washington, DC
  • Dmytro Shuval, Head of the International Agency for Regional Development "GloBee", Coordinator of the Office of Kharkiv Region in Washington
  • Michele R. Smith, Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Commercial Service in the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine
KEY DISCUSSION TOPICS:
  • The main directions of work
  • The first performances
  • Plans for further development
PANEL DISCUSSION SPEAKERS:
  • Michael Turner, Managing Director of Unicity (USA)
  • Peter Dickinson, Publisher of magazines "Buisiness of Ukraine" and "Lviv Today", Chief writer of english written magazine "The Odessa Review"
  • Sean Kilti, Head of the Supervisory Board «Globee»
  • Peter Zalmayev,Director of the Eurasia Democracy Initiative (EDI)
  • Oleksandr Grekhovodov, General Director of Kotloturboprom LLC Vice-President of MUST-IPRA Corporation
  • Harriet Mouchly-Weiss, Founding Partner of Strategy XXI Partners
  • Jake Dilemani, Senior Vice-President of Mercury Public Affairs, LLC
  • Alexander Gechtman, Regional Vice-President LiveU Ltd.
  • John C. Patton, Portfolio Manager, Argentem Creek Partners (UK) Ltd.
  • Yurii Romanenko, Head of Political and International Programs of Institute for the Future
  • Alex Bart, Founder, Managing Partner of the Empire State Capital Partners
  • Andriy Nosok, Managing Director, Private Equity, Dragon Capital
  • Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Capital
  • Vadym Bodayev, Director, International investment company SigmaBleyzer. Chairman of the Ukrainian Union of Employers Organizations "Agro-Culture and Food Employers Federation of Ukraine"
    • Signing the agreement on cooperation Strategy XXI Partners and the International Agency for Regional Development «Globee»
    • Signing the agreement on cooperation Mercury Public Affairs, and the International Agency for Regional Development «Globee»
    • Signing the agreement on cooperation between the publishing house "Business Ukraine" and the International Agency for Regional Development «Globee»
    • Signing the agreement on cooperation of "Pharmaceutical company" Health "and the Unicity
    • Signing the agreement on partnership agreement «Green blue Solutions» and the International Agency for Regional Development «Globee»
    • Signing the agreement on cooperation between the State innovation financial institutions and the International Agency for Regional Development «Globee»
    • Awarding the title of "Honorary Professor" Kharkiv National Academy of Pharmacy senior vice president of US pharmaceutical corporation "Unicity"
14:0015:30 PANEL DISCUSSION "USAID: NEW TOOLS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY"
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Conference Hall "Holiday" (1nd floor)

MODERATORS:
  • Viktoria Belyavtseva, Director of the Department for improvement of regional competitiveness of Kharkiv Regional State Administration
  • Victor Liakh, President of East Europe Foundation
KEY DISCUSSION TOPICS:
  • The value of the role of USAID in the general context of international aid
  • Strengthening the position of the Kharkiv region in USAID programs
  • Transparency and accountability in public administration and services
  • Support for community initiatives
  • Decentralization – a way to better results and efficiency
PANEL DISCUSSION SPEAKERS:
  • Susan Kosinsky Fritz, Regional Mission Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova
  • Denis Gursky, Director of Media Marketing Mom
  • Oren Murphy, Country Representative of USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) in Ukraine
  • Barry J Reed, DOBRE Chief of Party
14:0015:30 PANEL DISCUSSION "INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: SUPPORT MECHANISMS FOR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITIES"
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Restaurant Hall "Amadeus" (1st floor)

MODERATORS:
  • Tetiana Babenko, First Deputy Director, Social Welfare Department, Kharkiv Region State Administration
  • Oleg Kulinich, PhD in Public Administration, Associate Professor of Social and Humanitarian Policy Department, Kharkiv Regional Institute of Public Administration of the National Academy of Public Administration attached to the Office of the President of Ukraine
KEY DISCUSSION TOPICS:
  • International technical assistance as a tool to support social and economic development communities
  • Humanitarian aid programs to persons who affected by the Russian aggression in the Eastern Ukraine
  • Presentation of anti-corruption programs, security and human rights
  • Presentation of programs improving the quality administrative services
  • Networking
PANEL DISCUSSION SPEAKERS:
  • Blerta Cela, Deputy Country Director Programme
  • Dzvenyslava Chajkivska, Secretary General IFB Caritas Ukraine
  • Olena Rozskazova, Head of the International Renaissanse Fundation regional office in Eastern Ukraine
  • Roman Sheiko, Head of Kharkiv Field Office, UNICEF Ukraine
  • Joanna Jurewicz, Counselor/Counsellor Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kyiv, program "Study Tours to Poland"
  • Oksana Semenyshyn, Open World Program Coordinator and the Program of professional training, American Councils for International Education
  • Roman Tychkivskyy, Manager of "Economical Leadership" program of WNISEF fund, Director of Ukrainian Leadership Academy, co-organizer of Open Maidan University, initiator of non-profit fundraising campaigns
  • Oleksandr Chumak, President of KhOCO "Association of Private Employers"
15:3016:00 Coffee break
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Pre-function area, Central Hall (2nd floor)
16:0017:30 PANEL DISCUSSION "STRATEGIC PRIORITIES OF UKRAINIAN ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT"
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Central Hall (2nd floor)

MODERATORS:
  • Mark Bekker, Deputy Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration
  • Volodymyr Chyzhykov, Senior manager Transfer Pricing Group, KPMG in Ukraine
KEY DISCUSSION TOPICS:
  • Ways to improve export capacity
  • Investment promotion
  • Prospects of state enterprises privatization
  • Science and Education – the foundation for industrial development
PANEL DISCUSSION SPEAKERS:
  • Olena Derevyanko, Vice-President of DCH, Vice-President of Ukrainian PR-League, PhD in Economics
  • Anatolii Hirshfeld, People's Deputy of Ukraine, Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship, Honorary President of JSC "UPEК"
  • Olena Zhukova, Chairman of Management Board, PJSC "Megabank"
  • Yuri Kurmaz, Director of JSC "Ukrtelecom"
  • Vladimir Mikhailov, General Secretary of the Ukrainian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce ICC
  • Margarita Karpenko, Managing Partner of the Kyiv office of DLA Piper, an international law firm
  • Volodymyr Semynozhenko, Director General of State Scientific Institution "Institute for Single Crystals" of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Chairman of Northeastern Research Center of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Ludmila Belova, Director of the Kharkiv Regional Institute of Public Administration of the National Academy of Public Administration attached to the Office of the President of Ukraine
  • Vil Bakirov, Rector, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
  • Oleg Ilyutko, President, PJSC "Turbogaz", Chairman of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the Kharkiv Region – Regional Department of the Ukrainian public organization "Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs"
  • Victor Kuharchuk, Director, Trigon Farming Kharkiv, LLC
  • Andrew Chubatenko, Project Manager «Active Energy Group»
  • Nataliya Vynogradska, Executive Director, Kharkiv IT cluster
16:0017:30 PANEL DISCUSSION "DECENTRALIZATION AS A KEY FACTOR OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION"
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Conference Hall "Holiday" (1nd floor)

MODERATORS:
  • Sergii Chernov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Council
  • Mykhailo Chernyak, Deputy Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration
KEY DISCUSSION TOPICS:
  • Decentralization marathon in Ukraine
  • Democratic Governance – the key to effective community development
  • The first in Ukraine experience of consolidated communities and their cooperation, future prospects
  • SME, implementation of citizens’ initiatives – force for local economic development
  • The role of experts, the media, civil society in the process of decentralization
PANEL DISCUSSION SPEAKERS
  • Vyacheslav Nehoda, First Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal  Services of Ukraine, Chief of staff
  • Barry J Reed, DOBRE Chief of Party
  • Sergei Kravchenko, Deputy head of the State Employment Service of Ukraine
  • Oksana Garnets, Senior Coordinator, Swiss-Ukrainian Decentralization Support to Ukraine Project (DESPRO)
  • Janusz Yablonsky, Consul General of Poland in Kharkiv
  • Daniel Popescu, Special Adviser to the Government of Ukraine on decentralization, the Council of Europe
  • Даниэль Попеску, Специальный советник правительства Украины по вопросам децентрализации, Совет Европы
  • Nikolai Titov, First Vice President – Executive Director of the Association of local authorities of Kharkiv oblast, deputy regional council
  • Diana Barynova, Coordinator of the Kharkiv Regional Office of reform and development, Head of the NGO "Polish-Ukrainian Agrarian Association"
  • Veniamin Sitov, City Mayor of Merefa (OTG)
  • Andriy Kulykov, Media expert, programs host
16:0017:30 PANEL DISCUSSION «OFFICE OF KHARKIV REGION IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA – A NEW LEVEL OF COOPERATION»
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Conference Hall "Kharkiv" (2nd floor)

MODERATORS:
    • Oleksandr Serdechnyi, First Secretary, Embassy of Ukraine to People’s Republic of China
KEY DISCUSSION TOPICS:
  • A new level of economic cooperation of the Kharkiv Region with Heilongjiang Province of China
  • Directions of cooperation in industry, agriculture, transport and trade, science and technology
  • Directions of co-operation in education and health
  • Directions of cooperation in the field of culture and art, tourism and sports
PANEL DISCUSSION SPEAKERS:
  • Hu Shiying, Deputy Head of Standing Committee on National People’s Congress, Heilongjiang Province, People’s Republic of China
  • Peng Yuanbo, Chief Executive Officer, Kharkiv region delegation to Heilongjiang Province, People’s Republic of China
  • Oleksandr Semeney, Advisor to Director, Kharkiv region delegation to Heilongjiang Province, People’s Republic of China
  • Ruslan Osypenko, Director, Chinese Commerce Association in Ukraine
  • Victor Subotin, Director General, PJSC “Turboatom”
  • Viktor Popov, Chairman of the Board, FED, PJSC
  • Mykola Vahno, Director General, PJSC “Khartron”
  • Anatoliy Yunitskiy, Author and ingenious designer of Yunitskiy’s string technologies, CEO – General Designer of JSC "String Technologies"
16:0017:30 PANEL DISCUSSION "INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR SMES – THE GUARANTEE OF THE GROWTH OF THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF UKRAINE"
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Restaurant Hall "Amadeus" (1st floor)

MODERATORS:

  • Viktoria Belyavtseva, Director of the Department for improvement of regional competitiveness of Kharkiv Regional State Administration
  • Nataliia Yakovleva, Charitable Foundation "Kharkiv with you!" "Team Europe" project
KEY DISCUSSION TOPICS:
  • Presentation of SMEs support programs
  • Presentation of training managers programs
  • Networking
PANEL DISCUSSION SPEAKERS:
  • Andriy Zayika, Project Manager, UNDP in Ukraine "Developing business associations of small and medium business"
  • Oksana Olijnykova, Director of the Office, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Ukraine
  • Stela Melnic, Head of Regional Programme "Advice for Small Businesses in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova", European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Taras Kachka, Deputy Executive Director of the International Renaissanse Fundation
  • Svіtlana Stepaschenko, Head of the project office in Kyiv, the program "Fit for Partnership with Germany" German International Cooperation Bureau (GIZ)
  • Henrik Hallgren, Programme Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR)
  • Sergiy Krejmer, Chief Operating Director, Wiseman Rose LLP
17:3018:00 Coffee break
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Pre-function area, Central Hall (2nd floor)
18:0019:00 PLENARY SESSION «INVESTMENTS IN UKRAINE – INVESTMENTS IN THE FUTURE»
Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Central Hall (2nd floor)

Master of ceremonies: Paul Niland, Founder of the Statement Email Ltd.
  • Shai Franklin, Directs the Kharkiv Region Office in Washington, DC
  • Hu Shiying, Deputy Head of Standing Committee on National People’s Congress, Heilongjiang Province, People’s Republic of China
  • Harriet Mouchly-Weiss, Founder and Managing Partner of “Strategy XXI Partners”
  • Yevhen Bystrytsky, Executive Director of International Renaissance Foundation
  • Yulia Svitlychna, Acting Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration
19:0019:30 Charity concert
19:3521:00 Buffet reception
Restaurant «Pacific Spoon», 2nd floor

 

Saturday, 24 September 2016

10:0017:30

Visiting by Forum participants the Great Slobidskyi Fair

10:0017:30

Individual conversations between Forum participants and business partners

 

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