Projects

2019 CUSUR CALENDAR
 
Upcoming Events 2019
US-UA Security Dialogue X
Washington, DC
February 28, 2019
 
UA HES Special Event:
Sobornist' at 100
Ukrainian Museum
May 4, 2019   
 
US-UA BNS Special Event
Washington DC
May 23, 2019
 
US-UA WG Yearly Summit VI
Washington, DC
June 13, 2019

US-UA Energy Dialogue VI
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 29, 2019 
 
UA HES Special Event:
UA-AM Community at 125
Princeton Club/NY
September 21, 2019 
 
UA QUEST RT XX
Washington, DC
October 10, 2019
 
UA HES Forum VII:
LT-PL-UA Relations
Chicago
November 9, 2019   
 

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CUSUR 2016 - Project I
US-UA “Working Group” Initiative

The US-Ukraine “Working Group” Initiative was launched in 2007 in order to secure an array of experts in "areas of interest” for CUSUR and its various forums/proceedings; at the same time, it was hoped that the ‘experts’ might agree to write a series of ‘occasional papers’ to identify “major issues” impacting on US-Ukrainian relations.
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CUSUR 2017 - Project II
Publication Efforts

Recognizing the urgent need to set up proper channels for the maximum circulation of the information/analysis CUSUR possessed or had at its disposal, the Center long focused on having ‘a publication presence’ of some form or another.
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CUSUR 2018 - Project III
DC Occasional Briefings Series

CUSUR did not turn its attention to having a DC presence until summer 2012. Borrowing space when the need arose (particularly for various forum steering committees meetings) from the American Foreign Policy Council, its longest abiding partner, seemed to suffice; an Acela ride from the Center’s NY office did the rest. If there was a concern, it was to open an office in Kyiv.
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Program—US-Ukraine Business Networking Series Forum VII

US-Ukraine Business Networking Series Forum VII

June 10–11, 2013
New York City

Programme





PRE-FORUM DAY: Monday, June 10, 2013

Place: The Princeton Club, The James Madison Room, 15 West Forty Third Street, New York, NY 10036-7402


01:30 PM OPENING OF THE FORUM AND OPENING REMARKS

Speaker:

  • Olexander Motsyk (Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States of America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine)

2:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION I. OUTLOOK ON UKRAINE BY GLOBAL INVESTORS

Discussion topics:

  • What is the global investors’ opinion on Ukraine?

Moderator:

  • Morgan Williams (Director, Government Relations, Washington Office, SigmaBleyzer; President, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC))

Speakers:

  • Jorge Zukoski (President, American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine)
  • Bluford H. Putnam (Chief Economist and Managing Director, CME Group)
  • John Valiska (First Vice President, RB International Finance USA)

Q&A session


3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK


3:50 PM PANEL DISCUSSION II. TAKING A SECOND LOOK/RESOURCES

Discussion topics:

  • Agriculture
  • Energy and Energy Technologies
  • High Technology: IT/Medical Technology/Aerospace
  • Industrials

Moderator:

  • Adrian Karatnycky (Founder and Managing Partner, Myrmidon Group)

Speakers:

  • David Sweere (Co-Founder & CEO, Kyiv-Atlantic Ukraine, Atlantic Farms and Atlantic Farms II)
  • Robert Bensh (Managing Director, Pelicourt Ltd.)
  • Taras Kytsmey (President, SoftServe)

Q&A session


5:20 PM SPECIAL IIFRS PRESENTATION

Discussion topics:

Speaker:

  • Ludmilla Huntsman (Business Adviser/Franklin Fellow, Office of Public-Private Partnerships U.S. Department of State

Q&A session


5:50 PM TRANSITION TO THE DINING AREA


6:00 PM DINNER RECEPTION AT THE NASSAU ROOM/VERANDA, THE PRINCETON CLUB


9:00PM CLOSING OF THE DINNER



FORUM DAY: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Venue: Chadbourne & Parke LLP, 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112


8:00 AM REGISTRATION


9:00 AM FEATURED REMARKS

Speaker:

  • Yuriy Sergeyev (Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine)

9:30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION I. LOCAL – ADMINISTRATIVE DIFFERENCES, REGIONAL – CULTURAL VARIATIONS, NATIONAL – HISTORICAL SPECIFICITIES: ECONOMIC IMPACT

Discussion topics:

  • Western or Eastern parts of Ukraine/Variation in business practices?

Moderator:

  • Neil Buckley (Eastern Europe Editor, The Financial Times)

Speakers:

  • Alexey Starodubov (Counsellor to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine)
  • Edilberto Segura (Chief Economist and Partner, SigmaBleyzer)
  • Anton Olff (Managing Director, Mediterranean Black Sea Limited)

Q&A session


11:00 AM COFFEE BREAK


11:20 AM PANEL DISCUSSION II. LEGAL AND TRANSACTIONAL NUANCES IN INVESTING TO UKRAINE

Discussion topics:

  • Transactional: structuring the deal and raising capital; Private placement vs IPO
  • Disputes: resolving disputes arising out of investments in Ukraine; Arbitration vs Litigation

Moderator:

  • Serhiy Hoshovsky (Chair of International Section Committee on Central & Eastern Europe, NYSBA)

Speakers:

  • Adam Mycyk (International Partner, Chadbourne & Parke, Kyiv office)
  • Lev Holubec (Partner, PwC)
  • Myron Rabij (Partner, Dentons)

Q&A session


012:50 PM LUNCH


01:20 PM WORKING LUNCH FEATURED REMARKS

Speaker:

  • Anatoliy Maksiuta (First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine)

01:50 PM PANEL DISCUSSION III. AVAILABLE FINANCE RESOURCES FOR UKRAINIAN PRIVATE COMPANIES ON THE U.S. CAPITAL MARKETS

Discussion topics:

  • Depositary receipts
  • Debt financing resources
  • Private and public equity financing
  • APO, PIPE

Moderator:

  • Andrew Kyzyk (Executive Director, Head of International (OTCQX), OTC Markets)

Speakers:

  • Anthony Moro (Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets DRs, BNY Mellon)
  • Alexander Gordin (Managing Director, Broad Street Capital Group)
  • Mark Elenowitz (CEO TriPoint Global Equities)

Q&A session


3:40 PM CLOSING REMARKS

Speaker:

  • Igor Obozintsev (Head of NY Representative Office, State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine)

4:10-4:30 PM CLOSING CEREMONY


5:30 – 8:00 PM SPONSORS AND SPEAKERS DINNER by Invitation Only

 

Past Highlight Events

RT XVII Items of Note
Highlights from Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood RT XVII: Ukraine & Religious Freedom, held in Washington, DC on Oct. 27, 2016
 
UA HES SE: UA 25th B-Day
Highlights from UA HES Special Event: 'Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Modern Ukrainian State', held at the NY Princeton Club on Sept. 17, 2016
 
US-UA WG YS IV Highlights
Highlights from US-UA WG Yearly Summit IV: Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card, held at the University Club in Washington, DC on June 16, 2016
 
US-UA SD VII Items of Note
Highlights from US-Ukraine Security Dialogue VII held on February 25, 2016 in Washington DC
 
UA HES SE: WW2 Legacy
Highlights from the UA Historical Encounters Special Event: 'Contested Ground': The Legacy of WW2 in Eastern Europe, held in Edmonton on October 23-24, 2015
 
Holodomor SE Highlights
Highlights from the UA Historical Encounters Special Event: Taking Measure of the Holodomor, held at the Princeton Club of NY on November 5-6, 2013
 
US-UA SD III Items of Note
Highlights from US-Ukraine Security Dialogue III held on May 19, 2012 in Chicago, IL

  • Former UA Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko's keynote
 
UEAF Forum VI Highlights
Highlights from UEAF Forum VI, held in Ottawa, Canada on March 7-8, 2012
 
RT XII Items of Note
Highlights from Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood RT XII: PL-UA & TR-UA, held in Washington, DC on Oct 19–20, 2011
 
US-UA ED III Items of Note
Highlights from US-Ukraine Energy Dialogue III, held in Washington DC
on April 15-16, 2008
 
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