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