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    WHERE

    Fort Mason Center
    San Fancisco, CA

    WHEN

    Sunday to Wednesday
    July 23 to 26, 2019

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      Day 1
      2022-07-21
      Day 2
      2022-07-22
      EVENT CHECK-IN & PRE-EVENT NETWORKING image
      08:15 - 09:00
      EVENT CHECK-IN & PRE-EVENT NETWORKING
      • Check-in desk opens at 8:15am
      • Seating 8:45am – 9:00am
      OPENING CEREMONY image
      09:00 - 09:45
      OPENING CEREMONY

      Master of Ceremonies: Burcu Çetinkaya

       

      Welcome Speeches:

      • Hon. Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine – Trade Representative of Ukraine (Online)
      • Hon. Halyna Yanchenko, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine and Secretary in the National Investment Council of Ukraine
      • Hon. Jovana Marović, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Affairs of Montenegro
      • Gennadiy Chyzhykov, President, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ukraine
      UNDERSTANDING THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC REALITY image
      10:00 - 11:00
      UNDERSTANDING THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC REALITY

      Moderator: Hon. Halyna Yanchenko, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Secretary of the National Investment Council of Ukraine

       

      Since March 2022, the entire global economy is feeling the effects of slower growth and faster inflation. The war in Ukraine is causing commodity prices to soar, causing logistics and supply chain disruptions, creating high unemployment levels, tightening the financial market and reducing investor confidence.

       

      • Current situation on the ground, both in Ukraine, in the Speakers countries: blockages, shortages, over-supply, human-resources, infrastructure etc.
      • How the local communities are handling the situation and what do you envisage for the future?
      • Affect of the war on local and global supply chains now and what do you think will happen in the future?

       

      Panelists:

      • Hon. Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine – Trade Representative of Ukraine (Online)
      • Lisa (Yelyzaveta) Yasko, Head of Interparliamentary Cooperation, Bilateral and Multilateral Relations Committee on Foreign Affairs & Interparliamentary Cooperation, Member of Parliament of Ukraine
      • Hon. Jovana Marović, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Affairs of Montenegro
      • Davor Bosnjak, Head of Cabinet, Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina
      • Kadri Maasik, Executive Director, Estonian Center for International Development
      • Zaiga Liepiņa, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

       

      SUPPORTING ECONOMIC CONTINUITY – INVESTMENT, EXPORT, GLOBALIZATION, AND OPPORTUNITIES image
      11:10 - 12:40
      SUPPORTING ECONOMIC CONTINUITY – INVESTMENT, EXPORT, GLOBALIZATION, AND OPPORTUNITIES

      Moderator: Hon. Dmytro Natalukha, Chairman of the Economic Affairs Parliamentary Committee,
      Member of Parliament of Ukraine

       

      Understanding the need for coordinated regional and international re-organization of supply chains and investment priorities, as a result of the war in Ukraine.

       

      This special panel session will provide the audience with deep insights into these complex issues from the perspective of governmental and industry leaders.

      • The need for economic continuity – in Ukraine and neighboring
      • How they are working with their local constituents to sell their goods on the international market, all the while navigating complex compliance, logistics challenges, and other pandemic-related constraints.
      • How they are dealing with / overcoming local economic, infrastructure and related issues and constraints.

       

      Panelists:

      • Gennadiy Chyzhykov, President, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ukraine
      • Hon. Andres Sutt, Member of Parliament of Estonia, Former Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
      • Zaiga Liepiņa, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia
      • Maria Pendes, Head of Economic Affairs Committee, Member of Parliament, Bosnia and Herzegovina
      LUNCH BREAK image
      12:50 - 14:00
      LUNCH BREAK
      THE CHANGING FACE OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES image
      14:00 - 15:30
      THE CHANGING FACE OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

      Moderator: Achim Hartig, Managing Director, Germany Trade and Invest & Chair of OECD Network of Investment Promotion Agencies 

       

      A panel discussion of the current needs and forecasts for international business relocations, and the cooperative approach being adopted internationally to ensure that support is available when needed for businesses already invested in Ukraine and the region.

       

      • What are the changes being seen in investor confidence – and how are the government IPAs overcoming those challenges?
      • How different government IPAs are supporting temporary business relocations – maintaining an eye towards a future return and rebuilding effort, rather than a permanent absorption of Ukrainian firms and talent by host countries.
      • Identifying and promoting new investment opportunities (particularly where the global community is seeing production / service shortages).

       

      Speakers are the leaders / representatives of National Government Investment Promotion Agencies.

       

      Panelists:

      • Bogdan Bogdanov, Executive Director, InvestBulgaria
      • Iveta Strupkāja, Deputy Director in Charge of Export, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
      • Eva Jungmannova, Director of Investment and Foreign Operations, Czech Invest
      • Stelian Manic, Director General, Invest Moldova
      • Kieran Donoghue, Global Head of Strategy, Policy and International Financial Services, IDA Ireland
      • Zdzisław Sokal, Member of the Board, Polish Investment and Trade Agency
      • Sergiy Tsivkach, Chief Executive Officer at UkraineInvest (Online)
      • Sven Aulik, Head of Exports Advisors Team, Estonian Business and Innovation Agency
      INVEST IN UKRAINE – OPPORTUNITIES SHOWCASE image
      15:30 - 15:50
      INVEST IN UKRAINE – OPPORTUNITIES SHOWCASE

      Volia Agro Food Tech Cluster

       

      A presentation on Ukraine’s most important upcoming infrastructure opportunities, and how international partners can contribute towards the rebuilding of a new Ukraine, and a shared future of economic prosperity.

       

      Projects to be presented include a new industrial park in Ukraine, a recent project of agri-food producers for the value of $300m to $1bn (15 Minutes)

       

      Speakers:

      • Borys Shestopalov, Co-Founder, HD-group, Uparks, Ukraine
      • Andrii Dligach, Founder, Advanter Group, Ukraine

       

      US – UKRAINE BUSINESS RELATIONS image
      15:50 - 16:50
      US – UKRAINE BUSINESS RELATIONS

      Moderator: Denis Jatsyshyn, Director, Corporate Relations, U.S. – Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)

       

      A panel discussion on US – Ukraine business relations, current and potential projects and synergy between the US and Ukraine busineses.  The United States attaches great importance to the success of Ukraine as a free and democratic state with a flourishing market economy. U.S. policy is centered on supporting Ukraine in the face of continued Russian aggression as it advances reforms to strengthen democratic institutions, fight corruption, and promote conditions for economic growth and competition. The panel is dedicated to infrastructure, agriculture and logistics.

       

      Panelists:

      • Tom Austin, Ukraine Special Projects Director, Trimble
      • Lars Hickey, Managing Director of Sales and Project Finance, International Government Affairs, Wabtec Corporation
      • Vasily Borovsky (LLB, LLM, PMP) VP Business Development, USKO Group (USA)
      BUSINESS LEADERS ROUND-TABLE image
      17:00 - 18:00
      BUSINESS LEADERS ROUND-TABLE

      Moderator: Hon. Halyna Yanchenko, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament. and a Secretary in the National Investment Council of Ukraine

       

      Real-world views from business leaders who have invested in Ukraine

       

      Opening Speech:

      • Hüsnü Akhan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Doğuş Holding

       

      Panelists:

      • Serhiy Haydaychuk, Founder and President of CEO Club Ukraine
      • Volodymyr Reshetov, Founder of PeTri, Founder Bimedis
      • Andriy Zdesenko, CEO & Founder, Biosphere Corporation
      • Vadym Gurzhos, Chairman of the Board of Directors, StudioPak
      • Yuriy Kryvosheya, Managing Partner & President, PJSC “Toronto-Kyiv”
      • Borys Shestopalov, Co-Founder, HD-group, Uparks, Ukraine
      DIIA. DIGITAL BUSINESS PLATFORM IN UKRAINE image
      18:00 - 18:30
      DIIA. DIGITAL BUSINESS PLATFORM IN UKRAINE

      This presentation will cover the Ukraine “Diia.Business” platform, which is a national online platform for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship support centers all over the country.

       

      Speaker:

      Andrii Remizov, Acting Director, Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion and Proprietorship Office, Ukraine

      CLOSING REMARKS image
      19:30 - 22:00
      CLOSING REMARKS

      Hon. Haydar Ali Yıldız, Mayor, Beyoğlu Belediyesi

       

      • Dinner cruise on the Bosphorous (SPEAKERS + SPONSORS + DIPLOMATIC CORPS + MINISTERS ONLY)
      EVENT CHECK-IN & PRE-EVENT NETWORKING image
      08:15 - 09:00
      EVENT CHECK-IN & PRE-EVENT NETWORKING
      • Check-in desk opens at 8:15am
      • Seating 8:45am – 9:00am
      DAY 2: OPENING SPEECH image
      09:00 - 09:30
      DAY 2: OPENING SPEECH

      Master of Ceremonies: Burcu Çetinkaya

       

      Welcome Speech:

      International Trade as a mechanism to support global economic stability

       

      • Hon. John W.H. Denton, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
      • Hon. Senator Steve Daines, USA Senate
      • Hon. Senator David Wells, Senate of Canada
      • Gennadiy Chyzhykov, President, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
      FINANCING THE REBUILDING OF UKRAINE image
      09:30 - 10:30
      FINANCING THE REBUILDING OF UKRAINE

      Moderator: Bahadir Kaleagasi, President, Bosphorus Institute

       

      Discussion of options for financing rebuilding of Ukraine

      • Infrastructure
      • Public Sector Companies
      • Private Business

       

      Panelists:

      • Hasan Demirhan, Vice President Banking, Black Sea Trade & Development Bank (BSTDB)
      • Matteo Patrone, Managing Director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (Online)
      • Ersin Nazali, Managing Partner, NAZALI Tax & Legal.
      UKRAINIAN INDUSTRY – STATUS QUO AND HOW TO MOVE FORWARD image
      10:30 - 12:00
      UKRAINIAN INDUSTRY – STATUS QUO AND HOW TO MOVE FORWARD

      Moderator: Alfred Praus, President, Austrian-Ukrainian Business Council, and Board Member of the International Council of Business Associations and Chambers (ICBAC) in Ukraine

       

      A round-table discussion about the needs of business in Ukraine, the challenges the chambers of commerce and councils are facing in fulfilling their mandates, what is needed from the international business community, and how working together can benefit foreign businesses, as well as businesses in Ukraine.

      • Views on the actual state of the economy.
      • How to move forward and rebuild the Ukraine Economy.

       

      Panelists:

      • Damien Bruckard, Head of Global Engagement, International Chamber of Commerce
      • Gennadiy Chyzhykov, President, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
      • Denis Jatsyshyn, Director of Corporate Relations, S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
      • Emma Turos, Managing Director, Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce
      • Burak Pehlivan, Chairman of the Board, International Turkish Ukrainian Business Association
      • Alexandre Yurchak, CEO, Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine and Head of Ukrainian Cluster Alliance
      • Anna Derevyanko, Executive Director, European Business Association (Online)
      • Olga Trofymova, Cluster Manager, Ukrainian Automotive and Mobility Cluster, and President of the Ukrainian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Ukraine)
      EDOPOMOGA: PRESENTATION FROM THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL POLICY OF UKRAINE image
      12:00 - 12:30
      EDOPOMOGA: PRESENTATION FROM THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL POLICY OF UKRAINE

      As an international social platform eDopomoga helps Ukrainians to survive during the war and supports the economy of Ukraine, business involved in the entire delivery chain and everyone who works in it.

       

      The Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine with the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and UNDP with the financial support of Sweden has created a platform called eDopomoga, which provides prompt collection of applications from all regions of Ukraine for humanitarian needs, as well as efficient and targeted distribution of aid.

       

      The platform brings together the capabilities, resources and strengths of the state, business, NGOs, charitable foundations and volunteers to provide humanitarian assistance to war victims, internally displaced persons and people from vulnerable categories.

       

      This 30-minute presentation will cover the main features of the platform and how you can get involved in supporting social security efforts in Ukraine with this innovative new technology.

       

      Speakers:

      • Hon. Kostiantyn Koshelenko, Deputy Minister for Digital Development, Digital Transformation and Digitalization
      • Liliia Lishnianska Adviser to the Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine

       

      LUNCH BREAK image
      12:30 - 13:30
      LUNCH BREAK
      OVERCOMING SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS DISRUPTIONS image
      13:30 - 14:30
      OVERCOMING SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS DISRUPTIONS

      Moderator: Olga Trofymova, Cluster Manager, Ukrainian Automotive and Mobility Cluster

       

      How is the war directly affecting logistics in the region and abroad, what are alternative logistics solutions, how long will it take to implement alternative logistics solutions, what can the international business community do?

       

      Panelists:

      • Edvins Berzins, President, Ukrainian Logistics Alliance
      • Vasily Borovsky (LLB, LLM, PMP) VP Business Development, USKO Group (USA)
      • Maria Chebysheva, Project Manager, Head of export sales, Spetztekhosnastka Ltd., Ukraine (Online)
      • Maxim Anisimov, Deputy director of development, VD MAIS, Ukraine (Online)
      • Elena Chepizhko, Head of Government and External Relation, EUROCAR Group of Companies (Online)
      GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ENERGY SECURITY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES image
      14:30 - 15:30
      GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ENERGY SECURITY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

      Moderator: Eser Özdil, Nonresident Fellow, Atlantic Council

       

      Panelists:

      • Sevki Acuner, Former, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ukrenergo, NPC UKRENERGO, Ukraine
      • Zeynep Elif Yildizel, Vice President, Association of Geological Researchers, Turkey
      • Onur Unlu, CEO, ESCON Enerji A.S., and President, EYODER
      • Torsten Wöllert, Minister Counselor – Energy, EU Delegation to Ukraine
      • Anna Guillard Sazhko, Associate, International Arbitration Group, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Paris
      GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES image
      15:30 - 16:30
      GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

      Moderator: Howard Beasey, Partner and Co-Founder, 8° East

       

      Many countries rely on Russia and Ukraine for a significant percentage of their wheat, fertilizer, or vegetable oils imports. As the war disrupts global commodity markets and trade flows, the cost of food is increasing in the region.

       

      • What is the current impact of the war on food security in the country?
      • What can countries do to lessen the burden on Africa and the Middle East?
      • How can countries ensure sustainability of supply of food supply.

       

      Panelists:

      • Borys Shestopalov, Co-Founder, HD-group, Uparks, Ukraine
      • Hon. James Kakooza, Minister, Ministry of Health, Uganda. Speaker, Pan African Parliament
      • Diego Munoz, CEO, ADM
      REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS image
      16:30 - 17:30
      REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

      Moderator: Michael Edgar, CEO, SelectChicago

       

      How are regional chambers of commerce dealing with cross-border business interruptions? What are the major challenges that their constituents are facing? How can governments assist in addressing those challenges? Are there opportunities which will emerge from the crisis and how can those opportunities be harnessed?

       

      Panelists:

      • Arda Batu, Secretary General & Board Member, TURKONFED
      • Olena Shyrokova, Vice Chairman, ICC UAE Commission on Trade & Investment
      • Andrii Remizov, Acting Director of Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion and Proprietorship Office (Online)
      • Eren Derinkok, Secretary General & Board Member, TABA AmCham
      • Igor Stefanet, CEO, Invest Moldova
      • Temmuz Yigit Bezmez, Head of Project and Business Development, French Chamber of Commerce in Turkey

       

      CLOSING CEREMONY & NETWORKING image
      17:30 - 18:30
      CLOSING CEREMONY & NETWORKING
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      • Photo opportunities
      • Media interviews
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      TRAIN

      The train station ( 3rd Revenue ) is 8min away by foot, just over the Dinner Street

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      Take buss no 12 and stop on the stop 29.

      WALK

      From the train station, cross the river Dunner and turn right. The Nombre is 100 meters away.

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