Program: Ukraine Business Forum

Ukraine Business Forum

Program of Events

The Waldorf-Astoria
301 Park Avenue, New York City
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Ukraine Business Forum


Venue: Waldorf Astoria [Jade Room]

9:00 – 9:20 AM Registration


9:20 – 9:30 AM Opening Remarks

Walter Zaryckyj (Ukraine Business Forum Steering Committee)


9:30 – 10:00 AM First Focus Session

Economic and Investment Conditions in Ukraine

Featured Speakers:

  • Jorge Zukoski (President, AmCham Ukraine)
  • Michael Marrese (Head/Emerging Market Research, J. P. Morgan)

Introduced by: Fred Kempe (President, Atlantic Council of the US)

10:00 – 11:00 AM First Plenary Session

Ukraine”s Economic Future: The Views of Ukraine”s Business Sector


  • System Capital Management
  • Stirol
  • UkrNafta
  • Ukrtelecom

Chair: Ihor Chabursky (Chairman, SHI Capital)

11:00 – 11:20 AM Second Focus Session

Ukraine”s Challenge: Deepening Democracy and Promoting Economic Growth

Remarks: Richard Holbrooke (Former United States Ambassador to the US)

11:20 AM – NOON Third Focus Session


Ukraine”s Energy Future

Featured Speaker: Yuri Boyko, Minister of Energy of Ukraine

Introduced by: Gene Van Dyke (Chairman, Vanco)

Ukraine Business Forum – Break

Business Council for International Understanding VIP Event/Luncheon

NOON – 2:10 PM VIP Event and Luncheon

Featured Speaker: The Honorable Viktor Yanukovych, Prime Minister of Ukraine

Ukraine Business Forum – Resumes

10:00 – 11:00 AM First Plenary Session

Investing in Ukraine: Opportunities and Obstacles


  • Robert Bensh (President, Cardinal Resources)
  • John Imle (President, Vanco)
  • Roman Kyzyk (Managing Director, JFXNexus)
  • Gregory Vaksman (President, Aerosvit Cargo)

Chair: Tom Spellman (Director of Trade Finance Services, Halliburton)

3:30 – 4:10 PM Keynote Forum Address


Minister of the Economy Volodymyr Makukha
Introduced by: Ellen Levinson (CL, Port Vera Development)


4:10 – 4:50 PM Second Plenary Session 

Ukraine”s Finance Sector


  • Lucas Romriell (Equity Sales Associate, Concorde Capital)
  • Millennium Capital
  • E-volution
  • Igor Obozintsev (Advisor to the Chairman, UKREXIMBANK)

Chair: Noah Gotbaum (Managing Director, New Spirit Capital)

4:50 – 5:00 PM Concluding Plenary Remarks

Adrian Karatnycky (Ukraine Business Forum Steering Committee)


5:10 – 6:00 PM One-on-One Meetings and Sector-Specific Discussions [Rooms: Basildon, Norse]

6:00 – 8:30 PM Patrons” Reception [Hoover Room]

Business Council for International Understanding

Program for
The Honorable Viktor Yanukovych
Prime Minister of Ukraine

Venue: Waldorf Astoria [John Jacob Astor Salon]

12:10 – 12:40 PM VIP meeting with Prime Minister Yanukovych [Basildon Room]

(limited to 25 participants)

12:40 – 2:10 PM Luncheon and Address

The Honorable Viktor Yanukovych, Prime Minister of Ukraine
Introductory Remarks: James Wolfensohn, Former World Bank President
Hosted and Organized by the Business Council for International Understanding

Ukraine Business Forum Steering Committee: Adrian Karatnycky, Walter Zaryckyj, Borys Chabursky, Noah Gotbaum, Susanne Lotarski, Adrianna Melnyk, Roman Kyzyk, Diana Howansky

Ukraine Business Forum Patrons: Cardinal, Vanco, Chevron, Halliburton, Port Vera, Concorde Capital, UKREXIMBANK, Port Vera, Millennium Capital, Chadbourne Parke, J. P. Morgan, New Spirit Capital, Aerosvit Airlines & Cargo, Proffit Group, E-Volution