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Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum

14 November 2017, Kyiv
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Ukrainian Automotive Forum

31 October 2017-1 November 2017, Lviv
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Ukrainian Energy Day in London

12 June 2017, Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR
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  • Ukrainian Energy Day in London attracts interest from potential investors. On 12th June the UK Energy Institute played host to the Ukrainian Energy Day in London, organised by Stephen Butler and the Strategy Council. Over 120 delegates were in attendance, including present and potential investors representing 13 different countries from across Europe, the Middle East and North America;
  • Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine confirms his participation. Together with Yuriy Vitrenko, Chief Commercial Officer, they will discuss the implications of the Stockholm arbitration decision, as well as unbundling, European gas purchases and much more;
  • Ukrnafta delegation to attend Energy Day: Jonathan Popper, EVP, Corporate Development & Strategy, will be joined by Mark Rollins, Chairman of the Executive Board;
  • Yuliya Kovaliv, Head of the National Investment Council and, until recently, Head of the Supervisory Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine, will share us her views on corporate governance reform within the state-owned energy companies;
  • Peter Betts, Director, International Climate & Energy, UK Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, to join the speaker panel;
  • We welcome Vitaliy Radchenko, Partner with CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and, according to Chambers Europe 2017, the only Band 1 lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources in Ukraine, to the speaker faculty;
  • We were pleased to learn that Trafigura, Corporate Partner of the Energy Day, has officially opened its Ukrainian office and successfully took part in the latest auction of natural gas on 17th May;
  •  Peter O’Brien, Country Manager, Ukraine, EuroCape New Energy, will provide an overview of the renewables sector in Ukraine with specific reference to their Zaporyzhya Wind Park, which is in the advanced stages of development;
  • Didier Magne, Head of Gas, Europe, TrailStone Group, and Willem Coppoolse, Head of Engie Energy Management Ukraine, will provide first hand insight into the functioning of the gas market in Ukraine and share experiences to date;
  • Tom Reed, CEO of JKX Oil & Gas and Alastair McBain, CEO of Arawak Energy, will highlight what is required to stimulate further investment in domestic gas production;
  • Vitaly Butenko, Commercial Director of DTEK Energo, which generates over 25% of Ukraine’s electricity, will highlight the opportunities being created by Ukraine’s new electricity market law;
  • Mirek Topolánek, Director, International Development & Public Affairs, Eustream, and former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, confirms his participation days after the Slovak gas TSO signs an MOU on cooperation with Ukraine
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Ukrainian Investment Roadshow: Case studies in corporate finance and strategy from Ukraine’s most dynamic companies

20-21 March 2017, Millennium Mayfair Hotel, London
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  • Dmytro Kostyk, Founder of Kodisoft and another of Ukraine’s leading tech entrepreneurs, confirms his participation as a speaker
  • Aleksandr Lyubarev, Director, Corporate Finance & Treasury, Metinvest Holding, will provide an update on their Restructuring Scheme, as well as an overview of the current situation in the metals & mining sector
  • Torben Majgaard, Founder & CEO of Ciklum, will share his insights into how this Ukrainian software developer grew into a global IT engineering giant
  • Viktor Korsak, Chairman of VolWest Group, will outline the recently announced plans to roll out the Spar supermarket chain across Ukraine
  • Eugene Zaika, Regional Head of Swiss pharma company Acino, will discuss their 2015 acquisition of Pharma Start and how Kyiv has become their regional HQ
  • Andrew Chakhoyan, Director, Corporate Affairs of VimpelCom, to discuss the recent opening of their Global Shared Services Centre in Lviv
  • Andrew Edmondson of Ashmore Group and Oleksiy Soroka of Allianz Global Investors are the latest institutional investors to confirm their participation
  • Nina Yuzhanina, Head of the Rada Tax & Customs Committee, confirms that she will take part and discuss the latest changes to the tax code with the business community
  • Pavlo Moroz, Deputy Minister of Justice, confirms his participation. Hear first-hand about the protection of private property as the next important element of reform
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The Outlook For London-Listed Emerging European Groups: Focus on Shareholder Value And Corporate Governance

2 December 2016, London
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2nd December, The Kensington Close Hotel, London

On 2nd December join the likes of Black Sun, BNY Mellon, DF King, Equus Petroleum, Ferrexpo, Gulf Keystone Petroleum, Nostrum Oil & Gas, Polyus Gold, Regal Petroleum, STJ Advisors, Unicredit and VTB Capital to hear from:

Michael Lynch-Bell, Senior Independent Director with KAZ Minerals and Independent NED of Lenta, to join the discussions on corporate governance and the role of the NED

Lord Edmund Limerick, Senior NED with Roxi Petroleum, will address the role of the NED in bridging the corporate culture of the country of operation and the London listing

Paul Ostling, Chairman of the Board, JKX Oil & GasThe challenges of instilling best corporate governance and practices in emerging markets companies

Vladimir Rusinov, Managing Director, Proxima Capital GroupWhat leads to shareholder activist situations and how both companies and activists can best support their interests

Tim McCutcheon, Non-Executive Director & Board Member, Ovoca GoldThe persistently false understanding of Russia on the international capital markets

Paul George, Executive Director, Corporate Governance & Reporting, Financial Reporting CouncilBoard effectiveness and raising the quality of dialogue between investors and the companies they own


Join the leading London-listed emerging European companies in London in December.

Our Speaker Faculty is comprised of the most respected economists and captains of business

A platform to discuss, influence and impact on the most critical economic and business issues in the European emerging markets

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