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Norwegian-Ukrainian Business Forum 2019

  • Pilestredet 32 - Oslo, Norway
  • 28.01.2019
  • 8:15 - 19:00

The Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, in partnership with Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) and the Embassy of Ukraine in Norway would like to invite you to the Norwegian Ukrainian Business Forum 2019 (NUBF2019) to be held on January 28th in the venue of OsloMet Pilestredet 32 (Oslo, Norway). The event is organized in connection with the official visit of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Groysman, to Norway.

At the conference, you will get updates on the political reforms and business climate in Ukraine, as well as the economic situation and investment opportunities. You will get insights into the risk and opportunities of doing business in Ukraine and get first-hand experiences in all aspects from businesses who have managed to utilize the potential of one of Europe’s largest markets.

This is a unique business event with distinguished guests and speakers. We are inviting professionals and distinguished speakers representing the Ukrainian and Norwegian governments, instrumental international financial organizations and private businesses. You will also meet people from the Ukrainian civil society and the business sector who are driving the transformation of the Ukrainian economy and improving the investment climate and business conditions in Ukraine.

Preliminary program

Registration 8:15 - 9:15
Plenary session I: Norway-Ukraine business cooperation 9.15 - 10.00

Welcome word NUCC moderator, Mrs. Anne Thea Hval - Member of the Executive Committee, Vice President Global Delivery Digital Platform Services in EVRY

Welcome word Rector OsloMet, Mr. Curt Rice

Introduction remarks by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman

Signing ceremony

Coffee / tea break 10.00 - 10.15
Panel I - Ukraine NOW: Turning the Corner 10.15 - 11.30

Panel I

Ukraine NOW: Turning the Corner

Key messages: Reform agenda, Business climate, Investment opportunities

Participants:

Lenna Koszarny, Chair of AmCham Ukraine Board of Directors, Horizon Capital, Ukraine

Matteo Patrone, Managing Director, EBRD Ukraine

Algirdas Šemeta, Business Ombudsman

Moderator: Danylo Bilak

Lunch 11.30 - 12.30
Parallel sessions: ICT, Energy, Seafood and Agriculture, Manufacturing, Democratic Development 12.30 - 14.00

ICT: Tapping into Ukrainian Digital Talent

Nataliya Sjøvoll (NUCC): Why Norwegian companies should opt for a Ukrainian IT-partner and how to proceed?

Panel discussion with Elin Kvitberg (KPMG), Linda Oksnes (NUCC), Representative (Miratech), Svein Økland (Tiny Elephant), Bjørn Tiller (Innocode).

Moderator: Roger Skjerva (IKT-Norge)

Energy: Opportunities in the Ukrainian energy market

Ukrainian Government Representative: Recent reforms in Ukrainian Energy Sector.

Scatec Solar: The attractiveness of the Ukrainian Renewable Energy Market.

Felix Cherny (Chief Procurement Officer at UGV): Development of Oil and Gas sector in Ukraine

Panel discussion: Ukrainian energy market in transition

Participants: OECD, NEFCO, AICE Hydro, UGV, Scatec Solar

Moderator: Petter Nore (Nord University)

Seafood and agriculture: Challenges and opportunities in Ukrainian-Norwegian agro-cooperation

Norwegian Seafood Council: Norwegian seafood in Ukraine

Presentation: Innovation in Agriculture

Norgesmøllene: What Norwegian grain importers are looking for.

Panel discussion: participants TBC

Moderator: Christen A. Mordal (Norwegian Seafood Council)

Manufacturing: Production in Ukraine - how to unlock the potential?

Anastasia Antonyk (NUCC): A step-by-step guide for Ukrainian exporters and Norwegian importers of textile and furniture.

Advice Group: What a Norwegian company should know to place the production in Ukraine - advantages and success stories.

Presentation: Experiencing production in Ukraine.

Panel discussion: participants TBC

Moderator: TBC

Democratic development: Involved citizens - our greatest resource: Creating sustainable development at the local level

Marianne Borgen, Mayor of Oslo: Involved citizens – Oslo’s greatest resource

Vitaliy Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv and President of the Association of Ukrainian Cities: Involved citizens – Kyiv’s greatest resource

Aadne Aasland, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), OsloMet: Local democracy from citizens’ perspective.

Panel discussions: Involving citizens in local government – why and how? with Vitaliy Klitschko (Mayor of Kyiv and President of the Association of Ukrainian Cities), Marianne Borgen (Mayor of Oslo), George Anthony Giannoumis (Assistant Professor of Universal Design of Information and Communications Technology, OsloMet)

Panel discussions: Citizen and local government interaction: enabling citizen participation with Anatolii Kushnir (Mayor of Makiv amalgamated territorial community), Anatoli Bourmistrov (Professor, Nord University), Ana Perona-Fjeldstad (Executive Director of the European Wergeland Centre)

Moderator: Elita Cakule, Head of International Projects Department, Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities, KS

Coffee and food break 14.00 - 14.30
Plenary Session II: Investment Opportunities and Success stories 14.30 - 16.00

Conversation on Norwegian-Ukrainian business interaction

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen - Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry

Representative - Ukraine Ministry of Economy and Trade Deputy Minister

Moderator: Brian Bonner (Kyiv Post)

Investment opportunities and Norwegian success stories in Ukraine

Panel discussion: participants TBC

Moderator: Åse Gilje Østensen

Reception and networking 17:00 - 19:00

Reception at Oslo City Hall

Confirmed speakers

Volodymyr Groysman
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Vitaliy Klitschko
Mayor of Kyiv, President of the Association of Ukrainian Cities
Marianne Borgen
Mayor of Oslo
Torbjørn Røe Isaksen
Minister of Trade and Industry of Norway
Anne Thea Hval
Member of the Executive Committee, Vice President Global Delivery Digital Platform Services in EVRY
Curt Rice
Rector of Oslo Metropolitan University
Lenna Koszarny
Chair of AmCham Ukraine Board of Directors, Horizon Capital Ukraine
Matteo Patrone
Managing Director, EBRD Ukraine
Raymond Carlsen
CEO of Scatec Solar
Terje Pilskog
EVP Business Development & Project Finance at Scatec Solar
Felix Cherny
Chief Procurement Officer at UGV
Roger Skjerva
Chief Economist at IKT-Norge
Brian Bonner
Kyiv Post Chief Editor, Member of the Media Development Foundation supervisory board
Daniel Bilak
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of UkraineInvest
Amund Beitnes
Senior Investment Manager at NEFCO
Algirdas Šemeta
Business Ombudsman in Ukraine
Gabriela Miranda
Country Manager Ukraine, OECD Eurasia Division
Linda Oksnes
ICT Project Manager at NUCC
Petter Nore
Professor at Nord University
Elin Kvitberg
Senior Manager KPMG in Norway
Christen A. Mordal
Managing Director at CA Mordal Consulting
Børge Tvorg
VP Project Finance at NBT
Nataliya Sjøvoll
Project Manager at Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
Svein Økland
Managing Director at Tiny Elephant
Oleg Kyryievskyi
Partner at Advice Group and Head of Customs Committee at EBA Lviv office
Aadne Aasland
Senior researcher, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), OsloMet
George Anthony Giannoumis
Assistant Professor of Universal Design of Information and Communications Technology, OsloMet
Anatolii Kushnir
Mayor of Makiv amalgamated territorial community
Anatoli Bourmistrov
Professor, Nord University
Ana Perona-Fjeldstad
Executive Director of the European Wergeland Centre
Elita Cakule
Head of International Projects Department, Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities, KS

Partners

The Embassy of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Norway
Oslo Metropolitan University
UkraineInvest

Supported by

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Informational Partners

European Business Association
Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research at OsloMet
KS Kommunesektorens organisasjon
Lviv Business School
Itera
Conscensia
IKT-Norge
Association of Ukrainian Cities