The Summit promises to be particularly timely this year, taking place just weeks before Ukraine is at the centre of the world’s attention as co-host of the Euro-2012 tournament. However it also takes place against a backdrop of global economic turmoil and growing frustration at the pace of reform domestically.
As the original and only truly impartial international business gathering for Ukraine, the UIS-12 is the one event that accurately reflects the challenges and opportunities for investment in Ukraine and facilitates frank debate about the economy and investment climate.
Leading Ukrainian government and public figures who have recognised the unique international platform the Summit provides include Mykola Azarov, Iryna Akimova, Yuri Boyko, Petro Poroshenko, Kostyantyn Zhevago, Arseniy Yatseniuk, Volodymyr Stelmakh, Serhiy Teriokhin and Yevhen Chervonenko.
Galnaftogaz, Ferrexpo, System Capital Management, Industrial Union of Donbass, Naftogaz, Datagroup, Interpipe, Velyka Kishenya, United Media Holding, Smart Holding, Group DF, DTEK, MHP, Khortytsa, TAS Group, Ukrainian Railways, Ukravtodor and XXI Century are just some of the leading Ukrainian companies who use the Summit to interact with the international investment community.
The leading international strategic investors in Ukraine view the Summit as an ideal opportunity to share their experiences and debate what needs to be done to attract further investment. They include ArcelorMittal, Shell, RUSAL, Kraft, HeidelbergCement, Kulczyk Holding, TNK-BP, Nestlé, SABMiller, MTS, Telenor, Damen Shipyards, AES, Danone, Dyckerhoff and many more.