On November 23rd, 2022 Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Business Council of Canada, CEO Club Ukraine, Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, Embassy of Canada in Ukraine, UkraineInvest, Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine and Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine hosted a Rebuild Ukraine Business Conference at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto.
Over 300 participants from Canadian and Ukrainian Businesses, Government and Financial Institutions attended the conference aimed at showcasing opportunities and tools for Canadian Businesses and Investors to be a part of the historic rebuilding of new and modern Ukraine.
President of CUCC Zenon Potichny and President and CEO of Business Council of Canada Goldy Hyder opened the conference with call for “21st century Marshall Plan”, importance of Canadian businesses being involved in the rebuilding of Ukraine and helping Ukraine on third (economic) front.
During the opening of the conference Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Canada Chrystia Freeland presented “Ukraine Sovereignty Bonds”, which allows individual Canadians to underwrite, in $100 increments, a loan of up to $500 million from Ottawa to Kyiv via the International Monetary Fund.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal thanked Government of Canada for all the support for Ukraine and emphasized that the process of rebuilding of Ukraine must start now and the first to invest in Ukraine will benefit the most in future.
Over 50 speakers from Ukraine, Canada and the U.S. presented their expertise, success stories and vision for rebuilding of Ukraine. Among them were Deputy Minister of Finance Tetyana Berezhna, Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Larisa Galadza, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada Yuliya Kovaliv, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade Arif Virani, Secretary the Office of National Investment Council of Ukraine Halyna Yanchenko, Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Ukraine Dmytro Natalukha, CEO of UkraineInvest Sergiy Tsivkach and CEO of Horizon Capital Lenna Koszarny.
Full agenda, speaker biographies and investment projects presented can be found on Rebuild Ukraine Business Conference Digital Tool.
We would like to thank our sponsors for helping CUCC make this event possible: PwC Canada, Fasken, Temerty Foundation, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, BCU Financial Group, Ukrainian Credit Union Limited, Horizon Capital, CIBC, Northland Power Inc., Black Iron Inc. (TSX: BKI; OTC: BKIRF; FRANKFURT: BIN) ,Meest Canada, TIU Canada, Multiplex, Roshel Smart Armored Vehicles, General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada, Maritime Launch Services, Desjardins, Business Council of Canada, Ukrainian World Congress – Свiтовий Конґрес Українців, Canada-Ukraine Foundation