Davos Ukrainian Breakfast: NEWS

23.01.2015

Ukraine’s reform team and international leaders at the Ukrainian Breakfast in Davos on January 23

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On Friday, January 23, 2015, in Davos (Switzerland), the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and international investment advisory group EastOne held the Ukrainian Breakfast, the traditional private event organized at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.

This year the interactive discussion of Ukrainian and international leaders focused on what the new leadership, Ukrainian society, and Ukraine’s international partners expect from each other to address the tremendous challenges Ukraine faces.

Among the speakers and commentators were José Manuel Barroso, the 11th President of the European Commission; Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006 - 2014); Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management and Founder, Open Society Foundations; Aivaras Abromavičius, Minister of Economics and Trade of Ukraine; Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine; Pavlo Klimkin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; Dmytro Shymkiv, Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Ukraine, former Head of Microsoft Ukraine, Valeriia Gontareva, and Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine.

Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs Op-Ed columnist of the New York Times, was moderating; Mustafa Nayyem, Member of Parliament of Ukraine was a co-moderator.

Leaders from politics, business, the third sector and journalists attended the event which has been organized annually since 2005 by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and international investment advisory group EastOne at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum to promote Ukraine and bring Ukrainian and international leaders together.

The event was off the record in accordance with the rules of the World Economic Forum.

The Ukrainian Breakfast Partner:
International Renaissance Foundation

The Davos Ukrainian Lunch (Davos Ukrainian Breakfast in 2015) is the 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, among the speakers and commentators 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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