YOU ARE INVITED to attend a U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) sponsored working luncheon "DOING BUSINESS - U.S. & UKRAINE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES" Roundtable, with Pavlo Bukin, General Director and Sergii Omelchenko, First Deputy General Director, Ukroboronprom.  The luncheon will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. with a light lunch in the Executive Building Conference Center,  1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 230 East, Washington, D.C. with a light lunch.

YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS this very unique opportunity to meet with the two top officials of Ukroboronprom and listen to their presentation about this major Ukrainian government enterprise, about reforms in the defense industry and about their interest in expanding business ties between Ukraine government and private military industrial companies and U.S. private military industrial companies.

The Ukrainian State Concern "Ukroboronprom" was created in 2010 for management of the enterprises of the military-industrial complex. Today, SC "Ukroboronprom" unites more than 100 enterprises-participants in 5 major defense industry sectors, particularly in armament and military equipment development and manufacture, scientific research and export-import operations.

"Ukroboronprom" has more than 10 design bureaus, engaged in development, design and research, enabling State Concern to implement new solutions and innovations. State Concern employs approximately 80,000 highly skilled people. Many employees have high academic degrees in engineering, applied mathematics, physics, etc. Realizing the fact, that innovation requires skilled, educated specialists, State Concern management has initiated long-term cooperation with leading educational institutions of the country, the list of which is constantly increasing.

The Roundtable will be co-moderated by John Falk, President, Vigilent, Inc and Morgan Williams, President. U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).

RSVP -- Registration is required for attendance at the USUBC Military Industrial Complex Roundtable.  Send an e-mail to Morgan Williams,


The State Concern deepens cooperation with Ukrainian enterprises, strengthening internal cooperation of domestic manufacturers, and expands the range of foreign partners. "Ukroboronprom" has exporters, authorized by the state to supply Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations with armament and military equipment. Leaders of the State Concern have developed a promising model of industrial clusters with a clear specialization and a closed cycle of production to the final product.

The situation in defense industry – at the moment of creation of the State Concern “Ukroboronprom” – could be characterized as noneffective state property governing, using command-and-control methods, enterprises – dispersed among many governing bodies – and, oftentimes, inappropriate allocation and use of budgeting funds. This called for switchover to the new methods of defense industrial complex management.

As a result, the great majority of enterprises of the branch were placed under management of the State Concern “Ukroboronprom”.The State Concern united enterprises, engaged in engineering, production, and sale of defense products for domestic and foreign market needs.

The above mentioned circumstances determine Concern tasks and objects, namely: 
     – to supply the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations with the newest armament samples; modernization, repair and recycling of the military equipment; 
     – strengthening international prestige of Ukraine by extending market of competitive defense industrial complex products (increase of armament export and currency earnings); 
     – enhancement of the role of national defense industrial complex in social and economic development of the country (increase in sales, production and GDP, increase of productivity per capita
        and level of average wages, tax payments increase).     



With Pavlo Bukin, General Director  & Sergii Omelchenko, First Deputy General Director, Ukroboronprom

Ukroboronprom manages the enterprises of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex, 100 enterprises, 10 design bureaus, 80,000 highly skilled people, 5 major defense industry sectors

Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
The Executive Building Conference Center,
1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 230 East, Wash D.C., with a light lunch