The conference “Shadow Economy. Competition. Raiding”, which will be the second in the series of events Business & Conflicts 2019”, will take place on June 13, 2019.

Sayenko Kharenko organizes the event in the partnership with the Association of Corporate Security Professionals (ACSP) and Business 100 with support of the media partner Business magazine.

Date and time:           13 June 2019, 09:30 - 14:00

Place:                          Hilton Kyiv (30 Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, Kyiv, Ukraine)

During the conference, business representatives will share opinions about the situation with the shadow players in their sector of the economy, statistics of annual losses of legal business and the state from the actions of shadow players, as well as their own experience of dealing with the shadow market. Conference slogan is  White start and win.

Business owners, heads of separate divisions of holdings and corporations, security departments and legal departments, as well as representatives of government agencies and regulatory bodies will take part in the conference.

REGISTRATION: To participate in the event, please register before June 10, 2019, inclusively, following the link.

Working languages of the event are Ukrainian and Russian.

Previous conference’s program:


Registration of participants, welcome coffee



I session-discussion

“Shadow Economy is a threat for national security. How to survive and struggle with it”

Moderator – Sergey Pogrebnoy, partner at Sayenko Kharenko and Chairman of the Board of ACSP​


  • Vitaliy Antonov, CEO, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Concern Galnaftogaz”, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Fund for the Support of Economic Security of Ukraine
  • Vitaliy Ilchenko, owner of the group of companies “UKRAVIT”
  • Anatoliy Reder, General Director ALC ”InterChem“ (to be confirmed)
  • Ivan Miroshnichenko, People's Deputy of Ukraine, member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations, «Samopomich»

Topics for discussion

  • Shadow Economy – the real threat to the economy, or do we exaggerate its significance?
  • How does the shadow affect specific businesses and enterprises in the real sector of the economy? Do you know the real share of the shadow market in your business sector?
  • Do you know the reasons for the existence of the shadow economy, and how difficult is it to eliminate them?
  • Tools to combat the shadow economy, and how they help to achieve practical results.
  • What is necessary for effective interaction with law enforcement agencies? Practical cases from the discussion participants.
  • Unification of entrepreneurs on the issues of counteraction with the shadow economy, their interaction with legislative and state bodies.
  • Does the shadow market hinder the arrival of investments in Ukraine?




II session-discussion

“Is the state capable of overcoming the shadow economy? When and how?”

Moderator – Andy Hunder, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC)

  • Serhiy Verlanov, Head of the State Tax Service of Ukraine (to be confirmed)
  • Maxim Nefyodov, First Deputy Minister at Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (to be confirmed)
  • Serhii Bilan, First Deputy Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine

Topics for discussion

  • What government structures are involved in controlling, accounting, and combating the shadow economy?
  • What percentage of the Ukrainian economy is in the shadow today?
  • What types of illegal business compose the largest share of the shadow economy in your sector of responsibility today?
  • What are the ways to fight the shadow market?
  • What is the liability and what articles threaten participants of the shadow economy market?
  • How do state and law enforcement agencies cooperate against the shadow economy?
  • What is the state planning to do in the nearest future to reduce the level of the shadow economy in Ukraine?
  • What kind of assistance from business and society does the state need in its fight against the shadow economy?