NUBF 2014 – Final

Report
Norwegian-Ukrainian Business Forum 2014
Kyiv, November 18’th
Hyatt Regency Kyiv
Hyatt Hotel
Program NUBF 2014
November 17
19.00-21.00
NUCC Cocktail Event
Location: Hyatt hotel, Kyiv
November 18
08.30-09.45
Registration
Plenary Session I
10.00-10.05
Welcome by Chairman of ICC Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Schelkunov, and Chairman of
NUCC, Mr. Arne Mjøs
10.05-10.15
Speech by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenuk
10.15-10.25
Speech by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg
10.25-10.40
Signing of Norwegian-Ukrainian agreements
10.40-11.00
Speech by Dmytro Shymkiv, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration on
holding reforms
11.00-11.30
Coffee break and Networking
Program NUBF 2014
11.30-13.00
Parallel sessions
ICT: ICT as a driving force for development of the co-operation between Ukraine and
Norway
Trade facilitation: Unlock the potential for trade! Opportunities – Challenges - Facts
Energy: Energy – the common denominator for Ukraine and Norway
Competence and knowledge: Cooperation for the future: competence and knowledge
Seed Forum: Seed Forum – Presentations of Ukrainian and Norwegian investment ready
companies in iHUB Kyiv
13.00-14.00
Lunch and Networking
14.00-15.00
Parallel sessions continued
Panel and discussions
15.00-15.30
Coffee break and Networking
Program NUBF 2014
Plenary Session II
15.30-15.45
Import conditions of fisheries products in Ukraine from Norway, by Mr. Anatoliy
Makarenko, Deputy Chairman of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine
15.45-16.00
Ukraine and Norway – a good businessmatch, by Mr. Erik Espeset, Board Member,
Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
16.00-16.15
Perspectives of exchange rate and financial stabilization in Ukraine, by Mr. Olexander
Savchenko , President, International Institute of Business
16.15-16.30
Perspectives for enhanced Norwegian-Ukrainian Economic Cooperation, by Mrs. Dilek
Ayhan, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway
16.30-16.45
On the trade agreement with EU - consequences for the trade between Ukraine and
Norway, by Mr. Valeriy Pyatnytsky, Acting Minister of Economic Development and Trade
of Ukraine
16.45-16.55
Closing remarks by Vice-Chair of ICC Ukraine , Mrs. Olena Kolos, and Chairman of NUCC ,
Mr. Arne Mjøs
17.00
Seafood reception (Organized by Norwegian Seafood Council)
ICT as a driving force for development of the cooperation between Ukraine and Norway
Moderators:
- Mr. Konstantin Vasyuk, IT Committee Coordinator, EBA
- Mr. Morten Søgård, EVP EVRY
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ICT as a driving force for cooperation, by Ms. Dilek Ayhan, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry,
Norway
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New Communications Technology for Ukraine: Opportunities and Positive Economy Impact, by Mr. Peter
Chernyshov, CEO, Kyivstar
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Extending global competitiveness of Ukrainian ICT industry, by Mr. Lyubomir Boychuk, Delivery Manager,
Infopulse
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Export-oriented IT Services Sector in Ukraine coming-of-age, by Mr. Vladimir Beck, Chairman of EBA IT
Committee and Sigma Software CEO
Achieving business goals through blended Ukrainian-Norwegian teams, by Mr Javed Choudry, Director
Technology, Itera
The Norwegian ICT-market and the basis for business between Ukraine and Norway, by Mr. Roger Scherva,
Chief Economist, IKT Norge
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Unlock the potential for trade!
Opportunities – Challenges - Facts
Moderators:
- Mr. Terje Martinussen, Managing Director, Norwegian Seafood Council
- Mr. Oleg Platonov, President, UKRZOVNISHTRANS
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How to improve import conditions for Ukrainian Seafood companies, by Mr. Dmitry Zagumenni, Managing
Director, Ukrainian Seafood Asociation
Prospects for the development of trade relations between Ukraine and Norway, by Mr. Oleksandr Pinskii
Head of Department of Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Ukrainian agro-business: The potential and export opportunities, by Mrs. Inna Meteleva, Deputy Chairman
of the Board, Svarog West Group
Exporting Seafood to Ukraine for two decades!, by Mr. Egil Magne Haugstad, CEO, Pelagia
Unlocking trade between Norway and Ukraine, by Deputy Minister Mr. Amund D. Ringdal, Ministry of
Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway
Trade with Ukraine: dramatic liberalization of Ukrainian regulatory environment, by Mr. Mykola Orlov,
partner, legal expert /expert on trade, OMP
Cooperation for the future: competence and
knowledge
Moderators:
Mr. Frode Mellemvik, Professor, University of Nordland
Mr. Vladimir Zaslavskiy, Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
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Knowledge creation and knowledge transfer: University of Nordland’s cooperation with Taras Shevchenko
National University of Kyiv – achievements, future plans and new joint programs, by Mr. Anatoli
Bourmistrov, Professor, University of Nordland
Social Adaptation of Military Personnel in Ukraine: competence and anticorruption model, developed by
IFSA, UiN and the Norwegian MFA during 11 years of cooperation, by Mr. Vladimir Rubtsov, President,
International Foundation for Social Adaptation,
Faster integration into the European Community: mapping the Ukrainian public servants competence
improvement needs, by Mr. Roman Vakulchuk, Senior Researcher, NUPI, and Mr. Daniel Fjærtoft, Sigra
Group, Researcher
Young Entrepreneurs – Norwegian-Ukrainian Business Development, by Mr. Arnfinn Nordbø, Project
Manager, NUCC
Cooperation for the future: competence and
knowledge, continued…
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Potential spheres of cooperation between Norway and Ukraine in research and education under Erasmus+
Program, by Mrs. Olena Orzhel, Monitoring Manager, National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine,
EU Framework Programs. Opportunities for Ukraine-Norway cooperation, by Mrs. Olena Koval, Director,
National Information Center for Ukraine-EU S&T cooperation
Competence needs for modern Ukraine – opportunities for the Norwegian-Ukrainian cooperation in
economics and business education, by Mr. George Logush, President, Kyiv School of Economics
Opportunities and challenges in the Norwegian-Ukrainian cooperation: findings from the Guide to Doing
Business in Norway and Guide to Doing Business in Ukraine, by Mrs. Olga Iermolenko, PhD Research Fellow,
University of Nordland
Debates (Questions and Answers session)
Moderated by: Mr. Bård Borch Michalsen (Senior Communication Advisor, University of Nordland).
Participants: Mr. George Logush (KSE), Mr. Dmytro Yakovenko (UiA), Mr. Olexander Savchenko, president at
the International Institute of Business, Mrs. Olena Orzhel (Erasmus+), Mr. Anatoli Bourmistrov
(UiN)
Energy – the common denominator for Ukraine and
Norway
Moderators:
- Mr. Vitaliy Radchenko, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna
- Mr. Ketil Bøe, Partner, Wikborg Rein
Opening remarks
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Yuriy V. Prodan, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine
Vidar Helgesen, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs, Norway
Energy Efficiency
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Nordic energy efficiency efforts in Ukraine - turning up the heat, by Mr. Amund Beitnes, Senior Investment Manager,
NEFCO
DTEK: From energy company to energy service company, by Mr. Roman Fedorchenko, Head of the Energy Efficiency
Group DTEK
Bioenergy in Ukraine: The need for knowledge, training and capacity building, by Mr. Erik Eid Hohle, Managing
Director, Norwegian Energy Farm (Energigården)
Renewable energy as a key to energy efficiency, by Mr. Erik Espeset, CEO, Tafjord Kraft
Energy – the common denominator for Ukraine and
Norway, continued…..
Renewable Energy
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Water resources and clean energy development in Eastern Europe, by Mr. Kjell Repp, Chief
Engineer/Programme Director, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
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Vindkraft Ukraina – idea, planning, implementation and operations, by Mr. Fredrik Svinhufvud, Chairman,
Vindkraft Ukraina
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Legislation and regulation in the electricity industry: Accomplishments and challenges, by Mr. Armen
Khachaturyan, Senior Partner, Asters
Oil & Gas
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Naftogaz reform – a critical success factor for Ukraine, by Mr. Yuriy Vitrenko, Managing Director,
International Business, Naftogaz
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Making market integration work , by Mr. Hay Fieten, Senior Vice President Sales, Statoil
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Speech, by Mr. Gedi Vaikasas, Misen Enterprises
Panel discussion: Can Ukraine’s energy independence policy succeed?
Seed Forum – Presentations of Ukrainian and
Norwegian investment ready companies in iHUB Kyiv
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Welcome speech by Mr. Dimitri Podoliev - Chairman Seed Forum Ukraine
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7 companies power pitches – presented by Steinar Korsmo, CEO Seed Forum Global
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Opening of IHUB by the Norwegian Minister for EU and European Affairs, Mr. Vidar Helgesen
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Signing ceremonies - MOUs with Universities
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Key-note by Mr. Steinar Korsmo, CEO Seed Forum Global
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Presenting 7 companies
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Networking lunch

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