19:13 10.10.2019

Kyiv International Economic Forum (KIEF) to take place in Kyiv on 8-9 November

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On November 8 and 9, the capital of Ukraine will host the Kyiv International Economic Forum (KIEF) that for the sixth consecutive year brings together well-known world economists, recognized businessmen, representatives of the Ukrainian government and highly respected economic experts.

The main discussion issue of the Forum 2019 is the future in a changing world. From business cases to visionary ideas – KIEF’s speakers will talk about rapid changes in the technology-driven economy. Entrepreneurs, top managers, analysts and strategists of companies, as well as heads of international organizations will answer the main question: what the fourth industrial revolution is and how to get prepared for it.

Why visit the KIEF 2019?

The KIEF is the main platform for business people, economists, scientists and investors to discuss global trends, shape the 2020 development vector, establish new business contacts and strengthen partnerships.

This year at the Forum, speakers will unveil the concepts of doing business in the face of climate change as well as the mechanisms for effectively managing natural disasters under their direct influence on the economy. You will learn how to prepare your business for the effects of climate change.

Speakers from global financial institutions, who have the latest information about the world's economy, will report about the risks and consequences of the global crisis. You will be able to get ready for the next stage of development of the financial system.

The below speakers will share their vision of the future for the financial world system:

Robert Koopman, the Chief Economist of the World Trade Organization;

Giovanni Salvetti, the Managing Director of the Rothschild International Banking Group, CEE Coordinator;

Vazil Hudák, the Vice President of the European Investment Bank;

Johan Eliasch, a Swedish billionaire businessman, the Chairman and CEO of Head.

Also at the Forum, the representatives of global companies with millions in revenue, investment funds and international banks will speak about their business cases on raising capital. You will learn about new approaches to attracting foreign direct investment for business development.

In addition to educational goals, one of the main KIEF’s goals is to enhance the investment attractiveness of Ukraine. In order to introduce the business opportunities of Ukraine, potential foreign investors were invited to the Forum.

A permanent strategic partner of the Forum is the holding company UFuture, which incorporates companies and social projects of Vasyl Khmelnytskyi.

Vasyl Khmelnitsky, the initiator of the Forum, commented on the idea of creating and holding the Forum: "We live in the days of global and very rapid changes. They inspire and cause concern at the same time. Ukraine faces a choice: to stick to a fragile stability or to move fearlessly towards innovations. It is today when we can make a quantum leap in development - and for this, we require knowledge, cooperation and decisive actions. I see the success of our common future in the synergy of the modernized public sector, the energy of entrepreneurs and the talent of scientists. We must unite for the sake of the global goals, which the humankind have. It is time to move forward, transform business and economy according to the requirements of today. After all, the KIEF is organized to make us feel the trends of the future and become the ones who bring them to life.”

The Kyiv International Economic Forum is an ongoing platform for forming the strategy of Ukraine's economic development. Each year, the Forum brings together around 2,000 guests and speakers from more than 30 countries to shape integrated strategies of business modernization with a focus on adaptability and innovation.

More information about the Forum's speakers and panel discussions is available at: https://forumkyiv.org/uk/

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