Main Business Events in Kyiv: December 2018

Conference and audience

The end of 2018 means not only a fully-active Christmas preparation, but also summing-up the results of the year in business and commerce. This month, various conferences and summits in Kyiv gather leaders of opinion to review 2018 and make a forecast for 2019 in business, IT, agribusiness and commerce.

Year-End Finance & Legal Conference

Finance conferenceThe conference will gather Ukrainian and foreign Tech companies to discuss the main changes and events that took place in the IT industry in 2018 from the Finance and Legal standpoint. Apart from assessing the results of 2018, the conference speakers will share forecast for 2019.

The program will feature topics like onsite checks conducted by State Labor Service, transfer pricing, GDPR, M&A Amazon-Ring, stock Options, Employee VS Independent Contractor and much more. The case-studies will inspect Ukrainian companies and foreign enterprises like Samsung and Amazon. You can register for the conference at

When: December 7
Where: DAN.IT Education (1V, Pavla Tychyny Avenue)
Admission: USD 99

Blockchain for Business Hackathon

Person typing on laptopIt's no secret that blockchain has been one of the main discussion topics of 2018 business events in Kyiv. Luxoft offers to implement the knowledge on a Blockchain for Business Hackathon. The hackathon welcomes coding teams that will build blockchain-driven prototypes with a promising business value and pitch them to potential clients. There are no constraints in terms of technology stacks.

The top three winners of the hackathon will be awarded with tickets to attend any conferences in Ukraine and abroad valued UAH 50 000, UAH 35 000, or UAH 15 000 accordingly. The participants can come individually or with a team. You can register at

When: December 8
Where: IRVA B Business Center
Admission: free with pre-registration

Tiger Conference 2018

Tiger Conference 2017 in KyivTiger Conference 2018 is an annual event founded by Ukraine's oldest English-language newspaper KyivPost. The conference gathers more than 400 Ukrainian & international leaders and key decision makers in numerous areas from government and business to civil society.

This year, the conference's program will be divided into four blocks: Security and Defense, How to Power Regional Development of Ukraine, Connecting Ukraine, and Stars of Ukrainian Business. Besides, visitors will have a chance to attend two Breakout Sessions: "Food Story. Shaping the future" and "Innovations in Corporate Governance". You can buy tickets at

When: December 11
Where: Intercontinental Kyiv
Admission: UAH 8200

New Industrialization: Joint Actions of Government and Business

Audience at the conferenceThe New Industrialization conference was first held in 2017 as a way to start the dialogue between business and government representatives concerning the urgent issues in the country's economy. This year, the conference will be attended by numerous representatives of banking structures, regional and local state administrations and potential investors.

Ukrainian and foreign speakers will analyze the vision of Ukraine's economic growth in 2019, experiences of other countries in terms of financial support, bank financing, monetary policy and much more. Besides, guests are welcome to join the panel discussion - "How to succeed in Ukraine's industrialization in the face of financial deficits. Current and promising instruments of state and non-state support of industry". You can find the full program of the event and register at

When: December 11
Where: Grand Hall Chamber Plaza
Admission: free with pre-registration (until 10.12 before 1. P.M.)

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X International Conference «Doing Agribusiness in Ukraine»

Doing Agribusiness in Ukraine conferenceAnother opportunity to start an open dialogue with government representatives is the X International Conference «Doing Agribusiness in Ukraine». This year, agribusiness experts and government representatives will attend the conference to sum up the results of 2018 and share the vision of improvement for 2019.

The program will focus on four main topics: Election year for agribusiness; Agro-investments: a global view, real problems; Macroeconomic outlook 2019: forecasts for the principal indicators; How to create the best team in agro? Soft skills vs. Hard skills. The speaker's list will feature leaders of opinion from Ernst&Young in Ukraine, Credit Agricole Bank, UkraineInvest as well as governmental representatives, including the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan. You can buy the ticket at

When: December 12
Where: Hillsong Conference Hall
Admission: UAH 6000 for Standard tickets, UAH 8000 for Business tickets

ІІ International Trade Fair: UKRAINIAN FOOD EXPO

UKRAINIAN FOOD EXPO 2017One more agribusiness event in December 2018 is the ІІ International Trade Fair: Ukrainian Food Expo. The expo was first held in 2017 and initiated a platform to connect international suppliers, food distributors and large retailers with their Ukrainian colleagues. This year, the trade fair will gather approximately 5000 visitors and buyers from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the CIS. The event will function as a B2B platform for Ukrainian and foreign distributors, retailers, HoReCa business and traders. You can register at

When: December 12-14
Where: International Exhibition Centre
Admission: free with pre-registration

Seedstars CEE Summit

Person talking at a conference meetingSeedstars CEE Summit is an international event that aims at discovering promising startups in all regions of the world from Latin America to Eastern Europe. This December, the summit will be held in Kyiv to connect the local stakeholders and encourage entrepreneurship in the emerging market.

The program of the summit will feature Growth Bootcamp, CEE Investor Forum, Game Changers Forum and a Final Conference, a keynote of TOP entrepreneurs and much more. The guests will be engaged in practical workshops and learn about growth team roles, models, goals and experiment design. You can register at

When: December 14
Where: Gallery Lavra
Admission: USD 42.50-50 for Attendee and Startup Pass, USD 75 for Investor Pass

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