A7 CONFERENCES and CFA Ukraine organized the IV Ukrainian Investment Forum: A Crucial Moment of Choice

On November 21st, 2013 at Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv CFA Ukraine and A7 CONFERENCES organized The IV Ukrainian Investment Forum: A Crucial Moment of Choice. More than 350 CxO level representatives of the Top-500 Ukrainian companies in the real sector and international investors attended the event. Among the main topics covered were the macroeconomic situation and financing sources available for Ukrainian companies (Debt, Private and Public Equity). The special feature of this year’s Forum included a unique panel discussion on expectations and forecasts on post-Vilnius situation and potential EU impact on Ukrainian economy, and also a new panel discussion on M&A activity in the country. According to Olexiy Parkhomchuk, Senior Investment Manager at Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries the Forum was “a brilliant networking and exchange ideas opportunity with peers.” Anatoliy Prymachenko, Investment Director at G Center Group (Caravan Group), addmitted that the Forum “was remarked by the presence of distinguished experts and high level market participants” and suggested that the Forum “should be organized even twice a year.” The Ukrainian Investment Forum, as the only major business event in the country, which remains totally independent from any corporate, commercial or political interests, is a driving force for promoting Ukraine’s economy. Among special guests at the Forum were:

  • Qimiao Fan • Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, World Bank
  • Rufat Alimardanov, CFA • Country Head in Ukraine and Belarus, IFC
  • Jerome Vacher • Resident Representative in Ukraine, International Monetary Fund
  • Oleksander Pavlov • Head of Financial Institutions in Ukraine, EBRD
  • Steven Fisher • Chairman of the Board, Citibank Ukraine
  • Kostyantyn Vaysman • Chairman of the Board, VTB Bank Ukraine
  • Artemiy Yershov • Deputy Chair of the Board, SBERBANK OF RUSSIA
  • Valeria Gontareva • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Investment Capital Ukraine
  • Igor Mazepa • CEO, Concorde Capital
  • Denys Aloshyn • Partner, Visum Capital
  • Oleg Tkachenko • Chairman of the Board, Ukrainian Exchange
  • Ihor Olekhov • Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Glib Bondar • Partner, Avellum Partners

The Forum’s brochure is available via this link. The Prinсipal Legal Sponsor was Avellum Partners, the Corporate Advisory Sponsor – Investment Capital Ukraine, the M&A Partner – Baker & McKenzie, the Equity Financing Partner – Visum Capital, the Investment Partner was Dragon Capital, and the General Avia Partner – Airlife air ticket agency. The General Media Partner – Investgazeta, media #1 about opportunities, the General News Partner was Interfax-Ukraine, the General TV Partner – The First Business Channel. The Forum was supported by the Kyiv Regional Center for Investment and Development, the Ukrainian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Ukraine), the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, the Ukrainian Association of Investment Business, and the Securities Market Partnership. For more information, please visit the website www.uif.com.ua