Dragon Capital held its 14th Annual Ukraine Investor Conference on March 1-2 in Kyiv.
As in previous years, the event gathered close to 300 guests, with top speakers addressing the audience of international and local investors including Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, other government members, top management of leading Ukrainian companies, representatives of international financial institutions and western diplomats. Over 25 Ukrainian and foreign TV channels, news wires and other print and online media covered the event.
The event in Corinthia Hotel brought together around 80 directors and portfolio managers from U.S. and European institutions invested in Ukrainian equities and debt instruments, including Ashmore Group, Franklin Templeton, BNP Paribas Investment Management, BlackRock, BlueCrest, Fidelity Investments, Pictet Asset Management, Pioneer, T Rowe Price and others. In total, the conference was attended by about 150 people.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman addressed the audience with a keynote speech. “Today Ukraine is very competitive. There are few countries in the world that would have such opportunities and would be so interesting for investment. We have a wide range of directions for investment, from agriculture to space industry. I invite foreign investors to enter the Ukrainian market. However, we understand that in order to attract foreign investment, we must create favorable conditions for business as well as adopt new legislation on privatization,” said the Prime Minister.
A subsequent panel discussion on Ukraine’s macroeconomic situation featured Oleksandr Danyliuk, Minister of Finance of Ukraine; Dmytro Sologub, Deputy Governor, National Bank of Ukraine; Ron van Rooden, Chief of Mission to Ukraine, Assistant Director in European Department, International Monetary Fund; Francis Malige, Managing Director for Eastern Europe and Caucasus, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and Jason Pellmar, Regional Manager for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, IFC.
The conference’s second panel discussion, on reforms, included Oksana Markarova, First Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Government Commissioner on Investments; Maxim Nefyodov, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine; Ivan Miklos, Head, Strategic Advisory Group for Supporting Ukrainian Reforms (SAGSUR); Artem Sytnyk, Director, Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine; and Andriy Kobolyev, Chief Executive Officer, Naftogaz Ukraine.
Dragon Capital held its 13th Annual Ukraine Investor Conference on March 16-17 in Kyiv. The event gathered close to 300 guests, including more than 100 international and local investors along with top management of leading Ukrainian companies as well as representatives of international financial institutions and western diplomats. The increased number of participants compared to previous years leaves us optimistic about Ukraine’s prospects as an investment destination.
Dragon Capital held its 12th Annual Ukraine Investor Conference on March 10-11 in Kyiv. The event gathered close to 300 guests — more than 100 international investors, local investors as well as top management of leading Ukrainian companies, who took the opportunity to gain fresh insights into the economic and political situation in Ukraine and communicate directly with government officials, representatives of international financial institutions and the country’s largest companies in order to make investment decisions.
The conference program featured a keynote speech by the speaker of Ukrainian parliament followed by panel discussions attended by government ministers, the National Bank governor, the CEO of Naftogaz Ukrainy, and representatives of Ukraine’s major Western creditors and partners including the U.S., the EU, the IMF and the EBRD. The conference sessions also included a panel discussion on Ukrainian civil society and fight against corruption, attended by Odessa Regional Administration head and former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili.