Washington, D.C.—You are invited to participate in a free 2-day online conference “Ukraine in Washington and beyond: Advancing Partnerships through Innovation and Reform”, organized by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) on Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec 15 &16, 2020.

The topics of innovation and reform in Ukraine’s political and economic development will be explored through this conference. 

A special emphasis will be made on innovations, Ukraine’s talents and vast potential in many spheres. The subsequent part of the event will be held on April 20-21, 2021 and it will be dedicated to taking a closer look at trade, investment and regional development opportunities in specific sectors and oblasts.

This event will also look at the impact of the U.S. presidential election on U.S.-Ukraine bilateral relations and discuss cooperative priorities and opportunities to advance both public and private strategic partnerships.

The event sponsor, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (https://usukraine.org/), is a U.S. non-profit, with offices in Kyiv and Washington, DC, supporting democracy, a free market economy and human rights for Ukraine, as well as U.S.-Ukraine relations, since 1991.  The Foundation’s programs are designed to foster a better understanding of Ukraine and its role on the global stage and to encourage mutual cooperation between the country and the United States. 

The conference is also being conducted in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States. 

A large group of policy experts, government officials and international business leaders, representing startups as well as major companies, will cover these key areas:  regional security, defense, energy, air and space, IT and technology, and biotechnology.  

The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), www.USUBC.org is an informational partner for the Conference.  Morgan Williams, USUBC President, will participate in the "FDI in Ukraine: Overviews, Strategy, & Achievements" session on Wednesday, December 16, starting at 9:30 a.m. Wasington time and 4:30 p.m. Kyiv time. 

High-profile government and business leaders will be participating in the conference including, Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States, U.S. Senator Rob Portman, U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, Yurii Boyko, Ukraine’s Acting Minister of Energy, Barbara Barrett, U.S. Secretary of the Air Force, Riaz Awan, Vice President of Holtec International, Maxim Timchenko, CEO of DTEK, and Serhiy Tsivkach, UkraineInvest CEO, among others.

Panelists will discuss in detail Ukraine’s expanding role in several key sectors and its many accomplishments in technology particularly with the ongoing launch of global startups.  

Conference attendees will enjoy an extraordinary online conference experience via a captivating virtual platform produced by vFairs.  There will be robust chat tools, webinars, and endlessly valuable content.  For example, viewers will be able to interact in a virtual exhibit area to become better acquainted with the companies and organizations that are playing a major part in Ukraine’s economic growth.  

The live conference sessions will be offered in both English and Ukrainian languages. 

REGISTRATION: You can find more information about this important conference, as well registering for it, at: https://ukraine-in-washington2020.vfairs.com/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  John A. Kun, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
Email: info@usukraine.org, Tel (M): (703) 864-9482