East-Expo is an open platform for business networking, search for business partners and new clients from other regions, the European Union countries and the world.
In 2017-2019, the East-Expo business exhibition was held in Kramatorsk, Sievierodonetsk, Kyiv, and Lviv. In general, the exhibitions have been visited by more than 8000 guests, while 250 local manufacturing companies presented their products there. As a result of the previous years’ events, 70% of participants made useful business acquaintances and were able to build new business relations with partners.
The United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP) together with the Ministry of Digital Transformation are launching the East-Expo 2020 business exhibition that will start working online on the East Expo and Diia.Business websites on October 29, 2020.
Entrepreneurs from across eastern Ukraine will be presenting their products on the web – from home-made delicacies and textiles to chemical industry and IT solutions.
The online exhibition is aimed at promoting the development of entrepreneurship among the population of Eastern Ukraine affected by the armed conflict and crisis, encouraging more people to launch own businesses, create new jobs and contribute to the development of their communities. The exhibition will also help unite enterprises of Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts with the rest of Ukraine, the European Union, as well as other countries on a single online platform to create new possibilities for partnership and cooperation.
This year, the event is taking place with the financial support of the European Union, governments of Denmark, Poland, Japan and the USA, in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Luhansk Oblast State Administrations, Donetsk Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP) is being implemented by four United Nations agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Thirteen international partners support the Programme: the European Union (EU), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland & the UK.