28th April 2020

Ukrainian Transport Infrastructure Forum

Premier Palace Hotel, Kyiv

Speakers

Nataliya Forsyuk

Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Oleksandr Kubrakov

Head,
Ukravtodor

Vladyslav Kryklii

Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Jean-Erik de Zagon

Head of Resident Representation,
European Investment Bank

Jason Pellmar

Regional Manager, Ukraine, Belarus & Moldova,
International Finance Corporation

Oleksandr Golodnytskyy

Acting Head,
Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority

Johannes Baur

Head of Operations, Economic Cooperation, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment,
EU Delegation to Ukraine

Jesper Pedersen

General Manager,
Neptune Grain Terminal

Mykhailo Rizak

Deputy CEO,
NIBULON

Viktor Dovhan

Advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Ivan Yuryk

Chief Financial Officer,
Ukrainian Railways

Olga Magaletska

Head of Office,
National Investment Council

Serhiy Vovk

Managing Director, CFTS

Volodymyr Osadchuk

General Manager, Ukraine,
COFCO Agri

Anton Sabaleuski

Director of Strategic Development & Investment Policy,
Ukrainian Railways

Pavlo Riabikin

General Director,
Boryspil International Airport

Istvan Heinczinger

Senior Sector Economist,
European Investment Bank

Mark Magaletsky

Deputy Head, Ukraine, Sustainable Infrastructure,
EBRD

Olena Derevianko

Vice President,
DCH Investment Management

Ebby Adhami

Team Leader,
EU financed project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for improvement of the infrastructure cycle management” (IPCM project)”

András Khan

Chief Executive Officer,
Terra Switzerland

Alexey Mironenko

Board member, AHK Ukraine / General Manager, MIKO Group

Taras Boichuk

Head, SPILNO PPP Project Management Office,
Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Pascal Roussel

Team Leader,
EU financed project “Assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for establishment of national transport model and master plan”

Leonid Sidorenko

Director, General Industries, Transport & Tourism,
Black Sea Trade & Development Bank

Henry Moykkynen

Loan Officer,
European Investment Bank

Edwin Lock

Team Leader,
EU-financed project “Assistance for Dnipro transport development”

Sponsors

Introduction

Ukrainian Transport Infrastructure Forum has now been rescheduled to late September / early October. 
We are in constant dialogue with the Forum’s key stakeholders, in particular with the Ministry of Infrastructure and the EU-financed project for Assistance to the Ukrainian Authorities for improvements in the Infrastructure Cycle Management (IPCM), and will agree upon an exact new date at the earliest opportunity.

Ukraine is committed to utilising the PPP and concession model to deliver its ambitious national transportation strategy.

Bids have already been accepted for pilot port concessions with a pipeline of further major ports to follow. The concession model will also be used to deliver projects in rail infrastructure, major and regional airports and toll roads. In addition, the IFIs are committing significant levels of financing to support modernisation and the private sector is already engaged in developing major port projects.

The Ukrainian Transport Infrastructure Forum has been convened to bring together all major stakeholders, including present and potential investors, and to showcase all the major transport infrastructure projects to be delivered through PPP and concession mechanisms.

Topics to be addressed by an expert panel include:

  • Focus on government policy and strategy and how it will deliver the ambitious national transportation strategy
  • Learning from international experience when deciding how best to finance and deliver major transport infrastructure projects. Case studies from neighbouring countries
  • Overview of the pilot port concessions – update on the status of the bids and how the process has moved ahead. Timeline for the next 4 major concessions
  • The introduction of toll road concessions. What is the timescale and which will be the first projects?
  • Which airports, both major and regional, will be put forward to be managed by concession and what is the preferred model?
  • Activity to date and future plans of the state-owned entities to access the international capital markets. Focus on the Railways’ preparations to conduct an international IPO and investor sentiment to date
  • How to ensure that the private sector’s expertise in project management and financial discipline can be utilised in Ukrainian transport infrastructure projects

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join with all the key stakeholders – Ministries, State Agencies and State-owned Enterprises, financial institutions, advisors, infrastructure developers and operators - for a timely and invaluable insight into the major infrastructure projects, which are being developed in one of Europe’s most vibrant economies.

Our team has been organising investment conferences for Ukraine for 25 years and our current portfolio includes such prominent annual events as the Ukrainian Investment Roadshow in London, the Ukrainian Agro-Industrial & Food Forum in Rotterdam, the Ukrainian Renewables Forum in London, as well as events covering the Banking Sector, Oil & Gas Production, Automotive and Machine-Building.

Regular attendees of our events include senior executives from such companies and organisations as:

Programme

  • 08:30     Registration

  • 09:30     Session 1: Overview Of The Transport Infrastructure Sector And Key Government Priorities

    • Transport infrastructure as a crucial driver for the sustained growth and transformation of Ukrainian economy
    • Focus on government policy and strategy and how it will deliver the ambitious national transportation strategy
    • Legislative initiatives to stimulate the development and modernisation of transport infrastructure in Ukraine
    • Improvement of the infrastructure cycle management: how to develop and implement infrastructure projects quicker, faster and cost effective for Ukraine
    • The input and role of the International Financial Institutions – how the IFIs are supporting the sector
    • Learning from international experience when deciding how best to finance and deliver major transport infrastructure projects. Case studies from neighbouring countries
    • Realising Ukraine’s transit potential in the international system of transport corridors
  • 11:00     Morning refreshments

  • 11:30     Session 2: Progress towards the full-scale introduction of PPP and concession mechanisms in Ukraine

    • Overview of the pilot port concessions – update on the status of the bids and how the process has moved ahead. Timeline for the next 4 major concessions
    • The outlook for concessions in rail infrastructure and real estate – which will be the first projects and what will the key features of such agreements be?
    • The introduction of toll road concessions. What is the timescale and which will be the first projects
    • Which airports, both major and regional, will be put forward to be managed by concession and what is the preferred model?
    • Outlining the programme for the development of a comprehensive nationwide network of autobahns and of ring roads around Kyiv and other major cities
    • What is the outlook for the development of a national high-speed rail network?
  • 13:15     Lunch

  • 14:30     Session 3: How will the Transport Model contribute to attracting investments in infrastructure projects

    • Activity to date and future plans of the state-owned entities to access the international capital markets. Focus on the Railways’ preparations to conduct an international IPO and investor sentiment to date
    • Progress to date in raising levels of corporate governance at the SOEs. What have the Supervisory Boards achieved to date and what is the key focus of attention for them?
    • Regional airports as a key growth area. How best to attract the necessary financing and management expertise for modernisation and upgrading
    • Spotlight on urban and municipal transport with a focus on electric public transport and the expansion of metro networks
    • Highlights of the programme for the development and modernisation of the road network and conclusions from the current study by the IFIs. How will the funds from the latest loan agreements be utilised?
  • 16:00     Afternoon refreshments

  • 16:30     Session 4: Highlighting The Key Role The Private Sector Can Play in The Development Of Transport Infrastructure

    • To what extend is the private sector already leading the way in infrastructure investment? Case studies from leading export-oriented industries, including agriculture and metals. How to overcome bottlenecks that are holding back the growth of the economy
    • How to ensure that the private sector’s expertise in project management and financial discipline can be utilised in Ukrainian transport infrastructure projects
    • Identifying the most significant risks in a transport infrastructure project (macroeconomic, political, financial, operational, credit). How best can they be mitigated and allocated?
    • Spotlight on private sector initiatives in ports – how to take full advantage of private sector experience and expertise
    • The outlook for opening up the rail network for private rail operators
    • Opportunities to further develop inland waterways, with a focus on river transport, terminals and fleet modernising
    • Optimising and integrating the transport network to encourage multimodality and the interoperability of all branches of the transport system
  • 17:45     Evening reception

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News

Ukrainian Transport Infrastructure Forum has now been rescheduled to late September / early October. 
We are in constant dialogue with the Forum’s key stakeholders, in particular with the Ministry of Infrastructure and the EU-financed project for Assistance to the Ukrainian Authorities for improvements in the Infrastructure Cycle Management (IPCM), and will agree upon an exact new date at the earliest opportunity.

Location