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IT-trip to Ukraine September 2018

  • Lviv, Ukraine
  • 25.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
  • 12:00

Do you need IT-competence? The Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (NUCC) is organizing a business trip to Ukraine for Norwegian companies in September. The trip is a chance to explore the opportunities in Ukrainian IT and experience Lviv IT Arena, one of Eastern Europe’s largest IT-conferences. 

Ukraine is about to become an attractive IT and outsourcing destination in Europe. The Global Sourcing Association (GSA) UK nominated Ukraine as the offshoring destination of the year in 2017. Many Norwegian companies are already using Ukrainian IT-specialists. The reason is the access to high IT-competence to a reasonable price. Ukraine has the largest pool of IT-specialists in Central and Eastern Europe.

On the trip you will:

  • Get insights into Ukrainian politics, economy, and opportunities in IT
  • Have B2B-meetings with Ukrainian IT-companies
  • Experience Lviv IT Arena

Time: September 25th-30th

Place: Kyiv, Lviv

The trip is partly funded for members of  NUCC, IKT-Norge, and Bedriftsforbundet. You only need to pay a small fee on 2500 NOK (includes Kyiv&Lviv)/1500 NOK (includes only Lviv). Travel and accommodation are covered. 

Registration: Please use the blue button to the right to register. After registration, you will receive an email with more information and asked to confirm your participation. Please note that the registration is binding one week after submitting the form and/or after confirming the follow-up email. In case of cancellation, the fee on 1500 NOK will still apply (exceptions are made for documented illness or other similar causes).

Deadline for registration: August 15th. There are limited places, so first come first served.


Preliminary program 25th-30th September
Travel to Kyiv

Check-in Hotel "Ukraine" 

17.30 - 18.30


19.00 - 20.00

Ukrainian economy, politics, and Norwegian-Ukrainian relations, Fredrik Arthur, Counselor at the Norwegian Embassy in Kyiv


10.00 - 11.00 Meeting with IT Ukraine at iHUB
11.00 - 13.00 Networking meeting
13.15 - 14.30 Lunch (included)
14.30 - 16.30 City sightseeing
17.00-23.00 Travel to Lviv
Check-in Etude Hotel


08.45 - 09.15

Travel to Lviv Business School (Kozelnytska street, 2A - room 305)
09.30 - 10.00 Short introduction to Lviv Business School
10.00 - 10.25 Introduction to Ukraine and Lviv as an IT-destination: What are the opportunities? Yaroslav Nazar from Lviv IT Cluster
10.25 - 10.45 Coffee/tea at Sheptytsky Center
10.45 - 11.30 How to outsource/outstuff and do business with a Ukrainian IT-partner? Oleg Kyryievskyi from Advice group
11.30 - 12.00 Competence and culture – pros and cons of using Ukrainian IT-specialists– a representative from Conscensia
12.00 - 12.45 Lunch (not included)
13.00 - 17.00  B2B meetings with IT-companies (room 305)
18.30 - 20.00 Dinner (not included)



10.00 - 11.00

What the government does to facilitate business cooperation in ICT? Marta Romaniak, Head of IT Department at Lviv City Council (Lviv Town Hall - Rynok Square, 1)
11.15 - 12.00 Visit to iHUB in Lviv (Zamknena St, 9)
13.00 - 18.00 IT Arena (Arena Lviv Stadium) and meetings with IT companies
18.30 -20.00 Dinner (not included)



IT Arena (Arena Lviv Stadium) and Lviv city sightseeing

18.30 - 20.00

Dinner (not included)


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