UKRAINIAN DEFENSE FORUM-16

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Agenda

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Date: February 18, 2016

Location: InterContinental Kyiv, Grand Ballroom, 2A, Velyka Zhytomyrska Str., Kyiv, Ukraine

08:00 – 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:10 Opening remarks

  • Petro Poroshenko • President of Ukraine, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
  • Stepan Poltorak • Minister of Defense of Ukraine

09:10 – 09:30 Welcome remarks

  • Roman Romanov • CEO, SC ‘’UKROBORONPROM’’
  • Oleksandr Turchynov • Secretary, National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
  • Geoffrey R. Pyatt • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America in Ukraine

09:30 – 11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION I. NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE.

  • Forming and realization of military-economic, military-technical and military-industrial policy of Ukraine
  • Revised national security strategy of Ukraine: main directions of national security state policy, realization of which demands enhancing the potential of defense and security market
  • The new military doctrine of Ukraine: objectives and main tasks of military policy and ways to achieve them, economical provision of military security, financing the security needs
  • Conception of the State target program on the development of weaponry and military hardware for the period of 2016 – 2020: provision of consistent reweaponing of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military units with new weaponry and military hardware – decree of the President of Ukraine as of May 26, 2015 №287/2015
  • State program of reforming and developing the military-industrial complex of Ukraine
  • State program of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other defense military units
  • NATO-Ukraine Annual National Program of cooperation for 2016
  • NATO Trust Funds to promote Ukraine’s defense
  • Interagency committee under the Cabinet of the Ministers of Ukraine on Defense Industrial Complex

Moderator: Andriy Kulykov • “Svoboda Slova” Anchor, ICTV 

Speakers:

  • Ihor Pavlovskiy • Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine
  • Ernest Herold • Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment, NATO
  • Volodymyr Horbulin • Director, National Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Artur Kheruvimov • Deputy CEO for Development, SC «UKROBORONPROM»
  • David Tevzadze • Minister of Defense of Georgia (1998 —2004)
  • Mykola Sungurovskyi • Director, Military Programmes, Razumkov Centre

10:50 – 11:00 Q&A Session

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
(in parallel) Press-Conference 

11:30 – 13:00 PANEL DISCUSSION ІІ. MONITORING OF THE DEFENSE SECTOR REFORMS’ PROGRESS

  • Military-industrial complex transformations: challenges and perspectives
  • System changes in MoD: implementation of reforms
  • Innovations and modern technologies in the defense industry of Ukraine
  • Cooperation with NATO and transition to NATO standards
  • Enhancing military cooperation with NATO and EU
  • Development of concept of the reform of military education. Organization of cooperation with NATO military educational institutions

Moderator: Archil Tsintsadze • Project Manager, National Security and Defense of Ukraine Reform, National Reforms Council of Ukraine

Speakers:

  • Mark Opgenorth • Deputy Director, NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine
  • Serhiy Mukosii • Head of Military-Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
  • Yuriy Pashchenko • Deputy CEO, Aircraft Industry and Operations, SC «UKROBORONPROM»
  • Andriy Zagorodnyuk • Head, Reforms Project Office, Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
  • Artur Gerasymov • MP of Ukraine, Head of Parlament Delegation to the OSCE PA

12:50 – 13:00 Q&A Session

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 PANEL DISCUSSION ІII. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES OF DEFENSE INDUSTRY OF UKRAINE: BUSINESS OUTLOOK

  • Ukraine’s cooperation in defense and security with international organizations
  • Public-private partnerships in the defense industry
  • Available funding for the defense & security sector of Ukraine
  • The most attractive defense & security subsectors for FDI
  • Analysis of the macroeconomic situation and its market impact

Moderator: Serhiy Zgurets • Director, Defense Express 

Speakers:

  • Denys Gurak • Deputy CEO on Foreign Economic Activity, SC «UKROBORONPROM»
  • Mikhaylo Gvozdov • President and General Designer, SC «Antonov»
  • Igor Pasternak • CEO, Worldwide Aeros Corp.
  • Oleg Batyuk • Managing Partner, Dentons Kyiv
  • Vadym Bodayev • Chief Executive Officer, SigmaBleyzer
  • Igor Krivtsun • Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Paton Corporation, Academician of the NASU of Ukraine, Deputy Director, Electric Welding Institute named after E.O.Paton

15:20 – 15:30 Q&A Session

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:00 PANEL DISCUSSION ІV. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES OF DEFENSE INDUSTRY OF UKRAINE: INVESTORS’ OUTLOOK

  • Investors’ needs with respect to entering Ukrainian defense & security market
  • Target industries for foreign investors in Ukraine
  • What debt and equity financing options are currently available to Ukrainian businesses?
  • Macroeconomic outlook on Ukraine for 2016
  • What challenges foreign investors face in Ukraine?
  • Are the current security risks for economic recovery overestimated?

Moderator: Sergiy Popov • Partner, KPMG Ukraine 

Speakers:

  • Roman Vaschuk • Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Canada in Ukraine
  • Evelyne Farkas • Senior Advisor, DynCorp International
  • Jacek Duliński • Director of Sales & Marketing, PCO SA
  • Alan Merbaum • Principal, International Air and Missile Defense, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
  • Robert Kosla • Regional Manager on Public Safety, National Security and Defense, Microsoft Corp.
  • Dariusz Oleszczuk • Partner, Dentons Warsaw

16:50 – 17:00 Q&A Session

17:00 – 17:10 Closing remarks

17:10 – 19:00 Transition Break and 1-on-1 meetings

19:00 – 21:00 Evening Fourchettee

 1-ON-1 MEETINGS

Date: February 19, 2016

  • Location: Dentons Kyiv, 49a Volodymyrska Str., Kyiv, Ukraine

09:00 – 14:00 1-on-1 meetings between Ukrainian companies and international investors (per request)

 

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