On Tuesday, November 21st and Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Business Council of Canada, Embassy of Ukraine
in Canada, Embassy of Canada in Ukraine, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, CEO Club Ukraine and UkraineInvest organized a two-day Rebuild Ukraine Business Conference and Ukraine by Design Tech Conference at The Omni King Edward Hotel located at 37 King Street East in Toronto, ON.
Rebuild Ukraine Business Conference on November 21st, 2023 showcased investment projects aimed at rebuilding and modernizing Ukraine in the agriculture,construction/infrastructure, energy and healthcare sectors. Morning session included opening remarks by Zenon Potichny, President of CUCC, Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of Business Council of Canada, Yulia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economy of Ukraine and Rostyslav Shurma, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine. Attendees learned about how Business Ombudsman’s Office, National Bank of Ukraine, UkraineInvest, CEO Club Ukraine and American Chamber of Commerce contribute to economic resilience of Ukraine during war, as well as how Canadian businesses like Cameco and Razom Invest Canada operate in Ukraine. The afternoon session highlighted the financial instruments and insurance offered by the IFC, EBRD and EDC to support Canadian companies interested in investing in Ukraine, included presentation of UCANPRO (ProZorro procurement platform adapted for Canadian businesses) as well as a fireside chat with the Honorable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development of Canada, Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine and Zenon Potichny, President of CUCC dedicated to the Modernization of Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement.
Ukraine by Design Tech Conference on November 22nd, 2023 showcased Ukrainian digital government tool DIIA, as well Ukrainian companies and organizations that operate in IT, Fintech and Military Tech and contribute to Ukraine’s tech and economic resistance during war. Conference was opened by remarks from Markiyan Vytvytskyy, Vice-President of CUCC, Yuliya Kovaliv, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada, Natalka Cmoc, Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine, greetings from Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and Eric Caire, Minister of Cybersecurity and Digital Technology of Quebec, as well as a keynote speech from Oleksandr Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
The Rebuild Ukraine Business Conference served as an ideal platform for Canadian businesses seeking involvement in the reconstruction of Ukraine. It also provided an excellent opportunity for networking among Canadian and Ukrainian businesses, financial institutions, and agencies.
More information about Rebuild Ukraine Business Conference, agenda, speakers and projects can be found on conference platform Rebuild Ukraine Business Conference 2023 | CUCC (cucc-rebuildukraine23.com)
All session recordings are available on CUCC YouTube channel Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce – YouTube
A heartfelt kudos to our dedicated sponsors! Your invaluable contributions have played a pivotal role in bringing the vision of the Rebuild Ukraine Business Conference to life. Your generosity is the driving force behind meaningful connections and opportunities that will leave a lasting impact.
Title Sponsor Temerty Foundation
2-Day Sponsors: Export Development Canada | Exportation et développement Canada, Fairfax, American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Canada), Fasken, PwC Canada, CBM Event Productions, AV-CANADA
Rebuild Ukraine 1-Day Sponsors: Cameco Corporation, Horizon Capital, CIBC, Business Council of Canada, Aecon Group Inc., ATCO, Black Iron Inc. (TSX: BKI; OTC: BKIRF; FRANKFURT: BIN) Meest Canada, General Dynamics, Canada-Ukraine Foundation, Northland Power Inc., Ukrainian World Congress – Свiтовий Конґрес Українців, Roshel Smart Armored Vehicles, Pharmaxi LLC
Ukraine by Design 1 Day Sponsors: BlackBerry, Miratech, ELEKS
Special thanks to Nick Wons for memories through incredible photography.