The Ukrainian Port Forum (UPF) is the flagship event on collaborative financing for port infrastructure development. It is a platform No. 1 for meeting government officials, business leaders, potential investors and international financial organizations to discuss the opportunities and issues of Ukrainian ports development, investing in port and marine infrastructure, development of international cooperation, as well as building an effective model for managing the port industry.
The main idea of the UPF — to gather the most influential representatives of the authorities, the Ukrainian and international business community on the international platform to discuss ways and prospects for implementing joint infrastructure projects in the ports of Ukraine and adjacent regions.
The forum is jointly organised by the Ukrainian Sea Port Authorities in close partnership with the Centre for Transport Strategies (CFTS) and supported by Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, Odesa Regional State Administration.
Leading investment funds, international financial organizations, industry investors, heads of transport state monopolies, owners and heads of private operating and stevedoring companies, major cargo owners, liner operators and other representatives of the Ukrainian and international port community.
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Volodymyr Kistion, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
Maxim Stepanov, Governor of Odesa region
Sevki Acuner, Country Director for Ukraine, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors American Chamber of Commerce
Jean-Erik de Zagon, Head of European Investment Bank Representation for Ukraine
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Serhii Vovk, director of CFTS, Chamber Infrastructure Committee Co-Chairs (moderator)
Raivis Veckagans, Acting Head of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (speaker)
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Anthonie Versluis, Managing Partner Malaysia, Head Global Maritime Practice, Roland Berger (moderator)
Mark Magaletsky, EBRD Senior Banker, Head of Infrastructure (speaker)
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Taras Boychuk, Head of PMO SPILNO (moderator)
B2B meetings / meetings with investors
Gala - dinner