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27.01.2012

8th Davos Ukrainian Lunch: “Options for the Future”

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Davos Ukrainian Lunch 2012

On Friday, 27 January 2012, at 12:30 (GMT+1) in Davos (Switzerland), the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and international investment advisory group EastOne held the 8th Davos Ukrainian Lunch organized at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. President of Ukraine H.E. Mr. Viktor Yanukovych took part in the event.

The key topic, discussed at the 8th Davos Ukrainian Lunch, entitled “Options for the Future”, was Ukraine’s future prospective in the context of recent and future European and global developments.

Around 300 leaders from business, politics, the third sector and journalists attended the event.

The Davos Ukrainian Lunch is the most preeminent international gathering dedicated to Ukraine, held annually in Davos at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. It is dedicated to giving world leaders an opportunity to learn about and discuss Ukraine’s political and economic situation and challenge. The Victor Pinchuk Foundation and international investment advisory group EastOne have been hosting the Davos Ukrainian Lunch since 2005. Since then the Ukrainian Lunch featured, among others, Viktor Yanukovych, Carl Bildt, Aleksander Kwasniewski, Bronislaw Komorowski, Chris Patten, George Soros, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Thomas Friedman, and Arseniy Yatsenyuk.


The 8th Davos Ukrainian Lunch is supported by:

Special partner - Alfa-Bank

AlfaBank Ukraine LogoAlfa-Bank (Ukraine) is a fully fledged commercial bank, which is a member of international financial and industrial consortium Alfa Group. The bank is a leader within all segments of Ukraine’s banking services market. As rated by the National bank of Ukraine, Alfa-Bank ranks among TOP-10 major banks in terms of assets and is one of the leaders in corporate savings and deposits, while its retail savings and loan portfolio has demonstrated exuberant growth in 2011. Major enterprises, both public and privately owned, being of core value in their respective industries, are among corporate clients of Alfa-Bank (Ukraine).

Alfa-Bank (Ukraine) takes pride in its reputation of a reliable and stable financial institution, which offers the prime quality customer care and endorses innovative client-oriented approaches. As a member of Alfa Group consortium, Alfa-Bank (Ukraine) takes advantage of the banking group’s abundant financial expertise, driving the synergy of inside-out knowledge of Ukrainian lending and savings market and of internationally accepted business practices, which is an important part of its strategic know-how. Injections into the statutory capital, pursued by the Bank’s shareholders on a regular basis, are the guarantee of the Bank’s continued development ahead of the market.

Alfa-Bank endorses the projects, which aim at promotion of the national heritage and tightening of international cultural exchanges. In 2011 Alfa-Bank founded and further partnered a major social event – the international Alfa Jazz Fest, which took place in Lviv. This music event in the city of enormous cultural value gathered up over 100 world class jazz musicians. Local residents and guests, over 20 000 of which contributed to the festival, had an opportunity to watch the artists play on the three open air stages across the downtown, during three full days. The main stage featured performances of such legendary jazzmen, as Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Ihor Butman, John Scofield, Bill Evans and Jeff Lorber. In 2012, the Fest will take place in Lviv on June 1-3 and will again give the European festival summer a kick-off. Alfa Jazz Fest will obviously become one of the most noticeable events in Ukraine on the eve of EURO-2012 football championship.


Partner – Mriya

Mriya Logo Eng

Mriya is one of the biggest diversified companies in Ukraine, focused on development of agricultural and food industries and investments to infrastructure.

Company activities

- Agricultural business
- Processing Plants
- Silos and logistics centers
- Transportation infrastructure
- Construction business (industrial and commercial construction)
- Investments in food industry
- Training centers and special educational schools

Mriya was founded in 1992 in the Ternopil region. The company shares are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2008.

The strategic direction of development is agricultural business. The company develops infrastructure, fleet of vehicles and equipment. Products are exported to more than 20 countries, including leading food companies in Europe. Mriya operates on more than 250 thousand hectares arable land in Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi regions. The company is one of leading producers of grains and oilseeds, potatoes and sugar beet.

Mriya pays high attention to quality of products. Ongoing investment in technology and control over production helps to produce healthy food. The company works with international institutions and leading organizations in the field of environmental protection.

Today Mriya is one of biggest employers in Western region of Ukraine. The company cares about people and the region in which it operates. Mriya constantly invests in social and economic problems solving. The company works closely with local governmental and non-governmental organizations, supporting projects which are important for the development of the region.


Partner - Horizon Capital

Horizon Capital LogoHorizon Capital is a leading private equity firm managing funds with aggregate capital of over $600 million and investing in mid-cap companies in Ukraine and the region. For investors in emerging Europe Horizon Capital offers unparalleled regional knowledge, business networks, market leadership and access to a broad range of mid-cap firms with outstanding growth and profit potential. Horizon Capital is well positioned to seek a superior rate of return on investments due to its successful track record and disciplined investment approach.

Horizon Capital was established in 2006 via a spin out of investment professionals with over 10 years of successful experience managing WNISEF. Horizon Capital’s strategy is to identify high quality management teams and capitalize on specific market opportunities in the fastest growing segments of the region’s emerging markets. The investment focus is on business to business (B2B) goods and services, consumer goods and services, as well as financial institutions. Horizon Capital generally acquires stakes that enable it to control or to influence strategy and key operating decisions of portfolio companies through corporate governance. For larger investment opportunities, it may seek to syndicate the investment opportunity with other like-minded investors in the region.

Currently, Horizon Capital’s team manages three funds, 2008 $370 million Emerging Europe Growth Fund II (EEGF II), 2006 $132 million Emerging Europe Growth Fund (EEGF), and 1994 $150 million Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF).

Learn more at www.horizoncapital.com.ua

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