During his working visit to Spain, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has discussed with Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili the prospects for Ukraine’s interaction with the Organization, involving the organization’s mechanisms in the development of the tourism industry in Ukraine.
“They paid main attention to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for the tourism industry, its adaptation to new realities. Kuleba noted that the pandemic has not only obvious negative consequences for tourism, but also unexpected new opportunities. In particular, in Ukraine, such circumstances gave impetus for domestic tourism, aroused people’s interest in traveling inside their own country,” the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said on Friday morning.
Pololikashvili noted that now this trend is observed everywhere, and the organization sees in it new opportunities for the global development of domestic and rural tourism.
The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine proposed to hold an international tourism forum of the World Tourism Organization in Ukraine, dedicated, in particular, to the topic of domestic and green tourism in the countries of the world.
“I have no doubt that Ukraine will become a new territory on the map of world tourism, which foreigners will be happy to discover for themselves as something new. The development of domestic tourism is a priority of President Volodymyr Zelensky and the government of Ukraine. I want us to join forces on the WTO to achieve this goals,” said the minister.
According to Kuleba, it is worthwhile, without waiting for the end of the pandemic, to actively seek new forms and methods of tourism development, given the importance of the tourism industry for the world economy.
The Minister invited the Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization to pay a visit to Ukraine.
The 17th annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES), scheduled for September 10-12, 2020, has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, YES press service reported. “YES and the Viktor Pinchuk Foundation remain committed to the mission: to integrate Ukraine into the world and ensure its proper role on the international agenda. The YES meeting in 2021 will again become a powerful discussion platform in Ukraine, which supports changes in the country and development of the new Ukraine supporters’ networks all over the world,” reads the statement.
Yalta European Strategy (YES) is a leading forum where the European future of Ukraine is discussed and developed in a global context. YES was founded in 2004 by businessman Victor Pinchuk.
From 2004 to 2013, annual YES meetings were held at Livadia Palace in Yalta. After the temporary occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, meetings were rescheduled in Kyiv.
Belarus and Ukraine will hold the Third Forum of Regions in Grodno, and Belarus has begun the relevant preparations, the Belarusian government’s press service said in a statement. “Consistent with the Belarusian prime minister’s instruction No. 1R dated January 6, an organizing committee has been established to prepare for and to hold the Third Forum of Regions between Belarus and Ukraine in Grodno in 2020. It is headed by Deputy Prime Minister Igor Lyashenko,” the statement said. The organizing committee has been tasked with elaborating and approving the plan of preparations for the event before February 20.
The First Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine took place in Gomel, Belarus, in October 2018, and the Second Forum of Regions was hosted by Zhytomyr, Ukraine, in October 2019. The parties signed commercial contracts with a total value of $140 million and $500 million, respectively.
3-4 DECEMBER – UKRAINIAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT FORUM FROM ADAM SMITH CONFERENCES
Following the success of Adam Smith inaugural Ukrainian Wealth Management Forum in 2018 we are glad to present our second edition of the event!
It will take place on the 3-4 December 2019 and will bring together Ukrainian and International private&premier bankers, family offices& wealth management firms, private client lawyers, tax advisors and charismatic entrepreneurs.
At this year’s forum we will provide updates on the latest trends in the private banking and wealth management industry in Ukraine & Europe and closely explore the most pressing issues and problems being faced by the private banking and wealth management community today.
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• HEAR THE LATEST UPDATES DIRECTLY FROM SENIOR DECISION MAKERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE
Government speakers who will update you on the current policies and regulations that affect the wealth management industry. In particular currency liberalisation, automatic exchange of information and CFC regulations.
– Danylo Hetmantsev, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy Verkhovna Rada
– Elena Korobkova, Executive Director, Independent Association of Banks of Ukraine
• SPECIAL KEYNOTE “CLIENT’S PERSPECTIVE”
Vladislav Burda, Founder and Owner of RedHead Family Corporation, President, The Family Business Network Ukraine
Vladislav Burda will talk about: What issues do successful Ukrainian entrepreneurs face when planning the future of their business empires? How can they best address these issues? How should these entrepreneurs educate the next generation of business owners?
• RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER
Robert Amsterdam, Senior Partner, Amsterdam & Partners (London, UK)
Robert Amsterdam is an international lawyer with 35 years experience working on high-profile cases in emerging markets. His law firm with offices in London and Washington DC, is frequently sought after for its unique practice areas which explore synergies between public international law, international criminal law, and political advocacy.
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Karen Aslanian, Executive Vice President, Lombard Odier (Zurich, Switzerland) will present detailed case studies on Wealth Transmission in the Masterclass on Succession Planning.
Olga Freer, Director, Senior Wealth Planner at UBP will also take part in the Masterclass on Succession Planning.
Yelyzaveta Tymoshenko, Head of premium-banking development department of Credit Agricole Bank
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• ART ROUND TABLE “UKRAINIAN ART MARKET TO FULL TRANSPARENCY”
Alina Plysch, Partner, Sayenko Kharenko
Alina Plysch will moderate Art Round Table and lead a discussion on: What are the new regulations being developed by the government in collaboration with Ukrainian lawyers? How will these regulations better protect the interests of collectors?
• FORMING YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO DEPENDING ON THE ECONOMIC CYCLE
Maxim Koretsky, Investment Director and Co-Owner of Blackshield Capital will talk about the formation of an investment portfolio, depending on the stage of the economic cycle.
• RESEARCHING THE NEW INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
Yuriy Fylyuk, CEO of the impact investment project Promprylad.Renovation
As part of investment panel, Yuriy will give a presentation about new business models with social impact that allow us to achieve greater sustainability in an ever-changing world unlike traditional business projects.
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Former president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma and former chairman of the Supreme Council of Belarus Stanislav Shushkevich have discussed a preparation for holding Baltic Black Sea Forum.
“Today in Kyiv, Leonid Kuchma received Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Belarus (1991-1994) Stanislav Shushkevich. The conversation was about preparations for the seventh Baltic Black Sea Forum,” Kuchma press secretary Darka Olifer wrote on Facebook.
As reported, the first Baltic Black Sea Forum “Through dialogue to trust” was held in Kyiv in 2016. The agreement on the creation of this platform was signed by former statesmen and leaders of Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Russia.
In 2019 Ukraine is required to implement new international tax rules at the legislative level in accordance with its obligations . How not only to lose from their introduction, but also to win – will be discussed by representatives of the authorities, consultants and business at the National Forum “INTERNATIONAL TAXATION: TRANSFORMATION OF BUSINESS” in Kiev on September 20 .
The new government’s strategies and first steps towards changing the rules of international taxation, combined with best-in-class consultancy practices, will be on the focus of the International Forum for International Taxation: BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION 20 September at the Park Inn Hotel in Kiev .
Due to loopholes and inconsistencies in national and international tax law, companies reduce or evade income tax liabilities, which causes Ukraine to lose budget revenues. Ukraine has announced changes to all 77 tax treaties it has signed. Recall that on February 28 this year, the Verkhovna Rada ratified the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI) .Thus , the new Parliament will immediately submit bills to counteract the erosion of the tax base and profit under taxation.
2020 or 2021? What and when does the President, the new Verkhovna Rada and the Government implement the world transparencies of business in Ukraine?
What to change this autumn in the legislation of Ukraine with regard to strengthening the control of international transactions?
What should business do for normal operation in the new global transparency?
When and how is the automatic information exchange system operating in Ukraine?
What will be the strength of TP control in 2019-2020?
How to minimize risks in the new conditions?
How to protect business from the pressure of controlling bodies and avoiding penalties?
Forum Speakers :
Gabriela Miranda , Project Manager in Ukraine , Eurasia Program, OECD
Sergey Verlanov , Chairman of the DPS
Danylo Getmantsev , Member of Parliament of the 9th convocation , President of the Association of Tax Advisers
Elena Makeeva , Chairman of the Board of Directors Audit firm ” Aksenova and partners ”
Geneva Group International, Deputy Minister of Finance (2015-2016), Advisor
performing duties of head of DFS
Anna Sergiychyk, Manager of RoyaltyRange
Maksym Lavrynovych, Managing Partner, Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm
Dmytro Savchuk , Associate Partner, Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm
Tetyana Ostrykova , Member of Parliament of Ukraine, 8th convocation, eepert in international taxation
Nina Yuzhanina , Member of Parliament of Ukraine, 9th convocation
Alexander Lepetyuk , Acting Director of the Department of Transfer Pricing and International Taxation of the State Tax Service of Ukraine
Lyudmila Palamarchuk , Director of the Department , Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
Oleksiy Zadorozhny, Head of the Department of Profit Tax Methodology of the Department of Methodological and Rulemaking Work of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine
Yevhen Kozlov, Senior Project Manager, Reform Support Office at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
Evgeniya Abrosimova , Partner, Head of the Transfer Pricing Department of Audit- Invest I
Ivan Shynkarenko, Partner, KM Partners
Oleksandr Shemyatkin , Partner, KM Partners
Vyacheslav Kruglyak , Head of the Transfer Pricing Audit Department of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine
Tatiana Savchuk, auditor of ID Legal Group . Head of ID Legal Transfer Pricing Practice
Tatiana Kamenska , Chairman of the Audit Chamber of Ukraine
Irina Sivolap , Head of the Interaction Department for Transfer Pricing of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine
Olga Yelchenko , managing partner of “Audit- Invest ”
Andrey Segal , lawyer, contract partner of AMBER Law Firm
Victoria Fomenko , partner, head of the practice of tax and customs law international law firm « INTEGRITES »
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