First Annual U.S. - Ukraine Business Forum

The first-annual U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum, hosted by the Chamber in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce, took place on July 13, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Participants included high-level government and business leaders from both countries. 

AGENDA

Welcoming Remarks:

Key Speakers: 

  • Tom Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine

Doing Business in Ukraine:

Moderator: Andy Hunder, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

Key Speakers:

  • Aivaras Abromavicius, Minister of Economic Development and Trade 
  • Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Finance 
  • Roman Nasirov, Head of the State Fiscal Service 
  • Dmytro Sologub, Deputy Head of the National Bank of Ukraine

Executive Session 1: Agribusiness and Infrastructure

Moderator: Martin Richenhagen, CEO, AGCO

Key Speakers:

  • Oleksiy Pavlenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
  • Andriy Pyvovarskiy, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Executive Session 2: Knowledge Economy, Human Capital, and Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Andrew Chakhoyan, Head of Eurasia, World Economic Forum

Key Speakers:

  • Aivaras Abromavicius, Minister of Economic Development and Trade
  • Dmytro Shmykiv,  Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration
  • Ruslan Korzh, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade
  • Denis Gurskiy, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine
  • Lenna Koszarny, Horizon Capital
  • Yevgen Sysoev, AVentures Capital

Executive Session 3: Energy & Energy Efficiency 

Moderator: Francis Malige, Managing Director  for Eastern

 Europe, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 

Key Speakers:

  • Andriy Kobolev, Chairman of Naftogaz Ukraine
  • Ihor Bilous, Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine
  • Adomas Audiscas, Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade
  • Yuri Nedashkovskyy, President of Energoatom

Executive Session 4: Targeted Strategies for Financing Projects and Business Growth   

Moderator: David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Carlyle

Key Speakers:

  • Andryi Pivovarsky, Minister of Infrastructure 
  • Dmytro Sologub,  Deputy Head of the National Bank of Ukraine
  • Nathan Sheets, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Philippe Le Houerou, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Plenary Session:

Moderator: Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Key Speakers:

  • Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine
  • Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Aivaras Abromavicius, Minister of Economic Development and Trade
  • Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce 
  • Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States

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