Donnerstag, 08 Februar 2018

Invitation to our Conference: "Financing opportunities in Ukraine - Quo Vadis? March 20th 2018 in Berlin

Conference "Financing opportunities in Ukraine - Quo Vadis?

Date: March 20th, 2018 Venue: GIZ Representative Office Berlin, Reichpietschufer 20,10785 Berlin, Germany Expiry: 4.30 pm Start, end approx. 9.00 pm Organizer: Deutsch-Ukrainisches Forum e.V.

Our Partners: German Advisory Group, GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), AHK (German Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce) Kiev, Embassy of Ukraine in Germany

Target groups: Banks, German companies in Ukraine, German companies exporting to Ukraine, law firms. The conference will take place during the Ukraine Week "Insights into the Present and Future of Ukraine" from 19 to 23 March 2018 in Berlin. The Ukraine Week is an iniative of GIZ and the Embassy of Ukraine in Germany.

Participation is for free, registration required, please register with an email to:


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The interest of investors in Ukraine is rising again: the successful Eurobond issue in September 2017 proves that confidence is gradually returning. The first positive signs show the development of foreign trade with the EU and Germany; structural changes are taking place in the structure of foreign trade. German companies, in particular manufacturers of agricultural technology, rate their sales very positively. Ukrainian large enterprises, in particular from the agricultural sector, are again pushing for Western funding markets; International Financial Institutions such as EBRD and IFC are expanding their activities in Ukraine. KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) and DEG (Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft) showing renewed interest in Ukraine. The Ukrainian banking sector has undergone a profound consolidation process under the supervision of the National Bank: the number of banks has almost halved over the past three years. Unfortunately, the Ukrainian banks are still too weak for foreign business due to the existing problems (high NPL quotas). We discuss with experts and decision makers of both countrys the actual situation an strategy for the future of the ukrainian banking and investment sector.


Welcome adress

Prof. Georg Milbradt,Special Envoy of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Ukrainian reform in the areas of governance and decentralisation (tbc)

Prof. Dr. R. Lindner, Chairmann German Ukrainian Forum e.V., CEO Central and Eastern Europe/Middle East & Africa Schaeffler AG 

Keynote 1: Oleg Churiy, Nationalbank of Ukraine, Deputy Governor:  "The Ukrainian banking sector, developments and prospects"

Keynote 2: Mr. Thomas Baum, Euler Hermes AG, Underwriting & Risk Management, Head of Division (tbc) "The current coverage policy of Euler Hermes in Ukraine"

Moderation: Dr. Hans Janus, CEO Euler Hermes a.D. (Tbc)

Panel: Financing opportunities in Ukraine

Participants: Oleg Churiy, Nationalbank of Ukraine, Deputy Governor, Dr. Ralf Orlik KfW (tbc), Robert Kirchner, German Advisory Group, Jörg Bongartz, Deutsche Bank AG (tbc), Holger Kautzky, Commerzbank AG (tbc), Stephanie Meier Sydow, AKA Bank (tbc), Sviatoslav Kuzmych, JSC Ukreximbank (tbc) , Volodymyr Lytvyn, Oschadbank (tbc), Viktor Ponomarenko, ProCredit Bank Ukraine

Presentation of the current issue of the "Banking Sector Monitor" (Mr. Kirchner, German Advisory Group)

Each panel participant presents a short presentation (about 5 minutes) on the activities of his institution in Ukraine;


What's new? What laws to protect foreign creditors have been passed so far? What is the practice?

What changes in the currency regulations have been made so far?

The current cover policy of Euler Hermes in Ukraine?

How does Euler Hermes deal with the claims?

Does the export financing instrument in Ukraine still have a future?

What problems do German banks currently see in Ukraine? What are the reasons for the current restraint in Ukraine?

What should banks pay attention to when submitting applications to Euler Hermes?

What steps has Ukrainian legislation taken to protect foreign creditors? Laws, regulations?

How can claims be enforced in Ukraine? What options are there to hedge demands?

Get-together End: about 21.00 clock, Conference languages: English, German Coordination: Dr. Andre Artelt