November 1-2, 2018
“Arena Lviv”, Lviv city

 

within the framework of the

                                                                     

About the exhibition

“East Expo 2018”, an exhibition of businesses from the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, will be held within the framework of XVIII International Economic Forum in Lviv on 1-2 November 2018. This two-day event will take place at the premises of Arena Lviv (199, Stryiska street).

“East Expo 2018” 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 Lviv residents and visitors. Business owners and managers from various industries will gather in Lviv to expand and strengthen their business connections with Donetsk, Luhansk oblasts and other regions of Ukraine.

“East Expo 2018” central event is a business exposition combined with business networking and negotiating opportunities facilitated by Lviv Regional Chamber of Commerce. Entrepreneurs and visitors will also be able to participate in high-level panel discussions, presentations and event features to learn about economic and investment prospects of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, business success stories and possibilities of interregional economic cooperation. They will also be able to explore the range of products Donetsk and Luhansk manufactures can bring to the market.

Some 100 companies will set up stands to feature their products, including agro produce, rock salt products, IT technologies, 3-D printers, clay ovens, ceramics, clothing and eco-friendly products. At “East Expo 2018” you will explore new Donetsk and Luhansk – a rapidly developing region that generates opportunities for mutually beneficial business cooperation.

The “East Expo 2018” is implemented by the UNDP through funding from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and the Governments of Japan and Poland. The project’s partners: Lviv Regional Council, Lviv Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lviv, Donetsk and Luhansk Regional State Administrations.

How it was last year

1 November, Day 1

9:00 – 9:30

Official opening ceremony of the East Expo 2018 exhibition

Welcoming speech

  • Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
  • Osnat Lubrani, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative
  • Oleg Sinutka, Head of Lviv Regional State Administration
  • Oleksandr Kuts’, Head of Donetsk Regional State Administration
  • Sergiy Fil’, Principal Deputy Head of Luhansk Regional State Administration
  • Jan Pieklo, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine
  • Jeanette Tyson, (Acting) Assistance Coordinator of the U.S. Embassy Kyiv
  • Oleksandr Hanushchyn, Head of Lviv Oblast Council

9:30 – 10:00

Excursion around the expositions

10:30 – 11:30

Plenary meeting I of LIEF

“The new industrial policy of Ukraine – the result of economic reforms”

  • Mykhailo Titarchuk, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
  • Rostyslav Zamlynskyi, First Deputy Head of Lviv Oblast Administration
  • Eduard Hoeks, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ukraine
  • Salem Akhmed Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Ukraine
  • Sevki Acuner, acting head of the supervisory board of the Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company

11:30 – 12:00

Press-briefing, coffee-break, networking

12:00 – 13:00

Plenary meeting ІI of LIEF

Monetary policy – the financial base of industrialization

  • Viktor Halasiuk – Ukrainian economist and politician, People’s Deputy of Ukraine
  • Volodymyr Stavniuk, Chairman of State Innovation Financial and Credit Institution
  • Gregory Fishman, Head of “Deloitte” business development department
  • Serhiy Boiko, Chairman of Lviv Banks Association

Rostyslav Slaviuk, Phd in Economic Science, Professor, Ukrainian Financier

13:00 – 14:00

Coffee-break, lunch

14:00 -15:00

Plenary meeting ІII of LIEF

Export strategy of Lviv region: new opportunities for industrial growth

  • Emma Turos, Executive Director of the Canadian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
  • Valeriy Korol’, Vice-President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Morgan Williams, President of the American-Ukrainian Business Council
  • Sheikh Imad Abu Al-Rub, President of the Ukrainian-Arab Business Council

Burak Pehlivan, Head of TUID (International Association of Ukrainian and Turkish Entrepreneurs)

15:00 -15:30

Press-briefing, coffee-break, networking

15:30 – 16:30

Plenary meeting ІV of LIEF

High-tech investments – opportunities and benefits for Lviv region

  • Andriy Pavliv, founder of Ni-X, chairman of Lviv IT Cluster
  • Kostiantyn Magaletskiy, partner of “Horizon Capital”
  • Miguel Martin, High Commissioner of Spain at World Business Angel Investment Forum
  • Mykhailo Titarchuk, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

Gabrielle Gazelsberger, Trade Counsellor, Embassy of Austria in Ukraine

2 November, Day 2

10:00 – 12:00

Training within “East-Expo 2018”

Marketing with limited budget

Lidiya Pashchuk, director of Small and Medium Business School

12:30 – 14:30

Training within “East-Expo 2018”

Crowdfunding for businesses

Denys Bortnikov, the owner of CookEd agency, School of ME – school of mindful entrepreneurship

15:00 -16:00

Training within “East-Expo 2018”

Business case study

Yevgen Ursalov, CEO and co-owner of Ukrainian case community «CASERS»

Contacts

For enterprises
of Donetsk region

Ivan Mukomel

 095 205 19 00

 ivan.mukomel@undp.org

For enterprises
of Luhansk region

Vladimir Ishchenko

066 766 95 85

volodymyr.ishchenko@undp.org

Media
Inquiries

Yuliia Samus

097 139 14 75

 yuliia.samus@undp.org

For enterprises
of Donetsk region

Ivan Mukomel

 095 205 19 00

 ivan.mukomel@undp.org

For enterprises
of Luhansk region

Vladimir Ishchenko

066 766 95 85

volodymyr.ishchenko@undp.org

Media
Inquiries

Yuliia Samus

097 139 14 75

 yuliia.samus@undp.org

Арена Львів