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14 Forum Programme

Programme of the ХIV International Economic Forum
'Vision 2020: Strategies for Countries, Regions and Business'

Official languages ​​of the Forum: Ukrainian and English


November 27, 2014

Hotel "Dnister", Conference Room, 6 Mateyka Str.

9.00 – 10.00 Welcome coffee and registration
10.00 - 11.00

Opening and Welcome session:
Modernizing Ukraine: effective governance, competitive economy and pluralistic society – all based on the rule of law

Welcome speeches :

Andriy Sadovyy, Mayor of Lviv
Petro Kolodiy, Head of the Lviv Regional Council
Yuriy Turyanskyy, Acting Head of Lviv Regional State Administration
Colin Maddock, Team Leader of EU Project "Support to Ukraine’s Regional Development Policy" - video
11.15 – 12.45

 

Panel Discussion 1. Decentralization as an instrument for effective public governance system in Ukraine

  • Ideology of the reform of local self-government and territorial organization of power, its relevance to the best EU practices and Ukrainian traditions
  • Interdependence of decentralization with other reforms
  • Risks and threats to reform implementation

Moderator: Anatoliy Tkachuk, Advisor to Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine

Participants of the panel discussion:

Vyacheslav Nehoda, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine - video
Serhiy Chernov, President, Ukrainian Association of District and Regional Councils - video
Valeriy Baranov, Association of Ukrainian Cities - video
Mykola Fursenko, Head, Association of Village and Town Councils - video
Oksana Garnets, Head of Swiss-Ukrainian Decentralisation Support Project DESPRO - video
Dmytro Petsiy, Deputy Head of Law Department, Lviv City Council - video
Zornitsa Popova, Local Self-Government Expert, Swiss-Ukrainian Decentralisation Support project DESPRO - video
11.15 – 12.45 Panel Discussion 2. EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: New Strategies for Ukrainian Businesses
  • EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: key questions from businesses
  • Reduction and removal of import and export duties: key decisions by business top managers

Moderator: Andy Kuzich, Business Development Director of PwC Ukraine

Participants of the panel discussion:

Philippe Cuisson, Member of Support Group for Ukraine in the EU, General Department of the European Trade Commission
Taras Kachka, Vice President for Strategic Development, American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
Gennadiy Radchenko, Head of Corporate Affairs and Corporate Communications Nestle Ukraine & Moldova, Board Member at Nestle Ukraine
Oleg Dubish, Deputy Head, Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
Press conference
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00

Panel Discussion 3. Reform of the public regional policy

  • Ukrainian Regional Policy: how to adapt it to the best EU practices
  • How to ensure unity of the Ukrainian space in the context of decentralization and external challeneges?
  • Role of the state and other levels of governance in the balanced development of the country and its regions

Moderator: Yuri Tretyak, Deputy Team Leader of EU Project "Support to Ukraine’s Regional Development Policy"

Participants of the panel discussion:

Vyacheslav Nehoda, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine - video
Graham Meadows, Director-General, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Development, European Commission (2003-2006) - video
Anatoliy Tkachuk, Advisor to Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine - video
Colm McClements, Expert of EU Project "Support to Ukraine’s Regional Development Policy" - video
Vasyl Kashevskyy, Expert of EU Project "Support to Ukraine’s Regional Development Policy" - video
Valeriy Pyatak, Deputy Head, Lviv Oblast Council - video
14.30 – 16.00

EBA Round Table: EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: Opportunities and challenges for Ukraine

  • How to maintain competitiveness on domestic market
  • How to adapt Ukrainian businesses to European standards and regulations

Moderator: Olena Bey, Director, Business Support Center Newbiznet

Participants of the discussion:

Markiyan Malskyy, Partner, Head, West Ukrainian Branch of Arzinger law office, PhD, attorney-at-law
Taras Vervega, Co-Founder, Member of the Board of Directors, SoftServe Company
Andriy Khudo, Head of the Board of Directors, "!FEST" Holding of emotions
Oksana Kryzhanivska, Partner, Attorney of "Alexandrov & Partners" International Law Firm
Lidiya Bilas, ex-CEO, PrJSC "IDS Aqua Service" (2004-2013)
Yaroslav Shpak, Technical Director, Ltd "Eco Optima"
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.00 – 18.00 Conference Hall “Aleksander”, ground floor
Round table: E-governance – from Plans to Actions

  • Challenges and opportunities for e-governance development in Ukraine
  • “Green Book” of e-government in Ukraine: proposals on  reform in this field
  • Regional participation in the national e-governance policy outlining
  • New digital solutions for business and citizens on the local level
Moderator: Victor Liakh, President, East Europe Foundation

Participants of the discussion:

Oleksandr Ryzhenko, Head, State Agency for E-governance of Ukraine (TBC)
Jeff Erlich, Senior Project Officer, OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine
Valeriy Pyatak, Deputy Head, Lviv Oblast Council
Vasyl Lozynskyy, Director, Department of Economic development, investments, trade and industry of Lviv Oblast State Administration 
Oleksiy Vyskub, Expert, e-SAG to the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
Danylo Molchanov, Deputy head, Odesa Oblast Council Communal Enterprise “Informational and Analytical Center”
Andriy Moskalenko, Head of City Mayor Administration, Lviv City Council
16.30 – 18.00

Panel Discussion 4. Discussion and adoption of the Manifest "On new state regional police and inter-regional solidaruty"

Moderator: Anatoliy Tkachuk, Advisor to Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine

16.30 – 18.00 EBA Round Table: EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: Opportunities and challenges for Ukraine
  • How to be successful on the global market
  • New challenges for Ukrainian industrial companies: how to improve competitiveness

Moderator: Maryana Lutsyshyn, Regional manager, West Branch of European Business Association

Participants of the discussion:

Olena Vovk, General director of PrJSC "Enzym Company"
Jocelyn Guitton, Trade Affairs Manager, EU Delegation to Ukraine
James Wilson, Director, EU Ukraine Business Council
Stepan Revych, Partner, "Nexia DK. Auditors and Consultants"
Igor Markuts, Vice President, Lviv Chamber of Commerce
Pavol Dolhy, President, Slovakia-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
18.00-20.00

Reception on behalf of the organizers


November 28,  2014

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Assembly Hall, 1 Universytetska Str.

9.45 – 12.30 Plenary session: Ukraine 2020: Strategies for the country, regions and business

  • How to translate ideas of reforms in various fields and sectors into the Strategy of modernization of Ukraine
  • Multi-level governance: - how to ensure unity of government for the reform
  • EU-Ukraine Association Agreement – as a chance to transform the country

Welcome speeches :

Andriy Sadovyy, Mayor of Lviv
Petro Kolodiy, Head of the Lviv Regional Council
Yuriy Turyanskyy, Acting Head of Lviv Regional State Administration

Planned participants of the plenary session:

Volodymyr Groysman, Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine
James Wilson, Director, EU Ukraine Business Council
Vasyl Danylyak, Executive Member of the Supervisory Board, Chief Financial Officer "Concern Galnaftogaz"
Vyacheslav Nehoda, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine
Graham Meadows, General director, Directorate of Regional and Urban Development of the European Commission (2003-2006)
Anatoliy Tkachuk, Advisor to Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine
Taras Kachka, Vice President for Strategic Development, American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
13.00 – 13.30 Press conference - "House of Scientists", Lystopadovogo Chynu Str., 6.
13.30 – 14.30 Reception for Forum Participants - "House of Scientists", Lystopadovogo Chynu Str., 6.
15.00 – 18.00 Cultural events; Meeting with students; Site visits

 

November 28, 2014 
Lviv city council, a small session hall, 1 Rynok Sq.


Roundtable of JYSK Ukraine company with leaders of industrial enterprises of Lviv and Lviv region: Ways of development of the Ukrainian producer.

10.00 – 10.20

Speech by the Executive Director of JYSK Ukraine Eugene Ivanytsia

10.20 – 10.40

Discussion

10.50

Excursion to store JYSK (Sakharova Street, 45)

11.30 – 12.00 Visit the store
12.00 The Return to the Lviv city council