UN Development Programme in Ukraine with financial support from governments of Poland and Japan, is to hold a business event, East Expo 2017, involving the leading small and medium enterprises from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. This two-day event will take place in Kyiv, on 12-13 September, at the premises of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (33 Velyka Zhytomyrska Street). East Expo 2017’s partners are Donetsk and Luhansk Regional State Administrations, the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Donetsk Oblast, and the Luhansk Regional Development Agency.
East Expo 2017 will feature a range of activities geared for business owners from all over Ukraine, as well as representatives of business support agencies, international organizations, foreign embassies, state authorities and Kyiv residents and visitors. The event aims to develop entrepreneurship in the Donbas through presenting regional producers’ goods and services to the general public. Business owners and managers from various industries will gather in Kyiv to expand and strengthen their business connections with Donbas and other regions of Ukraine.
East Expo 2017’s central event will be a business exposition combined with business networking and negotiating opportunities. Entrepreneurs and regular visitors will also be able to participate in high-level business training seminars. At the expo’s panel discussions, presentations and event features, visitors will learn about business success stories and innovative technologies. They will also be able to explore the range of products Donbas manufactures can bring to the market.
At East Expo 2017 you will explore a new Donbas – a rapidly developing region that generates opportunities for mutually beneficial business cooperation.
Deputy Director, Economic Growth Office USAID Ukraine, US Embassy Ukraine.
Responsible for managing a dynamic $200M trade, investment, finance, agriculture and energy development portfolio. Support a talented staff of development professionals in ensuring USG economic assistance to Ukraine is programmed and delivered for maximum impact. Championing Ukraine's digital economy and economic reintegration of areas affected by conflict.
President of Adashevsky Consulting Group. Owner of three businesses. Expert in marketing and advertising. Trainer in motivation and personal efficiency. Author of several books – “Anti-crisis”, “Low Budget Marketing” etc. Has designed advertising strategies for over 200 types of businesses.
General director of “Pro Business Center” center for business technologies. Expert in marketing and business analysis.
Expert in exporting issues. Provides business consulting for export, in particular to the European Union. Author of a handbook for Ukrainian entrepreneurs who are exporting or who wish to export to EU markets.
IT entrepreneur. Co-founder and director of Addeesoft IT company, founder and owner of WINDIM24, founder of the Open City startup. He will speak about the introduction of modern IT technologies for highly profitable and effective businesses in a volatile business environment.
Kryzhanovska has been involved in the work of the community sector in Lviv city and region for over five years. In particular, she has been working for the Lviv educational foundation on projects in eastern Ukraine. She has experience in attracting grant funding and the administration of international and local projects. She also teaches subjects related to community development and fundraising. She has interned in the community sector in Poland (at charity Caritas Gdansk and in Warsaw), in Italy (Don Calabria, Rome), and in Georgia.
Member of Public Council of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Head of Macroeconomic Policy Committee.
Head of the Board, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor of Economics at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". Research interests: economic reforms in the countries on transition, regional integration processes, international trade and trade policy. Participated in a number of international research projects. Worked as research fellow in Great Britain (Birmingham University), Japan (Economic Planning Agency, Japan Institute for International Affairs), USA (Fullbright Scholar, Stanford University). Teaching courses "International Trade" and "International Trade Theory". Before joining the Institute worked as Senior Economist/Project manager at the EastWest Institute Kyiv Centre.
IOM Project Specialist with extensive experience in micro business grant programming. Maksym has been implementing IOM projects aimed at promotion of entrepreneurship among IDPs, ATO veterans and vulnerable local residents all over Ukraine since 2014.
Director of Export Consulting Department at the Export Promotion Office under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.
Policy officer, Support Group to Ukraine, Delegation of the EU to Ukraine
Executive Director of the European Business Association. Member of the Supervisory Board of ArcelorMittal, Kryviy Rih, Ukraine and the Supervisory Board of Raiffeisen Bank Aval. Member of the National Council for Reforms under the President of Ukraine and the Council of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council.
Director of Unit Factory (Kiev, Ukraine). Works with "Lean Projects" in Ukraine since 2013. Direct supervisor of "Lean" implementation strategy at the Kyiv International Airport VIP terminal. Introduced innovative "Lean approaches" to educational projects in Ukraine.
President of Lean Institute Ukraine (Kiev). Has been implementing "Lean" with Ukrainian enterprises since 2013, before he held senior positions in UDP group companies, ISTIL groups and others.
Professor of Executive MBA Programs, author of specialized courses in management of change and business development, human resources management, leadership and business communication at the International Business Institute. Certified Business Trainer (SBTA), a member of the British Psychological Association. Obtained MBA Degree from the University of New Brunswick-UNB.
14 years of experience in the international system business - Philip Morris, Canon, Shafer Shop, Viasat (MTG). Successful experience in building sales and management teams in B2C and B2B industries: FMCG, service delivery, consumer electronics and IT, telecommunications. Founder of SalesVector Consulting Group. He holds Marketing Degree from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, as well as Diploma in Engineering from the Ukrainian State University of Food Technology.
Candidate of Economic Sciences, Certified Teacher at the Royal Institute of Marketing (CIM, Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK). Has over 10 years of experience in the World Bank, as well as in international and domestic companies. As a marketer and project manager, participated in project development and implementation for enterprise restructuring, business reorganization, strategic marketing, product and brand marketing, research on domestic and global markets.
The founder of "MakeMeWOW" female beauty space and "Lavender Dreams" brand of home and sleeping ware. MakeMeWOW is a combination of a beauty salon and a clothing store. Over 10 years of experience in the international company on key positions, was responsible for integrating and merging Whirlpool - Indesit in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. In 2006 graduated from Ternopil National Economic University, Faculty of International Economics. Presentation topic: Marketing and friends. How to find and attract new customers without budgets on the example of the beauty business.
The founder of the brand of women's clothing L'eskizzo. Sales and Business Manager for CIS and Baltic countries at Continental Contitech, Industry. 6 years of experience in sales and development of B2B in the markets of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as well as marketing and logistics experience in international companies. Manager of business integration projects after the merger of companies, introduction of new products to the CIS and Baltic markets. Obtained Certificate and Professional Diploma in Marketing at Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
UNDP Project Coordinator "Strengthening Small and Medium Enterprises Business Associations". Marketing and price competition expert in small business. Business trainer and consultant.
Kantar TNS media and consumer research manager.
An Enthusiast of Energy Innovation and Green Startups, a Communications Consultant, has been promoting entrepreneurial opportunities and social innovations that open up renewable energy, sustainable development and energy efficiency for 5 years. Roman leads the Greencubator network, and as a communications and presentation consultant. In addition, works as private communications practitioner and guest lecturer at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE). Studied at the Aspen Institute's Executive Leadership Program.
Head of Education Department of the Internet Marketing Academy "WebPromoExperts".