15, June

Welcome coffee and registration


Welcome addresses from Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine Martin Hagström, keynote speeches from Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, and First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv


Part I: Sweden-Ukraine: Growing Together. How to unleash full potential in trade?

Moderator: Yevhen Hlibovytsky, Partner, ProMova


  • Maryana Kahanyak, Head of Export Promotion Office of Ukraine
  • Anders J Fredriksson, Tax Director, AB SKF / Volodymyr Tsybulsky, Managing Director, JSC “SKF Ukraine”
  • Kristian Andersson, Chairman of  the Management Board, SEB Ukraine
  • Ielyzaveta Badanova, Deputy Head of the Legal Department at Naftogaz
  • Veronika Movchan, Academic Director, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting
  • Per Magnusson, Seniour Partner, Founder at Magnusson Law



Coffee break


Part II: Prospect sectors of Ukrainian development. Applicability of Swedish solutions

Moderator: Yevhen Hlibovytsky, Partner, ProMova


  • Olga Kupets, Policy Professor, Kyiv School of Economics
  • Pavlo Kovtoniuk, Deputy Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine
  • Andrew Shomakhia, Country Head of Ericsson Ukraine
  • Valery Krasovsky, CEO, Sigma Software / Jan E Larsson, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Cambio Healthcare Systems
  • Anton Strilets, Commercial Director, Department of Service, Scania Ukraine
  • Oleg Nikitin, Senior Business Manager, Volvo Construction Equipment in CIS, Baltics, and Northern Europe
  • Yevgen Radovenyuk, CEO, Grain Alliance
  • Dmytro Zhdanov, Country Executive Manager, ABB
  • Atlas Copco



Parallel event: Fora for Technical Regulations by National Board of Trade Sweden and Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine


  • Oscar Wåglund Söderström, Head of the Department for Trade Agreements and Technical Rules, National Board of Trade Sweden
  • Kristina Loboda, Project Manager for the joint project between the National Board of Trade Sweden and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, National Board of Trade Sweden
  • Nesli Almufti, Trade Policy Advisor, National Board of Trade Sweden

Fora For Technical Regulations (FTR) is a concept used in Sweden to discuss technical regulations. During the specially organized FTR in Kyiv the implementation of the association agreement and the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA) between The Ukraine and European Union will be discussed.


Separate registration is required. Interested in participating please contact:, before June 1, 2017.


Networking lunch


Part III: Open Trade Gate Sweden. Export opportunities for Ukrainian companies at Swedish Market

  • Maryana Kahanyak, Head of Export Promotion Office of Ukraine
  • Nesli Almufti, Trade Policy Adviser, National Board of Trade Sweden
  • Kristina Loboda, National Board of Trade Sweden
  • Annika Rost, Management Consultant, Hfrost AB for National Board of Trade Sweden

The seminar, organized in partnership with the Swedish National Board of Trade, will present the service Open Trade Gate Sweden for Ukrainian exporters. Topics that will be discussed: export procedures, EU regulations and requirements,  trade agreements; the Swedish market in economic and commercial terms; rules of origin, certification, and standards. Target sectors are light manufacturing and food products (both fresh and processed).


Separate registration is required. Please register here


Special events on request of companies, matchmaking sessions (TBA)


Evening reception

Inspiration speech by Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council