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Agenda of VIII National Expert Forum "Ukraine: Seeking Balance"

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The forum is co-organised by Gorshenin Institute and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Ukraine&Belarus with support from the National Committee for Industrial Development.

AGENDA

UKRAINE: SEEKING BALANCE

VIII National Expert Forum

28 November 2017

Kyiv, Parus Business Centre, 2 Mechnykov St, Floor 2, (entrance from Lesia Ukrainka bvd.)

09:00 - 10:00 – Registration of participants, guests

10:00 - 10:15 – Opening ceremony

10:05 - 11:45 – Discussion panel “FORMULA OF UKRAINE’S SECURITY”

Points for discussion:

· Current situation in Donbas. Possible scenarios to achieve peace;

· Key priorities of national security policy for years to come;

· Ukraine’s place in the global and regional security system;

· What global experience in the field of security may be useful to Ukraine and what unique experience can we offer to the world?;

· Reform of law enforcement and Ukrainian army. What has been achieved and what changes are still ahead?

PARTICIPANTS IN THE PANEL:

- Oleksandr TURCHYNOV, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine;

- Arsen AVAKOV, Minister of Interior of Ukraine;

Stepan POLTORAK, Minister of Defence of Ukraine;

- Vasyl HRYTSAK, Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine;

- Pavlo PETRENKO, Minister of Justice of Ukraine;

- Kurt VOLKER, Ambassador, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine (by video link);

Alexander VINNIKOV, Head of NATO Representation to Ukraine; Director of NATO Liaison Office.

PANEL MODERATOR:

Sonya KOSHKINA, editor in chief at LB.UA

11:45 - 12:00 – Coffee break and informal communication

12:00 - 13:15 – Discussion panel “STRATEGY OF INDUSTRIAL GROWTH AS THE BASIS FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH”

Keynote speech: “Drivers for growth of Ukraine’s economy” by MP Anatoliy GIRSHFELD, executive director of the

National Committee for Industrial Development of Ukraine

Points for discussion:

· Major factors of Ukraine’s economic recovery;

· Development of processing industry as a factor of economic growth;

· What should be a strategy of economic development of Ukraine? Priority fields of Ukraine’s economy.

· What national resources can be used as a basis for restoring Ukraine’s industry? What obstacles impede the technological development of the industry today?

· Ukraine’s place in the global economy;

· How can Ukraine preserve its labour potential?;

· Financial base for economic growth.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE PANEL:

- Volodymyr OMELYAN, Minister for Infrastructure of Ukraine;

- Oleksandr DANYLYUK, Minister of Finance of Ukraine;

- Anatoliy GIRSHFELD, executive director of the National Committee for Industrial development of Ukraine, MP;

Igor MAZEPA, director-general at Concorde Capital investment company.

PANEL MODERATOR: 

Oleksiy LESHCHENKO, vice president of Gorshenin Institute

13:15 - 14:00 – Break, drinks and buffet. Communication on the sidelines

14:00 - 15:20 – Discussion panel “UKRAINE'S SUBJECTNESS IN EUROPE'S NEW LANDSCAPE

Points for discussion:

● The place and role of Ukraine in the regional and European security system;

● Ukraine’s place in global labour distribution;

● Foreign investment: how to become a successful platform for investors and

foreign capital?

● Ukraine and the EU, what is next?

● What is Ukraine’s actual place on the world map?

● Foreign policy prospects.

● Ukraine’s foreign policy: a crisis or a new course?

PANEL PARTICIPANTS:

- Pavlo KLIMKIN, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine;

- Ryszard CZARNECKI, Vice President of the European Parliament;

- Marcel RÖTHIG, director, Friedrich Ebert Foundation Ukraine & Belarus;

- Boguslaw CHRABOTA, editor in chief at Rzeczpospolita (Poland);

- Jason SMART, chairman of For a Free Ukraine NGO, political pundit (USA).

PANEL MODERATOR:

Dmytro OSTROUSHKO, director of international programmes at Gorshenin Institute.

15:20 - 15:30 – End of VІIІ National Expert Forum. Closing remarks by the director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Ukraine & Belarus, Marcel RÖTHIG.

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