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12 Forum Programme

Programme of the 12th International Economic Forum
"Strategy. Investment. Cooperation"

Official languages ​​of the Forum: Ukrainian and English

October 12, 2012

8.30 – 9.45 Registration
10.00 – 10.10

Forum Opening Ceremony

  • Opening address. Mykhailo Kostyuk, Head of Lviv Regional State Administration
  • Opening address. Valeriy Pyatak, Deputy Head of Lviv Regional Council
  • Opening address. Andriy Sadovyy, Lviv City Mayor
10.10 – 13.00

Plenary Session: "Strategy. Investment. Cooperation"

Moderator: Vladyslav Kaskiv, Head of State Agency for Invesments and Management of National Projects of Ukraine

“Media Center”, Arena Lviv stadium, 3-rd level

13.00 – 13.30

Briefing for Journalists

Hall, Arena Lviv stadium, 4-th level

13.00 – 14.30


Restaurant, Arena Lviv stadium, 3-rd level

14.30 – 16.00 Session 1. Investment and Innovation related to Energy Efficiency and Saving of Resources

Moderators: Mykola Voznyuk
, Director, Lviv Institute of Banking of UB of NBU; Anatoliy Kopets, Project Manager, Covenant of Mayors – East Project, European Commission

  • Support Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving Initiatives in the context of the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine
  • Enhancing  Business Manageability and Optimizing Costs
  • Polish Experience of "Green Technologies" - Opportunities for Ukraine
  • Energy Efficient Equipment and Technologies
  • Fakro Experience in Ukraine. Opportunities to Boost Innovation and Competitiveness in the Ukrainian Economy
  • Recent Developments and Prospects for the Use of Renewable Energy
  • Funding Energy Efficiency Projects

“Media Center”, Arena Lviv stadium, 3-rd level

14.30 – 16.00 Session 2. Strategy, Innovation and Investment in Agribusiness

Moderators: Jacek Janiszewski, Former Minister of Agriculture of Poland
Dmytro Hrynchyshyn
, Audit Director, PwC Ukraine

  • Global Food Market: Key Recent Trends. EU Market Prospects for Ukrainian Agricultural Products
  • Agribusiness Investment Philosophy
  • Agricultural Wholesale Markets as the Key Element of Agricultural Market Infrastructure
  • Banking Programs for Small and Medium Agribusiness
  • Funding Agricultural Projects: Specifics and Mechanisms
  • International Funding: Long-term Money for Agribusiness  Development
  • Potential in Ukrainian Agribusiness – an Endless Story
  • Pilot Project on Implementation of an Electronic Platform for State Procurement in Lviv region

“Conference Hall”, Arena Lviv stadium, zero level

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

Restaurant, Arena Lviv stadium, 3-rd level

16.30 – 18.00

Session 3. Cross-Border Cooperation. New Solutions and Strategies for Cooperation with Poland and the EU-countries

Moderators: Jacek Piechota
, President, Association Europe-Nord-East, Co-chairman, Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (PUIG); Oleksandr Shlapak, Co-chairman, Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (PUIG)

Welcoming address: Markiyan Malskyy, Ambassador Extraordirary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Ukraine in Poland


  • National Investment Attractiveness. Polish Experience
  • Banking Tools to support the Polish-Ukrainian Trade
  • New Customs Code of Ukraine: New Opportunities for Ukraine-EU Trade
  • Polish Experience and EU Financial Instruments for Cross-Border Cooperation
  • Cross-Border Cooperation Programs and Projects
  • European Union Market Potential for Ukrainian Companies
  • Cross-Border Cooperation in Legal Terms
  • Ukrainian-Polish Economic Cooperation in the context of Social and Economic Dynamics of Central Europe


“Media Center”, Arena Lviv stadium, 3-rd level

16.00 – 18.00

Session 4. Development of the Ukrainian Agribusiness. Problems and Perspectives

Moderators: Prof. Voldymyr Snitynskyy, Rector, Lviv National Agrarian University;
Andriy Khudo, Chairman, Board of Directors, "Holding of emotions !Fest"



  • Restructuring  Land Tenure and Use in Ukraine. New Solutions and Strategies
  • Vertical integration of Ukrainian agricultural enterprises. Perspective or reality?
  • The Pros and Cons of Farming in Ukraine. A Four-Year  Business Experience
  • Challenges and Outlook for Ukrainian Horticulture
  • Investment in Agribusiness. How to compete with Agri-Giants
  • Corporate Restructuring in Ukraine
  • Presentation of the Manual "Agricultural cooperatives in Galicia: History, Present State and Prospects"

“Conference Hall”, Arena Lviv stadium, zero level

18.30 – 21.00

Official Reception for Forum Participants

Restaurant, Arena Lviv stadium, 3-rd level