Davos Ukrainian Breakfast: EVENTS

23.01.2020

Davos Ukrainian Breakfast 2020

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On January 23, 2020, in Davos (Switzerland), the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and international investment advisory group EastOne will hold the annual Davos Ukrainian Breakfast, their traditional private event organized at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). This year the topic of the discussion will be: Ukraine 2020 - New Reality, New Narrative, New Challenges.

Fareed Zakaria, host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, will moderate a conversation with David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, Robert J. Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, Bill Ford, Chief Executive Officer of General Atlantic, Jared Cohen, Founder and CEO of Jigsaw as well as Oleg Sentsov. We expect as our speaker of honor Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk.

Leaders from politics, business, civil society and the media from Ukraine and the world will attend the event. The Ukrainian Breakfast (Lunch) at Davos has been organized annually since 2005 to promote Ukraine and bring Ukrainian and international leaders together.

In addition, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation together with other partners - WNISEF, Horizon Capital and UVCA - for a 3rd consecutive year organizes the Ukraine House, which operates in Davos on January 20-24, 2020.

 

 



Partners of the Davos Ukrainian Breakfast 2020

Hillmont Partners

Hillmont Partners was founded by British and Ukrainian partners with a view to providing high quality legal services to investors and businesses operating or looking to operate in Ukraine.

Hillmont ensures our clients are well informed of the risks involved in investing in Ukraine and the necessary steps they must take to ensure that their interests are protected. 

Hillmont prides itself on the diversity of expertise in its team. We draw upon the skills and knowledge of our corporate lawyers that prepare our clients’ businesses for all eventualities and the experience of our litigators that have successfully defended multinational companies from corporate raiding, recovered assets, raised litigation funding and represented clients in the European Court for Human Rights and arbitration institutions both in Ukraine and abroad.

The presence in the Hillmont team of investment professionals who have advised on M&A deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars and leading strategic communications experts allows us to deliver high quality advice in the most complex of matters. 


Horizon Capital

Horizon Capital is the leading private equity firm in Ukraine backed by over 40 institutional investors, managing four funds with assets under management of over $850 million and a tenure of 25 years in the region. Horizon Capital is an active value-added investor, backing visionary entrepreneurs who lead transformational businesses in Ukraine & the region. Company’s investment strategy is focused primarily on export-driven companies and selected domestic champions in fast-growing sectors of the economy, including IT, light manufacturing, food and agriculture, e-commerce and pharmacy.


International Renaissance Foundation

The International Renaissance Foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in Ukraine. Since 1990 we have been helping to develop an open society in Ukraine where everyone has the right to respect and dignity, where citizens are involved in the formation of the state, and the authorities are transparent and responsible. The Foundation has supported more than 20,000 projects worth about $230 million. The IRF is part of the Open Society Foundations network established by investor and philanthropist George Soros.

IRF provides support to civil society’s contributions to fighting corruption, protecting human rights and civil liberties, designing, implementing, and monitoring reforms in the areas of decentralization, deregulation, education, and public health, improving quality of public policy-making, facilitating access to justice and unpaid legal aid, and access to public information, and support for people affected by the war in the Donbas.


Kyivstar

Kyivstar is a business-unit of VEON - one of the world’s largest telecommunications Company, headquartered in Netherlands, with the shares quoted on NASDAQ and Euronext.

Kyivstar is the biggest Ukrainian telecom operator serves over 26 million subscribers, providing communications and data services based on mobile and fixed-line technologies. Over the past 5 years Kyivstar invested more than 25 billion UAH in 3G and 4G development. As of today, 74% of the Ukrainian population may enjoy access to 4G in Kyivstar network, and the Company is on course to expand this to 85% in the years to come. Kyivstar focuses on the best quality of services and in 2019 was announced by Ookla as the mobile operator with the fastest mobile Internet in Ukraine.  Kyivstar innovates new services, such as FinTech solutions, Smart City Solutions, Internet of Things, Big Data and Cloud Solutions. The Company is also engaged in national and local social initiatives. Most recently Kyivstar signed Memorandum with Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine on cooperation in areas of digitalization.    

Kyivstar is the largest taxpayer in telecom market, one of the best employers in Ukraine and socially responsible Company


Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF)

Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) is a $150 million regional fund, a pioneer in Ukraine and Moldova with over 25 years of successful experience in investing in small and medium-sized companies. WNISEF was funded by the U.S. government via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Since its inception, WNISEF’s cumulative investments total over $186 million to 130 companies employing 26,000 people and made it possible to unlock $1.85 billion of capital for companies in Ukraine and Moldova. Currently, WNISEF is funding innovative, high-impact, reform focused programs and aims to support Ukraine and Moldova at this critical period by developing sound economic policy and leadership.


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