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USAID “Leadership in Economic Governance” Conference "Developing SMEs - building the future" final agenda

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The conference will start on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:30 till Wednesday, October 11, 16:30, DEPO Conference Hall: Kyiv, Antonovycha Str. 50, “Indigo” Conference room.

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USAID “Leadership in Economic Governance” Conference "Developing SMEs - building the future" final agenda

  1. 1. Final Conference USAID Leadership in Economic Governance (LEV) Program DEVELOPING SME – BUILDING THE FUTURE Venue: DEPO Conference Hall 50 Antonovych Str, Kyiv (“Olimpiiska” subway station) October 10-11, 2017 Agenda Day 1 October 10, 2017, Tuesday “Indigo” Conference room 8.30 – 9.30 Registration of participants. Welcome coffee. 9.30 – 10.15 Conference opening: Tamara Solyanyk, USAID LEV Program Director Welcome remarks: Susan Kosinski Fritz, Director of the USAID Regional Mission to Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova (tbc) Opening address: Ksenia Lyapina, Head of the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine Gennadiy Chyzhykov, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine Viktor Liakh, President of the East Europe Foundation 10.15 – 11.45 Business climate and SME development: what does business expect? Moderator: Ihor Burakovsky, Senior Economic Advisor to the USAID LEV Program, Head of Board of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) Speakers:  Oksana Kuziakiv, Objective coordinator of the USAID LEV Program, Chief Executive of the IER Business Climate 2016/2017: National Assessment and Regional Rating Comments:  Dmytro Lyapin, Senior Researcher of the National Institute for Strategic Studies  Algirdas Šemeta, Business Ombudsman, the Business Ombudsman Council 11.45 – 12.00 Coffee break 12.00 – 13.30 Regulatory environment for business: optimization vs. deregulation Moderator: Liubomyr Chornii, USAID LEV Senior Expert Speakers:  Viktor Halasiuk, Chairman of the VRU Committee on Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship  Ksenia Lyapina, Head of the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine Discussants:  Yuriy Yekhanurov, President of the Union of Small, Medium and Privatized Enterprises of Ukraine, Ph.D., Professor of Taras Shevchenko National University  Denis Gutenko, Director of the Department of Enterprise Development under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine  Vira Nedzvedska, USAID LEV Regulatory Policy Component Coordinator  Andriy Palyanytsya, Consultant, the World Bank 13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
  2. 2. 14.30 – 16.00 Regional SME development policy under decentralization Moderator: Oksana Kuziakiv, Objective Coordinator of the USAID LEV Program, Chief Executive of the IER Speaker: Ihor Burakovsky, Senior Economic Advisor to the USAID LEV Program, Head of the Board of the IER USAID LEV regional package: from idea to practice Discussants:  Tetyana Lamakina, Division Head, Department for International Cooperation and Regional Development of Vinnytsia Oblast State Administration  Larysa Grysyuk, Director of the Department for Economic Development and Trade of Kyiv Oblast State Administration  Roman Fylypiv, Director of the Economic Policy Department of L’viv Oblast State Administration  Dmytro Pyvak, Division Head, Department for Regional Development of Cherkasy Oblast State Administration  Oleg Kazmirchuk, Deputy Director of the Department for Economic Development, Investment and International Cooperation of Ternopil Oblast State Administration  Vasyl Fedyuk, U Lead Program expert in regional development  Olena Feodosieva, Deputy Director of the Department - Head of the Unit for Enterprise Development, Regulatory Policy and Trade of Kherson Oblast State Administration 16.00 – 16.15 Coffee break 16.15 – 17.45 Foreign economic activity: how to simplify the life of entrepreneurs? Modertator: Tamara Solyanyk, USAID LEV Program Director Speakers:  Tetyana Korotka, Deputy Business Ombudsman, the Business Ombudsman Council  Liubomyr Chornii, USAID LEV Senior Expert Discussants:  Roman Shpek, Chairman of the Board of the Independent Association of Banks of Ukraine (NABU)  Victoria Ptashnyk, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine  Oksana Prodan, Member of Parliament, Chairwoman of the Board of All-Ukrainian Union of SMEs "Fortetsia"  Gennadiy Chyzhykov, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine  Iaroslava Savastieieva, Head of Compliance Department, the European Business Association in Ukraine 18.15 – 20.00 Official closing of the training program "Comprehensive Approach to Exporting" Certificates awarding ceremony (participation by invitation) Certificates awarded by Tamara Solyanyk, USAID LEV Program Director Viktor Liakh, President of the East Europe Foundation Gennadiy Chyzhykov, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine
  3. 3. Day 2 October 11, 2017, Wednesday “Fiolet” Conference room 9.00 - 9.30 Registration of participants. Welcome coffee. 9.30 - 10.00 Public Talk with Oleksiy Kredisov, Managing partner, EY in Ukraine (tbc) 10.00 – 11.30 Development of local SMEs: the role of business associations Moderator: Yulia Solokha, USAID LEV Advocacy Coordinator Discussants: Oleksandr Pechalin, Head of the NGO Vinnytsia Oblast Organization "Business Association "Stina" (Vinnytsia) Ulyana Terletska, expert of NGO “Institute for Regional Development” (L’viv) Larysa Rymar, Head of the NGO “Center of Regional Development and Law” (Ternopil) Oksana Kuleba, representative of the NGO "Business Community Club" (L’viv) Ivanna Kachalina, project manager of the NGO " Vinnytsia Business Community Club" (Vinnytsia) Pavlo Yarmiy, Head of the Board of the NGO Agency for Regional Development “Tavriya Union of Territorial Communities” (Nova Kakhovka) Andriy Tkachenko, representative of the NGO "My -Khersontsi" (Kherson) 11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break 11.45 – 13.30 Roadmaps competition – partnership for the business development Moderator: Olga Krasovska, Coordinator of the USAID LEV Roadmap Competition, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting 1. What could be done at the regional level to boost the entrepreneurship among ATO veterans? Speaker: Olena Sorokivska, NGO "Center for Strategic Development and Reforms" Larysa Antoniuk, NGO "Irpin City Union of Soldiers-Participants of the Antiterrorist Operation" Discussant: Oleh Kazmirchuk, Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Development, Investment and International Cooperation of Ternopil Oblast State Administration Andriy Litvynov, Head of Investment, Utilities and Infrastructure Development Department of Irpin City Council 2. How the improvement of the landscaping plans can contribute to the development of entrepreneurial activity Speaker: Valeriy Vetrov, expert of NGO Information Resource Center "Legal Space" Discussant: Larysa Leonova, People’s Deputy of Kherson City Council 3. Peculiarities of SME development in the mountain regions of L’viv oblast Speaker: Orest Mykyta, Executive Director of the NGO Institute for International Economic Research (L’viv) Discussant: Mykola Romanyshyn, Head of Skole Rayon Council, L’viv oblast 4. Development of entrepreneurship in the field of aquaculture Speaker: Oleksandr Sologhub, Project Manager of NGO Vinnytsia Oblast Organization "Business Association "Stina" (Vinnytsya) Discussant: Ilya Dyakonovych, Head of the Unit of Water Use and Development of Rural Areas of the Department for Agricultural Development of Vinnytsia Oblast State Administration
  4. 4. Participants of the discussion: representatives of the 1st wave of the competition 13.30 – 14.30 Lunch 14.30 – 16.00 Business game "Trade without Barriers - the Way to Prosperity" Coach: Maxym Obrizan, USAID LEV Program Expert, Kyiv School of Economics 16.00 – 16.30 Concluding remarks. Closing of the conference.

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