Business news from Ukraine


The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine has announced the selection of 15 technology startups that will represent Ukraine at the tenth global conference of entrepreneurs and investors Startup Grind Global 2020 in Silicon Valley. The tender will be held jointly with Startup Grind Kyiv (the official representative of the international startup ecosystem Startup Grind) with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program “Competitive Economy of Ukraine.”
“Mature startups who built the product can become participants in the program, they know firsthand what is profit and are ready to scale. To participate in the tender, startups need to fill out an online application form before 12:00 on December 16,” the ministry reported on the website.
The jury will review the online questionnaires received from startups from December 16 to December 19, 2019 and will select the 25 best from all over Ukraine for further live pitching and final selection.
Next, on December 19, 2019, a pitching session will be held, during which the jury will select and announce the 15 best startups, the winners of the contest, by voting.
The winners of the tender will receive a ticket to participate in the conference, an exhibition stand, promo participation in the conference and PR support of the organizers, as well as covering financial costs for logistics.
Startup Grind Global 2020 will be held in Silicon Valley in the United States on February 9-12, 2020. The event is attended by 300 teams from more than 125 countries, which present their products to 10,000 participants in the event.
Startup Grind Kyiv is the official representative of Startup Grind (the community has about 2 million of the best entrepreneurs in the world), has been holding regular events in Kyiv since 2014.

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Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the European Union Mykola Tochytsky has discussed at a meeting with Special Envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Ričardas Degutis the organizational aspects of the preparation of the International Ukraine Reform Conference, as well as current issues of Ukraine-EU cooperation.
“On October 10, Ukraine’s representative to the EU Mykola Tochytsky met with Special Envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Ričardas Degutis, who is preparing the International Ukraine Reform Conference, which is scheduled to be held in Vilnius in 2020,” the press service of the Ukrainian mission in the European Union said.
Degutis emphasized the priority of the Conference, which is considered in Vilnius as part of the overall strategy to support the reform process in Ukraine.
In turn, Tochytsky thanked Degutis for the consistent support of Lithuania to Ukraine both at the bilateral level and within the EU, especially in the context of confronting Russian aggression and introducing systemic reforms in the state.

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The 8th International Conference UKRCEMFOR 2019. Cement industry. Best Practices. Prospects for Development with a focus on highlighting the important aspects of cement industry will take place on May 28-29, 2019 in the Champions Hall of the Olimpiyskiy NSC in Kyiv. Conference Organizer: UKRCEMENT Association of Cement Producers of Ukraine. Partners: Ivano-Frankivskcement, CRH, Dyckerhoff-Buzzi, Heidelberg, Eurocement, DALGAKIRAN COMPRESSOR UKRAINE, FLSmidth and industrial construction group KOVALSKA.
Conference is the largest cement industry event in Ukraine which biennially brings together about 300 high-ranking delegates of companies and organizations from more than 10 countries.
Сement industry remains a solid, stable and growing part of the national economy. Represented by 4 large international groups – CRH, Dyckerhoff-Buzzi, Heidelberg, Eurocement, and a strong Ukrainian company Ivano-Frankivskcement, the local cement industry is well balanced and grows sustainably for the third consecutive year.
UKRCEMFOR 2019 for the 8th time will become a unique communication platform with owners and managers of all cement companies of Ukraine, cement consumers, manufacturers of concrete and concrete mixtures, manufacturers of impurities in concrete, construction companies, trading companies, manufacturers of equipment for cement production, suppliers of services and materials, scientists, Ukrainian and international experts in the fields of economy, ecology, technology and quality, banks and funds investing in cement industry and construction, public sector.
Topics for discussion during the Conference:
– Current state and development trends of the cement industry: technology, equipment, and logistics
– Energy efficiency and ecology. Alternative fuels
– Cement-concrete technology and equipment in highways construction
– Standards and regulations in cement industry
– Quality and safety of construction materials
– Concrete, concrete products and equipment. City architecture and urban spaces
These and other topics to be discussed at the UKRCEMFOR 2019 between a solid body of delegates from within the industry, and panels of Ukrainian and international experts in economy, ecology, technologies and quality, as well as banking and finance.
Among the companies that have already confirmed their participation are: Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, MC Bauchemie Ukraine, AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH, GEOCON GmbH & Co. KG, Compressors International LLC, Schenck Process Ukraine, Schenck UK, Promtekhservis Ltd., Dalgakiran compressor Ukraine, Refratechnik Cement GmbH, IZOMAR-POLREF and others.
General Media Partners: TV Channel – PRYAMIY, Information Agency “Interfax Ukraine”, KORRESPONDENT magazine.
Media Partners: DENGI magazine, Prof Build, Cement International, Cement and its application magazine, ECOBUSINESS. Ecology of Enterprises, International Cement Review, Aspects of Construction, Commercial Property, Inventor and Rationalizer, Building Magazine, Concrete&Asphalt, Capital Construction, Construction Expert Newspaper, Build Portal, ProfiDOM, Industry in Focus, and Obozrevatel, Kiyv Post, National Industrial Portal.
Supported by: American Chamber of Commerce Ukraine, European Business Association, Ukraine International Chamber of Commerce, German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of builders of Ukraine, CEO URE CLUB, Taxpayers Association of Ukraine, The British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, Ukrainian Logistics Alliance.
Conference venue: the Champions Hall of the Olimpiyskiy NSC in Kyiv (Velyka Vasylkivska str. 55)
Participation is possible for TOP managers only. Registration is available till 12.00 PM May 26, 2019.
Online registration, agenda and other information are available at the Conference webpage:
For embassies and media – free of charge (after confirmation). Participation is available for C-suite level representatives only.
Media accreditation by tel +38 044 383-07-22, +38 067 930-06-69, (contact person: Mila Shykota)

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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced the holding of the third international Ukraine Reform Conference in Canada in 2019. Canada is pleased to host the next conference, she noted at the second international Ukraine Reform Conference in Copenhagen (Denmark).
We are passing the baton to Canada, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen said.

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