Emergency Economic Summit for Ukraine
On 12 March 2014, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, jointly with the European Business Association, the Kyiv School of Economics, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Free University of Tbilisi, Cato Institute and Dragon Capital held an international Emergency Economic Summit for Ukraine.
This event took place at the InterContinental Hotel in Kyiv and hosted more than 500 guests, including experts, businesspeople and media representatives.
The guest speakers included Pavlo Sheremeta, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine; Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Ukrainian singer; Mykola Udovychenko, the Deputy Head of the National Bank of Ukraine; Andrei Illarionov, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Einars Repse, former Prime Minister of Latvia; Ivan Miklos, former Minister of Finance & Deputy Prime Minister, Slovakia, Kakha Bendukidze, former Minister of Economy, Georgia; Sven Otto Littorin, former Minister of Labour, Sweden; Jacek Rostowski, former Minister of Finance, Poland and many other experts.
The summit consisted of three panel discussions:
- Dismantling barriers to markets and opportunity;
- Restoring macroeconomic stability;
- Fighting corruption.
All the attendees had an excellent opportunity to hear the experts’ vision on the key issues related to furthering the development of Ukraine’s economy and investment climate, to ask questions, and exchange their points of view.
Many ideas on furthering economic reconstruction were voiced to the audience. As a result, we sincerely hope that this important Emergency Economic Summit for Ukraine will serve as a great impulse for the further development of our country.
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