London, Le Méridien Piccadilly
The Ukrainian banking system has undergone unprecedented changes in the last few years: the number of institutions has halved, a challenging reform process has made impressive progress and the clean-up, which included the nationalisation of the country’s largest lender, PrivatBank, has left the state with a major stake in the sector, which it is committed to decreasing through a series of part-privatisations and acquisitions of stakes by international partners.
Much effort is being made to restore confidence in the financial sector and to encourage banks to increase lending to the real economy. Many challenges and issues for debate remain, not least: Creditor rights protection, how to resolve NPLs, the adequacy of capitalisation requirements and further consolidation and M&A activity in the sector.
All of these crucial issues and many more will be discussed at the Ukrainian Banking Day in London this June.
The inaugural Ukrainian Banking Day in London took place in December 2017. The Day was officially supported by the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK and the Independent Association of Banks of Ukraine and was sponsored by White & Case, DLA Piper and Evris Law Firm. Over 120 senior bankers from across Europe and the US participated, including the Chairmen and Board Members of 15 leading Ukrainian banks.
08:30 Registration and coffee
09:30 Session 1: The Outlook For The Ukrainian Banking Sector: Views Of The Government, IFIs And The Banking Community
11:00 Morning refreshments
11:30 Session 2: Case Studies From And Development Strategies Of The State-Owned Banks
14:15 Session 3: An Overview Of The Operating Environment From Key Market Participants
15:45 Afternoon refreshments
16:15 Roundtable Debate On The Outlook For The Ukrainian Banking Sector Featuring Chairmen Of The Most Prominent Ukrainian Banks
Topics to be debated include:
17:30 Evening reception
First Deputy Governor,
National Bank of Ukraine
Alternate Board Director,
Regional Manager, Ukraine, Belarus & Moldova,
International Finance Corporation
Senior Adviser, Alfa-Bank Ukraine /
Chairman, Independent Association of Banks of Ukraine
Emerging Europe Editor,
Independent Member of the Supervisory Board,