Ukraine is the state with the largest square area in Europe, and its fifth in size by population. Despite such powerful demographic and geographic potential, Ukraine continues to deindustrialize, and the sizeable share of GDP comes from extensive development of raw material agriculture and supply of other raw materials. Despite the continuous growth in IT products and development of other sectors of the economy, the economic structure deteriorates. At the same time, in Ukraine itself there are two absolutely opposite viewpoints on the country’s role in the political and economic life of the world. Those points of view are either too critical or too optimistic and are good only for someone who lacks information.

What is the actual role of Ukraine in the world labor distribution? What direction is it changing in? What is the place of Ukraine on the world economic map and how to improve it?

Moderator:  Volodymyr Panchenko, Director of the Dnipro Development Agency (Ukraine)

Panel Speakers:

  • Tymofiy Mylovanov, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture in Ukraine
  • Nicolas Georges Trad, Chief Operating Officer, Co-founder of Reputation Institute (RI), Denmark
  • Jason Pellmar, Regional Manager, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova IFC, a member of the World Bank Group
  • Kostyantyn Yefymenko, President of the pharmaceutical company Biopharma (Ukraine)
  • Yuriy Melnyk, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of MHP Agro-Industrial Holding (Ukraine)