Business news from Ukraine


On March 11-12, Smile-Expo will hold a major gambling event – Ukrainian Gaming Week. The exhibition will bring together representatives of Ukrainian and foreign companies offering advanced goods and services for the gambling industry. Participants will include software developers and providers, hardware manufacturers, gambling operators, service and payment system designers, financial and marketing companies, law firms, etc.
The event will feature a conference involving Ukrainian government officials and international experts. Besides, there will be an awarding ceremony for prominent gambling companies according to UGW.
Exhibitors of Ukrainian Gaming Week
100 exhibitors and 2000 attendees are expected to join UGW 2020. Given below are the first companies that will take part in the exhibition:
Slotegrator – a software developer and service provider for the gambling sector. The company provides a wide range of online business solutions such as online casinos, bitcoin and Telegram casinos, fantasy sports and betting software. The aggregator implements turnkey projects, integrates gaming content into online platforms, and builds marketing strategies.
MelBet Affiliates – an affiliate program of MelBet betting shop. It unites 10,000 partners worldwide.
The affiliate program supports 49 languages and accepts traffic from the majority of countries. Affiliates cooperate with each other based on the RevShare pattern. A fee is 40%. Partners obtain earnings using 43 payment methods.
LPB Bank – a Latvian bank offering financial services to corporate and private customers. It supplies high-quality e-commerce services.
Its clients can use an online acquiring service enabling payments in 32 currencies. Bank’s other services: opening of multi-currency settlement accounts and deposits, access to financial markets and exchanges across the globe, issuing of payment cards, loans, etc.
Bracelet Sponsor of UGW
Bracelet Sponsor of Ukrainian Gaming Week is Alpha Affiliates, an affiliate program by a direct advertiser engaged in gambling and betting platform promotion on foreign markets. It has six offers by licensed casinos and betting providers.
Affiliates’ pay-offs are conducted due to the RevShare model. Earnings are transferred using bank remittance, payment systems, and in bitcoins. An admin fee is absent here. The affiliate program has postbacks and detailed statistics with API functions.
UGW Awards
The exhibition will recognize the best industry companies according to Ukrainian Gaming Week. Market experts will determine winners in 12 nominations by closed voting.
The high-profile awarding ceremony will take place on March 11 at the party.
Event organizer
The event is held by Smile-Expo, an international company organizing events dedicated to innovations.
Join UGW 2020 in order to examine cutting-edge gambling solutions and talk to representatives of leading companies face-to-face.
Program and details: – news partner of the event.



Four air quality monitoring stations will be constructed in Kyiv in 2020, the press service of Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) has said. “The first four air quality monitoring stations will be constructed on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kyiv in 2020. The construction of a chemical treatment system will also be launched at the Energia incineration plant,” reads the statement.
Kyiv City Council has allocated funds from the budget for the construction of the air quality monitoring system, the press service said.

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Saga Development will build the Franklin Concept House premium class complex with commercial and office space located at 69, Honchara Street in Shevchenkivsky district of Kyiv. “This is the first residential complex in Kyiv with a five-star level of service. The building will feature exquisite architecture, innovative concierge service, developed internal infrastructure and a location in the city center,” the Saga Development press service said in a statement.
According to him, the apartments will be accompanied by round-the-clock service, including concierge services and a porter. In addition, the complex provides round-the-clock security and a video surveillance system with access to cameras from a mobile application.
The building will have from seven to 19 floors. The residential complex has 141 apartments, some of which include terraces. On the lower floors there will be commercial premises and offices. Infrastructure also provides parking for 37 cars.
According to website, the estimated commissioning dates are the fourth quarter of 2022.
The developers of the project are Saga Development in partnership with Perfect Group and Kyivproekt Development. The customer of the project is Concept-Plaza LLC, and the general contractor is Nika Ltd.
The Saga Development project portfolio includes 17 residential complexes at different stages of implementation: Rybalsky, Chicago Central House, San Francisco Creative House, New York Concept House, Bristol Comfort House, Einstain Concept House, Resident Concept House, Philadelphia Concept House, Happy House, (all based in Kyiv), Kandinsky Odessa Residence and Art Kvartal City Space (both are located in Odesa) and others.

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Around 1.5 million foreign tourists and 2.2 million Ukrainian tourists visited Kyiv in January through September, 2019, Kyiv City Council has reported.
“According to the Tourism Promotion Department of Kyiv City State Administration, 1.5 million foreign tourists visited the capital over the review period. Around 2.2 million Ukrainian tourists also visited Kyiv. The city received tourism fees in amount of UAH 61 million,” reads the statement on the city council’s website posted on December 11.
The report on the implementation of the targeted program for tourism development in Kyiv over nine months in 2019 reads that the municipal authorities regularly control the quality of services provided for tourists in the capital city. In particular, a working group was created to check hostels.
“Regular checks are held at the hostels that raise concern according to the approved schedule. We have checked 105 such facilities. Only around a dozen of hostels regularly pay taxes, tourism fees and meet the sanitary standards,” the chairman of the standing commission for culture, Viktoria Mukha, said.
According to the report, a range of large-scale events were held in Kyiv over the first nine months of the year to attract tourists, including Moto Open Fest, Kyiv Food & Wine Festival, Courage Bazaar, Atlas Weekend, Kyiv Art Week.
The tourism department also participated in five international exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad, in particular in Serbia, Azerbaijan, London and Dublin, with the aim of improving Kyiv’s tourism attractiveness.

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Azerbaijan’s Buta Airways low cost carrier will operate flights to Kyiv at Boryspil International Airport from January 22, 2020, the airline’s website said. Earlier the airline operated flights to the capital of Ukraine at Kyiv Zhuliany Airport.
As part of the airline’s winter schedule for 2019/2020, which is valid until March 27, Buta Airways flights on the Baku-Kyiv-Baku route are operated three times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. According to the same schedule, it is planned to continue flights in the summer schedule of 2020.
“Flights to Boryspil are carried out by most Ukrainian and foreign carriers, which will allow Buta Airways passengers to plan more convenient connections with other airlines,” the airline said.
Passengers who have already purchased tickets will be notified in accordance with the airline’s procedure by the phone numbers indicated when purchasing the ticket.
Buta Airways is the first low cost airline in Azerbaijan, a structural unit within Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), founded in December 2016. The first flight was performed on September 1, 2017. The airline fleet consists of modern Embraer aircraft. The airline is based in Baku, at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

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The Ukrainian low cost airline SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) will launch direct flights from Kyiv to Pisa (Italy) from April 1, 2020.
According to the press service of the airline, flights will be operated twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage is from UAH 1,667.
SkyUp Airlines LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder is ACS-Ukraine LLC of Tetiana and Yuriy Alba, who also own the JoinUp! tour operator.
According to the unified register of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, the ultimate beneficiaries of SkyUp are Oleksandr (50%) and Yuriy (50%) Alba.
The company began charter flights from the end of May 2018.

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