Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction and recovery will require monumental levels of private investment. While this will be a unique opportunity from both a business
Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction and recovery will require monumental levels of private investment.
While this will be a unique opportunity from both a business and human perspective, it will also present unique commercial, legal, and coordination risks for investors. Many investors are not yet prepared for these risks. This is likely to limit broad-based investment with consequences for the pace and breadth of Ukraine’s recovery.
The Forum will complement global discussions on Ukrainian reconstruction by focussing on those challenges, as well as the opportunities. It will present diverse perspectives by bringing together Ukrainian and Luxembourgish ministers, multilateral lenders investors and asset managers, direct foreign investors and Ukrainian project sponsors, legal advisors and consultancies, and multilateral financial institutions.
Participants will highlight the specific obstacles that are likely to limit investors’ ability to deploy capital in post-war Ukraine, and will engage in the practical work needed to develop instruments and approaches that will enable a wider range of investors to participate in Ukraine’s reconstruction and renewal.
With its financial market infrastructure that supports the asset management industry globally, and its range of European institutions essential to the public aspects of Ukrainian reconstruction and EU accession, Luxembourg is ideally positioned for this discussion.
AGENDA AND TENTATIVE PROGRAMME (January 31, 2023)
9:00 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE FOR PARTICIPANTS
9:30 OPENING CEREMONY
- Mr. Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
- Mr. Oleksandr Kubrakov, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine on Reconstruction, Minister of Communities and Infrastructure of Ukraine
- Mr. Carlo Thelen, CEO of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
- Mr. Michel Wurth, Director of ArcelorMittal
- Ms. Natalya Anoshyna, Charge d’Affairs, Embassy of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Belgium and to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
- Ms. Evgenia Paliy, CEO of the Luxembourg-Ukraine Business Club
10:10 FINANCING RECONSTRUCTION AND RECOVERY – PROGRESS, OUTLOOK, RISKS, OPPORTUNITIES
10:45 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 PANEL DISCUSSIONS: Slot A
Panel 1: Industry
Panel 2: Agriculture
Panel 3: Technology I (digital governance and cybersecurity)
12:15 LUNCH BREAK
13:30 PANEL DISCUSSIONS: Slot B
Panel 4: Infrastructure and Energy
Panel 5: Financial Sector
Panel 6: Technology II (start-ups and financing)
14:45 PANEL DISCUSSIONS: Slot C
Panel 7: Rule of Law, Investment Environment and EU Accession
Panel 8: Coordinating Public and Private Financing
Panel 9: Security and Country Risks (economic climate for foreign investors)
16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:15 – 17:30 PANEL DISCUSSIONS: Slot D
Panel 10: ESG and Impact
Panel 11: Instrument Design
Panel 12: Human Capital and Business Culture
GALA CHARITY DINNER
The dinner will follow the Forum on the evening of January 31, 2023, at Cercle de Cité in Luxembourg City. Proceeds will go to the Olena Zelenska Foundation. This networking event will be performance-based, with the acts varying from arts, music and dance, speeches, and video blocks with the information about the beneficiary. The dinner will host representatives of the government, media, corporate management. The evening will conclude with the announcement of the final amount collected.
Venue: Circle Cité at 2 Rue Genistre, Place d’Armes 1623 Luxembourg.
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. CET
Entrance Fee: EUR 500 per person (EUR 350 for the members of Ukraine-Luxembourg Business Club)
The evening will start at 7 pm with the aperitif. This event will be performance-based, with the acts varying from arts, music and dance, speeches, and video blocks with the information about the beneficiary. This networking dinner will also host representatives of the government, media, corporate management. The evening will conclude with the announcement of the final amount collected about 10 p.m.
Please feel free to proceed with a payment below. The tickets must be purchased in advance and won’t be available for sale at the venue.
A) Money transfer to ULBC bank account below using the message ‘Ukraine’ and your name:
Account Holder: Ukraine-Luxembourg Business Club
IBAN: LU95 0019 5155 2875 5000
B) PayPal at ULBC Paypal account (email@example.com)
C) To make a payment that is tax deductible, payment may be made through the AM Foundation.