Emerging Ukraine: Europe's new growth engine?

  • 12.11.2020

Welcome to Emerging Ukraine: Europe’s new growth engine?

Inspiring plenary sessions, informative panels and targeted 1:1 meetings will put the Norwegian-Ukrainian cooperation on a brand new level.

Join us online to discuss the emergence of Ukraine in light of recent reforms and political and economic development. The discussion will also entail a closer look at financial transactions and risk assessments, perspectives on bilateral trade and future NUCC activities. Here you will be able to register for the event, as well as schedule direct B2B meetings with other relevant participants.

Topics addressed?

  • Progress of reforms in Ukraine
  • Perspectives on trade between Norway and Ukraine
  • How to unlock bilateral trade potential
  • Digital networking

Why participate?

  • Receive an update on the progress of reforms in Ukraine and what this means for your business
  • Discover new opportunities for bilateral trade
  • Develop your network with professionals in Norway and Ukraine
  • Find potential partners and relevant projects

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to take contact with Anastasia Antonyk via aa@nucc.no

Program:

Time Program Speakers
15:00 – 17:00 Plenary session
15:00 Welcome words H.E. Erik Svedahl, Norwegian Ambassador to Ukraine
15:05 Opening remarks by Ukrainian Trade Commission leader Oleksandr Tkachenko, Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Information Policy
15:10 Panel debate 1: Emerging Ukraine – Progress of reform
Participants:
  • Maria Barabash, Executive Director, Office of Simple Solutions & Results
  • Sergiy Tsivkach, Executive Director at UkraineInvest
  • Dmytro Lyvch, Expert of economic reform in Ukraine at Easy Business, CIVITTA and Prime Minister office
  • Kristian Andersson, CEO at SEB Ukraine
  • Dmytro Sennychenko, Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine
Moderated by Pavlo Sheremeta, economic commentator, former Minister of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine
15:50 Break
16:00 Welcome words
  • H.E. Viacheslav Yatsiuk, Ukrainian Ambassador to Norway
  • Ketil E. Bøe, Partner at Wikborg Rein and Chairman of the Board at NUCC
16:05 Opening remarks by Norwegian Trade Commission leader Iselin Nybø, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry
16:10 NUCC perspectives on bilateral trade Kjartan Tveitnes, Managing Director at NUCC
16:20 Panel debate 2: Emerging Ukraine – How to unlock bilateral trade potential Participants:

  • Christian Svensson, Director at N-iX Nordic AB and member of NUCC Board of Directors
  • Silje Gjerp Solstad, Seafood Analyst and Market Access at Norwegian Seafood Council
  • Energy company representative

Moderated by Anastasia Antonyk, Project Manager at NUCC

16:55 Concluding remarks Anastasia Antonyk, Project Manager at NUCC
17:00 – 19:00 Digital B2B Meetings on a private schedule
November 13th 

9:00 – 16:00

Digital B2B Meetings on a private schedule

Among speakers

Iselin Nybø
Minister of Trade and Industry of Norway
Oleksandr Tkachenko
Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine
Viacheslav Yatsiuk
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Norway
Erik Svedahl
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to Ukraine
Ketil E. Bøe
Partner at Wikborg Rein and Chairman of the Board at NUCC
Kjartan Tveitnes
Managing Director at NUCC
Dmytro Sennychenko
Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine
Pavlo Sheremeta
Economic Commentator and former Minister of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine
Kristian Andersson
CEO at SEB Ukraine

Kristian Andersson is the CEO of SEB Ukraine since 2012, and based in Kyiv since 2008. He joined Swedish banking group SEB in 1994 where he since has held various positions in Stockholm, Frankfurt, Oslo and Kyiv. Prior to transferring to Kyiv he was Head of Export & Project Finance in SEB Frankfurt 2004-08. He holds a MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School, City of London (1993) and a BSc in Nautical Science (Master Mariner) from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (1985). He started his career working in the Merchant Marine, including 7 years as an Officer aboard various types of vessels before his studies in London.

Christian Svensson
Director at N-iX Nordic AB and member of NUCC Board of Directors
Silje Gjerp Solstad
Seafood Analyst and Market Access at Norwegian Seafood Council
Sergiy Tsivkach
Executive Director at UkraineInvest 
Maria Barabash
Executive Director at Office of Simple Solutions & Results
Dmytro Lyvch
Expert of economic reform in Ukraine at Easy Business, CIVITTA and Prime Minister office
Anastasia Antonyk
Project Manager at NUCC

Informational partners

N-iX

N-iX is an Eastern European provider of software development services with 1000+ expert software engineers onboard. Since 2002, the company has formed strategic partnerships with a variety of global industry leaders, including Lebara, Currencycloud, Fluke Corporation, Gogo, TuneIn, Travelport, several Fortune 500 companies, and over 100 other medium and large-scale businesses. N-iX provides quality software engineering and deep expertise in finance, healthcare, hospitality, telecom, energy, manufacturing, and other domains.

Office of Simple Results & Solutions

Office of Simple Results & Solutions is a non-profit NGO with a team of experts, who prepare proposals for the President and members of the National Reform Council. We support the President of Ukraine and his Office in cooperation with the civil society as well as with business structures in general, while not representing specific company or group.  Our goal is to get Ukraine to Top-20 of Ease of Doing Business Rank by the World Bank, to increase quality of life by removing the State pressure from society and business structures. If the legislation contains even the smallest opportunity for corruption, we believe it is wrong as our team looks at legislation from the perspective of possible problems, difficulties and challenges for society and business. We are independent, no one can influence us but we are open to cooperation.

UkraineInvest

UkraineInvest is the Ukrainian government’s investment promotion office created in 2016 to attract foreign direct investment and assist existing investors to expand their businesses in Ukraine. UkraineInvest's stalwart mission is  to promote Ukraine’s investment opportunities globally and ensure the establishment of an efficient dialogue between the business community and the government with a view to growing Ukraine's economy and improving the business climate. Since its inception, UkraineInvest team has unlocked USD 3 bln in FDI, resolved 120+ legal and administrative issues of foreign investors, and provided 1,600+ consultations.

SMB (Small and Medium Enterprises Norway)

Small and Medium Enterprises Norway has approx. 5,000 members across the country. Our member companies represent most industries, where construction, retail, industry and professional-technical services are the largest. The majority of the members are small and medium-sized companies, and approx. half of them have up to five employees. The SMB companies employ more than 25,000 people.

Gründerforening

The interest group Gründerforeningen was founded in November 2005. Our main task is to work for better business policy for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Among other things, we fight for less form dominance, lower tax and fee pressures and more investment in business-oriented research. Gründerforening arranges seminars, courses and conferences for our members and politicians, as well as social events such as networking.

Jooble

Jooble is the 2nd largest job site in the world. It operates in 71 countries and is visited by 80 million candidates.

We simplify the job searching process for candidates by displaying thousands of active job ads on Jooble aggregated from different job boards, recruitment companies through XML feeds. Our primary goal is to help people get the best jobs in the world