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Х Economic Forum

The 10th International Economic Forum Programme

Forum official languages: Ukrainian and English

October 7th 2010

10.00 – 11.00 Forum Opening Ceremony. Cross-Border Cooperation. Looking to the future.
  • Forum Opening Ceremony. Vasyl Horbal, Head of Lviv Regional State Administration
  • Welcome Speech. Viktor Tykhonov, Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine
  • Welcome Speech. Vasyl Horbal, Head of Lviv Regional State Administration
  • Welcome Speech. Myroslav Senyk, Head of Lviv Regional Council

‘Senator’ Conference Hall, Rixos Prykarpattya Hotel, Truskavets

11.20 – 13.00 Plenary session: 'Cross-Border Cooperation: Prospects of Economic Cooperation in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries'. Moderators - Viktor Tykhonov, Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine; Vasyl Horbal, Head of Lviv Regional State Administration
  • Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine – the source of financing activities to support cooperation and development of border regions. Krzysztof Hetman, Undersecretary of State of Ministry of Regional Development, Poland
  • Ukraine’s Competitive Advantages in the Global Marketplace – The Importance of Reforms. Jorge Zukoski, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
  • Cross-Border Economic Cooperation. Development Trends. Ehon Primas, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group in the Parliament of Thuringia
  • Ukraine: National Economic Policy in Times of Globalisation. Igor Burakovskyy, Director of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting
  • Financial Stability Going Forward: Key Ingredients and Considerations. Marius Vismantas, Country Sector Coordinator, World Bank
  • International Cooperation in Coal Mining Industry. Private Coal Mine Construction Experience. Borys Pokrass, CEO of Lubel Coal Company
  • Investments in Ukraine. Philip Morris experience. Olena Khomenko, CEO Philip Morris Ukraine, Caucasus and Moldova
  • Overcoming the Black Economy - a Guaranty for Investments in Ukraine. Vitaliy Antonov, President of PJSC “Galnaftogaz”
  • The role of Lviv in the development of cross-border cooperation. Andriy Sadovyy, Mayor of Lviv
  • Innovative technologies in medical rehabilitation of patients. Volodymyr Kozyavkin, Professor, Hero of Ukraine
  • Summarising of the Plenary session. Viktor Tykhonov, Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine

‘Senator’ Conference Hall, Rixos Prykarpattya Hotel, Truskavets

13.30 – 13.55

Press Conference and Briefing for Journalists with Viktor Tykhonov, Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine

‘Alter Ego’ Hall, ‘Rixos Prykarpattya’ Hotel, Truskavets

14.00 – 15.00

Business Lunch – Discussion between Ambassadors of Foreign States in Ukraine with the Heads of Regional Administrations.

‘Portus’ Restaurant, ‘Rixos Prykarpattya’ Hotel, Truskavets

13.30 – 15.00

Lunch for Forum Participants.

The Main Restaurant of the ‘Rixos Prykarpattya’ Hotel, Truskavets

15.00 – 18.00 Workshop 1. Modern Approaches to Business Financing. Possibilities of Implementation in Ukraine.
Moderator - Volodymyr Lavrenchuk
, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Forum for Leading International Financial Institutions, Chairman of the Board at Raiffeisen Bank Aval
  • Real Estate Finance. Problems and Prospects. Silvio Pedrazzi, Member of the Board of Directors of the Forum for Leading International Financial Institutions, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pravex Bank
  • Structured Trade and Project Finance. Steven Fisher, Member of the Board of Directors of the Forum for Leading International Financial Institutions, Citi Country Officer for Ukraine, Citi bank
  • Non-Performing Loan in Crisis: The Way Out. Volodymyr Lavrenchuk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Forum for Leading International Financial Institutions, Chairman of the Board at Raiffeisen Bank Aval
  • Prospects for banking regulation development. Mariya Volozhynska, Member of the Board of Directors of the Forum for Leading International Financial Institutions, Director of Treasury at Swedbank AB
  • Banking loans vs. Capital markets. Igor Mazepa, CEO at Concorde Capital
  • How SME Business Makes the Financial System the Backbone of the Economy Instead of Speculative Business. Ralf Weingartner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PJSC “Volksbank”
  • State Policy Implementation for Investments and Further Development. Serhiy Moskvin, First Deputy Head of the State Agency of Ukraine for Investment and Development
  • Investments into Ukraine: Opportunities and Barriers. Maksym Cherkasenko, Partner, law firm “Arzinger”

Left Side of ‘Senator’ Conference Hall, Rixos Prykarpattya Hotel, Truskavets

15.00 – 18.00

Ceremonial Opening of Forum of Regions.
Volodymyr Yatsuba
, Minister of Regional Development and Construction of Ukraine. Vasyl Horbal, Head of Lviv Regional State Administration. Myroslav Senyk, Head of Lviv Regional Council. Marek Kuchcinski, Vice Marshal of Seym of Poland

Discussion panel 1. Infrastructure Projects in Modern Conditions: Opportunities and Obstacles.
Moderators -
David Hubert Jarrett, Team Leader, Project “Lviv Public Transport – Urban Transport Regulatory Improvement”, Louis Berger

  • Public Private Partnership in Implementation of Infrastructure Projects. David Hubert Jarrett, Team Leader, Project “Lviv Public Transport – Urban Transport Regulatory Improvement”, Louis Berger
  • Transit by rail freightage as an important component of cross-border cooperation. Mykhaylo Kostyuk, Director General of State administration of railway transport of Ukraine “Ukrzaliznytsya”
  • Cross Border Railway Networks: Technical Problems and Decisions. Alain Gaudry, SYSTRA East Europe Development Director
  • Development of transport corridors. Eugene Prusenko, Head of State Road Service of Ukraine
  • Roads Construction. International Experience and Ukrainian Reality. Hugo Ader, Director of Development of Lemminkainen Infra Oy
  • Strategy of Ukrainian Airports Development. Anatoliy Kolisnyk, Chairman of the State Aviation Administration
  • Possibilities of Infrastructure Projects Financing. Ira Saul Rubenstein, Partner, TRAFICON S.R.O., Czech Republic
  • Opportunities and Risks of Public-Private Partnership in Ukraine. Taras Mazyar, Business Development Manager in Ukraine, Egis Bceom International
  • Oil Transportation System Development in the Context of Cross-Border Development of Ukraine. Taras Batenko, Branch Director of Main Oil Pipelines “Druzhba”, OJSC “Ukrtransnafta”
  • Infrastructural Complex in the Western Region of Ukraine: Current Condition and Prospects. Zinoviy Nazarchuk, Chairman at the Western Scientific Centre of National Academy of Science and Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine
  • ‘MABUWU’, Ukrainian-German Project Successful Implementation Experience. Holger Thoma, CEO at K-UTEC AG, Germany

Right Side of ‘Senator’ Conference Hall, Rixos Prykarpattya Hotel, Truskavets

19.00 - 21.00

First Day of Postage Stamp Issue Ceremony
Celebration Dinner for Participants of the Forum
‘Voskresinnya’ Theatre Performance

‘Alter Ego’ Hall, ‘Rixos Prykarpattya’ Hotel, Truskavets

October 8th 2010

9.00 - 11.00 Forum of Regions. A Discussion Panel II 'Regional Policy as a Tool for Regional Development. Financial Resources for Regional Development Promotion'. Moderator - Krzysztof Hrabchuk, Marshalek of Lublin Voivodeship
  • Legal Regulation of Regional Development: European Experience and Ukrainian Realities. Igor Oliynyk, Head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council, Chairman of the Ukrainian National Council of the Carpathian Euroregion
  • Regional Policy as a Tool for Regional Development. Krzysztof Hrabchuk, Marshalek of Lublin Voivodeship
  • European Cooperation Programs. Experience of Thuringia. Liliana Hrytsyshyn, International Project Manager, EU – Consultant, Europa Programm Center Thuringia, (Germany)
  • Thuringia Experience in Solar Energy Area. Dr. Hans-Joachim Freitag, Executive Director, CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik und Photovoltaik GmbH
  • Prospects of Cross-Border Cooperation of Brest region of Belarus with regions of Ukraine. Kostyantyn Sumar, Head of Brest Regional executive committee
  • Inter-regional and Cross-Border Cooperation: Viza’s Segment. Svitlana Mytryayeva, Director of Regional Branch of the National Institute for Strategic Studies in Uzhgorod
  • Regional policy: The Polish Experience - Lessons for Ukraine. Mariya Shmelyova, Institute for Eastern European Studies, Poland.

Right Side of ‘Senator’ Conference Hall, Rixos Prykarpattya Hotel, Truskavets

9.00 - 11.00 Workshop 2. Innovation for Competitiveness
Moderators - Andriy Sadovyy
, Mayor of Lviv. Igor Katernyak, Director of the Ukrainian Distance Learning System
  • The Energy Saving Technologies Financing. Elisabet Paulig-Tönnes, North Environmental Finance Corporation (NEFKO) Helsinki, Finland; Mykola Voznyuk, Chairman of the Board, “Bank Lviv”
  • Prospectives of Ukrainian R&D Institutions and SMEs in the European Science and Innovation Space. Alexander Bakovski, Project Leader; Joint Support Office for Enhancing Ukraine’s Integration into European Research Area
  • Carpathian Mosaic - Economic Development Based on the Identity Diversity, Creativity and Innovation. Viktoriya Loboda, NGO ‘Laboratory of Ideas’. Igor Katerynyak, UDL System. Anatoliy Furda, Network of Support to Competitiveness and Innovativeness (NSCI)
  • Innovations and Competitiveness - the Way to Growth of Economy. Krzysztof Zasyadly, Vice President, SPICE, Science Park & Innovation Centre
  • Technology Transfer in Ukraine: Problems and Prospects. Inna Gagauz, Director of the Centre ‘Kharkiv Technologies’
  • Current Situation and Development Prospects of Information Technology Outsourcing Industry. Taras Kytsmey, President of SoftServe
  • Public-Private Partnership in the Formation of Regional Innovation System. Mykhaylo Yavorskyy, Director of the Lviv Centre for Economic, Scientific and Technical Information

Left Side of ‘Senator’ Conference Hall, Rixos Prykarpattya Hotel, Truskavets

11.00 – 11.20 Break

11.20 – 13.00

Forum of Regions. A discussion panel III
"Territorial Structures of Cooperation: the European Experience and the Ukrainian Reality" Moderator - Vyacheslav Tolkovanov
, Manager of the Council of Europe Programme “Strengthening Local Democracy and Support for Local Government Reforms in Ukraine”

  • Polish Experience in the Development and Funding of Interregional and Cross Border Cooperation. Nadiya Mikula, Doctor of Economics, Head of the Institute for Regional Studies of NAS of Ukraine
  • Development of Cross-Border Cooperation: Opportunities and Obstacles. Prof. Myron Yankiv, First Deputy Head of Lviv Regional State Administration
  • Private-Public Partnerships as a Tool for Local/Regional Development. Hans-Peter Teufers, Director Public Affairs Europe Region, UPS (Germany)
  • Solving the problem of pollution of transboundary rivers by insufficiently treated municipal wastewater of small settlements. Ivan Nironovych, Candidate of Technical Science, President of ‘Energoresurs-invest’ Corporation.

Right Side of Conference Hall “Senator”, Hotel Rixos Prykarpattya, Truskavets

11.20 - 13.00

Workshop 2. Centres of Excellence: a Platform for Innovations and Research – Based Ventures

  • Genetic Engineering of Microorganisms for Biotechnology and Medicine. Prof. Andriy Sybirnyy, Director of the Institute of Cell Biology, NAS of Ukraine
  • Printing, Packaging and Information Technology. Volodymyr Mayik, Vice Chancellor of the Ukrainian Academy of Printing
  • Drug (Gene) Delivery Systems – New Materials, Biotechnology and Computing for Pharmaceutical Industry. Prof. Rostyslav Stoika, Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Science of Ukraine
  • Simulation and Optimization Process Interaction of Medicines and Living Organisms. Prof. Yarema Savula, dean of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • Technologies for Accumulation and Transformation of Electric Energy from Renewable Sources. Prof. Igor Chernilevskyy, ACER, Ltd
  • Magnetic Liquids – a Shift to Non-Sparking Electrical Contacts. Ihor Shtablavyy, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • «Medychna Karta» - Secure Information Systems for Authtication, Storage And Transmission Of Digital Data. Olexiy Skrypnyk, Director, Eleks LLC
  • Organization of production of high protein feed based on the secondary organic raw of the yeast industry, Orest Vovk, President of CJSC Enzym
  • Clean Pobuzhzhya - Computer-ecological-economic-historical project. Volodymyr Pasichnyk, Natalya Shahovska, Olexandr Zakharyash, National University "Lviv Polytechnic"

Lviv City Council – The U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation Venture Capital Company TECHINVEST – Signing the Memorandum of Cooperation.

Left Side of Conference Hall “Senator”, Hotel Rixos Prykarpattya, Truskavets

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch for Forum Participants.

The Main Restaurant of the ‘Rixos Prykarpattya’ Hotel, Truskavets

13.00 – 13.30

Ceremonial Signings of Interstate and Interregional Agreements.

‘Alter Ego’ Hall, ‘Rixos Prykarpattya’ Hotel, Truskavets

14.00 – 16.00 Forum of Regions. A discussion panel IV «Territorial Dimension of Regional Development in the Carpathians: the Carpathian Horizon 2013». Moderator - Volodymyr Gorbovyy, Permanent National Representative of Ukraine in the Carpathian Euroregion
  • Carpathian Euroregion as a Professional Structure of the ‘Carpathian Horizon 2013’ Initiative. Dawid Lasek, Vice-President of Association 'Carpathian Euroregion Poland'
  • Implementation Carpathian Programme - a New Impulse to Sustainable Development in the Carpathians. Mychaylo Kichkovskyy, Head of the Transcarpathian Regional Council, Chairman of 'Carpathian Euroregion' International Association
  • Prospects for Sustainable Development of the Carpathians in the EU Financial Perspective 2014-2020 Years. Vasyl Kravtsiv, Director of the Institute for Regional Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Prospects for Territorial Cooperation after 2013. Carpathian Prospect. Jozef Polačko, Chairman of the Board of Carpathian Euroregion Slovakia – North

Presentation of the "Carpathian Horizon 2013" Concept. Press conference.

Right Side of ‘Senator’ Conference Hall, Rixos Prykarpattya Hotel, Truskavets

14.00 – 16.00

Workshop 3. Tourism and Hospitality Industry. Euro 2012.
Moderators - Mykhaylo Kulynyak
, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Markiyan Malskyy, Head of the West Ukrainian Branch Office, Arzinger

  • Ukraine Travel Direction - Challenges in Preparation for EURO 2012. Mathias Brandt, Senior Expert German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
  • Ski Resort in Ukraine: Problems and Development Prospects. Olexandr Shevchenko, Director of ‘Bukovel’ Ski resort’
  • Cooperation between State and Tourism Professionals - Condition for Constant Ukrainian Tourism Development. Eugen Samartsev, Chairman of the Board of Tourism and Resorts of Ukraine
  • Brand of Ukraine – Private Initiative Role. Andriy Fedoriv, President of FEDORIV.COM
  • Inviting the World to Discover Ukraine. Oksana Yakovenko, Director of U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
  • International Finance and Supply Opportunities for Construction and Reconstruction. Alexander M. Gordin, Broad Street Capital Group
  • International Air Transportation and Tourism Development in the World. Ayhan Kocaman, Director Turkish Airlines Lviv Branch Office
  • State Policy and Legal Reforms for Development and Hotel Industry Encouragement In Ukraine. Pavlo Mishchenko, Senior Associate, Arzinger
  • Conditions for Successful Development of Balneological Resorts of Prykarpattya. Tetyana Ponomarenko, CEO, Health Centre Chale Graal

Left Side of ‘Senator’ Conference Hall, Rixos Prykarpattya Hotel, Truskavets

16.00 – 16.15 Break

16.15 – 18.00

Presentation of Investment Projects

‘Senator’ Conference Hall, Rixos Prykarpattya Hotel, Truskavets

18.00 – 19.00

Dinner

‘Alter Ego’ Hall, “Rixos Prykarpattya” Hotel, Truskavets