Ukraine – Finland: exploring business opportunities in 2021
Time Thursday 17th June 2021 at 14:00 – 16:30 (Finnish time)
Place Teams (online event)
The webinar is free of charge but needs registration at latest on 15th June 2021 here.
Teams link will be sent to the registered participants on the 16th June 2021.
Ukraine is situated in the center of Europe, on the crossroads of major transportation routes from Europe to Asia and from the Scandinavian states to the Mediterranean region, two-hours flight away from Helsinki. With population of almost 40 million inhabitants Ukraine offers a large consumer market for companies. ICT, agriculture, machinery, circular economy with tourism are the sectors Finnish companies should explore more thoroughly. The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) provides significant liberalization of bilateral trade, elimination of tariffs and quotas, and harmonization of legislative and regulatory framework.
The event is co-organized by Embassy of Ukraine, Embassy of Finland in Ukraine, Finland Central Eastern European Countries Business Association, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network, The Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Finnish Business Association Ukraine, Finnish Business Group in Ukraine, Exporters and Investors Council under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ukrainian Governmental Investment Promotion Office UkraineInvest.
Moderator – Mr. Jukka Laikari, Chair, Finnish Business Association Ukraine
Ambassador of Ukraine to Finland Ms. Olga Dibrova
Ambassador of Finland to Ukraine Ms. Päivi Laine
Short introductions to business cooperation in Ukraine
The Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Head of Export Support Coordination Center Ms. Olga Shubina.
Finnish Business Association Ukraine, Chair Mr. Jukka Laikari
Finnish Business Group in Ukraine, Co-Chair Mr. Viktor Poushkarev
Video – Finland as a tourist destination
14.45 Investment Promotion Office UkraineInvest, Executive Director Mr. Sergiy Tsivkach
14.55 Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion Office (EEPO), Ms. Yulia Kotova
15.05 NEFCO, Head of Representative Office in Ukraine, Ms. Julia Shevchuk
15.10 IT Ukraine Association, Vice President Ms. Natalia Mitrofanova
15.15 Business Finland, Senior Advisor, Mr. Piotr Hajdecki
Video – Ukraine as tourist destination
Company cases from Ukraine and Finland
Dunagrarian, Mr. Andrew Vlasov (Commercial Department)
UDS Systems, Mr. Roman Savran, CEO
Clear Energy Group, Serhii Savchuk, CEO
Talentbyte, Mr. Niko Porkka, Co-Founder
Sika Footwear, Mr. Lars Vestbjerg, General Manager
End of the event