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IX Kyiv International Economic Forum 2023 will be held in Kyiv

11 October , 2023  

On October 12, 2023, the ninth Kyiv International Economic Forum, an annual event that brings together representatives of the Ukrainian government, business, and society for open dialogue, exchange of experience, creation of a space of trust, and effective strategies for economic development, will take place.

For the second time, the forum will be held in Kyiv under martial law. The theme of this year’s KIEF is “People. Business. Economy. The Price of Freedom”.

Key topics of KIEF 2023:

  • Investment and war risk insurance
  • Ukrainian energy sector. What to expect in winter?
  • International cooperation in rebuilding Ukraine
  • European integration and economic cooperation
  • Entrepreneurs on the front line
  • Human Capital: Adapting to New Challenges
  • Mental health: new skills in a new reality.

“In times of the most difficult historical challenge for the country, its economy, business, society, and for each of us personally, we must unite, combine our efforts and experience to make complex, bold, and pragmatic decisions. The goal is to become co-authors not only of the Victory, but also of the future of an independent, innovative, and prosperous Ukraine that our descendants will be proud of. It all depends on us,” commented Vasyl Khmelnytsky, initiator of the forum and founder of UFuture holding.

70+ speakers will share their experience and vision, including:

  • Yulia Svyrydenko, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Economy of Ukraine;
  • Mykhailo Fedorov, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine;
  • Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine;
  • Oksana Markarova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States;
  • Herman Galushchenko, Minister of Energy of Ukraine;
  • Gael Vassier, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Ukraine;
  • Volodymyr Popereshnyuk, co-founder of Nova Poshta;
  • Vladyslav Chechotkin, co-founder of Rozetka;
  • Maxim Timchenko, CEO of DTEK;
  • Sergey Tigipko, owner of TAS Group companies;
  • Alexander Bogutsky, CEO of Starlight Media;
  • Zoya Lytvyn, founder of the Osvitoria NGO and Novopecherska School;
  • Masha Efrosynina, UN Honorary Ambassador for Population Affairs;
  • Olga Rudneva, CEO of Superhumans Center, and others.

“Last year, we discussed the topic of restoring the Ukrainian economy after the victory. But life turned out to be much more complicated and the challenges much more serious. KIEF 2023 is dedicated to finding solutions to the most pressing ones that need to be addressed here and now. The high price of Ukraine’s freedom and independence must be justified. This is a task for each of us,” said Yuriy Pyvovarov, CEO of the Kyiv International Economic Forum.

“Despite the war, Ukrainian business continues to operate, supporting the army and humanitarian initiatives. This year’s KIEF is an opportunity to discuss the problems, solutions and tools for integrating veterans into civilian life. It is an opportunity to share experience of doing business during the war and join forces on the way to victory. An opportunity to record our achievements and plan the next steps. This is a crucial event where Superhumans Center has a platform for a joint discussion on how to build a new social contract between people returning from war and business,” said Olga Rudneva, CEO of Superhumans Center.

As part of the event, each participant will be able to contribute to the support of the Superhumans Center for Rehabilitation, Prosthetics and Reconstructive Surgery. The proceeds from the registration fees will be used to rehabilitate Ukrainians affected by the war.

On the day of the event, the KIEF YouTube channel will broadcast the event via the link.

The innovative partner of the event and the exclusive partner of the online broadcast is Mastercard.

Strategic partner: UFuture.

Title partners: Nova Poshta; AJAX; Biopharma; Naftogaz; Federation of Employers of the Oil and Gas Industry; Smart-Holding.

Partners: Kyivstar, AEQUO, Dynasty Investment Group, Interpipe, Epicenter, MHP, Biosphere, PUMB, QP, Neqsol Holding, PrivatBank, DTEK, CEO Club,, Superhumans Center, All-Ukrainian Mental Health Program “How are you?”, NGO “Bezbarernist”, Osvitoria.

Analytical partner: Gradus.

Title media partners: Starlight Media, 1+1 Media.

Official media partner of the Forum: Interfax-Ukraine.

Media partners: We Are Ukraine, Delo, The Page, Mind, The Kyiv Independent, TAVR media, Huxley.

We believe that our victory, our recovery and economic development is our choice and our business.

Join the change on October 12.

For more information about the event and conditions of participation, please follow the link.

Kyiv International Economic Forum 2023

People. Business. Economy

The price of freedom