Since 2014, the KIEF has been operating as a permanent platform that brings together government representatives, businesses, foreign partners, economic experts to elaborate a strategy for sustainable economic development of Ukraine and mechanisms for its systematic implementation. The Forum is initiated by the holding company UFuture, founded by the entrepreneur Vasyl Khmelnytsky.
The forum takes place in the capital of Ukraine for the sixth time. The KIEF 2019 is remarkable for a record high number of involved partners representing both Ukrainian and foreign businesses. Such communication platforms allow businesses to outline their vision obstacles to Ukrainian economy, propose models for their solution, convey their wishes to authorities, find new partners and conclude new contracts. In addition, foreign business has the opportunity to get acquainted with the opportunities that Ukrainian economy provides. Thus, the Forum is a tool to increase the investment attractiveness of Ukraine, which was proclaimed one of the key goals of the KIEF back in 2014 at its dawn.
For the third year in a row, the KIEF was held at a partner location – in the Parkovy congress and exhibition center. The state-of-the-art technical base together with the functional content made it possible to implement almost any event project in the Parkovy CEC: from international forums, exhibitions and conferences to concerts, boxing tournaments and fashion shows.
Forum 2019 managed to reach partners from almost all segments of the economy. The strategic partner of the Forum was the holding company UFuture, which unites all commercial and social projects under the Vasyl Khmelnytsky’s initiative. It includes: the development company UDP, the international airport "Kyiv", the national outdoor advertising operator "RTM-Ukraine" and the manufacturer of pharmaceutical products "Biopharma". In addition, UFuture is developing innovative businesses such as renewable energy generation (through UDP Renewables), the Bila Tserkva industrial park, and the UNIT.City and LvivTech.City innovative parks.
The transformation partner of KIEF 2019 was Mironivsky Hliboproduct, the largest agricultural production company in Ukraine.
KIEF 2019 financial and economic partner is Raiffeisen Bank Aval, one of the largest national commercial banks.
An innovative partner is Mastercard, a transnational financial corporation that unites 22 thousand financial institutions around the world.
The energy partner is DTEK Holding, one of the leaders in the energy sector of Ukraine.
Among the representatives of the financial sector as partners of KIEF 2019 were present:
• commercial bank "Arcada";
• insurance company ARX;
• Private Investment Fund Quarter Partners;
• financial company Freedom Finance.
The IT sector was represented by Innovecs, IT-Enterprise, OMO.
The heavy industry sector was represented by Interpipe and Tribo.
The pharmaceutical industry was represented by Darnitsa and Biopharma.
The airline industry was represented by Turkish Airlines and Kyiv Sikorsky Airport.
The energy sector was represented by Acciona and UDP Renewables.
In addition, at the KIEF 2019 site, as partners were present:
• Independent Law Firm Arzinger;
• Radio group Tavr Media;
• Jansen Capital Management – a consulting company in the field of human capital management;
• Vodafone mobile operator;
• Huawei – a global provider of information and communication solutions;
• WOG – national network of gas stations;
• Trade and production corporation "Alef";
• BIZNES100 – a community of responsible business owners;
• Non-governmental organization Luminate;
• Нennessy – one of the oldest and most famous French cognac houses;
• Producer of soft drinks Coca ‑ Cola HBC Ukraine, Armenia & Moldova.
The organizers of the Forum express their gratitude to all partners who have contributed to the KIEF 2019, and look forward to continued cooperation in the framework of the KIEF 2020.