MIPIM 2021 will take place in September in a hybrid format. Ukraine will be represented at the exhibition in March 2022

International investment exhibition MIPIM resumes its operation after several reschedules. MIPIM September Edition 2021 will offer its participants a hybrid format during September 7 – 8 in Palais des Festivals, Cannes. Ukraine will be represented at MIPIM in the usual format with an exhibition stand, program, and Ukrainian business community in 2022 from March 15th – 18th.

According to the organization committee, MIPIM September Edition is aimed to reconnect ‘in-person’ with industry leaders to achieve business goals and reassess strategy after a long pause due to COVID-19!

The hybrid format of MIPIM 2021 means a combination of a new digital platform, accessible all year long to the MIPIM community together with physical experience including exhibition stands, offline events, and MIPIM Awards.

According to Dmitry Dopiro, MIPIM Representative in Ukraine MIPIM September Edition is a unique event, designed to bring the international real estate community and investors together in person after months of restrictions. This special two-day event will give MIPIM clients around the world the opportunity to come together for the first time this year, participate in high-level conferences, use networking opportunities at an exhibition area and on the digital platform.

There are several formats of participation at MIPIM 2021:

  • Annual digital pass gives access to matchmaking and networking on the platform until the end of 2021 including extended access to content & participants directories of Propel by MIPIM 2021 events and MIPIM Asia Summit 2021.
  • September Digital Pass gives access to online networking and keynotes until the end of September.
  • Onsite pass gives access to MIPIM events, conferences, networking & exhibition area in Cannes 7-8 September 2021 as well as all digital benefits, including extended digital platform access content & participants directories of Propel by MIPIM 2021 events, MIPIM Asia Summit 2021, and other digital events until the end of 2021.

Even though Ukraine will not be represented at MIPIM with an exhibition stand in September, representatives of all Ukrainian real estate businesses are invited to participate in the common program provided by MIPIM September Edition 2021.

“After discussion with the partners, we concluded that Ukraine will participate in the usual four-day exhibition which will take part in March 2022. Such an approach is more appropriate for achieving the goals we set. Thus, now we focus on preparing for MIPIM 22. During this year we have already conducted the online session with local and international speakers. In the fall we will hold the hybrid event for all partners”, says Anna Nestulia, initiator and co-organizer of Ukraine at MIPIM. 

ABOUT MIPIM: 

www.mipim.com

MIPIM is one of the most important International events gathering investors from all over the world. The first event took place in 1990. For the last 3 decades, the exhibition has been demonstrating exciting results proving its global status. Over 26 800 people attended the event annually. Among them 6300 investors, over 4100 top managers, 3800 companies, guests from 100 countries. The exhibition put together hundreds of conferences, discussions, presentations. Participants not only find partners there but also share their experience and innovative approaches to the business.

ABOUT UKRAINE AT MIPIM:

www.ukraineatmipim.com

Ukraine has been represented at MIPIM for over 15 years by cities, companies, and various projects. For the last three years, the Ukrainian market has been represented by Kyiv City, which has been headed by Mayor Vital ii Klitschko and supported by the local business community. Ukraine at MIPIM was launched in 2017 with the mission to make Ukraine and its projects visible on the global investment map by all means offered at MIPIM.
Ukraine at MIPIM will go forward with the enhancement of a consistent approach and further diversification of the projects’ geography.

“UkraineInvest Talks: Dnipro” to showcase investment potential of Eastern Ukraine

Discover the investment potential of Ukraine’s regions at the International Conference UkraineInvest Talks: Dnipro” on May 27, 2021.

Reforms progress and investment climate development in Ukraine, advantages of the Law On State Support for Investment Projects with Significant Investments and much more will be presented at the high-profile interactive platform for the international investment community.
The Conference program will feature a series of dynamic and interactive discussions with over 50 speakers, including government officials, ministers, representatives of the business community, international financial organizations, and expert community.

Key topics to be addressed:
Investment policy and regional development;
Investment Incentives for projects with significant investments;
Building “Investment bridges” between Ukrainian Regions and the World;
Investors experience in the regions of Ukraine.
Conference is organized due to joint efforts of the Government Investment Promotion Office UkraineInvest, Dnipro City Council and Dnipro Development Agency. Please follow the link for more details.
The Conference will be held online in two languages: Ukrainian and English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided during broadcasting.

Please follow the link to register for the event. The registration will be confirmed before May 26.

Mass media accreditation is required via the registration form and will be confirmed on May 26.

For media partnership and cooperation please contact communications@ukraineinvest.com.

Online event: PORT & INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN KHERSON REGION

International Council

of Business Associations and Chambers of Commerce in Ukraine

www.icbac.org

generalsecretary@icbac.org

PORT & INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN KHERSON REGION

 

Date&time: May 28, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 (Kyiv)

Meeting format: Online via ZOOM (English language)

Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83833424580

 Participants: ICBAC Members, Kherson Region State Administration, Regional Branch of the State Property Fund of Ukraine

Moderator: Emma TUROS, General Secretary, International Council of Business Associations and Chambers (ICBAC), Managing Director Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce

 AGENDA

Time Topic & Speaker
09:50 – 10:00 Registration, technical checks
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome notes, introduction of participants.

–         Emma TUROS, General Secretary, International Council of Business Associations and Chambers (ICBAC), Managing Director Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce;

–         Artur MADATIAN, Advisor to the Head of Kherson oblast state administration.

10:05 – 10:25 Presentation of the project «Privatization of Skadovsk Sea Commercial Port».

–         Halyna TESLYUK, Head of the Regional Branch of the State Property Fund of Ukraine;

–         Oleksandr KUGUT, Director of Skadovsk Sea Commercial Port.

10:25 – 10:35 Q&A session
10:35 – 10:55 Presentation of the project «Privatization of SE “Heroisk Research and Industrial Enterprise»

Dmytro BUKHTIYAROV, Director of the Heroisk Research and Industrial Enterprise;

Halyna TESLYUK, Head of the Regional Branch of the State Property Fund of Ukraine;

10:35 – 10:55 Presentation of the project «Privatization of SE “Heroisk Research and Industrial Enterprise»

Dmytro BUKHTIYAROV, Director of the Heroisk Research and Industrial Enterprise;

Halyna TESLYUK, Head of the Regional Branch of the State Property Fund of Ukraine;

10:55 – 11:05 Q&A session
11:05 – 11:25 Presentation of the Regional Development Agency “European Integration Office” of Kherson region.

Oleksandra FADEEVA, Director of the Regional Development Agency “European Integration Office”

11:25 – 11:30 Q&A session
11:30 11:40 Conclusions and planning the next steps

ICBAC & State Fiscal Service

May 17, 2021 Members of the International Council of Business Associations and Chambers (ICBAC) met with Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFSU) Vadym Melnyk and Head of the Office of Effective Interaction with Business Kostryantyn Turchak and Manager of the Office Maryana Mazur.

 

In the course of discussion Mr. Melnyk talked about reform of SFSU and its key achievements within the last four months. Telling about work of the office he emphasized on different approach to legal and illegal businesses: «One of the important factors of economic security is clear division between legal and illegal businesses, outlining the boundaries and ways for interacting: with legal businesses – dialogue and partnership; with illegal businesses – taking a hardline, within the legislative framework only, no attempts to “reach an agreement“.

 

Head of the Office of the Effective Interaction with Business has outlined the core goals of the Office: “We aim towards the common analytical base and extensive dialogue between the Business and Government for the better Economic Security of the country and better conditions for the legal business”

We thank the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine for its openness to dialogue and willingness to actively cooperate with business.

ICBAC is including ten business associations and chambers:

British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce  Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce CCA – Китайська Торгова Асоціація CCI France Ukraine AHK Ukraine Swedish Business Association in Ukraine  Türk Ukrayna İşadamları Derneği (TUİD)  Ukrainian-Austrian Association  U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) Торгово-промислова палата України / Ukrainian CCI , which together represent about 9000 Ukrainian and foreign companies.

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Large-scale privatization object in Ukraine

Dear all,

The State Property Fund of Ukraine, in line with the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated September 25, 2019 № 883-r, has completed preparations for privatization of the large-scale privatization object – JSC “United Mining and Chemical Company”. Auction for sale 100% of shares will take place in the third quarter of 2021 (late July).

This would be the first auction of large-scale privatization in the last many years, which is important for Ukraine’s economy, as well as a significant image basis for building Ukraine’s reputation as a country, which is open to large investments and foreign investors.

 

For More info click here

Dear Friends!

Please accept my sincere wishes of Happy Easter! May the warmth of being together with your loved ones bring lots of positive emotions and reflections!

Stay safe!

Zenon Potoczny

President, Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce

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Presentations from the Development of Extractive Industries in Ukraine event

On April 22, 2021 CUCC in cooperation with US-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) hosted a webinar “Development of Extractive Industries in Ukraine”. More information about the event, including a recording you may find here.

An event gained a big audience and as a response to numerous requests, we are posting the presentations of the event speakers:

1. Presentation by Sergiy Tsivkach, Executive Director of UkraineInvest

UkraineInvest

 

2. Presentation by Taras Yeleyko, Deputy Chairman of the State Property Fund of Ukraine

SPFU

 

3. Presentation by Roman Opimakh, Head of State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine

Derzhgeonadra

Should you have more questions please inquire at skavetskyi@cucc.ca

Statement on the case between TIU Canada and the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant (NFZ)

The Canadian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) continues to closely monitor developments surrounding a lawsuit in which the Canadian renewable energy investor TIU Canada is defending its rights against the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant in connection with the illegal shutdown of its Nikopol solar power plant from the power grid.

The company, also a member of CUCC, appealed the initial decision of the Commercial Court of Kyiv. The first hearing in the appeal process was supposed to take place on April 12, 2021, but was postponed due to the judge’s illness and a reported bomb threat towards the Northern Commercial Court of Appeal in Kyiv. The next meeting is scheduled for May 17, 2021, at 11.40 AM. According to TIU Canada, they are fully committed to asserting their rights, including with the Supreme Court of Ukraine.

As the largest Ukrainian Canadian business association, we cannot stand aside and express our hopes that the rule of law will prevail in this matter. What is also important is the continued public discourse this situation has gained abroad, especially in Canada, where high-ranking politicians have published direct statements on the matter. This continued attention may cause further negative impacts on Ukraine’s investment image and exacerbate the tendency to reduce foreign investment due to further negative signals regarding the investment climate.

We call on the Government of Ukraine to bring further attention to this case, promote equal conditions for doing business for all stakeholders in compliance with the norms and provisions set forth in the legislation of Ukraine. We also call on the Government of Ukraine to adhere to their own prior public statements on foreign investment protection.

Development of Extractive Industries in Ukraine

April 22, 2021, marked an unprecedented online discussion of 2021 development opportunities for Ukraine’s extractive industries sector between UkraineInvest, State Geologic and Subsoil Survey of Ukraine and State Property Fund of Ukraine and mining business representatives and investors.

The discussion was opened by Zenon Potoczny, President, Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) and Morgan Williams, President/CEO, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) and moderated by Morgan Williams and Emma Turos, Managing Director for Ukraine, CUCC.

The event was attended by over 300 participants representing the North American and global investment community.

Sergiy Tsivkach, UkraineInvest’s Executive Director, made a presentation on the role and activities of UkraineInvest as an investment promotion agency and the institution designated to provide support for investment in Ukraine, as well as on investment climate improvements, recent regulatory developments, and work in the regions in various fields.

Roman Opimakh, Director General of the State Geological and Subsoil Survey of Ukraine presented investment opportunities in the subsoil sector of Ukraine and Taras Yeleyko, Deputy Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine, made the presentation on state property privatization objects in Ukraine’s extractive industries sector.

The presentations were followed by a lively and candid discussion with the participation of three companies who already invested in operations in Ukraine and are at various stages of their projects. The business community noted the progress which Ukraine has made recently in oil & gas upstream, mining and other areas and confirmed interest in further exploring investment opportunities which Ukraine has to offer.

The top management of the state agencies and the business community agreed to continue discussion of and cooperation in resolving various issues which are important for international and domestic businesses alike to further improve Ukraine’s attractiveness for investment.

The recording of the event is available at USUBC’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv2fd5fvFKg