ICT & Investment Conference 2015

  • Oslo, Norway
  • 11.11.2015
  • 09:00

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
Practical information

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 andrii@nucc.no +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 nordbo@nucc.no

Are you interested in having a corporate stand at the conference? Please, contact NUCC assistant project manager Andrii Atroshchenko andrii@nucc.no

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