The Fourth Ukrainian Investment Forum, “Ukraine 2007: What should investors expect?” organised by
In his welcome address Edward Kaufman, Head of Investment Banking at
Leading foreign investors and Ukrainian businessmen had the opportunity to discuss future cooperation and review the results of efforts made to develop the Ukrainian equity market.
On 28 September, the forum continued in Donetsk, where investors were addressed by Harry Levesley, director of generation and distribution at DTEK; Konstantin Pisarchuk, head of investment at Metinvest and Alexander Rotov, president of investment and construction company Gerc. Forum participants also visited one of the local coal mines and football stadium under construction which will seat fifty thousand.
Upon completion of the investment forum, delegates went to Sochi to see a project currently under construction by the developer Sistema-Hals, and had discussions with the mayor of the city, Victor Kolodyazhny. Dmitry Mosin, Director for strategic planning of the Sochi 2014 Bid Committee, provided more details on how the city is preparing for the 2014 Olympics, and attendees were given information on potential new investment opportunities that emerged as a result of the city’s winning bid for the first Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia.