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Investment conference in Kyiv on 28.09.2010
27 September 2010
The Ukrainian Foundation for Effective Governance (FEG), in partnership with the Financial Times, will host an international strategic forum "Ukraine: Reforms, Competitiveness, Investments." The interactive panel discussions will focus on Ukraine's current economic outlook, the Ukrainian government's progress in realizing economic reforms, and unrivalled insight into investment opportunities in the country. The half-day conference will be held on the morning of Tuesday, September 28, at the InterContinental Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Chaired by Neil Buckley, Eastern Europe Editor, Financial Times, this high-profile event will feature a keynote address by Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and contributions from many leading experts on the country, prominent representatives of Ukrainian government, members of Ukrainian and international organizations, as well as public and private sector executives. Honors guests will include Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada, Chair of FEG's international advisory board; Irina Akimova, First Deputy of Head of the Presidential Administration staff, Presidential Administration of Ukraine; Andrew Swart, Partner, Monitor Group and Avetik Chalabyan, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company.

"In the situation where pre-crisis models of rapid economic growth in Ukraine are not applicable anymore, the only way to achieve stable economic growth is radical and comprehensive reforms aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the economy," stated Nataliya Izosimova, Managing Director of the Foundation for Effective Governance.

The discussions will combine up-to-date information with cutting-edge analysis, offering attendees deep insight into possible investment strategies within the wider economic and political context.

Topics will include:

•Economic reforms to improve Ukraine's business climate
•New investment opportunities in key industries
•The investment attractiveness of Ukraine's regions

"This conference comes at an important time for Ukraine, with a new president and government and the economy returning to growth, but important choices to make about the path of economic reforms and its relations with Russia and the European Union," stated Neil Buckley, Eastern Europe Editor, Financial Times.

The event will begin with breakfast at 8:30 am and close with a networking lunch at 1:10 pm. Attendees will include government officials and regulators, and senior representatives of multilateral institutions, Ukraine-based companies, multinationals, international banks, private equity firms and specialist funds, research groups and NGOs.

About The Foundation for Effective Governance

The Foundation for Effective Governance (FEG) was established in 2007 by Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov with the aim of improving people's lives by assisting policymakers and stakeholders to design and implement actionable public policy solutions. The main mission of the Foundation is to develop and implement long-term projects and programs that encourage Ukraine's sustainable economic development. By furthering public debates on the most important development challenges facing Ukraine, the FEG is committed to reach public and political consensus on the key areas of the economic reformation programs. To reach its objectives, the Foundation attracts leading Ukrainian and international experts with impeccable reputations. The Foundation for Effective Governance's management structure is based on world best practice. The International Advisory Board ensures the Foundation's independence and its strict dedication to its mission and principles. Besides that, the International Advisory Board participates in formulating the Foundation's strategy, helps setting projects' priorities, and represents the Foundation's interests in Ukraine and abroad. Among the board members are former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell, former U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee, former president of the National Bank of Hungary Gyorgy Suranyi, and General Director of the Ukrainian office of the International Investment Bank Morgan Stanley, Igor Mityukov.

More information on the Foundation for Effective Governance, including a full list of its International Board of Advisors, projects and published reports, is available at www.feg.org.ua/en

About the Financial Times Global Conferences & Events

The FT Global Conferences & Events, the conference arm of the Financial Times newspaper, organizes the leading summits, conferences, forums and round-tables in business and financial calendars. They provide unrivalled, agenda-setting programs and the pre-eminent decision-makers, visionaries and strategists across industries and economies worldwide. www.ftconferences.com

Source: The Foundation for Effective Governance

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