Managing Partner of the Rezultat law firm Maxim Polishkevych participated in the International Investment Forum 2018, which took place in Cherkasy on October 12.
Premises of Bogdan Motors Automobile Plant hosted the Forum. The participants were dozens of leading experts in the fields of export, consulting, as well as representatives of government, small and medium business. The event had been held in the В&В format for the third time. The Forum 2018’s main message was “We are masterfully creating the future now.”
In general, the participants were to attend 4 panel discussions with 20 speakers: “Doing Business Now: Today and Tomorrow,” “Export Now: New Opportunities,” “Invest Now: Why Now,” “Industry Now: Reboot.”
Meanwhile, for heads and top managers of companies, there was held the business workshop “How to Find a Business Partner in Germany?” from the GIZ project “Fit for Partnership with Germany.” Participants had the opportunity to be interviewed for a free internship in Germany.
“Our forum is a platform for people who got used to act and generate. The event’s main message is “We are masterfully creating the future now.” We’ve chosen the plant shop not by chance, as this facility symbolizes changes for the better, transformation. For to make business develop, one should become competitive, should risk and modernize,” head of Cherkasy District State Administration Yuriy Tkachenko noted during the opening ceremony.
One of the forum speakers was Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Ukraine Du Wei. The Ambassador spoke about the history of development of the People’s Republic of China and formation of key economic sectors. China’s leadership places a large bet on informatization of production as the third industrial revolution. China develops as well the alternative types of energy, being the world market leader in this area. He noticed that actually the largest exporters in China were small and medium businesses.
According to the Ambassador, Ukraine had great prospects, but despite skilled personnel, there was a lack of funding.
In general, during the discussions, the speakers talked about government programs to support small and medium businesses, Ukraine’s export strategy and possibilities for its implementation, considered the start-up entrepreneurs’ prospects to enter the external markets. Those who had already managed to sell products to the European buyer, shared their experience of the “culture of doing business.” Also, within the framework of discussions, foreign investors shared their experience of cooperation with Ukraine.
After the discussion, the attendees had the opportunity to continue the conversation at the B&B meeting.
According to Maxim Polishkevych, the Forum has once again demonstrated the high investment attractiveness of Cherkasy district and the significant economic potential of the region.
At the Forum, I met many of our Clients, as well as representatives of companies that have already invested in Cherkasy district and those who are only going to do so. The Forum has gathered many local, national, and international business people. In the context of market globalization, the boundary between such entrepreneurs is becoming thinner. Entrepreneurs of Cherkasy district have to compete with world leaders, while world leaders have to adapt to local features. The Rezultat law firm is, as always, happy to introduce foreign investors to local businessmen and helps Cherkasy businessmen to enter foreign markets
Maxim Polishkevych says.
In total, the Forum was attended by more than 200 representatives of business circles.