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19.01.2016

Victor Pinchuk Foundation and EastOne hosted Davos Ukrainian Breakfast “Changing World. Changed Ukraine?” on January 22

On Friday, January 22, 2016, in Davos (Switzerland), the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and international investment advisory group EastOne have hosted the Ukrainian Breakfast, their traditional private event organized at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.

This year, the speakers have been discussing the topic “Changing World. Changed Ukraine?”: In a world dominated by multiple crises, where is Ukraine’s place? And are reforms in Ukraine reaching a critical mass that leads to real and irreversible change?

Davos Ukrainian Breakfast

Among the speakers were: Aivaras Abromavičius, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine; José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (2004-2014); Carl Bildt, Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994) and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014); Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group; Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade of Canada, and Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine.

Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University, moderated the discussion.

Davos Ukrainian Breakfast (с) Victor Pinchuk Foundation. Photo: Sergey Illin

Leaders from Ukrainian politics, business, civil society and media have attended the event. The Ukrainian Breakfast has been organized annually since 2005 to promote Ukraine and bring Ukrainian and international leaders together.

The event has been held under Chatham House rules in accordance with the rules of the World Economic Forum

The Ukrainian Breakfast Partners:

The Davos Ukrainian Lunch (Davos Ukrainian Breakfast in 2015 and 2016) is a private event dedicated to Ukraine, held annually in Davos at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. It gives world leaders an opportunity to learn about and discuss Ukraine’s political and economic situation and challenges. The Victor Pinchuk Foundation and international investment advisory group EastOne have been hosting the event since 2005. Among the speakers have been Bronislaw Komorowski, Carl Bildt, Thomas Friedman, Vitali Klitschko, Alexei Kudrin, Aleksander Kwasniewski, Chris Patten, Petro Poroshenko, George Soros, Javier Solana, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Yulia Tymoshenko, Viktor Yanukovych, Arseniy Yatseniuk, Victor Yushchenko, and others.

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