Conference: Supporting Ukraine economic reconstruction: financial instruments from Poland and Europe



28 November 2022 Kyiv 
8:00 AM Poland/ 9:00 AM Ukraine


Format: hybrid (offline panelists in Kyiv and online + video streaming)

Language: Polish and Ukrainian (simultaneous translation)


Purpose: According to the August 2022 World Bank Rapid Damage and Need Assessment Report (RDNA), rebuilding infrastructure and restoring the economy of Ukraine may tally staggering 352 billion US dollars. This figure presents a formidable challenge to Ukraine’s international partners in the West. As overlapping energy, climate and military crises are likely to overwhelm the EU budget in the next few years, it will be up to individual governments and financial institutions of EU countries to foot the bill.

Poland is well positioned to play a leading role in this process, in partnership with other EU Member States and EU institutional investors. The Polish financial institutions have well-tested instruments used in modernizing the country’s infrastructure and industrial sector, while the Polish business offers a thorough understanding of Ukrainian economic realities and leverages close cultural ties.

The purpose of this event is to unveil Poland’s potential to the Ukrainian financial and business sector, to discuss opportunities and challenges of investing in reconstruction and recovery, to establish direct business contacts.

Organizers: ZPP, UkraineInvest, National Investment Council of Ukraine, Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP).



*The conference program and speakers list are subject to change

8:30 – 9:00 Registration, coffee break

Moderator: Nazar Bobitski, Director, ZPP Office in Ukraine


09:00 – 09:05 Marcin Nowacki, Vice President of ZPP, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee

09:05 – 09:15 H.E. Bartosz Cichocki, Ambassador of Republic of Poland to Ukraine  

09:15 – 09:25 Tetiana Palamarchuk, Deputy Executive Director, Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP) (online) 

09:25 – 09:35 Stefano Mallia, President, Employer’s Group at European Economic and Social Committee (online) 


09:35 – 09:55 Halyna Yanchenko, Member of Parliament, Secretary, National Investment Council of Ukraine
President’s vision of Ukraine’s economic reconstruction:key elements

09:55 – 10:15 Sergiy Tsivkach, Executive Director, UkraineInvest
Government approach to reconstruction. Priority sectors, state support, next steps

Session I. EU and Polish financial instruments for Ukraine’s reconstruction

Moderator: Adam Eberhardt, Vice President, Warsaw Enterprise Institute

10:15 – 10:35 Bartosz Marczuk, Vice-President Polski Fundusz Rozwoju 
Development experiance of Poland – models for Ukraine and offers for capital 

10:35 – 10:55 Jan Sarnowski, Member of the Board KUKE (online)  
Managing risks in wartime: KUKE instruments available to support Polish investments in Ukraine 

10:55 – 11:15 Piotr Dardziński, President, Łukasiewicz Research Network (TBC)
Integrated offer of support for research/industrial projects

11:15 – 11:35 Karol Tofil, Head of International Business and Partnership Office, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) (online)
Challenges for BGK financing for Ukraine reconstruction. Activities and future plans.

11:35 – 11:55 Rafał Rybacki, Head of Division, Public Sector East, European Investment Bank (EIB) (online)
Financial instruments used by the EIB for the reconstruction of Ukraine 

11:55 – 12:15 Q&A

12:15 – 12:25 Coffee break

Session II. Private Sector Investment Opportunities

Moderator: Taras Dumych, Managing Partner, Wolf Theiss Ukraine

12:30 – 12:50 Olena Chepizhko, Head, Government and External relations, Eurocar Group (online)
Eurocar, Transcarpathia logistics hub

12:50 – 13:10 Oleksiy Stetsenko, Strategy & Operational Development Manager, Syngenta Ukraine
Transit infrastructure for agro-exports: the need for logistics upgrade

13:10 – 13:30 Larysa Melnychuk, Deputy General Director for investments, ZAMMLER Ukraine (online)

Zammler logistics Hub, Class A, Kyiv region

13:30 – 13:50 Serhiy Maslichenko, Partner, Green Recovery Fund
Sustainable Ukraine: investment opportunities and options

13:50 – 14:10 Q&A

14:10 – 15:10 Lunch break

Session III. Supporting reconstruction: potential opportunities

Moderator: Serhiy Tsivkach, Executive Director, UkraineInvest

15:10 – 15:30 Dmytro Sakharuk, Executive Director, DTEK (online)
Ukraine’s Energy Sector: Surviving Bombs, Preparing for Reconstruction

15:30 – 15:50 Georgiy Idiatullin, Owner, Chairman of the Board, Genesis Engineering (Kropyvnytskyi) (online)
Float glass investment project, Kropyvnytskyi

15:50 – 16:10 Serhiy Kholodov, Co-owner, Gipsfabrik Group (Ivano Frankivsk)
Construction substances (gypsum-based) production project, Ivano Frankivsk

16:10 – 16:30 Q&A

Session IV. Supporting Recovery through SMEs: Role of Banks

Moderator: Ilya Klymovych, Deputy Chairman of the Board, PJSC “MTB BANK” 

16:30 – 16:50 Oleksiy Kucher, Regional director of Kyiv region, JSC „KREDOBANK” (Ukraine)
Polish banking sector in outreach to Ukrainian SME sector

16:50 – 17:10 Oleksiy Savin, Head of ecological projects JSB “UKRGASBANK” 
Supporting SMEs in Recovery Context

17:10 – 17:30 Wojciech Lewandowski, Head of European Policies and Sustainable Finance Programs, WiseEuropa (online)
Financing the reconstruction of Ukraine and ESG from the banks’ perspective. Sustainable and responsible finance practices

17:30 – 17:50 Q&A

17:50 – 18:00 Marcin Nowacki, Vice President of ZPP, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee
Concluding remarks

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