Business Round Tables

11 June

16:15 – 17:15
Investment into the restoration and development of Ukraine's energy sector, activating Pillar II of Ukraine Facility
As the energy sector of Ukraine takes more damage and the need for recovery and restoration increases, Energy Roundtable aims to bring together high-profile participants including Ukrainian companies, Germany and international energy companies, representatives of financial institutions and government representatives to engage in a meaningful dialogue and share insights on the critical role of the energy sector as part of Ukraine's recovery and reconstruction. With Ukraine Facility now in place, Pillar II can be one of the effective instruments to foster the investment in the energy sector and facilitate the recovery.
German Galushchenko, Minister of Energy of Ukraine
Oleksii Sobolev, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy of Ukraine
Rostyslav Shurma, Deputy Head of the Office of the President
Matteo Patrone, Vice President, Banking, EBRD
Teresa Czerwińska, Vice President, EIB
Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, CEO, Ukrenergo
Serhii Koretskyi, CEO, Ukrnafta
Maxim Timchenko, CEO, DTEK, RWE
Olga Kovalchuk, Head of Finance and Investment, Goldbeck Solar
Dr. Volker Treier, Chief Executive of Foreign Trade, Member of the Executive Board, DIHK
Moderator: Michael Salcher, KPMG Germany, Managing Partner, Head of Energy
Roundtable Room, E01
Networking: 17:15 – 17:45
Ukraine Transport and Logisics
The Ukraine Transport and Logistics Roundtable aims to bring together 40-50 participants, including C-level executives from Ukrainian and international transport and logistics operators, high-ranking government officials, and representatives from International Financial Institutions. This event will facilitate meaningful dialogue and the sharing of insights on the crucial role of transport and logistics in Ukraine's recovery and reconstruction efforts. The panel discussion, centered on the topic “How to attract investments in the transport and logistics sector in Ukraine,” will provide a discourse of strategies, opportunities, and challenges in attracting investments to this sector.
Serhiy Derkach, Deputy Minister, Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure
Development of Ukraine
Volodymyr Kuzyo, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy of Ukraine
Kaupo Läänerand, Vice-Minister, Ministry for Maritime and Water Affairs, Ministry of Climate of Estonia
Olena Voloshyna, Country Officer in Ukraine, IFC
Mark Magaletsky, Deputy Head Ukraine, Sustainable Infrastructure, EBRD
Yevhen Liashchenko, Chairman of the Board, JSC Ukrainian railways
Dmytro Moskalenko, CEO, Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company
Maxim Timchenko, CEO, DTEK, RWE
Vito Pertosa, President, Group MERMEC
Johannes Berg, Director Corporate Affairs, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA)
Moderator: Julie Linn Teigland, Area Managing Partner - Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), EY
Roundtable Chernihiv, E02
Networking: 17:15 – 17:45
17:45 – 18:45
Reforming Ukraine’s Tax System for Reconstruction and Growth: Lessons Learned from Successful Country Case Studies
After the war, Ukraine will be competing for investments, businesses, human capital and talent. Tax policy is one of the key criteria for corporations to make the decisions of where to invest across the globe and for people to decide whether they want to relocate for a job. “Paying taxes” is one of the 10 key variables that are considered within the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking. Ukraine can learn from its European counterparts such as Lithuania, Romania, Ireland, and Switzerland in how to establish a successful tax system as the country manages its EU accession transition.
Serhiy Marchenko, Finance Minister of Ukraine
Volodymyr Kuzyo, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine
Rostyslav Shurma, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine
Volodymyr Mnogoletniy, CEO of Genesis
Alexandra Baumann, Head of the Prosperity and Sustainability Division of the Swiss Ministry
of Foreign Affairs
Vilius Sapoka, Former Finance Minister of Lithuania
Tommy Fanning, Former Head of Strategic Policy, IDA Ireland
Moderator: Romina Bandura, Senior Fellow, CSIS
Roundtable Room, E01
Networking: 18:45 – 19:00

12 June

09:30 – 10:30
Ukraine-EU Hydrogen Corridor
Decarbonization and energy security are high on EU’s agenda, and clean hydrogen is expected to become a key resource for decarbonization of hard-to-abate sectors. While demand for clean hydrogen in Europe is expected to grow at a fast pace, and the potential for cost-effective local production is limited, European industry is looking to potential external suppliers, including Ukraine. Ukraine is well positioned to become one of the key suppliers of clean hydrogen to Europe due to key structural advantages: favourable renewable energy resources, existing low-carbon power generation capacities, land availability, and well-developed gas transportation system connected to the European network. The Roundtable will host a discussion on how to unlock this opportunity, including potential sources of finance, offtake, regulation and co-ordination of multiple stakeholders.
Volodymyr Kuzyo, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine
Svitlana Grynchuk, Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine
Dmytro Lyppa, CEO at Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine
Dimitar Enchev, Co-founder and Director at CWP Global
Iaroslav Kryl, CEO at Hydrogen Ukraine
Manuel Mahler-Hutter, Managing Director at Wien Energie
Philip Schwilinsky, Business Development Manager at VERBUND Representative of EBRD (TBD)
Moderator: Markus Wilthaner, Co-Lead of Global Hydrogen Practice at McKinsey & Company
Roundtable Room, E01
Networking: 10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
Ukraine’s green metallurgy for Europe’s low-carbon future
Following the launch of the Platform for Recovery of Ukrainian Metallurgy Using Green Technologies during the last year’s URC in London, more than 50 Platform participants have worked together to assess the opportunities in Ukraine and identify required unlocks. Substantial progress has been achieved, including designation of green metallurgy as one of the priority sectors for the Pillar II of European Commission’s Ukraine Facility. The Roundtable aims to once again bring together participants, including Ukrainian and international companies, financial institutions and government representatives, to take stock of the progress achieved over the previous year, as well as to engage in a meaningful dialogue on the practical next steps to start preparation for the projects in the green iron and steel sector in Ukraine.
Rostyslav Shurma, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine
Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl, Chief Technology Officer & Head of Green Steel at Primetals
Malin Jonsson-Fredriksson, Public Affairs Manager, Global Policy at H2 Green Steel
Yong Hyun Kim, President at POSCO International Ukraine
Fadi Hraibi, Chairman at Interpipe
Dmitriy Nikolayenko, Chief Commercial Officer at Metinvest
Juan Alberto Leautaud, Senior Advisor at BlackRock
Moderator: Julia Reinaud, Senior Director at Breakthrough Energy
Roundtable Room, E01
Networking: 12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:30
Insurance roundtable
The Insurance Roundtable will focus on the essential role of insurance in facilitating investments in Ukraine amid the ongoing war. Topics will include the types of insurance needed in war situations (war risk, political risk, P&C), the providers of such insurance, and the specific challenges faced in Ukraine. Experts will discuss current insurance offerings, constraints experienced by Ukrainian insurers, and insights from DFC and MIGA on their funding mechanisms and new facilities. The roundtable will also address practicalities of accessing these facilities, anticipated premium impacts, and the need for new capacity in Ukraine's energy sector to attract investments.
Volodymyr Kuzyo, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine
John Moran, Senior adviser to the Chief Cooperating Officer at DFC
Eric Andersen, President of Aon
Bridget Gainer, Global Head Public Affairs & Policy for Aon
Olga Sclovscaia, Sector Manager for Finance and. Telecommunications at the Multilateral Investment. Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Crispin Ellison, Partner in Oliver Wyman
Jean Cloutier, Vice President-International Operations at Fairfax
Simon Aubrey-Jones, CEEMEA Regional Network Manager , Willis Towers Watson
Christoph Denk, Managing Director for Policy Strategy and Delivery at the EBRD
Moderator: Aukse Jurkute, Senior Advisor to Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine Volodymyr Kuzyo
Roundtable Chernihiv, E02
Networking: 13:30 – 14:00
Ukraine’s critical raw materials for new global economy
Mining and processing of critical raw materials, such as titanium, natural graphite and lithium, is among the sectors where Ukraine has long-term competitive advantage on the back of rich natural resources, logistical proximity to Europe, developed infrastructure, and existing capabilities. Ukraine's integration into the international value chains would represent a "win-win" for Ukraine and its allies as it can help to diversify & derisk supply of such critical materials to satisfy growing European and global demand. While the FID for large investment projects during the war time is hardly feasible, the roundtable will host a discussion of practical next steps to start preparation of such projects while the war is ongoing in order to create a viable option for the future.
Rostyslav Shurma, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine
Roman Opimakh, Director General, Ukraine Geological Survey
Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner and CEO at Horizon Capital
Sven-Uwe Schulz, Deputy Director, German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA)
Maksim (Soohyun) An, Sales Director, POSCO International Corporation
Yegor Perelygin, CEO, UMCC-Titanium
Sergii Voitsekhovskyi, Member of the Board, BGV Group
Denys Alyoshin, Chief Strategy Officer, UkrLithiumMining
Moderator: Oleg Prokhorenko, Director at McKinsey & Company
Roundtable Room, E01
Networking: 13:30 – 14:00