High-level politicians and business leaders from 77 countries gathered to discuss global
supply chains, trade, and investment, at the Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine
The Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine was held in Istanbul, Turkey on the 21st and
22nd July 2022. The Forum was defined by interactions between key governmental and industry
decision-makers to come up with new areas for cooperation needed to resolve the challenges
faced by the global community due to Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine; and spark new
partnerships and ideas needed to improve the state of the world.
Ukrainian governmental speakers at the forum included the Hon. Dmytro Natalukha, Chairman of
the Economic Affairs Parliamentary Committee, Member of Parliament of Ukraine; the Hon.
Yelyzaveta Yasko, Head of Interparliamentary Cooperation, Bilateral and Multilateral Relations
Committee on Foreign Affairs & Interparliamentary Cooperation, Member of Parliament of Ukraine;
and the Hon. Halyna Yanchenko, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine and Secretary of the
National Investment Council of Ukraine.
International support and solidarity for Ukraine was also shown by top level international governmental speakers who were in attendance, including the Hon. Jovana Marović, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Affairs of Montenegro; the Hon. Andres Sutt, Member of Parliament of Estonia and former Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications; Zaiga Liepina, Deputy State Secretary at the Ministry of Economics of Latvia; and the Hon. Davor Bosnjak, Head of Cabinet, Ministry ofCivil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina; among many others.
This intergovernmental forum stood as a working-level counterpoint to the Ukrainian-Russian grain
negotiations held in Istanbul on the same date. The forum focused on bringing together high-level
political, public sector, and business leaders from Fortune 500 companies from across the globe to
look at rebuilding Ukraine, discuss investment and trade opportunities, address the challenges to
regional and global supply chains, and work to ensure economic continuity for Ukraine and its trade
partners through new cooperation channels and agreements.
The Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine was conducted in a combined offline and online format, with more than 16,000 live-streaming attendees, alongside international media in attendance and sharing the events of the Forum to their international viewership in more than 100markets.
The Forum’s participants engaged in multilateral meetings with various thematic priorities including export and import, economic rebalancing, global cooperation, resolving supply-chain challenges (including inputs into industrial value chains), developing new trade routes, food security, risks and resilience, innovation and governance.
The event was organized by the International Trade Council (‘ITC’), with government partners represented by the National Investment Council of Ukraine and Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, alongside 11 Ukrainian industry chambers and associations; including the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce. Together these chambers and associations represent approximately 95% of the Ukrainian business community.
From CUCC, Executive Director Emma Turos and Board Member Yuriy Kryvosheya participated in the panel discussions, during which emphasis was put on investments in local production to support the livelihood of communities and recycling.
The agenda of the forum can be found here.https://tgeif.org/
The online broadcast of the forum can be viewed for day 1 here and for day 2 here. https://youtube.com/channel/UC4eT-2SiwqeqmvprCBmdigg
Thank you to John Denton, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce for the award.
We would like to thank our partners and organizers of the event for their hospitality and excellent organization of the event: TUID, International Trade Council, Verhovna Rada, Burak Pehlivan, Sevki Acuner, ICBAC, USUBC, Gennadiy Chizhikov, Alfred Praus, EBA, Aliance, Ukraine Invest, Ukrainian Logistic Alliance, Ukrainian Cluster Alliance, Ukrainian-Austrain Association (UAA), CCI.