Program – Ukraine Business & Investment Forum: Euro 2012

Ukraine Business Forum
Euro 2012: Infrastructure Needs and Investment Opportunities
March 17-18, 2008
Ukrainian Institute of America
2 East 79th Street, New York, NY

Monday, March 17

8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Opening
Welcome from the Organizers
A Word of Welcome to the Forum Participants from Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Oleh Shamshur
Keynote Remarks: Euro 2012 as an Infrastructure Modernization Strategy: Ukraine’s March Toward European Standards
Featured Speaker: Yevhen Chervonenko, Chairman of the National Agency of Ukraine for Euro-2012
Discussant: Jorge Intriago, Partner, Ernst & Young
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Plenary Session
Topic: Ukraine’s Public and Private Financing Needs

  • Alex Gordin, Managing Director, Broad Street Capital
  • Roman Masley, Managing Director, SHI Capital
  • William Leute, Managing Director, MS Global Finance
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM First Panel Discussion
Topic: Upgrading Ukraine’s Transport Sector: Road, Airport and Railway Projects

  • Ken Hansen, Partner, Chadbourne and Parke
  • Dr. Vassilis Morfopoulus, Managing Director, Basic International Development Corporation
  • Jeffrey Miller, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, AALC
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Working Lunch
Topic: Ukraine and Euro 2012: A Major Investment Opportunity
Introductory Remarks: Richard Steffens, US Foreign Commercial Service, Commercial Attache, US Embassy In Ukraine
Featured Speaker: John McAdams, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Export Finance, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Discussant: Hennadi Nadolenko, Head of the Trade Mission of Ukraine to the United States
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM Second Panel Discussion
Topic: Construction and Building Projects In Advance of Euro 2012

  • Taras Sytnyk, CJSC Tekhnopark LZTA
  • Olena Ivanova, President, Michael Hope Architects
  • Andriy Dashkewych, VP, Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • CT Engineering
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Third Panel Discussion
Topic: Tourism, Hotels, and Hospitality: Preparing for Euro 2012

  • Taras Kernytskyy, Deputy Head /Commission on Youth & Sports, Lviv Regional Legislature
  • Julian Ries, Senior Partner, Beiten Burkhardt
  • Marriott Corporation
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Reception

Tuesday, March 18

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Networking Sessions
Sector-specific meetings
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Offsite facilitated meetings