Business Events in Ukraine: Autumn 2018

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According to 2018 estimates, Ukrainian IT sector is worth 3,6 billion dollars, while the country’s agriculture export reached 17,8 billion dollars. Despite the ongoing war in the East, these numbers look promising for business development and further investments. We chose top 10 business events taking place this autumn to discover more about Ukraine’s economic future.

VIII Kyiv Blockchain Forum

Kyiv Blockchain forum bannerWhile Cryptocurrency is on the rise, Ukraine becomes an often host of numerous international events dedicated to the recent technology, news and trends. The 8th Blockchain forum will feature a discussion of the global trends in the formation of a mature investment market, successful cases of Blockchain technology in business as well as guides for beginners who only want to enter the market.

A separate VR zone will be set up on site for the best experience. Besides, the cutting-edge Paytomat technology will be demonstrated to illustrate the cryptocurrency in action. The detailed schedule is available on the Kyiv Blockchain Forum website.

When: September 3
Where: Oasis Concert Hall, Kyiv
Price: UAH 800 (Standard), UAH 2500 (VIP)

Impact of Diversity & Leadership on Performance Forum

Impact of Diversity forum bannerMore than 300 participants from 15 countries will meet at the First WIM Central & Eastern Forum to discuss the pressing topic of diversity. This event will offer insights of leading economic experts on how exactly diversity helps to enhance company’s performance. The acting Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oksana Markarova is among notable speakers of the forum. Apart from the lectures, the agenda of the event includes workshops on current global trends and leadership.

When: September 7
Where: Hilton Hotel, Kyiv
Price: UAH 6000, 20% discount for group (2+) registrations

VI Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv

Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference bannerOne more conference dedicated to blockchain will feature 9 specialized blocks with at least two presentations from Ukrainian and international experts. Founders of successful startups, financial analysts and government officials will share their experience and forecast on cryptocurrencies, tokenization and business strategies of their implementation.

A similar conference held in spring 2018 was recognized as one of the largest blockchain events in Ukraine. The detailed agenda, as well as Linked In profiles of speakers, are available on the official site of the event.

When: September 19
Where: Parkovy Convention and Exhibition Center, Kyiv
Price: UAH 200 (only exhibition access), UAH 1200 (available until September 17), UAH 5000 (VIP pass)

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VI International Conference Black Sea Oil Trade-2018

Black Sea Oil Trade conferenceThe start of the new oilseed season is marked by the 6th International Conference on oil trade in the Black Sea. Last year’s event gathered 250 attendees from more than 150 companies and this autumn’s meeting is expected to be none less massive. Leading agricultural producers, traders, banks and logistic company delegates will discuss the new strategies on the oilseed market, share forecast for 2018/2019 season and give the macroeconomic look of the global scenarios of the trade.

When: September 20
Where: Hilton Hotel, Kyiv
Price: €470

Ukrainian Blockchain Day 2018

Ukrainian Blockchain Day bannerThe third Ukrainian Blockchain Day forum will be held at the Olympiiskyi stadium in Kyiv to gather 30 speakers on two grand stages to analyze the specifics of the sphere. Moreover, apart from lectures the event will offer networking, workshops, speed mentoring and speakers breakfast and dinners as well.
CEO Roger Ver, Founder of Evecoin Exchange Miko Matsumura, former Vice President JP Morgan Chase Tone Vays are among the notable speakers of the autumn Ukrainian Blockchain 2018.

When: October 15
Where: Olympiiskyi Stadium, Kyiv
Price: €50 (Business), €100 (Premium), €1000 (First Class)

The 10th Sustainable Energy Forum and Trade Show of Eastern Europe

10th Sustainable Energy Forum in Kyiv bannerSEF-2018 Kyiv is four days of exclusive presentations and speeches, already dubbed as the main business event for renewable energy in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Key world experts and top-managers in the field of cutting-edge technologies will share their vision and successful cases.

The program features multiple conferences on efficient solutions, legal matters, investments, a grand trade show as well as numerous workshops for business owners. SEF is described as an event for solving business tasks and signing new deals.

When: October 16-19
Where: Forum at the Hilton Hotel, Trade Show at the ACCO International Exhibition Center, Kyiv
Price: starts at €405

Kyiv International Economic Forum

Kyiv International Economic Forum bannerOne of the major events of Ukrainian business, KIEF will gather world experts and analysts to debate local and global entrepreneurship trends. The two-day program will feature 120 speakers from 35 countries that will provide their experience to create the fullest picture of the contemporary market.

The topics on discussion include global economic trends, digital transformation of the banking system, investment climate and the trends in Ukraine: from Agriculture to AgroTech. The list of speakers includes among others the Vice-President of the European Investment Bank Vazil Hudak, the Acting Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oksana Markarova and the Managing Director of Financial Institutions for the EBRD Francis Malige.

When: October 18-19
Where: Parkovy Convention and Exhibition Center, Kyiv
Price: UAH 7200 (Standard), UAH 9000 (Business), UAH 18 000 (VIP)

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Kyiv Outsourcing Forum

Kyiv Outsourcing Forum 2018 bannerThe third Kyiv Outsourcing Forum is promised to present about 500 CEO, COO, CFO from Germany, Israel, Ukraine and other countries to discuss company management and so-called Owners' Trap. Outsourcing Forum has been a gathering point for leaders from the Ukrainian market for nine years already. This time, experts will talk about the possible threats to the local market, building sales process, successful cases of product companies that experienced a rise in 2017 etc.

When: October 20-21
Where: UBI Fashion Center, Kyiv
Price: starting at USD 120

The 4th Ukrainian Gas Forum

Public speakers at the Ukrainian Gas forumInternational and Ukrainian gas companies’ representatives will gather for the fourth time to discuss the pressing matter: when will Ukrainian gas market become open and competitive? Speakers will offer deep analysis of gas geopolitics as well as investments and innovations of the home gas market. Foreign and domestic experts will also discuss the future of the Ukrainian gas transportation system, namely what we might expect after 2019. The detailed program is to be posted soon.

When: October 1-12
Where: The Intercontinental Hotel, Kyiv
Price: €330 (before September 1), €440 (from September 1 till October 10). Discounts for group registration are available as well

XV International Agroindustrial Trade Fair AGROFORUM 2018

Man in the fieldLast but not least, a large business event in the sphere of agriculture will take place in November 2018. The 15th Agroforum is aimed at promoting potential and stability of Ukrainian enterprises. Leading companies will show their achievements in agricultural machinery, energy and resource-saving technology, irrigation systems, fertilizers and much more. A grand international Engineering of Environmental Management Systems conference will be held as a part of the forum. The event will consider problems of modern technical support of agro‑industrial production.

When: November 6-8
Where: International Exhibition Centre, Kyiv
Price: TBA

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