04 April

Ukrainian Machine-Building & Engineering Forum

Kharkiv, Premier Palace Hotel

Introduction

Developing an internationally competitive industry through innovation and modernisation

With the official support of Kharkiv City Council

The machine-building sector contributes significantly to Ukraine’s economy, accounting for roughly 10% of GDP. It produces machinery and equipment for virtually all types of industrial activity, including: mining equipment, power and turbines, shipbuilding, automotive, agricultural machinery, oil & gas equipment, aviation, rail transportation, defence, heavy vehicles, construction machinery and cranes.

The government recognises the importance of the sector as a major employer, exporter and centre for innovation and has stressed its commitment to creating a business environment which will stimulate investment in the modernisation of the machine-building industry.

The Ukrainian Machine-Building and Engineering Forum will provide you with a unique platform to hear from and meet with all the key stakeholders in the industry, including:

  • Senior national and regional government officials who will outline coordinated strategies to support and stimulate investment in the sector
  • Top executives from Ukraine’s leading machine-building groups, representing all the industry sub-sectors, who will outline their development strategies and investment programmes
  • Regional and Country Heads of major multinational industrial concerns will discuss the outlook for setting up local production and what is required to make this a reality

They will use this strategic forum to discuss such crucial issues as:

  • Where Ukraine stands in an increasingly globalised market and what are the opportunities and challenges. Identifying and winning market share in key export markets
  • Industry 4.0: the impact of digitalisation and digital transformation on the machine-building industry
  • Raising operational efficiency – implementing best practices and lean management systems and processes
  • Identifying domestic and international sources of raising finance for investment in new technologies and modernisation
  • Investing in Research & Development facilities and creating local centres of excellence and competencies
  • Creating the right business environment for a competitive manufacturing base: adequate legislation, skilled workforce, innovation, access to financing, efficient supply chains and infrastructure
  • The outlook for joint ventures between national champions and global players

Programme

  • Session 1: Government Initiatives To Support And Stimulate Investment In Machine-Building And Engineering

    • Current macroeconomic trends and how they are impacting on the industry and growth forecasts for industrial production
    • Maintaining the Ukrainian machine-building industry as the cornerstone of manufacturing in Ukraine
    • Where Ukraine stands in an increasingly globalised market and what are the opportunities and challenges. Identifying and winning market share in key export markets
    • An overview of privatisation plans for 2018 and beyond – which major manufacturers are slated for sale?
  • Session 2: CEO Panel Debate: The Outlook For The Domestic Machine-Building Sector – Challenges And Opportunities

    • Appraising the international competitiveness of the national machine-building industry
    • Global trends in machine-building and engineering and their impact on the industry in Ukraine
    • Creating the right business environment for a competitive manufacturing base: adequate legislation, skilled workforce, innovation, access to financing, efficient supply chains and infrastructure
    • Sectoral updates and how each sector is performing: mining equipment, power and turbines, shipbuilding, automotive, agricultural machinery, oil & gas equipment, aviation, rail transportation, defence, heavy vehicles, construction machinery and cranes
    • The outlook for joint ventures between national champions and global players and opportunities to further utilise domestic production capacity and increase localisation
    • Cooperating with higher education establishments to ensure that engineering is a sought-after profession and that suitably qualified personnel are entering the labour market
    • Identifying growth export markets
  • Session 3: Case Studies Of Improving Business Processes And Achieving Operational Excellence

    • Raising operational efficiency – implementing best practices and lean management systems and processes
    • Automation and information technologies in machine-building – implementing cutting-edge systems and technologies
    • Industry 4.0: the impact of digitalisation and digital transformation on the machine-building industry
    • How manufacturers, government and education can support each other to adapt to change
    • Case studies of successful ERP implementation projects. How to choose the right system and supplier
    • Increasing innovation through a combination of IT, automation and robotics
    • Harmonising technical and quality standards with the EU and US

     

  • Session 4: Investing In R&D Capabilities And Innovation

    • Identifying domestic and international sources of raising finance for investment in new technologies and modernisation
    • Investing in Research & Development facilities. Creating local centres of excellence and competencies. The growth of industrial parks and clusters
    • Using R&D-led solutions to manufacture more efficiently, faster, cheaper and more environmentally-friendly
    • Tax and tariff regimes and the regulatory framework and their impact on technology transfer and industrial investment
    • Engaging with the IFIs as a potential source of financing
    • Reform and innovation in the state-owned sector: corporatisation, audit, clusters
    • Controlling energy costs as a key driver of competitiveness – investing in energy-efficiency programmes

Speakers

Artur Kheruvymov

Deputy Director General, Strategy & Development
Ukroboronprom

Volodymyr Prikhodko

Chairman of Supervisory Board
Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works

Oleksandr Kryvokon

President
Antonov

Maciej Zielinski

Chief Executive Officer
Siemens Ukraine

Anatoliy Girshfeld

People's Deputy & Honorary President
UPEC Industrial Group

Viktor Popov

Chairman of the Board
PSC “FED”

Igor Gumennyy

President
UBC Group

Andrew Zagorodnyuk

Chief Executive Officer
Discovery Drilling Equipment

Mykhailo Titarchuk

Deputy Minister of Economic Development & Trade of Ukraine

Ruslan Korzh

Chief Executive Officer
UPROMEX

Vasyl Fedin

General Director
Smart Maritime Group

Vitalii Trubarov

Acting Chairman
State Property Fund of Ukraine

Andriy Koval

General Director
Kharkiv Tractor Plant

Oleg Protsenko

Chief Executive Officer
ATON GROUP

Oleksandr Pashchenko

General Director
SE “FED”

Inessa Kerdivara

Deputy General Director
Tatra-Yug

Dmytro Kostyuk

Acting Director
Electrovazhmash

Alexander Markus

Chairman of the Board
German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Partners

Information partners and supporting organisations
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