UkraineInvest Talks: Dnipro is set to become the first conference within a series of events highlighting the investment potential in the regions of Ukraine. The event will serve as an interactive platform aimed at informing the international and Ukrainian investment community on Ukraine's reform progress and investment climate development in Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhizhia, Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Engaging discussions focused on strengthening of cooperation with regional authorities and on advantages of the Law On State Support for Investment Projects with Significant Investments will be high on the event agenda. The conference is organized jointly by the Government Investment Promotion Office UkraineInvest, Dnipro City Council and Dnipro Development Agency in partnership with USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine.
10:00 - 10:05 Opening remarks by organizers of UkraineInvest Talks: Dnipro
10:05 - 10:15 Welcome remark Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine
10:15 - 10:25 Welcome remark Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine
10:25 - 10:45 Presentation of investment potential of the city of Dnipro Borys Filatov, City mayor of Dnipro
Investment policy and regional development
An important prerequisite for the country's development is the investment market development and strengthening of the regions as key drivers of economic growth. The COVID-19 pandemics has added uncertainty to global investment markets, making competition for financial resources even more intense. Ukraine managed to hold its ground, but a number of initiatives aimed at improving the country's investment attractiveness have been taken at the level of the Government and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to stabilize the situation and promote further investment in the economy. The task of local authorities is to provide local support to small and large businesses and skilful use of existing tools to attract investment in regional development.
11:00 - 12:00
Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Chairman of the "Servant of the People" Party Parliamentary Faction
Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Сhairman of the Economic Affairs Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Head of the Temporary Special Commission of the Verkhovna Rada on Protection of Investors' Rights
Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Deputy Minister of Finance
President, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Perhaps the main criterion for evaluating the work of local authorities in the field of attracting investment is experience of representatives of companies that already operate in the region, and in practice understand benefits of doing business in Ukraine. Analysis of real experience of investors in the region, their needs and expectations is extremely important and necessary to establish a constructive dialogue between business and government which will further attract new investment in the development of regions and the country as a whole.
The development of Ukraine's economy is the cumulative result of development of its regions. Awareness, analysis and skilful use of competitive advantages of the region is a priority of local authorities to create an attractive investment climate. Local authorities should be a mediator between business representatives and potential investors, as well as a guarantor of the necessary conditions for comfortable doing business.
13:10 - 14:10
Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council
Head of Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration
СEO, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih PJSC
Emre Hadi Erverdi
General Manager, Miroplast
Chairman of the Board, FED JSC
General Director, SE "National Investment Fund of Ukraine" Моderator
Investment opportunities of the regions (2)
14:10 - 15:00
Reintegration and rehabilitation of Donbass infrastructure is a key priority of the Ukrainian authorities, which, in turn, creates new investment opportunities for financial organizations and businesses. Together with international partners, Ukraine is ready to invest billions of dollars in the process of revitalization of the region and its transformation into an investment-attractive target for Ukrainian and foreign investors.
Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories
Advisor to the Chairman of the Management Board, Ukreximbank
Associate Director, Strategy and Innovations Leader at EY Moderator
Investment proposals development: practice and trends
Today, the development of the regions of Ukraine is financed from local budgets, state aid and investments of international financial organizations. It is due to cooperation with the latter that cities and regions have an opportunity to implement truly large-scale projects, such as the construction of bridges, sports centres, modernization of public transport and more. However, to ensure the sustainable development of the regions, it is necessary to intensify investments of private investors and promote the development of local small and medium-sized businesses.
Regional Coordinator, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, PFAN
Partner at Sayenko Kharenko Moderator
Industrial parks - on the threshold of change
International experience shows that industrial parks become the basis of innovative development strategies of countries and many regions, provide the formation of the knowledge economy, information technology, new business processes and economic leadership of countries on the world stage. A wide range of support tools and incentives are used to attract investment in industrial parks.
17:00 - 18:00
Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Deputy Head of Economic Development Committee
Director General of the Directorate of Regional Policy of the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine
Director, BP Ecopolis HTZ top company
CEO Isatex Invest Group (Refma Industrial Park)
CEO, Zaporizhkran PJSC
Director, Dnipro Development Agency (Innovation Forpost Industrial Park) Moderator
A dialogue with investor: Ukraine-World
The vast majority of investment projects are implemented in the regions of Ukraine. It is crucial that local investors are supported along with tools and mechanisms to facilitate communication and economic cooperation. In this aspect, it is important to build an efficient dialogue between local authorities and the international business community, and in particular, to inform about the possibilities of attracting funding from leading investment funds for private investment projects and the development of municipal infrastructure.
18:00 - 18:50
Deputy Foreign Minister, Chief Digital Transformation Officer
Director, International Project Finance, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
General Manager, Innovation Centers, Wix.com
President of Confindustria Ucraina
Emiel de Sévrèn Jacquet
Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Amsterdam, Founder of Holland Financial Network
Head of Legal Affairs and Regulatory Policy Department, UkraineInvest
Director of the Economic Prosperity and Investment Committee (EPIC), Ukrainian World Congress Moderator
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