Doing Business in Ukraine: The Role of the Private Sector in Ukraine’s Economic Transformation

September 21 – 22, 2023
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The CSIS “Doing Business in Ukraine” conference brought together Ukrainian leaders from the private sector and government and representatives from multinational companies, the Biden Administration, and the U.S. Congress to discuss Ukrainian business and trade opportunities with the U.S. and G-7 allies. The conference was informed by the work of the CSIS Ukraine Economic Reconstruction Commission, which aims to develop a policy framework to guide the economic modernization and transformation of Ukraine.

Following the Ukraine Reconstruction Conference in London, this conference was an important opportunity to build off the commitments made in June and go deeper into key economic sectors that will be core to Ukraine’s economic transformation. The conference also facilitated a dialogue to identify the immediate and longer-term barriers to investment in Ukraine, and practical solutions to address these concerns.

CSIS convened this event in collaboration with a coalition of partners. 

For this 2-day event (see full agenda below), the “Doing Business in Ukraine Conference” had an array of featured speakers, including the following and many more:


Secretary Penny Pritzker

U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine’s Economic Recovery

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Penny Pritzker


Enoh T. Ebong

Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

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Enoh T. Ebong


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Rep. French Hill


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Mike Quigley

Agenda Day 1 - Thursday, September 21, 2023


Attendee Registration

8:00 am
8:30 am

Opening Conversation with Congressional Members

 

Elizabeth Hoffman, Director of Congressional and Government Affairs, and Fellow

 

Rep. French Hill (R-AR)

Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committee

 

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)

Co-Chair, Ukraine Caucus

Welcoming Remarks

9:05 am

Daniel F. Runde, Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development

 

Sergiy Tsivkach, CEO, UkraineInvest

 

Enoh T. Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency 

Short Networking Coffee Break and Side Meetings

11:00 am

Short Networking Luncheon

12:45 pm

Break

2:00 pm

Parallel Breakouts – Session I

2:15 pm

 

  1. Energy: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

    1. Moderated by Jane Nakano, Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS

 

  1. Infrastructure: Cross Border Trade and Logistics 

    1. Moderated by Kelly Ann Shaw, Partner, Global Regulatory, Hogan Lovells

 

  1. Digital & Technology: Digital Solutions for Recovery 

    1. Moderated by Alexander Romanishyn, Digitalization Lead, National Council of Recovery of Ukraine

Networking Reception and Side Meetings

3:45 pm

Agenda Day 2 - Friday, September 22, 2023


Attendee Registration Begins

8:00 am
9:00 am

Plenary Panel III: How Can Ukraine’s Agriculture Sector Be Rebuilt to be Poised for 21st Century Success?

 

Moderated by Shannon Herzfeld, Senior Associate, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS

Networking Coffee and Side Meetings

10:15 am

Parallel Breakouts – Session II 

10:45 am
  1. Energy: Grid and Transmission Connectivity 

    1. Moderated by Ben Cahill, Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS

 

  1. Infrastructure: Multimodal Transportation – Trains, Planes, and Roads 

    1. Moderated by Erin Murphy, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Economics Program, CSIS

 

  1. Digital & Technology: Rebuilding Digital Infrastructure 

    1. Moderated by Bonnie Glick, Senior Adviser (Non-Resident), Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS

Buffet Luncheon and Side Meetings

12:00 pm

Side Meetings

1:00 pm

Conference Adjourns

5:00 pm

Contact Information

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Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
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Romina Bandura
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development
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Madeleine McLean
Program Coordinator and Research Assistant, Project on Prosperity and Development
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Austin Hardman
Research Assistant, Project on Prosperity and Development