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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: 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

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

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

Lunch 11.30 - 12.30
Parallel sessions: ICT, Energy, Seafood and Agriculture, Manufacturing, Democratic Development 12:30 - 14:00

 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

Pelagia

Felleskjøpet

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?

Participants TBC

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

Authorities, KS

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

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 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 Schjerva
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
John Sung Kim
Co-Founder & CEO, JetBridge
Trygve R. Solberg
Director International Business Development at Geno
Arne Jakobsen
CEO at AICE Hydro
Bjørn Tiller
CEO at Innocode
Valeriy Kustyy
CEO at Miratech

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