Norwegian-Ukrainian Business Forum 2019
- Pilestredet 32 - Oslo, Norway
- 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.
Welcome word: Curt Rice, Rector OsloMet
Welcome word: Anne Thea Hval, NUCC moderator, Member of the Executive Committee, Vice President Global Delivery Digital Platform Services in EVRY
Introduction remarks by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
Ukraine NOW: Turning the Corner
Key messages: Reform agenda, Business climate, Investment opportunities
Oksana Markarova, Minister of Finance, Ukraine
Lenna Koszarny, Chair of AmCham Ukraine Board of Directors, Horizon Capital, Ukraine
Matteo Patrone, Managing Director, EBRD Ukraine
Algirdas Šemeta, Business Ombudsman
Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec Solar
Moderator: Danylo Bilak
Nataliya Sjøvoll, ICT Project Manager NUCC: Tapping into Ukrainian Digital Talent.
John Sung Kim, CEO of JetBridge: 4 Best Practices When Outsourcing to Ukraine.
Panel discussion: Why Norwegian companies should opt for a Ukrainian IT-partner and how to proceed?
Elin Kvitberg, KPMG,
Linda Oksnes, NUCC
Valeriy Kutsyy, Miratech
Svein Økland, Tiny Elephant
Bjørn Tiller, Innocode
Moderator: Roger Schjerva, IKT-Norge
Terje Pilskog, EVP Business Development & Project Finance at Scatec Solar: 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
Gabriela Miranda, Country Manager Ukraine, OECD Eurasia Division,
Amund Beitnes, Senior Investment Manager at NEFCO,
Terje Pilskog, EVP Business Development & Project Finance at Scatec Solar,
Felix Cherny, Chief Procurement Officer at UGV,
Sergii Savchuk, Head of State Agency of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Ukraine,
Arne Jakobsen, Founder and CEO - AICE Hydro AS,
Moderator: Petter Nore, Professor at Nord University.
Kjartan Pedersen, Managing Director in NUCC: Status in trade between Norway and Ukraine.
Christen Mordal, Norwegian Seafood Council: Norwegian Seafood in Ukraine.
Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for European Integration: Reform and Developments in Ukrainian Agriculture.
Representative Felleskjøpet: What Norwegian are grain importers looking for?
Panel discussion: Challenges and opportunities in Ukrainian-Norwegian agro cooperation.
Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for European Integration
Trygve Solberg, Geno Global
Moderator: Christen A. Mordal, Norwegian Seafood Council
Anastasia Antonyk, NUCC: A step-by-step guide for Ukrainian exporters and Norwegian importers of textile and furniture.
Oleg Kyryievskyi, Partner at Advice Group: What a Norwegian company should know to place the production in Ukraine: advantages and success stories.
Presentation: Experiencing production in Ukraine.
Presentation: What Norwegian textile producers are looking for
Panel discussion Production in Ukraine - how to unlock the potential?
Moderator: Øyvind Nordsletten, former Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine
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
Vitali 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?
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.
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
Opening conversation on Norwegian-Ukrainian business interaction
Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry
Maxym Nefyodov, The First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
Moderator: Brian Bonner, Chief Editor at Kyiv Post
Investment opportunities and Norwegian success stories in Ukraine
Børge Tvorg, VP Project Finance at NBT
Arne Mjøs, CEO and Founder ITERA
Egil Mange Haugstad, CEO at Pelagia
Danylo Bilak, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of UkraineInvest
Moderator: Martin Paulsen, Norwegian expert on Ukraine.
Reception at Oslo City Hall