NEWS (November 13, 2018)

Kyiv Is Going to Witness the Annual Large-Scale Business Forum of Level Up Ukraine 2018

On 28 November 2018, at 9:00 am, at Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv, Deloitte Ukraine, in partnership with the Taxpayers Association of Ukraine, is going to hold the large-scale business forum of LЕVEL UP UKRAINE 2018.

The topic of this year’s event: Business Transformation. We are going to dwell on structural changes in domestic companies and future of the business that undergoes qualitative changes.  As well as on challenges and benefits obtained by the companies as a result of reasonable transformation, on real transformation cases, international experience, and trends. 

The third annual business forum is going to be attended by more than 500 participants, including business representatives and public figures from Ukraine and the world, key players in the transformation market, investors, regulators, and experts.

The attendees will be able to participate in four sessions to be presented in different formats: discuss major trends and changes in the Ukrainian legislation and business on the main stage, and participate in two parallel series of industrial workshops conducted by industry experts, with real transformation cases. The busy agenda will be complemented by an evening cocktail party accompanied by interesting music stuff and useful networking.

Speakers at the forum will include: Yakiv Smolii, Head of the National Bank of Ukraine; Andrii Bulakh, Managing Partner of Deloitte Ukraine; Nataliya Ulyanova, Partner of Tax & Legal Department, Deloitte Ukraine; Grigol Katamadze, President of the Taxpayers Association of Ukraine; Clément Coussens, Chief Executive Officer of AGRO KMR (France); Givi Topchishvili, President of 9.8 Group (USA); John Shmorgun, President of AgroGeneration; Pim Haasdijk, Managing Partner of Green Seed Group (the Netherlands).

“According to Deloitte’s survey, one of the most remarkable results of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 is the increased role of business in the spheres in which the state used to play the crucial, and even monopolistic, role.  Indeed, business has certain resources and ability to affect its suppliers and customers; it is more mobile than the state and more organized than the community.  But the increased impact implies increased responsibility.  Under such circumstances, business cannot stay on the sidelines.  Is it ready for such changes?  To be transparent, fair, socially responsible, environment-friendly, and value-based.  The changes start not in the offices of top managers, but in the heads of specific persons and their day-to-day behavior,” says Andrii Bulakh, Managing Partner of Deloitte Ukraine.

“I am expecting from this year’s forum an honest and open discussion between business and government authorities, so that each party could hear each other.  I am looking forward to seeing the response of attendees to presentation of the final draft Concept of the Tax Code of Ukraine aimed at development that has been agreed with 68 associations of business community.  I hope that this forum will be the place where Ukrainian startups will be able to find their potential investors.  I am expecting that the new generation of Ukrainian youth – transformation leaders – will straightforwardly and clearly articulate their readiness to change the country.  This is what business forums should be held for,” states Grigol Katamadze, President of the Taxpayers Association of Ukraine. 

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