2nd December 2022

Ukrainian Infrastructure Forum

CMS HQ, London

Partners

Official Partners
Information partners and supporting organisations

Speakers

Mike Stenson

Global Head of Innovation,
Kingspan Group

Roman Matkiwsky

Director, Energy & Infrastructure,
Black Sea Trade & Development Bank

Elena Voloshina

Head of Operations, Ukraine,
International Finance Corporation

Viktor Dovhan

President,
Centre of National Transport Strategy of Ukraine

Tom Austin

Ukraine Special Projects Director,
Trimble Inc

Peter Heston

Business Development Director,
GNT Group

Andy Hunder

President,
American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

Sergiy Tsivkach

Executive Director,
UkraineInvest

Sponsors

Forum Sponsor

Introduction

Rebuilding Ukraine will be a monumental task and require unprecedented levels of financing. The process has already begun with a broad coalition of partners committing to redeveloping the country – multinational organisations, individual countries, international financial institutions and, of course, the private sector.

The Ukrainian Infrastructure Forum has been convened to provide an independent platform to bring together all stakeholders for a timely discussion of what the requirements are in the reconstruction process.

Just some of the critical and timely issues to be covered are:

  • The Roadmap To A Green, Digital And Sustainable Future For Ukraine – The Importance Of “Build Back Better
  • Outlining the key pillars of the government’s National Recovery Plan and creating the mechanism to marry the various programmes and stakeholders together
  • Measures to ensure that good governance and oversight, maximum transparency, the rule of law and judicial reform will be central pillars for the flow of funding of the rebuilding process
  • Identifying priority areas for investment in reconstruction: urban infrastructure, bridges, social infrastructure including schools, educational institutions and hospitals, real estate including housing, commercial, energy and agricultural infrastructure
  • How to ensure that the private sector’s experience and expertise in project management and financial discipline can be utilised in Ukrainian infrastructure projects
  • Utilising The PPP and Concession Models To Channel Investment Into The Restoration And Modernisation Of Ukraine’s Transport Infrastructure

Our team has been holding Ukrainian investment conferences for over 20 years and held their first Ukrainian infrastructure conference a decade ago. A donation will be made to the United24 fundraising platform from the revenue of the conference. Ukrainian companies, whose activities and revenue have been impacted by the invasion, are encouraged to contact us directly and we will extend to them the best possible discounts to enable their participation.

Programme

  • 08:30   Registration and refreshments

  • 09:30   Session 1: The Roadmap To A Green, Digital And Sustainable Future For Ukraine – The Importance Of “Build Back Better”

    • Outlining the key pillars of the government Recovery & Development Plan and creating the mechanism to marry the various programme and stakeholders together
    • Current estimates of damage caused, the rebuild cost and where to find the resources. What is the Masterplan and who is the new Marshall?
    • Providing an update on and forecasts for the country’s macroeconomic performance
    • Harnessing the opportunity to not just replace but to improve damaged and destroyed assets through modernisation and creating a green, digital and sustainable social infrastructure in Ukraine
    • Learning from international experience when deciding how best to finance and deliver major infrastructure projects. International case studies
  • 11:00   Morning refreshments

  • 11:30   Session 2:  Sourcing And Channelling The Levels Of Finance And Investment Required To Rebuild Ukraine

    • Measures to ensure that good governance and oversight, maximum transparency, the rule of law and judicial reform will be central pillars for the flow of funding of the rebuilding process
    • Role of International Financial Institutions – how the IFIs are central to the reconstruction process
    • Outlining the model framework for matching up donor countries and individual cities and regions
    • The availability of EU financial support: the EU-accession framework, pre-accession funds, European Solidarity Fund
    • Ensuring the necessary insurance framework is in place to support the reconstruction process and to safeguard the flows of investment
  • 13:00   Luncheon

  • 14:00   Session 3: Opportunities For The Private Sector To Play A Lead Role In Rebuilding A Modern Ukraine

    • Identifying priority areas for investment in reconstruction: urban infrastructure, bridges, social infrastructure including schools, educational institutions and hospitals, real estate including housing, commercial, energy and agricultural infrastructure
    • To what extend has the private sector already been leading the way in infrastructure investment? Case studies from leading export-oriented industries. How to overcome bottlenecks to kickstart economic growth
    • Attracting the necessary technical expertise to implement recovery and development plans
    • How to ensure that the private sector’s experience and expertise in project management and financial discipline can be utilised in Ukrainian infrastructure projects
    • Identifying the most significant risks in infrastructure projects (geopolitical, macroeconomic, political, financial, operational, credit). How best can they be mitigated and allocated?
  • 15:30   Afternoon refreshments

  • 16:00   Session 4: Utilising The PPP And Concession Models To Channel Investment Into The Restoration And Modernisation Of Ukraine’s Transport Infrastructure

    • Key priorities for rail reform and European integration: switching to European gauges, the unbundling of UZ, concessions of railway stations, corporate governance progress at UZ and the outlook for the opening up of the rail network for private operators
    • How to regain the momentum of the major roadbuilding programme of 2020-2021. New priorities for the repair, development and modernisation of the road network. Will the Road PPP programme and pilot projects be resumed? Will toll road concessions be introduced and how bankable and financially attractive is the model to investors / concessionaires?
    • Lessons learned from implementing the successful port concessions. Case studies from the concessionaires. Will the port privatisations go ahead and what are the key strategic priorities for the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority?
    • Restarting the development of airports nationwide. Will the concession model be used and which airports will be put forward?  How best to attract the necessary financing and management expertise for repair, modernisation and upgrading
  • 17:30   Networking reception

News

Vitalii Vlasiuk, Deputy Governor of Kyiv Oblast, to head up a delegation from the region to outline opportunities to participate in the rebuilding process

Location