ICT & Investment Conference 2015
- Oslo, Norway
Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce is glad to inform you that together with IKT-Norge, European Business Association (EBA) and Seed Forum we are organizing “Norwegian-Ukrainian ICT & Investment Conference”. The event will take place atRadisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo, on November 11th 2015, 09:00 – 17:00.
Crucial target areas for cooperation between our two countries, such as ICT and investment will be highlighted at the conference.
Among the confirmed speakers are: Bernard-Henri Lévy – French philosopher, public intellectual and writer, Børge Brende – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Vidar Helgesen – Minister of EEA and EU Affairs of Norway, Oleksiy Pavlenko – Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Aivaras Abromavičius – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Vitali Klitschko – the Mayor of Kyiv (TBC), Lars Peder Brekk – Director General at Altinn, James Sherr – Associate Fellow at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Anna Derevyanko – Executive director at EBA, George Logush – President of Kyiv School of Economics and Journalist, Head of Communications Norad – Eva Bratholm to lead the panel discussion. Please notice that we are still working on the program.
Use this opportunity to get the updates from the distinguished international and domestic speakers about Ukraine, the political situation, investment climate and opportunities there, ICT experiences of Norwegian companies in Ukraine and concrete investment plan presentations from the pre-selected Ukrainian companies.
- – Ukraine: political situation, reform progress, investment climate, macro-economic situation
- – Norwegian and Ukrainian minister’s speeches
- – ICT experiences of Norwegian companies in Ukraine – EVRY, Itera, Runway etc.
- – Outsourcing to Ukraine – how to succeed
- – Meeting potential Ukrainian ICT-partners
- – Ukrainian pre-selected investment propositions for Norway
Participation fee is 350 NOK per person. NUCC and IKT-Norge members will have free entrance, as will also Ukrainian participants, representatives of Norwegian government institutions.
All company-participants are allowed to bring their corporate stands (roll-ups etc.) and promotional materials (brochures etc.) for free, max 2 square meters on the floor and 2,5 meters height . A company which is planning to bring a corporate stand have to contact NUCC assistant project manager Andrii Atroshchenko firstname.lastname@example.org +47 925 14 583
English is the official language of the Conference.
Accommodation, all participants of the conference can get the special price for double room at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo from 10 till 12 of November, please, use this promotional code.
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for the Norwegian – Ukrainian ICT & Investment Conference? Please, contact NUCC project manager Arnfinn Nordbø email@example.com
Are you interested in having a corporate stand at the conference? Please, contact NUCC assistant project manager Andrii Atroshchenko firstname.lastname@example.org
CONFERENCE AGENDA (Please, note that this is not a final program. The final program will be published soon.)
Presenter: Laxmi Akkaraju, NUCC Board Member and Vice President EVRY ASA
|08:00 – 09:00||Registration, coffee and tea|
|09:00 – 09:10||Welcome – Heidi Austlid, CEO of IKT-Norge|
|09:10 – 09:25||Norway’s relations to Ukraine – Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway|
|09:25 – 09:40||Reforms and Investment opportunities in the Ukrainian agricultural sector –Oleksiy Pavlenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine|
|09:40 – 10:10||Ukraine is the sentinel of Europe – Bernard-Henri Lévy, French philosopher, public intellectual and writer|
|10:10 – 10:35||Ukraine’s Prospects: Striking the Balance – James Sherr, Associate Fellow Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, United Kingdom|
|10:35 – 11:00||Coffee break, snacks and fruit|
|11:00 – 11:10||Innovation, Technology, Norway and Ukraine = dynamite! – Anna Derevyanko,Executive Director of European Business Association (EBA)|
|11:10 – 11:20||Ukraine’s reforms and economic outlook – George Logush, President of Kyiv School of Economics|
|11:20 – 11:35||NUCC Business Matchmaking Program. The Norwegian ICT-market and Ukraine – experiences, possibilities and effects – Roger Schjerva, IKT-Norge|
|11:35 – 11:40||uSupport way – not “just outsourcing”: expertise, speed, cost reduction –Kostyantyn Yakovchuk-Besarab, uSupport founder|
|11:40 – 11:45||Innovation Norway’s Investment Funds for Eastern Europe – Johan Bøe Bjørkevoll, Investment Manager at Innovation Norway|
|11:45 – 11:50||Seed Forum building the national innivation system in Ukraine – Steinar Hoel Korsmo, Chairman of Seed Forum Norway and Dimitri Podoliev, Chairman of Seed Forum Ukraine|
|11:50 – 12:20||Seed Forum – Investment pitch:1. www.doctravel.com – personal access key to all foreign medicine –Rostyslav Olenchy, CEO
2. www.getcapitan.com – smart online shopping list – Artur Kiulian, CEO
3. www.facebook.com/wattcms – Analyzing energy utilities in households –Igor Barabosha, CEO
|12:20 – 12:25||Invest in agriculture? – Natalia Sudarkina, CEO Patriot|
|12:25 – 13:30||Lunch break|
|Parallel session I – Outsourcing to Ukraine
Moderator: Laxmi Akkaraju, NUCC Board Member and Vice President of EVRY
|13:30 – 13:45||Nearshoring for Europe – A Ukrainian Perspective – Andrey Anissimov, CEO of Infopulse Ukraine|
|13:45 – 14:00||Organic growth: How Ukraine became an outsourcing success for us – Arne Mjøs, CEO of Itera ASA|
|14:00 – 14:15||Tailermade sourcing using in-house language and skills training programs – Nils Sundling, Chairperson of Runway & Scandinavian House|
|14:15 – 14:30||Q & A|
|Parallel session II – Ukraine as a digital market
Moderator: Roger Schjerva, Chief Economist of IKT-Norge
|13:30 – 13:40||How can Altinn be a partner for enterprises in Norway and Ukraine in building up a new digital platform for public sector – Lars Peder Brekk, Director General at Altinn|
|13:40 – 13:50||Digitizing for a democratic future – Geir Anders Gløtvold, Senior Sales Manager of More Software Solutions|
|13:50 – 14:05||Commercial opportunities to support the establishment of a digital democratic future in Ukraine and Norway.
– Implementing BankID in Ukraine
– Implementing Mobile Network Analytics in Ukraine
BankID Norway, Integrity Vision, Ukraine Central Bank, Nexia
|14:05 – 14:15||Lviv – capital of e-government of Ukraine – Jaanika Merilo, Adviser to mayor of Lviv, Executive Director of Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA)|
|14:15 – 14:30||Q & A|
|14:30 – 14:45||Short coffee break|
|Panel discussion – Summary|
|14:45 – 14:50||Opening remarks on Norwegian perspectives, Vidar Helgesen, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs of Norway|
|14:50 – 15:00||New Investment and Trade Opportunities with Ukraine – Yuliia Klymenko, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine|
|15:00 – 15:05||Signing the Memorandum of understanding
1. Polar Energi (Norway) and Ardi Group of Companies (Ukraine)
2. BI Norwegian Business School (Norway) and Kyiv School of Economics (Ukraine)
|15:05 – 15:45||Panel discussion: Yuliia Klymenko, Vidar Helgesen,
Bernard-Henri Lévy, James Sherr, Anna Derevyanko, Arne Mjøs, – moderated by Eva Bratholm, Journalist and Director of
Communications at Norad
|15:45 – 15:50||Closing remarks – Thor Asbjørn Halvorsen, Chairperson at NUCC|
|15:50 – 17:00||Mingling session – sandwiches, cakes and coffee|