Agenda

 

September 20, Day 1: Global and Ukraine Macro

Registration, coffee

7:45-8:45

OPENING SPEECHES

8:45-9:00

Kostiantyn Stetsenko, Makar Paseniuk, Managing Partners, ICU

KEYNOTE SPEECHES: Narayana Kocherlakota

9:00-10:00 Windsor Grand hall

"The Outlook for US Monetary Policy"

President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 2009-2015, Lionel W.McKenzie Professor of Economics, University of Rochester

KEYNOTE SPEECHES: Keyu Jin

9:00-10:00 Windsor Grand hall

"Challenges and Opportunities for the Chinese Political Economy"

Associate Professor of Economics, London school of Economics

KEYNOTES PANEL: GLOBAL FINANCES AND THE WORLD ECONOMY: WHAT CAN UKRAINE EXPECT FROM TWO SUPERPOWERS?

10:00-10:45 Windsor Grand hall

GLOBAL FINANCES AND THE WORLD ECONOMY: WHAT CAN UKRAINE EXPECT FROM TWO SUPERPOWERS?
Moderator: Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor of The Economist, Head of the Economist Radio

Narayana Kocherlakota, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 2009-2015, Lionel W.McKenzie Professor of Economics, University of Rochester

Keyu Jin, Associate Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Coffee break

10:45-11:15

PANEL 1: WILL POLITICS PREVENT PROGRESS? REFORMS IN AN ELECTION YEAR

11:15-13:15 Windsor Grand hall

WILL POLITICS PREVENT PROGRESS? REFORMS IN AN ELECTION YEAR

Moderator: Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor of The Economist, Head of the Economist Radio

Part 1. THE POLICY MAKERS VIEW

Speakers:

Oksana Markarova, Acting Minister of Finance of Ukraine
Kateryna Rozhkova, First Deputy Governor, National bank of Ukraine
Lajos Bokros, Professor at the CEU, former Minister of Finance of Hungary
Alexander Zhyvotovsky, Chairman of the National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization
Nina Yuzhanina, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Tax and Customs Policy of Ukraine

Dmytro Shymkiv, Former Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration and Secretary of the National Reforms and Investment Councils

Part 2. THE INVESTMENT VIEW

Speakers:

Makar Paseniuk, Managing Partner, ICU
Yulia Kovaliv, Head of the Office of the National Investment Council
Frank Heemskerk, Executive Director, World Bank Group
Ryad Yousuf, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Olena Voloshyna, Country Manager for Ukraine, IFC

Lunch

13:15-14:15

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Edward Lucas

14:15-15:00

Ukraine’s energy system: reform priorities and political realities

Senior vice-president at the Centre for European Policy Analysis, formerly a senior editor at the Economist (1994-2017)

Q&A with Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor of The Economist, head of the Economist Radio)

PANEL 2 A: UKRAINE'S ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EVOLUTION

15:00-16:30 Windsor Grand hall

UKRAINE'S ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EVOLUTION

Moderator:

Speakers:

Marina Petrov, Deputy Director in Ukraine, EBRD
Kyrylo Shevchenko, Chairman of the Board, UKRGASBANK
Anton Gudachenko, Energy Departement Director, National Commission for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation
Ivan Yuryk Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, UkraineInvest
Sergey Shakalov, CEO, KNESS GROUP

PANEL 2 B: GOVERNMENT AS AN ACTIVE OWNER

15:00-16:30 Greenwich hall

GOVERNMENT AS AN ACTIVE OWNER

Moderator: Olyana Gordiyenko, Associate Director, Governance and Political Affairs, EBRD

Speakers:

Oksana Markarova, Acting Minister of Finance of Ukraine
Ivan Mikloš, Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Group for Supporting Ukrainian Reforms
Kateryna Rozhkova, First Deputy Governor, National Bank of Ukraine
Şevki Acuner, Chairman of the Board, Ukrzaliznytsia
Andriy Pyshny, CEO, Oshchadbank

Coffee break

16:30-17:00

PANEL 3 A: BETTING ON THE FUTURE: ORGANIZED COMMODITY TRADING IN UKRAINE

17:00-18:00 Windsor Grand hall

BETTING ON THE FUTURE: ORGANIZED COMMODITY TRADING IN UKRAINE

Moderator: Timur Khromayev, Chairman of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission

Speakers:

Rostin Behnam, Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Jan van Aken, EFET Secretary General
Şükrü Boğut, Senior Energy Advisor, Office of Economic Growth, USAID
Roman Opimakh, Executive Director, Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine

PANEL 3 B: WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN A YEAR? A LOOK AHEAD FOR UKRAINE’S ECONOMY

17:00-18:00 Greenwich hall

WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN A YEAR? A LOOK AHEAD FOR UKRAINE’S ECONOMY

Moderator: Timothy Ash, Senior EM sovereign strategist, BlueBay Asset Management

Speakers:

Volodymyr Lepushynskyi, Deputy Director of Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis Department, National Bank of Ukraine
Alina Slyusarchuk, Chief economist for Russia, Ukraine and CIS, Morgan Stanley
Vladimir Osakovskiy, Russia & CIS Economist, Bank of America Merill Lynch
Mykhaylo Demkiv, Financial Analyst, ICU
Vladyslav Sushko , Economist, Monetary &Economic Departement, Bank for International Settlements

 

 

Dinner

20:00-23:00

 
 

 
 

September 21, Day 2: Ukraine's financial markets: Making progress a reality

Morning coffee

8:30-9:30

PANEL 4: UKRAINIAN PENSION REFORM IN THE LIGHT OF EUROPEAN PRACTICE

9:00-10:30 Greenwich hall

UKRAINIAN PENSION REFORM IN THE LIGHT OF EUROPEAN PRACTICE

Moderator: Grigoriy Ovcharenko, Director, Head of Local Asset Management, ICU

Speakers:

Olexandr Panchenko, Commissioner, National Securities and Stock Market Commission
Dariusz Stańko, Head of Secretariat, International Organisation of Pension Supervisors
Ambrogio Rinaldi, Chair of the Working Party on Private pensions at the OECD and Central Director at COVIP (Italian Pension Regulator)
Nikola Altiparmakov, Member of the Fiscal Council of the Republic of Serbia
Volodymyr Yatsenko, Senior Economist and Pension Advisor, USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project
Roman Semenukha, Member of Parliament of Ukraine

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Jerome Booth

9:30-10:30 Windsor Grand hall

Chairman at New Sparta Asset Management, co-founder of Ashmore Group

How to Make Sense of a Mad World. From Group Think and Fear … to a New Appreciation of Emerging Markets

Q&A with Yuri Bender, Editor-in-Chief, Professional Wealth Management at Financial Times

KEYNOTE PANEL: Jerome Booth

10:30-12:00 PANEL 5 A Windsor Grand hall

MISSED OPPORTUNITIES IN EMERGING MARKETS: KNOWN RISK AND BETTER REWARDS

Moderator: Yuri Bender, Editor-in-Chief, Professional Wealth Management at Financial Times

Speakers:

Jerome Booth, Chairman at New Sparta Asset Management, co-founder of Ashmore Group
Yuriy Butsa, Government Comissioner for Public Debt Management
Jonathan Neill, Partner, FPP Asset Management
Mikhail Galkin, Credit Strategist, Goldman Sachs
Oleksandr Lyubarev, Director, Corporate Finance & Treasury, Metinvest Group

PANEL 5 B: TO SELL OR NOT TO SELL: HOW TO MOVE UKRAINIAN PRIVATISATION FROM A STANDSTILL?

10:30-12:00 Greenwich hall

TO SELL OR NOT TO SELL: HOW TO MOVE UKRAINIAN PRIVATISATION FROM A STANDSTILL?

Moderator: Andriy Boytsun, Privatisation and SOE Reform Advisor at the Strategic Advisory Group for Supporting Ukrainian Reforms

Speakers:

Vitaliy Trubarov, Acting Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine
Tetiana Ostrikova, People's deputy of Ukraine
Piotr Piela, Partner, EY Business Advisory Poland
Vladyslav Rashkovan, Alternate Executive Director, IMF
Rebwar Berzinji, President, Pericles Global Advisory

Coffee break

12:00-12:30

PANEL 6 A: BLOCKCHAIN: OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS FOR CRYPTO CURRENCIES IN UKRAINE

12:30-14:00 Windsor Grand hall

BLOCKCHAIN: OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS FOR CRYPTO CURRENCIES IN UKRAINE

Keynote speaker (15-min speech) Brock Pierce, Bitcoin Foundation, Restart, Blockchain Capital, EOS, Tether (Skype call)

Moderator: Kate Shcheglova-Goldfinch, Science editor at The Fintech Times, Future magazine publisher

Speakers:

Artem Afian, Juscutum
Maxim Libanov, Commissioner, National Securities and Stock Market Commission
Artem Afian, Co-Founder, Juscutum
Olexiy Goncharuk, Head, BRDO
Jekaterina Govina, Advisor to Board Member, Bank of Lithuania
Daniil Menshykov, Head of Division of Entrepreneurship Development, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

PANEL 6 B: MEETING GLOBAL STANDARDS FOR CAPITAL MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE TOOLS FOR DEVELOPING THE DOMESTIC MARKET

12:30-14:00 Greenwich hall

MEETING GLOBAL STANDARDS FOR CAPITAL MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE TOOLS FOR DEVELOPING THE DOMESTIC MARKET

Moderator: Artem Saprykin, Partner, ESQUIRES

Speakers:

Andriy Suprun, Head of the Government securities depository, National Bank of Ukraine
Mindaugas Bakas, CEO, National Depository of Ukraine
Dmytro Tarabakin, Commissioner, National Securities and Stock Market Commission
Jan Willems, Vice-President, Clearstream

Lunch

14:00-15:00

PANEL 7 A: A VIBRANT OPPORTUNITY: UKRAINE’S VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY

15:00-16:30 Windsor Grand hall

A VIBRANT OPPORTUNITY: UKRAINE’S VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY

Keynote speaker (30-min speech) and Moderator: Vitaly M. Golomb, Managing Director & Global Head of Principal Investments, IEG - Investment Banking Group

Speakers:

Andrey Kolodyuk, Chairman of UVCA Supervisory Board, Managing Partner of Aventures Capital
Roman Nikitov, Director, ICU
Pavel Bogdanov, General Partner, Almaz Capital
Evgeni Utkin, Chairman, Borsch Ventures

PANEL 7 B: OUTLOOK AND OPPORTUNITIES IN DOMESTIC SOVEREIGN AND CORPORATE BONDS

15:00-16:30 Greenwich hall

OUTLOOK AND OPPORTUNITIES IN DOMESTIC SOVEREIGN AND CORPORATE BONDS

Moderator: Ruslan Kilmukhametov, Head of Debt Capital Markets, ICU

Part 1. SOVEREIGN BONDS

Speakers:

Kostiantyn Stetsenko, Managing partner, ICU
Galyna Pakhachuk, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Privatbank
Olexander Zaletov, Commissioner, National Commission for state regulation in the field of financial services
Dmitriy Maslovsky, Fixed income Electronic Trading - business development, Bloomberg

Part 2. CORPORATE BONDS

Speakers:

André Küüsvek, Director, Local Currency and Capital Markets Development, EBRD
Oleg Serdyuk, Head of Fixed Income and Equities, OTP Bank Ukraine
Konstantin Lykhytsky, Head of Treasury, AXA Insurance
Vladimir Osakovskiy, Russia & CIS Economist, Bank of America Merill Lynch
Maxim Libanov, Commissioner, National Securities and Stock Market Commission

Coffee break

16:30-17:00

PANEL 8: THE SECRETS OF MY SUCCESS: UKRAINE’S TOP START-UPS IN THEIR OWN WORDS

17:00-18:15 Windsor Grand hall

THE SECRETS OF MY SUCCESS: UKRAINE’S TOP START-UPS IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Moderator: Giles Farley, Director, ICU

Speakers:

Yaroslav Azhnyuk, Petcube
Oleg Naumenko, Hideez
Dmitry Budorin, Hacken
Andriy Sevriukov, Agri Eye
Oleksandr Starovit, Kwambio

 

 

After Party

20:00-02:00

 

Full agenda

Key speakers

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    Dr. Jerome Booth

    Is a well-known British economist and leading expert on emerging markets.  

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    Edward Lucas

    Is a writer and consultant specializing in European and transatlantic security.

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    Keyu Jin

    Is a tenured professor of economics at the London School of economics.

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    Narayana Rao Kocherlakota

    Is the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester. 

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Welcome to the Ukrainian Financial Forum 2018 (UFF) – a leading platform for discussion of the most crucial financial events and trends in Ukraine and the world.

The annual Forum takes place in Odesa, September 20-21 at the Bristol Hotel and brings together world-famous speakers from politics, industry and academia.

The 2018 program moves the discussion on from last year, focusing on the global economy and the wider financial context for the latest trends in investment and asset management.

On the first day of the Forum representatives from leading developed markets, including China, the United States and the United Kingdom, will provide a benchmark for global economic performance. Later in the day, leading figures in the Ukrainian government and the country’s largest public and private businesses will put forward the outlook Ukraine.

Our distinguished speakers will also debate the future of transatlantic cooperation, the effects of Brexit and new trade wars, and many other important issues facing international businesses. As in past years, the discussions will be moderated by Anne McElvoy, leading journalist for The Economist and BBC broadcaster.

On the second day the Forum's agenda will feature investment panels looking at, amongst other things, the development of the Ukraine’s capital markets, Ukraine's opportunity in technological leadership, the future of cryptocurrencies, and Ukraine’s venture capital landscape. The day will conclude a panel on Ukraine’s startup success stories.

Visitors to the UFF are also invited to participate in the evening program held at some of the City’s top restaurants and featuring star musical performances. The informal networking opportunities with the exclusive circle of representatives of the business, political and academic elite makes for unforgettable evenings.

The Forum is jointly organized by ICU, an independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm specializing in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe, and the Kyiv School of Economics, one of the leading educational institutions in Europe.

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