Ukrainian Business Forum 2018
How to survive in the time of changes? Investments and Innovations for Business
19 November 2018
- Maximum return on participation - conference and exhibition in one day!
- 2 stages with actual discussions and cases
- More than 30 high-level speakers from Ukraine and Europe
- Efficient networking with business owners and professionals
- Personal acquaintance with investors and clients
- Active participation in panel discussions and presentations
- Direct access to key decision-makers
- More than 400 participants
- Participation in the exhibition - presentation of your brand and services
- Communication with clients in an informal atmosphere
- Opportunity to present your company and share experiences
Emal Bakhtari has been the Head of Projects and Programs of the Department of Open Markets at the National Bank since January 2016. Emal has ten years’ experience in the banking sector.
He worked in Finance and Credit, VTB, Platinum Bank and was engaged with treasury and commodity markets operations.
Emal has graduated Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, has the diploma of candidate of economic sciences.
Alexander Shemiatkin specializes in a wide range of tax and customs issues, investments and foreign economic activity, intellectual property, trade and distribution, labour issues. He has considerable experience in representing the clients’ interests in court disputes, especially with tax and customs authorities. He is also experienced in disputes resolution with respect to protection of the intellectual property rights and labour. Furthermore, he has practical experience in business structuring, tax planning, contractual relations structuring in the field of trade and distribution, agreements related to royalties’ payment and software use. His work experience also includes various consulting projects in such economic sectors as agribusiness, real estate and construction, informational technologies, finance and investments, chemical and food industries, transport, machine industry, fuel and energy sector, ecology and biotechnologies, pharmaceuticals.
Alexander has an Advocacy Certificate No. 2108/10 as of 24.10.2002 and successfully represents the clients’ interests in relations with state agencies within the criminal proceedings related to economic activity. He is one of co-founders and participants of KM Partners Attorneys at Law.
Alexander joined the team of KM Partners in 2001 and became a partner of the firm in 2009. Throughout working in the firm he has achieved the recognition as the specialist who can solve the most complicated problems, which are faced by the clients in their working activity every day.
Alexander has more than 50 professional publications in mass media on topical issues of taxation, customs and dispute resolution.
Education: Yaroslav Mudryi National Law Academy of Ukraine in Kharkiv, 1998.
Practices: Criminal Proceedings; Litigation; Taxation; Agribusiness; Contract and Business Law; Distribution; Labour Law; Intellectual Property.
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English.
During 2012-2016 Alexander Shemiatkin was recognized among the best lawyers in taxation in Ukraine according to The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe Guide, Best Lawyers, Ukrainian Law Firms, and Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax Lawyer ranking researches.
Larisa Vrublevskaya is a recognized expert in the field of audit, transfer pricing, accounting, tax and management accounting, tax planning, development and implementation of tax strategies.
Larisa Vrublevskaya heads the Transfer Pricing School; she personally lectures on the most complex issues of transfer pricing. She advises famous Ukrainian and foreign companies on issues related to the preparation of documentation justifying the level of the contract price and the introduction of a system for monitoring transfer pricing at enterprises, as well as on tax planning and tax strategies.
Larisa provides advice on tax and customs issues, as well as transfer pricing issues for such companies as Zepter Ukraine, LLC Plastics-Ukraine, LLC Louis Dreyfus Ukraine, Selena Ukraine Ltd., Shipping Company Ukrrechflot, Ltd. Global Communications Center Ukraine (GMS), NPF Aeromech, LLC Cersanit Ukraine (Cersanit SA), Ainhel Ukraine LLC, Hansa Ukraine Ltd, Manta Ukraine Ltd, MIKOGEN Ukraine LLC “,” Alyuprof System Ukraine “, LLC” Luc Agro “.
Membership and activities:
• Partner of TPA Global Transfer Alliance (Amsterdam)
• Director of Transfer Pricing School;
• Chairman of the Transfer Pricing Committee of the Association of Taxpayers of Ukraine;
• Member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine;
• Member of the International Fiscal Association Ukraine, Head of Transfer Pricing Committee of the Association of Tax Advisers.
Yaroslav Romanchuk – president of Association of Ukrainian Business in Poland.
Yaroslav Romanchuk is a Lawyer, Managing Partner, Head of Tax and Customs practice.
Yaroslav Romanchuk advises clients on the most complex issues in corporate, tax, customs, transfer pricing, commercialization of intellectual property, tax planning using intangible assets, business restructuring, and asset protection.
Yaroslav represents interests of both national and international corporations in the most complex tax and customs disputes.
Yaroslav is recommended by the reputable legal directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Ukrainian Law Firms as the leading domestic expert in the field of tax and customs law.
Yaroslav Romanchuk is the winner in the nominations “Best lawyer for tax disputes” according to the results of the “Legal Aid 2017” and “Best Lawyer on Taxation” on the results of the “Legal Award 2015”.
According to the research results of the Ukrainian edition of Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients from 2013 to 2018, Yaroslav is among the TOP-5 lawyers in the field of tax law.
Membership and activities:
• President of the Association of Ukrainian Businesses in Poland;
• Member of the Council of Entrepreneurs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
• TPA Global Transfer Alliance (Amsterdam) Global Transaction Partner
• Member of International Fiscal Association Ukraine;
• Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Transfer Pricing School.
In 1985 Mr. Katmadze graduated from the Faculty of International Law and International Relations of T.Shevchenko State University. In 1991 he defended his thesis at the Kiev State University and received his PhD in Law. He has published a number of scientific papers.
After completing his studies, He has worked as an engineer, senior engineer, head of the academic section, lecturer, senior lecturer, deputy head of the faculty, acting head of the faculty of general legal disciplines at the National Academy under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.
In the years of 1994-1998 – Ambassador Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of Georgia in Ukraine.
In 2000 – as Deputy Minister of Defense, Mr.Katmadze received the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
From 2000 to 2007 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia in Ukraine (2001-2004 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia in the Republic of Moldova and Romania concurrently.)
In the years of 2007-2008 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
Since February 1, 2008 – Director of International Development Department at “Bank of Georgia” JSC, Member of the Supervisory Board on Private Banking at “BG-Bank”.
January 1, 2009 – January 22, 2013 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia in Ukraine.
September 2013 – January 2014 – Advisor to the chairman of the Board of international affairs of the company “VETEK”.
Since August 2014 – the founder and president of the company “TNK Global Group” (Georgia).
Since May 29, 2015 – the President of the NGO “Association of Taxpayers of Ukraine”
Ranks and awards
Member of the Board of Trustees of the “Bogdan Stupka” Foundation.
Member of the Board of Directors at the “Association of Foreign Policy of Ukraine”.
He has been awarded the Order of Merit of the third degree (Ukraine, 2006), the Order of Merit of the II degree (Ukraine, 2007), the Order of Yaroslav Mudriy of the V degree (Ukraine, 2007), the Order of Honour (Georgia, 2009) as well as the Presidential Order of Distinction (Georgia 2013).
Over 9 years Anna has obtained invaluable experience in providing consulting services on tax issues for large Ukrainian and international companies. In the last 6 years, she has specialized in matters related to shopping centres. Anna has successfully implemented a number of large Shopping Centre projects for Ukrainian and international companies from various sectors of the economy.
She acquired considerable experience in preparing all sorts documentation for shopping centres, adapting global documentation for shopping centres in accordance with the norms of Ukrainian legislation (including functional analysis, substantiation of the Shopping Centre methodology, research of the profitability range, etc.), providing advice on various issues, conducting tax audits.
Anna was a member of the team that advised the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on improving the Shopping Centre legislation in Ukraine in accordance with the best European practices.
Anna is a senior manager of the corporate taxation group and curates a practice which specialises in the field of international tax policies. She has over 10 years of experience in providing consulting services to Ukrainian and International groups.
Anna advises clients on various tax and regulatory aspects of economic activities, issues of application of agreements that allow companies to avoid double taxation. In addition, she has extensive experience in advising on tax due diligence, tax planning, tax report analysis of public and private companies representing various sectors of the economy.
Vyachslav Vlasov is a partner at PwC Ukraine, he is the head of various practices dealing with corporate tax, transfer pricing, tax return statements and strategic planning. He also curates a group of international experts at PwC who provide consulting services to the Government of Ukraine regarding tax policies.
Vyacheslav has over 22 years of experience in tax law (providing consulting services to private individuals as well as businesses).
His portfolio includes various multinational and top Ukrainian companies working in the fields of retail, consumer goods, industrial goods, metallurgy and agriculture trade together with state institutions of Ukraine.
Bojana is a Marketing Manager at Eurofast and she specializes in business development, project management and marketng strategies with 7+ years of a work in an internatonal environment. Previously in her career Bojana worked for a renovated investor and several internatonal companies. Besides that, Bojana is founder of Organizaton of Montenegrins Studying Abroad and Foundaton for Destnaton Promoton.
Bojana holds a Bachelor degree in Law from University of Donja Gorica with specializaton in Business & Tax Law. She has as well atended educatonal programs in Europe and Asia. During her careers she received recogniton from Amnesty Internatonal for her work and commitment and was chosen as one of 26 top youth leaders and delegates in front of Telenor Group and Nobel Peace Price Center.
Bojana is a regular lecturer and speaker on a various destnaton promoton, youth leadership and marketng subjects and is voluntarily mentoring UNICEF’s Innovaton Lab.
Tatyana Shevtsova – Ukrainian expert on audit, entrepreneur and public person, certified auditor. Partner and Director of Audit at Crowe Horwath AC Ukraine. Certified auditor (Audit Chamber of Ukraine). Head of the Tax Committee of the Public Council under the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
A professional analyst, specialist in tax matters, in particular profit tax, VAT, rent payments.
She is the co-author of many bills (in particular, on amendments to the Tax Code and some legislative acts of Ukraine) and the author of publications and articles in accounting, audit specialized publications, has experience of public speaking. Actively works in working groups on tax reform under the Ministry of Finance.
Co-author of the draft law “On Amendments to the Tax Code Relating to the Capital Income Tax”, promoted as part of the business initiative to support the tax reform “Business for the Future”.
Chairman of the Board of the “Ukrainian Interbank Currency Exchange”, Doctor of Economics, Professor of Ternopil National Economic University, ex-head of the Board of “Oschadbank of Ukraine” (2007-2010).
He has more than 20 years of experience in the banking system of Ukraine.
Member of the Council of the Ukrainian Banking Union, President of the Club of Business People.
Ekaterina Varadi is one of the founders and owners of the international LAVECO Group, established in Budapest, Hungary in 1991.
Since its formation, the LAVECO Group has been providing services in the area of company registration in different jurisdictions, including EU member states, Hong Kong, UAE, UK and the traditional offshore countries. LAVECO is also actively engaged in the opening of bank accounts for both companies and private invividuals, as well as providing legal, accounting and auditing services for the companies it registers, creating trusts, private foundations and other structures for the reduction of taxes and arranging second citizenship and permanent residence in various countries.
The LAVECO Group currently has its own offices in Hungary, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Cyprus, the Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates. The local LAVECO companies in Cyprus and the Seychelles are licensed corporate service providers for the registration and administration of companies.
Among the special services provided by LAVECO are the creation and administration of companies in Hungary and Bulgaria, and the opening of bank accounts for local and foreign companies and individuals.
Ekaterina Varadi was born in Moscow, and from 1984 to 1989 studied at the Department of Philology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, specialising in Hungarian and German languages and graduating with a diploma with honours. In addition, she also attended English language courses at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, passing with honours.
Ekaterina has been living in Hungary since 1990. She graduated from the Institute of Foreign Trade (1990 – 1993) with a diploma with honours.
In 1991, Ekaterina and her husband, László Váradi, founded the company LAVECO Ltd. in Budapest. She has been working as the company’s commercial director since its formation.
Languages: English, Russian, Hungarian, German.
Managing partner of the International Consulting Group, shareholder of ICG-seminar Ukrainian company.
• Master Degree in Political Science. M. P. Dragomanov National Pedagogical University
• Lecturer. A. Yu. Krymskyi Pedagogical College
• MIM KYIV, PMD miniMBA
Professional Skills and Experience
• Development and implementation of business solutions using foreign entities.
• Implementation of business emigration projects.
• Management of the New Jurisdictions and Solutions Department.
• Legal support and follow-up of foreign entities.
• Consulting and assistance in opening of accounts in foreign banks.
• Author and lecturer of non-resident issues trainings.
Dmitriy’s professional activity started in 1995 with background in law and economics with successful realization in the areas of tax, contract law, investment activity, finances and securities. In 2005 Dmitry Mikhailenko launched his own tax practice which successfully developed into a law firm OMP Tax&Legal, later renamed to Crowe LF Ukraine, member of Crowe Global (2017). Dmitry Mikhailenko is known as an all-round lawyer with thinking outside the box. He is author of several draft laws on tax issues, 5 books, more than 500 publications, a speaker of more than 500 conferences and other events on professional issues.
Dmitry actively participate in the work of public councils of the Ministry of Finance, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Tax and Customs Policy, he is President of Association of Tax Advisors, the Chairman of the tax committee at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and advisor to the IT Committee of the European Business Association.
Юридическое образование получил в Национальном юридическом университете имени Ярослава Мудрого.
Юрист консалтинговой фирмы “Law & Trust”, лидера в сфере сопровождения криптовалютного бизнеса, blockchain-проектов и ICO. С коллегами осуществлял юридическое консультирование следующих проектов:Azbit, MDK, Itrue, Bсshop, Fluence, BuzCoin.
Опыт сопровождения более 30 ICO проектов, 3 фондов доверительного управления криптовалютами.
Крипто-энтузиаст с конца 2016 года.
Ранее работал юристом в компании «Кратия», одной из первой в Украине консалтинговых фирм для фармацевтических компаний, где успешно оказывал юридические и консалтинговые услуги таким компаниям как Novartis. Roche, Ratiopharm и другим.
• Являюсь членом ACC (American Chamber of Commerce);
• Выступал в роли спикера в «Академии Консалтингового Бизнеса», где освещал практические аспекты проведения ICO в современных реалиях.
Alexey Ivanov is a managing partner of Konnov & Sozanovsky.
Alexey Ivanov has been practicing law for over 18 years.
Before becoming Konnov & Sozanovsky managing partner, for 11 years Alexey acted as a partner of the Ukrainian law firm, which he founded together with his colleagues. His wide-ranging experience covers corporate law, corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, banking and foreign exchange regulations, foreign investments, competition and labor law.
Being a managing partner of Konnov & Sozanovsky, Mr. Ivanov diversified company’s services by developing new legal practices like agrarian law, banking and financial law, corporate structuring and M&A. He also initiated new directions in client relations marketing having launched educational events for client companies.
According to “Legal Awards 2012”, organized by “Yuridicheskaya practika” newspaper, Alexey Ivanov is acknowledged as “Partner of the year of the law firm”.
Besides law practice, Mr. Ivanov leads an active public work. In summer 2013, he was elected a member of the Ethic commission of the Ukrainian Bar Association. Also, Alexey was one of the initiators to create the Club of mediation practices by the Ukrainian Mediation Center. Alexey is a professional mediator; he received his Certificate in October 2012 in the Ukrainian Mediation Center (Kiev-Mohyla Business School).
OLGA DMITRIEVA— Attorney-at-Law, Managing Partner of the Law Company “Dmіtrieva & Partners”
She is a Head of the Higher Audit Bar Committee of the National Bar Association of Ukraine, member of Public Board under the State Agency for Investment and Management of National projects of Ukraine. Mrs Dmitrieva was incorporated to the list of arbitrators of Riga International Commercial Arbitration Court. Olga Dmitrieva was elected to the staff of Public Board under the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine.
Olga’s main spesialization is international tax planning,corporate law, foreign-economic activity, privatization, bank and insurance law, corporate legal relations, M&A, Due diligence, representation of clients’ interests in international court.
Olga Dmitrieva is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and English.
She is an active participant and speaker in numerous conferences, roundtables, forums, etc.
Olga Dmitrieva is an author of more than 25 articles and comments. She is the Executive Editor of the magazine Newsletter of Ukrainian Advocates’ Association.
Membership: member of International Bar Association from 1993, member of Ukrainian Bar Association from 2004, member of Ukrainian Advocates’ Association from 2006, member of International Tax Planning Association from 2014, member of European Business Association from 2015.
Elena has been practicing law since 1999, mainly in field of foreign economic activity, investment consulting, tax planning and asset protection, resolving disputes with state authorities and disputes between business entities. She specializes in holding structures, tax and corporate planning issues (including international ones), M&A deals structuring and preparing business for sale, fund raising and confidential ownership of assets, interaction with Ukrainian and international banks, disputes with tax and customs authorities. Elena is certified asset management specialist and speaker of numerous seminars on foreign economic activity and work with non-resident companies.
Elena’s portfolio of projects includes work for clients from various industries (IT, telecommunications, retail, agribusiness, engineering, construction, financial institutions, light industry).
At LAW GUIDE, Elena oversees practices: International Business, Taxes and Finance, Dispute Resolution.
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- Materials of reports in electronic form
- Coffee, lunch, reception
- Workplace at the exhibition
- Coffee, lunch, reception
- Ability to install a banner
- Advertising in the catalog
- Logo on the Forum's website
- Logo on the main press-wall
- Accreditation of employees - 3 people
- Workplace at the exhibition
- LCD-TV at workplace
- Participation in discussions, presentation
- Coffee, lunch, reception
- Ability to install a banner
- Advertising in the catalog
- Logo on the Forum's website
- Logo on the main press-wall
- Accreditation of employees - 5 people
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CIS Wealth Conferences
CIS Wealth Conferences is a professional organizer of business events in CIS countries and Eastern Europe. The company was founded in 2013 by professionals in the field of business and networking events, with experience and connections in the field of banking services, asset management, international tax planning and corporate services. Over the past 5 years 213 speakers from different countries of the world spoke at our conferences, 240 companies participated as exhibitors., and over 3,500 people from 25 jurisdictions visited our conferences.
We are proud of our projects and believe in the importance of professional ties for the development and prosperity of business. Only professional speakers and experts, only reliable partners and clients, only a professionally organized event will allow any visitor not only to find answers to exciting questions, but also to enter new markets for his company. This approach will allow us to make the Ukrainian Business Forum an interesting annual event in Kiev.
Crowe LF Ukraine
Crowe LF Ukraine is a law firm, a member of the international network Crowe Global.
The company provides customers with the maximum range of high-quality services in the field of tax law. The visiting card of Crowe LF Ukraine includes many years of experience of the founding companies, as well as the opportunities given by participation in the international network of Crowe Global.
Crowe Global is the 8th world's largest international consulting and audit network. Crowe Global services include audit, accounting, legal, consulting, valuation and other services. The global presence (764 offices in 130 countries) allows us to provide services to our customers regardless of their location.