Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce becomes partners with Business Council of Canada

Business Council of Canada becomes partner of Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce

June 22, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – The Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) today announced it is welcoming the Business Council of Canada (BCC) as a formal NGO partner to promote increased trade and investment between Canada and Ukraine. CUCC partners in Canada already include the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Conference Board of Canada.

“In order to sustain their operations and help Ukraine fight war on the economic front, Ukrainian businesses are looking for new markets and partners in Canada. We are thrilled to partner with BCC and believe that together we can help Ukrainian companies looking to expand into Canada as well as to use the expertise of Canadian companies in rebuilding Ukraine”, said President of CUCC Zenon Potichny.

“The mission and mandate of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce have never been more important,” said BCC President & CEO Goldy Hyder. “Ukraine’s economy has been described by their Ambassador to Canada, Her Excellency Yuliya Kovaliv, as the ‘third front’ in fighting Russia’s illegal invasion. Strengthening our economic ties is in both countries’ interests.”

The BCC has supported the Government of Canada’s efforts to facilitate increased trade and investment with Ukraine, including its removal of tariffs on goods imported from Ukraine. The BCC has also urged government to modernize the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement to cover trade in services as well as review and remove any needless non-tariff barriers.

“Many of Canada’s largest employers are providing financial and other humanitarian assistance to Ukraine as well as supporting displaced Ukrainians,” added Mr. Hyder. “But Canadian business leaders also want to collaborate with their Ukrainian counterparts in areas where Canadian trade and investment are needed both at this crucial time and after Ukraine’s victory.”

For additional information please contact:
Olha Mandyuk: omandyuk@cucc.c

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CUCC launches Rebuild Ukraine Committee

Dear friends,

As the tensions between Ukraine and russia reached another record high last Fall and beginning of 2022 that to our regret lead to full-scale invasion into Ukraine, CUCC tried to help its members and UA & CA businesses by consulting them about ways to relocate businesses, overcome challenges and prepare BCP.

For the whole period since February 24, our team members based in Kyiv (with temporary relocation to Western Ukraine) and Toronto were ready to deliver.   For more than two months CUCC was the only Canadian organization with staff in Ukraine ready to help and monitor the situation.

Understanding that Ukraine not only needs military equipment and funding to win the war we also acknowledge that the country will face even tougher period of rebuilding its economy, infrastructure and investment flows, the Board of CUCC decided to establish the “Rebuild Ukraine Committee”.

The committee is comprised of CUCC board members, executive team & willing member companies representatives. Participation is open and based on willingness to bring and execute new ideas and challenging projects that might be presented to the Government of Canada for funding and further implementation. Committee’s main focus areas are Investment flows, Construction, Agriculture, Oil&Gas, Energy, and ICT. Members meet biweekly, reporting on the progress reached and further steps.

Should you wish to join Committee’s activities please contact Sviatoslav Kavetskyi or Olha Mandyuk.

Successful Ukrainian participation at the 2022 Global Energy Show

Global Energy Show, North America’s Leading Energy Event
June 7-9, 2022
BMO Centre at Stampede Park – Calgary, Canada
As North America’s Leading Energy Event, the Global Energy Show is the largest B2B exhibition and conference engaging

industry buyers and sellers, stakeholders and partners, CEOs, and young professionals together to share knowledge and fuel innovation in the ever-changing energy landscape.

Hosted on June 7-9, 2022, the Global Energy Show was inclusive to all energy systems, including features on the exhibition floor and conference in oil sands, hydrogen, wind, solar, petrochemicals, gas and LNG, electrification and nuclear. As no single source of energy can meet the increased global energy demand, the Global Energy Show is where Canada demonstrates its vision and leadership by bringing the right people together to meet global challenges with real-world solutions.
Within the last ten years participation of Ukraine in this leading energy event – including both companies and officials – is a tradition. Despite russia’s war against Ukraine, GES 2022 is not an exception. Event organizers and friends of the Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce put all their hearts and efforts to ensure a successful Ukrainian presentation at the event.
Organizers of the show provided a great opportunity for the newly appointed Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada Ms. Yuliya Kovaliv and the top management of NAK Naftogaz of Ukraine to update on the situation in the energy sector of Ukraine at the breakfast on June 8, 2022.
Ambassador Kovaliv has emphasized: “We are grateful to Canada for support and clear understanding that dependence on the Russian oil and gas to be left in the past. Our (Ukrainian) oil and gas sector needs the Canadian expertise, technologies and investments in order to increase the domestic production”.


President of Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and Director of Zhoda Investments Mr. Zenon Potoczny represented the private sector and investors working in oil and gas in Ukraine. The topic of his presentation was “Ukraine’s Energy Security – Threats and Opportunities”. He mentioned that: “Energy sector is crucial in rebuilding Ukraine, with new technology and modernization of this sector Ukraine will not only be able to sustain its energy security but will be supporting the European energy security system as well”.
🙏On behalf of CUCC and Ukraine, we would like to thank the organizers of the show for this great opportunity, support of Ukraine and for the success of the event.

Ukraine at 2022 Global Energy Show

Dear members and friends,

This year’s edition of the Global Energy Show (June 07-09, 2022, Calgary) will have two events dedicated to Ukraine, energy security and the effects of war on the global energy market. CUCC has a long history of participation in this strategic for energy sector event and partnered with the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada and the Alberta Government to make this year’s participation happen.

The second day of the Conference will start with the Breakfast Panel: Ukraine – the epicentre of energy security in Europe. Speakers are newly appointed Ukraines Ambassador to Canada Yulia Kovaliv, top management of Naftogaz (Ukraine’s state oil&gas enterprise), and Ron Hoffman, VP of biz dev Fluid Energy Group.

President of CUCC Zenon Potoczny will be speaking during the ” Energy Markets” panel of the conference that is to take place on June 08, 2022, at 1 PM MDT.

We would like to express our gratitude to the DMG events for their willingness to include two Ukraimne-related events into the Global Energy Show Agenda.

The Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine. Istanbul, Turkey on July 21-22, 2022

The Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine; Istanbul, Turkey on July 21-22, 2022

The CUCC has partnered with The International Trade Council to support the upcoming Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on July 21 and 22, 2022.

This 2-day, in-person, 1000+ attendee summit is set to be the most important and influential forum of international decision-makers, focused on rebuilding Ukraine, reorganizing regional and global supply chains, addressing global food security issues, and ensuring the economic continuity of Ukraine, the broader region, and the world.

This unprecedented event will bring together multiple Heads of State, minister-level decision-makers from across Europe, the United States, and Asia, Fortune 500 CEOs, large and medium-sized investors, and other stakeholders from around the world. The 21st and 22nd of July, in Istanbul, represent the first of a broader series of landmark economic forums to be held around the world, including New York, London, Singapore, and elsewhere; addressing the greatest global reorganization of the world economy since the Marshall Plan.

“We are privileged to be working with CUCC to ensure that the best companies from <YOUR JURISDICTION> will have access to this unprecedented opportunity to learn, first-hand, about the development and investment projects coming up in Ukraine and the region, as well as the opportunity to network with top-level decision-makers from Ukraine, and around the world, who will all be joining us, in-person, in Istanbul on July 21st and 22nd, for what is poised to be the most important economic development event in recent history,” notes Ms. Ranjani Rangan, Board Member and Media Communications Lead, International Trade Council.

The Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine represents a unique and unparalleled level of access and exposure to the world’s leading thought, political, and business leaders; and CUCC is pleased to be actively working with the International Trade Council (ITC) on this vital international initiative. As the ITC’s partner in <YOUR JURISDICTION>, those who are interested in attending this groundbreaking event are encouraged to reach out to CUCC to enquire about ticketing availability and other supporting opportunities, both paid and free.


Further information about The Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine can be found at For additional information on the current economic issues surrounding the war in Ukraine, and its impact on international supply chains and food security; and to engage with both public and private sector stakeholders on these issues, please explore, which has been developed by the International Trade Council under the auspices of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.


Day 1 of Ukraine booth at the 2022 RCCStore Conference

Day 1 of the 2022 RCCStore Conference has passed.
Ukrainian stand was quite a busy one. Visitors were eager to find out more about services and products Ukrainian participating businesses have to offer for retail. We received a lot of word of support for Ukraine and its people fighting back russian invasion.
Our Business Development Director Olha Mandyuk is at the exhibition and will be happy to provide more info on CUCC and participating businesses JetSoftPro Computools Join.To.IT Web4You Inc. Рукавичка Мережа Магазинів Pepsell N-iX that have decent expertise in retail and retail solutions so a lot of interest from visitors.
Come visit us during Day 2 at Booth 312 and learn more about us and about how you can support Ukrainian businesses and the economy. View the full agenda and purchase your tickets at #RCCSTORE22 Retail Council of Canada

Support Ukraine! Kyiv IT Cluster in partnership with CUCC launched a pro-bono B2B matchmaking platform to promote Ukraine IT Companies globally

#SUPPORT_IT_UKRAINE: Kyiv IT Cluster launched a pro-bono B2B matchmaking platform to promote Ukraine IT Companies globally


WIN WIN UA is a trusted B2B matchmaking platform created by Ukrainian IT enthusiasts supported by Kyiv IT Cluster to accelerate global lead generation campaigns for IT companies from Ukraine to make a profound impact on the economy of the country.

The IT sector is basically the only industry in Ukraine that’s still up and running and garnering foreign revenue for the country.  Ukraine IT companies unite to support the industry via deep dive into the global business community.

Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb 24th, a number of international software firms are switching from Russian IT service providers to Ukrainian alternatives. The huge pool of talent coupled with the current global wave of solidarity makes for a perfect match on the road to success. Here you can find your next trusted tech partner.

WIN WIN UA calls for chambers of commerce, professional business associations, vendors, and IT companies around the world to join the platform via the website

Once the war is over, we will make Ukraine a tech paradise that’ll become a genuine engine of growth for the whole country.

Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce is one of the project partners and will be happy to facilitate contacts and help establish cooperation between Canadian interested parties and selected WIN WIN UA participants.

Please inquire at and/or

#kyivitcluster #Ukraine #IT #community #CUCC_Ukraine

Ukraine Booth at the 2022 Store Conference

Dear members, friends and supporters,

Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce together with the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada and UkraineInvest will be participating in the 2022 edition of the RCCStore Conference that will take place in Toronto on May 31-June 01 at the Toronto Congress Centre – North Building.

A number of Ukrainian companies will be represented at the booth. You may find companies’ info on the teaser attached.

Come join us at the RCCStore Conference and find out more about Ukrainian retail business & retail-related services.

To find out more about the event, tickets and participation, please go to

For inquiries please email us at