- Oslo, Norway
During this event you will meet different stakeholders from the Ukrainian tourism industry and get information about some of Ukraine’s attractions: The capital Kyiv and the cultural center Lviv, which is with its historic center a part of “World Heritage, activity-based holiday in the Carpathian mountains, culture and beach holiday along the Black Sea coast, which can include walking the legendary Potemkin-stairs in Odessa, cruise on Ukraine´s longest river Dnieper, or an unforgettable excursion to Chernobyl or a visit to the ghost town of Pripyat.
As a histirical center and one of Europe’s largest countries, Ukraine has a diverse and rich culture. Walking through the big cities of Ukraine is like walking through different time eras. In Kyiv you can see old slavic churches and monasteries, like Kiev Pechersk Lavra, one of the best excapmples of Sovjet style architecture at Kreschatik avenue, and more modern Ukrainian architecture at Maidan square. Lviv, the largest city in Western Ukraine, reminds its visitors more about Prague or Krakow with its Renaissance, Baroque, and Classicism architecture.
Why participate at “Explore Ukraine”:
- Get to know Europe´s largest country, Taste Ukrainian cuisine and wines
- Gain knowledge of new and existing Ukrainian travel and cultural products
- Meet and negotiate with Ukrainian suppliers and finalize business contracts
- Extend your professional and personal network
Words of greeting by the Ukrainian Embassy in Oslo and the Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
Time travel and introduction to the long history of Norwegian-Ukrainian relations: Mr Halvor Tjønn, author and former correspondent in Eastern Europe
Welcome to Ukraine. Insights into Ukrainian culture and mentality, historical facts, national dishes and much more: Iryna Tsilyk, author od the book Awesome Ukraine.
Kyiv, capital and host of this year´s Eurovision Song Contest final: Mr Anton Taranenko, Head of Tourism Department, Kyiv City State Administration
From the historical city Lviv and the Carpathian mountains to wine and beaches in Odessa: Mr Paul Tomandl, Managing Director Reisewelt Ukraine
Kyiv as ESC host for the second time: President of OGAE-Norway
The expectations of 80 students from the University of Oslo on their way to Ukraine: Knut Joachim Tanderø Berglyd and Jon Eskil Ramsrud, organisers of the study trip to Ukraine
Mingling and B2B-meetings. Homemade Ukrainian food and wine will be served.
"Explore Ukraine" takes place in Torshov in Oslo in a venue which is easily reached by public transportation (approx. 10 minutes bus/tram drive from Oslo Central Station).
The participation is free-of-charge.
Please note the registration deadline March 15th 2017.