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Forum on Ukraine’s recovery opens in Turkey

The Forum for the Reconstruction of Ukraine is taking place in Istanbul. It began with a meeting between Turkish Trade Minister Omer Bolat and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloglu and Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov.

“We held fruitful meetings with Omer Bolat and Abdulkadir Uraloglu, who organized the Ukraine Reconstruction Forum, an initiative that promotes cooperation in the recovery and development of the affected regions. This demonstrates a strong commitment,” Kubrakov wrote on social network X.

He noted that the forum will help increase the trade potential of the countries, expand logistics and foreign economic relations.

“We have a common goal: The Black Sea should become a zone of cooperation, trade and economic growth. It is important to attract private investment in infrastructure rehabilitation. This year, projects aimed at restoring energy, housing, critical and social infrastructure are prioritized,” Kubrakov said.

The Turkish Minister of Trade, for his part, emphasized that the experience gained from successful projects implemented by Turkish contractors in different regions of the world to date will become a cornerstone of cooperation between the two countries, especially in the reconstruction of Ukraine.

“In addition, together with Kubrakov, we have made important assessments of increasing the volume of mutual trade and strengthening economic relations between the two countries,” he wrote in X.

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Wines, Tastes and Traditions: VIIІ International Forum of Winemakers and Sommeliers

On November 19, 2023, the VIII International Forum of Winemakers and Sommeliers was held in Kyiv, at the InterContinental Kyiv Hotel (2A Velyka Zhytomyrska St.), within the framework of which the following events took place:

– The jubilee XX All-Ukrainian Sommelier Competition “Master Sommelier – 2022-2023”,

– VII All-Ukrainian Cavist Competition “Best Cavist of Ukraine – 2022-2023”,

– Round table of winemakers and sommeliers as part of the Winemakers’ Dinner,

– Open tastings and presentations of wines, spirits, cheeses and other products for all guests of the events.

Organizers of professional events:

– Ukrainian Association of Winemakers and Sommeliers,

– Association of Cavists of Ukraine,

– The first in Ukraine Master Class Sommelier School.

General Partner – TM “Vinos dela Luz”

Partners: TM Big Wines, SV plus, Poli1898, Delamain, AELRED, Eyguebelle, ACHA, Purity, Zinka,, Cigar House Fortuna, Academy of Labor, Social Relations and Tourism, InterContinental Kyiv Hotel.

Ambassadors of several countries, MPs, the Chairman of the Trade Unions of Ukraine, heads of alcoholic beverage importers, restaurant managers, sommeliers, winemakers, heads of wine companies and wine boutiques, representatives of business structures, media and TV, wine connoisseurs and lovers attended the events.

The Forum opened with a minute of silence in honor of the deceased wine industry professionals who had previously participated in the Forum as participants and jury members.

Then, the anthem of Ukraine was performed live by a young singer Severina.

The professional jury was headed by Dr. Ricardo F. Nunez, owner of the international wine holding VINOS DELA LUZ. For the fourth year in a row, Dr. Nunez has been heading the jury and the Forum of Winemakers and Sommeliers of Ukraine.

Members of the professional jury:

– Natalia Blagopoluchna – President of the All-Ukrainian Association of Winemakers and Sommeliers, head of the First Sommelier School in Ukraine “Master Class”
– Oleksandr Sharay – sommelier, commercial director of SV+ company
– Yegor Bilov – sommelier of the InterContinental Kyiv Hotel, winner of the All-Ukrainian Sommelier Competition 2018
– Oleg Kravchenko – co-owner of Winbar, “Best Sommelier of Ukraine – 2011”
– Olga Girman – sommelier, winner of the All-Ukrainian Sommelier Competition 2021
– Dmytro Gurinchyk – national manager of the Cigar House “Fortuna”
– Irina Kovaleva, Director of the Tairov National Institute of Viticulture and Winemaking.
In the Final of the Contest, the participants competed in different rounds:: “Presentation and decanting of wine”, “Enogastronomy” (real serving of dishes from the chef of the restaurant Ruslan Morozyuk), “Cheese and wine”, “Blind tasting”, “Mixology”, “Cigar Tour”, etc.

In some of the tours, the participants communicated exclusively in English.

After the end of the competitions and the final work of the professional jury, the places were determined as follows:

“XX Anniversary Sommelier Competition 2022-2023”:

1st place – Svyatoslav Klymchuk (Kyiv, Bigoli restaurant)

2nd place – Igor Postoyankin (Kyiv, Catch restaurant)

3rd place – Natalia Sokolovska (Kyiv, DDS company)

“VII All-Ukrainian Cavist Competition 2022-2023”:

1st place – Vasyl Chuchman (Ivano-Frankivsk, Winetime wine boutique)

2nd place – Yevhen Boyko (Kyiv, Winetime wine boutique)

3rd place – Yevhen Brodyuk (Kyiv, Winetime wine boutique)

All finalists received Diplomas and gifts from the Partners, and the Winners received personalized cups.

The Chairman of the Jury Dr. Ricardo F. Nunez congratulated the Organizers and Finalists, thanked the Armed Forces of Ukraine and wished to hold the next Winemakers and Sommeliers Forum in peaceful Ukraine.

The General Information Partner is Interfax Ukraine News Agency.

Media Partners – Club of Experts, OPEN for BUSINESS, Kyiv Diplomatic magazine

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On November 2 and 3, the XXI CFO Forum will be held in Kyiv

On November 2 and 3, Kyiv will host the 21st Ukrainian CFO Forum, also known as the Ukrainian CFO Forum.

The main theme of the 2023 event is “Strategy and Tools for Business Transformation”. The forum will feature speeches, discussions, on-stage interviews, specialized webinars and workshops, and the event will bring together more than five hundred top managers from all over Ukraine in offline and online formats.

Why should you attend the 21st Ukrainian CFO Forum?

During the forum, more than 40 speakers – CFOs of leading international and Ukrainian companies – will help define a strategic plan for aligning resources with priorities and critical areas of development, and share their own experience on how businesses can use new tools and transformation strategies for agility and growth.

Key topics for discussion:

  • Digitalization of financial function processes. Tetiana Tymchenko, CFO of Nova Poshta
  • Digital transformation as a catalyst for business recovery. Oleksiy Yegorchenkov, Senior Manager, Technology Consulting Group Leader, EY Ukraine
  • Process reengineering before digital transformation: How not to automate chaos? Yulia Arnautova, MonoPack LLC
  • ESG principles as part of the value creation model. Viktor Piddubnyi, CFO Danone Ukraine
  • Financial planning and forecasting under extreme uncertainty. Sergiy Dudar, CFO of DTEK Energy
  • Effective tools for financing customers during the war. Tatiana Milenko, CFO of the North Black Sea Zone, Timak Agro Ukraine
  • Liquidity management in the era of crisis. Pavlo Davydenko, CFO of Aleana
  • Topical areas for international business in 2024. Natalia Gaikalova, CFO/Founder of Finevolution
  • Partnership for business process optimization. Olena Dunina, CFO for Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Corteva Agriculture.

The forum will be held with the support of international companies Payoneer, Pivdenny Bank, KPMG in Ukraine, Boyden, Asters, Arzinger, Vchasno, Innoware, EY Ukraine, ACCA and other. partners.

For security reasons, the venue is not announced. The FA Service team is preparing an offline event and an online broadcast for those who are unable to attend the forum live.

More information about the program, speakers and partners of the forum is available on the website:

Interfax readers have special participation conditions until October 25. With the promo code BraveInterfax20, you will receive -20% off all participation packages. Join in teams and invite your colleagues to divide the focus areas and ask questions to the speakers:


Ministry of Economy invites you to participate in international forum “Industrial Visa Waiver (ASAA) in system of economic recovery and development of Ukraine”


The Ministry of Economy invites you to participate in the international forum “Industrial Visa Waiver (ASAA) in the System of Economic Recovery and Development of Ukraine”.

The forum is organized at the initiative of the Department of Technical Regulation within the framework of the international cooperation project ReACT4UA, with funding from the German government and with the support of the German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the public union “Foundation for Support of Reforms in Ukraine”.

Date of the event: October 13, 2023.

Registration: 9:00 – 10:00 Kyiv time.

Registration is required. Online registration is available here.

Start: 10:00 a.m. Kyiv time.

Format: online/free of charge.
Simultaneous translation (English/Ukrainian) will be provided.

The main objective: to consider the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA Agreement, or the so-called “industrial visa-free regime”) as a factor in overcoming technical barriers to trade, increasing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises and restoring Ukraine’s economy in general during the war and post-war period.

Key objectives: to hear business priorities and outline ways to create a unified European business environment where each participant will be able to establish communications to find partners.

Two sessions:

Session 1: “Ukraine’s quality infrastructure in the European coordinate system: economic recovery and development”;

II session: “Dialogue with Ukrainian and EU businesses on practical aspects of internationalization of enterprises.

Participation in the Forum is a great opportunity for businesses to get guidance on the movement of industrial goods, search for reliable partners in areas where countries have accumulated significant human and production potential.

Representatives of the following are invited to participate in the Forum:

state-owned enterprises, institutions, organizations operating in the field of technical regulation, standardization, metrology and metrological activities
manufacturers and businesses interested in the production and export of industrial products of Ukraine
other interested parties.
The official media partner is Interfax-Ukraine.


IX Kyiv International Economic Forum 2023 will be held in Kyiv

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:

  • International cooperation for Ukraine’s recovery;
  • Attracting investment and insuring war risks;
  • Impact of changes in the global economy;
  • Unlocking industrial potential;
  • Energy;
  • Development of human capital and mental health;
  • Vision of the future of Ukraine

and others.

“In times of the most difficult historical test for the country, its economy, business, society, and for each of us personally, we must unite, combine our efforts and experience to make difficult, 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.

They will share their experience and vision:

  • 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;
  • Oleksandr Kamyshyn, Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine;
  • Volodymyr Popereshniuk, co-founder of Nova Poshta;
  • Zoya Lytvyn, founder of the Osvitoria NGO and Novopecherska School;
  • Vladyslav Chechotkin, co-founder of Rozetka;
  • Oleksandr Konotopskyi, CEO of Ajax Systems;
  • Olga Rudneva, CEO of Superhumans Center;
  • Masha Efrosinina, UN Honorary Ambassador for Population, 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.

General media partner: ICTV.

Title media partner: 1+1 Media.

Title partners: UFuture, Mastercard, Nova Poshta, AJAX, Biopharma.

Partners: Kyivstar, Aequo, Dynasty Investment Group, Interpipe, Epicenter, Superhumans Center, All-Ukrainian Mental Health Program “How are you?”, NGO “Bezbariernist”.

We believe that our victory, our recovery and economic development are 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

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On August 17, UkrainianGasOpen 2023 Forum: Production. Transportation. Storage. Sales

On August 17, 2023, the UkrainianGasOpen 2023 Forum: Production. Transportation. Storage. Sales”, where the topic is developed with a focus on key aspects of gas production and sales in Ukraine during a full-scale war. The Forum is organized by EnergyClub and the Association of Gas Traders of Ukraine, partners – Ukrainian Energy Exchange, Zakhidnadraservice Group, All-Ukrainian Industry Association “Federation of Employers of Oil and Gas Industry” and Yuriy Nagornyak, general information partner – Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

Time of the event: 10:00-14:00

For the third time, the Forum will become a communication platform for an open public discussion that will bring together representatives of relevant government agencies, industry legislators, players in the Ukrainian gas sector, specialized associations and leading media to discuss trends in the gas industry during the war, including production, transportation, storage and sale of natural gas.

The relevance of the Forum is driven by the increasing changes in the development of the Ukrainian domestic gas market in times of war; the focus of the Ukrainian market on the possibilities of ensuring Ukraine’s energy security under martial law; and the active review of global trends in the development of the gas sector in Europe and the world.

The Forum’s program includes two panel discussions on the following topics: the goals set by the President of Ukraine to increase natural gas production and create conditions for energy independence; development of the Ukrainian gas market in the context of war; global trends in the gas sector in Europe and experience of exchange trading in Ukraine.

Participants will have the opportunity to network with colleagues during the official and informal parts of the event. The Forum will be followed by individual press interviews with speakers and networking.

Among the speakers: Andrii Gerus, Chairman of the Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities; Kostiantyn Ushchapovskyi, Chairman of the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities (invited); Mykola Kolisnyk, Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine; Oleksiy Chernyshov, Chairman of the Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine (invited); Oleh Tolmachev, Acting Acting Director General of JSC Ukrgazvydobuvannya; Roman Malyutin, Head of JSC Ukrtransgaz; Vadym Rybachuk, Commercial Director of LLC GTS Operator of Ukraine; Yuriy Nagornyak; Stepan Kozytskyi, Director General of Zakhidnadraservice; Oleksandr Romanyuk, Acting acting CEO of JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya (May 22 – January 23); Dmytro Malyar, CEO of D.Trading; Tetiana Riabukha, Chief Advisor on Energy Markets Development at Ukrainian Energy Exchange LLC; Volodymyr Onyshchenko, Rector of Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University; Ruslan Magomedov, Head of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (NSSMC).

Media partners: Weekly magazine “Energobusiness”, Glavkom, UA.NEWS, Energoreforma, Nadra.Info, Center for Economic and Political Studies “Razumkov Center”.

The program and additional information on participation in the Forum is available on the website:

Venue of the Forum: Hyatt Regency Kyiv (5 Alla Tarasova Street).

Participation fee: for representatives of EnergyClub member companies – free of charge; for representatives of companies from the gas sector – UAH 5 000.00; for embassies, government agencies – free of charge (subject to pre-registration and confirmation by the organizers).

Accreditation of media representatives: participation of media representatives in UkrainianGasOpen 2023 is free of charge subject to pre-registration and confirmation by the organizers. One of the key conditions for registration is the creation and publication of material about the Forum on your website.

To confirm the publication or broadcast of the news about the Forum, please provide the link to the Forum:

For electronic media – a link to the published material;
For television or radio – a recording of the broadcast;
For print media – a photo of the published material or an electronic version.
This stage is an important part of the accreditation process. We look forward to your cooperation and understanding.

Media accreditation by phone: +38 068 459 3641 (contact person: Varlamova Inga).

Open4business is a media partner