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FT/BUCC Ukraine Business Forum

Harnessing Opportunities from a Post-Brexit Relationship

London |
Speakers include:
The Rt Hon Liam  Fox MP

The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP

UK Government

Neil  Buckley

Neil Buckley

Financial Times

Courtney Fingar

Courtney Fingar

fDi Magazine

Overview

Europe’s second largest country has been going through a period of ambitious and wide-ranging reform, making it more attractive to businesses in the agriculture, tech and tourism sectors. As two of the biggest export earners, agriculture and IT can combine to create a truly globally dominant agro-tech sector and help Ukraine to regain its historical position as the bread basket of the world.

FT/BUCC Ukraine Business Forum: Harnessing Opportunities from a Post-Brexit Relationship will bring together political and business leaders to explore opportunities and challenges in this evolving market. Join us to find out about potential trade opportunities for UK and Ukrainian companies in a post-Brexit world. Discover how UK-Ukraine economic relations are progressing; explore how the UK and Ukraine are cooperating to provide opportunities for investors; discuss the role of free trade in promoting opportunities between the two countries; find out about trading with Ukraine; and learn about regional investment opportunities.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 10/09/2018 08:15:0010/09/2018 20:30:00trueFT/BUCC Ukraine Business ForumEurope’s second largest country has been going through a period of ambitious and wide-ranging reform, making it more attractive to businesses in the agriculture, tech and tourism sectors. As two of the biggest export earners, agriculture and IT can combine to create a truly globally dominant agro-tech sector and help Ukraine to regain its historical position as the bread basket of the world.FT/BUCC Ukraine Business Forum: Harnessing Opportunities from a Post-Brexit Relationship will bring together political and business leaders to explore opportunities and challenges in this evolving market. Join us to find out about potential trade opportunities for UK and Ukrainian companies in a post-Brexit world. Discover how UK-Ukraine economic relations are progressing; explore how the UK and Ukraine are cooperating to provide opportunities for investors; discuss the role of free trade in promoting opportunities between the two countries; find out about trading with Ukraine; and learn about regional investment opportunities.FT/BUCC-Ukraine-Business-Forum70063e431fa902838407e5e447099a1dMM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 9th Oct

  • 8:15am
    Registration and networking
  • 9:00am
    Chair's opening remarks

    Yuri Bender, Editor-in-Chief, Professional Wealth Management (FT Group)

  • 9:05am
    Introductory remarks

    Bate Toms, Chairman, British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce

    David Thomas, Executive Chairman, Council of British Chambers in Europe (COBCOE)

  • 9:20am
    Keynote addresses: UK-Ukraine economic relations: Progress, opportunities and challenges
  • 9:50am
    Introductory speeches: Cooperation opportunities with Ukraine
  • 10:20am
    Followed by panel discussion: The accelerating Ukrainian economy and areas of UK-Ukraine cooperation
    • What are the general reform trends in the Ukrainian economy?
    • How is the new privatisation law providing opportunities for investors?
    • How are reforms helping to improve the legal environment and reduce corruption?
    • How can the UK and Ukraine work together to achieve mutual goals?
    • How is the development of technology driving new opportunities in Ukraine’s economy?

    Timothy Ash, Senior EM Sovereign Strategist, BlueBayAsset Management 

  • 11:00am
    Networking break
  • 11:30am
    Panel discussion: UK-Ukraine post-Brexit trade relations
    • How will trade relations between the UK and Ukraine develop and evolve following Brexit?
    • How can we harness the opportunities of a partnership between Europe’s largest net food importer and Europe’s largest food exporter?
    • Should the UK and Ukraine replace or modify the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) to obtain better trade terms?
    • How could a change to the DCFTA change food imports to the UK?
    • Could the UK benefit from a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Ukraine?
    • Could an FTA reduce food inflation and ensure future food security?
    • What impact could an FTA with Ukraine have on the UK’s balance of payments?
    • Could Ukraine become a more important consumer of UK goods and services as its economy develops?
    • How will tech innovation drive post-Brexit trade relations between the UK and Ukraine?

    Oleksii Pavlenko, Former Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (2014–2016), Government of Ukraine

    Rt. Hon. John Whittingdale, MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ukraine, UK Parliament

  • 12:30pm
    Networking lunch
  • 1:40pm
    Keynote interview: UK and Ukraine: Free trade, agriculture and post-Brexit economic growth

    Maksym Martynyuk, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Government of Ukraine 

  • 2:10pm
    Panel discussion: Trading with Ukraine – Post-Brexit opportunities for UK agriculture and food supply chains
    • How are UK supermarkets changing their supply chains as a result of Brexit? And how could Ukrainian products fit into the mix?
    • How can UK agriculture and food processing firms benefit from trading with Ukraine?
    • What are the prospects for Ukrainian farming firms?
    • What is the perspective of a UK firm that has entered the Ukrainian market?
    • What is the role of technology and innovation in the food and supply sector? And how does that translate into investment opportunities?
    • How are new energy sources such as solar and wind helping to power the sector?

    Yuriy Kosyuk, CEO, MHP SE

    Alex Lissitsa, PhD, CEO, IMC, and President, Association Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UCAB) 

    Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration, Government of Ukraine

    Yulia Poroshenko, Founder and CEO, AgroHub

  • 3:00pm
    Panel discussion: Learning from experience – Ukraine’s growing export market for agricultural products
    • What can we learn from the experience of leading UK and Ukrainian companies operating in Ukraine?
    • What are the prospects for Ukrainian farming firms?
    • What is the perspective of a UK firm that has entered the Ukrainian market?

    Bruce Knight, Director, Legume Technology

    Moderated by:

    Neil Buckley, Former East Europe Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:50pm
    Networking break
  • 4:20pm
    Regional investment, development and trade opportunities
    • How can you capitalise on key regional investment, development and trade opportunities?
    • What opportunities are there in the tourism sector?
    • How is tech innovation driving regional investment and trade opportunities?

    Vitalii Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv

    Moderated by:

    Robert Brinkley, Chairman, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House, and Former Ambassador of the UK to Ukraine

  • 5:10pm
    Ukraine Trade Mission presentation: Opportunity Ukraine

    Maryana Kahanyak, Director, Export Promotion Office

  • 5:35pm
    Chair’s concluding remarks

    Yuri Bender, Editor-in-Chief, Professional Wealth Management (FT Group)

  • 5:40pm
    Networking drinks reception

Speakers (4)

The Rt Hon Liam  Fox MP

The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP

Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
UK Government

Liam Fox was appointed Secretary of State for International Trade in July 2016. The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for the business of the departmentandleadson trade and investment promotion in the defence and security sector.

He was elected as the Conservative MP for North Somerset in 1992. 

Dr Fox held several ministerial roles in John Major’s Conservative government. He served as Constitutional Affairs Spokesman (1998-1999), Shadow Health Secretary (1999-2003), Conservative Party chairman (2003-05), Shadow Foreign Secretary (2005) and Shadow Defence Secretary (2005-10). In 2010, he was appointed Secretary of State for Defence, a position from which he resigned in October 2011.

Dr Fox worked as a GP before his election to Parliament and is a former Civilian Army Medical Officer and Divisional Surgeon with St John Ambulance. 

He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow Medical School., graduating with MB ChB degrees in 1983.

Neil  Buckley

Neil Buckley

Eastern Europe Editor
Financial Times

Neil Buckley is Eastern Europe Editor of the Financial Times, responsible for overseeing the newspaper’s coverage of central and eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine and the former Soviet republics. An FT journalist for more than 25 years, he was formerly Moscow Bureau Chief, in 2005-2008. 

Prior to that, Mr Buckley was a correspondent in New York, from 2002 to 2004, and a European Union correspondent in Brussels, 1996-2000. He has twice been a columnist on the FT’s Lex Column, the agenda-setting commentary column on business and financial issues. He is a former Business Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards.

Courtney Fingar

Courtney Fingar

Editor-in-Chief
fDi Magazine

Courtney Fingar is the Editor-in-Chief of fDi Magazine, a specialist publication from the Financial Times, and the head of content for its associated data division, fDi Intelligence. In her role she oversees all elements of editorial production for the bimonthly magazine and its website, as well as editorial outputs for fDi Intelligence.  

She is also the presenter for the ‘fDi On Location’ video series.

A trained journalist, she interviews political and business leaders at the highest levels about economic and investment issues, and has covered business stories in all major regions of the world. She has a special interest in post-conflict investment sparked by her on-the-ground reporting from Iraq in 2009-11.

She is a popular panellist and moderator at international economic gatherings and has appeared on television and radio in dozens of countries as a commentator on international investment. 

Before joining fDi in 2004, she served as the editor of Trade & Forfaiting Review, a London-based magazine focusing on trade finance. She worked previously in Washington, DC. 

Yuri Bender

Yuri Bender

Editor-in-Chief
PWM (Professional Wealth Management)

Yuri Bender is a financial journalist focused on private banking, international asset management and capital markets. He has edited and launched a variety of titles at the Financial Times group and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Professional Wealth Management pan-European and Asian magazine, website and events hub.

He has led debate on how banks and asset management groups must match customer needs. He moderates panels on financial, business and cultural issues in Europe, the US and Asia, has reported from developing markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine and writes a regular column for FTfm, the fund management section of the FT newspaper. He studied Investment Management at the London Business School.

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Who Attends

The event will gather an audience of over 150 senior executives within agriculture and farming, food and beverage production, major food retailers, logistics and transport, technology, tourism, banking, financial services, investment, lawyers, management consultants, accountants.

Complimentary places will be awarded to:

C-suite and top level management

Directors & Heads of Commercial, International Business Development, Import/Export and Investment within the above industry sectors;

Directors & Heads of Energy/Agriculture/Commodities/Eastern Europe/Brexit/FDI/Asset Management/Wealth Management and Economists within Banking, Financial & Professional Services.

If this fits your profile, please register now for your complimentary place.

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Venue

The Savoy
Strand
London WC2R 0EU

United Kingdom

Tel: + 44 (0)20 7836 4343
Email: savoy@fairmont.com

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Organisers (2)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.

The British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (BUCC) was originally established in 1997 to promote trade and investment between the United Kingdom and Ukraine. Since then, it has broadened its approach significantly and now promotes business internationally between Ukraine and a wide range of regions including Europe, North and South America, the Far East and the Former Soviet Union. The Chamber is registered in the UK and carries out its activities principally in Kyiv and London.

Media Partners (2)

fDi Magazine is firmly established as the leading title for the business of globalisation. Published bi-monthly with an ABC audited circulation of active corporate readers, fDi Magazine provides senior decision-makers with an up-to-date image of the ever-changing global investment map. Register for a free one-year print subscription to fDi Magazine.

Published by the Financial Times, Professional Wealth Management (PWM) specialises in analysing the growth strategies of private banks and the regional financial centres in which they operate.PWM carries the latest analysis of private banks, wealth managers and regional financial centres, along with in-depth reporting on asset allocation, the fast moving regulatory agenda, digital operations and technology, with input from a broad range of thought leaders.PWM is devoted to analysing the delivery of wealth solutions to private clients and entrepreneurial families. This can be through traditional banks, private investment or family offices and increasingly robo-advisers. PWM is also helping financial institutions to set up relevant distribution and advice models in developing markets such as the Middle East and parts of Asia and Latin America. Register for a free print subscription to receive PWM bi-monthly.

Ukrainian Week in London (1)

Ukrainian Week in London, to be held October 8–11, 2018, is a major initiative launched by Bate C. Toms, Chairman of the British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (BUCC), and Yuriy Kosyuk, founder and Chairman of MHP, an agricultural company listed on the London Stock Exchange. For this initiative, business joins forces with the civil society and the expert community to explore the common interests of the UK and Ukraine in the context of rising global challenges and to call attention in the UK to investment, trade, and other opportunities in Ukraine.

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