XVI International Economic forum "Lviv region - factory of Europe"

Issue 94, October 2016.
XVI International Economic forum  "Lviv region - factory of Europe" 
November 3-4,   stadium “Arena Lviv” (Stryiska St, 199)
The event  is  expected to be attended  by   more than 1,000 participants, including representatives from state and the regional level, investors, business, diplomats, international institutions, associations and banks.
This year  the event  is  expected to be  visited  by  President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who will  made  a speech on  issues of  vital importance.  The two-day long program of the event  will feature 11  discussion panels  with  over 20 speakers – leading experts and professionals  of  private business as well as decision makers.  
Association "Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine" in cooperation with the Covenant of Mayors and the Lviv Regional State Administration on 4 November will organize the  "Sustainable Energy Policy as a Prerequisite for Municipal Energy Independence" section.
International Economic Forum, which is traditionally held in Lviv Region in autumn, has established itself as a real discussion platform for leaders of Eastern European countries. It provides the opportunity for fruitful dialogue between the representatives of governmental authorities and business environment. 
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of the XVI International Economic Forum 
Lviv Region is a Factory of Europe
November 3-4, 2016
Venue: Arena Lviv Stadium (level 3: Conference room and catering zone)
09:00-10:00  - Registration + coffee
10:00-10:05 – Welcoming speech of the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration  Oleh Syniutka
10:05-10:10 – Welcoming speech of the Head of Lviv Regional Council Oleksandr    Hanushchyn
10:10-10:15 – Welcoming speech of Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyy
10:15-11:15 - Plenary session 1 "The place of Ukraine in the 21st century economics"
 Speakers: Andriy Parubiy (Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ukraine), Stepan Kubiv (First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine), Oleg Syniutka (Head of Lviv Regional State Administration), Oleksandr Hanushchyn (Head of Lviv Regional Council), Pavlo Sheremeta (Ukrainian Managing Economist, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine in 2014), Bohdan Havrylyshyn (English, Canadian, Swiss Economist, Statesman, Philanthropist), Zygmunt Berdychowski (Polish politician)
Moderator: Head of the Department for Investment Policy of Lviv Regional State Administration - Roman Matys
11:15-11:45 - Coffee break + networking
11:45-13:00 - Plenary session 2 “Talent management as a strategic benefit.”
Speakers: Anna Vlasova (Advisor to the Administration of the President of Ukraine, the founder and Director of HRM School), Vasyl Baryliuk (Director of Lviv Regional Employment Center in 2012), Oleh Denys (HR Soft Serve), Serhiy Marchenko (Director of Work.ua)
Moderator: Ukrainian Managing Economist, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine in 2014 – Pavlo Sheremeta
13:00-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-14:30 - Welcoming speech of the President of Ukraine Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko
Starting at 14:30 - Press-conference of the President of Ukraine Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko
14:30 – 15:30 - Plenary session 3 “At the crossroads of Europe and Asia”
Speakers: Volodymyr Omelian (Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine), Wojciech Balczun (Chairman of the Board of UkrZaliznytsia JSC), Flavio Canetti (representative of the Canadian Bombardier company), Yuriy Miroshnykov (Director General of Ukraine International Airlines), Vitaliy Cherkunov (Head of Lviv Customs)
Moderator - Head of the Regional Coordination Council of the Western Ukrainian European Business Association office – Taras Yurynts
15:30-16:00 - Coffee break + networking
16:00-17:00 - Plenary session 4 "Industrial parks as accelerators of opportunities”  
Speakers: Viktor Halasiuk (People's Deputy of Ukraine ) Mykhailo Khmil (People's Deputy of Ukraine), Józef Konkol (Slovakia), Oleksandr Hromyko (President of the Board of Ukrainian Association of Manufacturers), Roman Matys (Head of the Department for Investment Policy of Lviv Regional State Administration)
 Moderator - Director of the Association of Industrial Parks of Ukraine – Ihor Nykolyn
 Starting at 17:00 - Business dinner for participants and guests of the Forum
Section 1 - 
"Agricultural produce - a breakthrough to foreign markets"
Venue: Museum and cultural complex of beer history “LVIVARNIA” 
(Lviv, 18 Kleparivksa Street) 
09:00-10:00 - Registration of participants
10:00-10:45 - Welcoming speech of the moderator Taras Kutovyi and General Director of Carlsberg Ukraine Y. Shevchenko. Presentation on Carlsberg Foundation 
10:45-12:30 - Panel 1: "The production of value-added products as a factor for enhancing  competitive advantages of Ukrainian companies: investment, standards, access to foreign markets "
12:30-13:00 - Coffee break + networking
11:40-12:30 - Panel 2: "Strategies for Ukrainian companies producing foodstuff to enter foreign markets.  The scenario of effective partnership with the leading international companies”
14:30-15:30 - Lunch
15:30-16:00 - A museum tour
16:00-17:00 - Opening of the exhibition "History of art: transfusion of Western and Ukrainian art”. Preservation and promotion of the cultural and artistic world heritage. Example “Carlsberg Ukraine PJSC
Section 2 - 
"Energy efficient management of municipal and residential buildings 
Venue: Arena Lviv Stadium 
9:30-10:00 - Registration of participants
10:00-10:10 - Welcoming speech and opening of the panel
10:10-11:10 - Key initiatives and tools for implementation of energy efficient projects in Ukraine
11:10-11:30 - Signing of the Covenant of Mayors: East with territorial coordinators and cities
11:30-12:00 - Coffee break
12:00-13:30 – “Energy efficient management of municipal and residential buildings 
                      (FACILITY MANAGEMENT)”
13:30-14:30 - Lunch
14:30-16:00 - “Energy efficient management of municipal and residential buildings 
                      (FACILITY MANAGEMENT)”
16:00-17:00 - Summing-up and time for questions and answers
Section 3 - 
"The intensification of cross-border cooperation as a factor of European integration"
Venue: Arena Lviv Stadium 
09:30-10:00 - Registration of participants
10:00-11:15 - Legal regulation of cross-border cooperation
11:15-11:45 - Coffee break + networking
11.45 – 13.30 - Strengthening of institutional capacity of European regions
13:30-14:45 - Coffee break + networking
13:45-15:00 - Attracting international technical assistance and its efficiency
Starting at 15:00 – Lunch Buffet
*The agendas are to be confirmed. If you have additional questions, please contact responsible employees of the respective organization:
Plenary session/Section Full name of the responsible person Contacts
Day 1
Plenary session 1-4.
Head of the Department for Attracting Investment of the Administration of the Investment Policy 
Mariya Kubarenko
Day 2 
Section 1. Head of the Department of Agrarian Policy and Food – Kateryna Olynets +380975044926
Day 2 
Section 2. Deputy Executive Director of the Association “Energy efficient cities of Ukraine” - Mariana Prystupa +380971081051
Day 2
Section 3. Director of the Department of international
technical assistance and international
cooperation – Polina Li + 380979092794
XVI Міжнародний економічний форум у Львові: чого очікувати
"Львівщина – фабрика Європи" – саме таку назву матиме вже 16-ий Міжнародний економічний форум, який 3-4 листопада відбудеться у Львові. Упродовж двох днів захід відвідає близько 1000 учасників, серед яких керівництво держави та області, іноземні інвестори, підприємці, дипломати, представники міжнародних фондів, бізнес асоціації та банків.
Особливо знаковим є те, що цього разу Форум пройде під патронатом Президента України. Також варто очікувати цікавих та захоплюючих дискусій на найактуальнішу тематику сьогодення. Зокрема, у перший день учасники говоритимуть про економічні та географічні переваги України, які сприяють формуванню позитивного іміджу країни та залученню інвестицій, впровадження індустріальних парків, ефективне управління персоналом. Вже наступного дня Форум буде поділений на три окремих дискусійних напрямки: агропромисловий розвиток, енергозбереження та транскордонну співпрацю. Загалом, це 11 тематичних панелей, а також близько 20-ти провідних експертів та фахівців державного та приватного сектору.   
Нагадаємо, що із часу заснування Міжнародний економічний форум став дискусійною платформою для українських та європейських політиків, економістів, фінансистів, інвесторів, бізнесменів. Вже 16 років поспіль цей захід на Львівщині відвідують десятки офіційних урядових делегацій України та держав Західної, Центральної Європи, Канади, США, Японії, а також представників вітчизняних та зарубіжних громадських, наукових та підприємницьких кіл.
Детальніше із програмою Форуму можна ознайомитись на сайті: http://ief.com.ua/.