On February 1, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine held its Annual Members Appreciation Reception that gathered 400+ distinguished guests - Chamber Members, state officials, partners and friends of the Chamber.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine was honored to welcome on stage Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Susan Danger, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU, and Grzegorz Chmielarski, Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors 2018, Managing Director of McDonald's Ukraine.
The event passed under the sign of economic growth - according to the results of the survey held in real time during the event, 63% of representatives of the Chamber Member Companies present at the event saw the growth of their business in 2017 and 82% are planning to expand their business in Ukraine in 2018.
What is more, all prominent speakers stressed the importance and hope in further growth during their speeches, inter alia Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman mentioned the new legislative agenda that takes into account essential for the business community issues and is aimed to strengthen the economy. He concluded: “I believe economic growth of 5 or even 7 percent is absolutely possible”, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch added that the fight against corruption will contribute to economic growth and is essential for Ukraine in 2018.
A very special guest, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU Susan Danger, named by POLITICO as one of the top 20 women influencers in Brussels, voiced the issue of importance of transatlantic cooperation and why it is crucial for the European countries’ prosperity.