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14 Apr, 2021
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The British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (BUCC), is pleased to invite you to the BUCC's Odessa Development Webinar, that is being held on 15 April 2021, at 3:30 pm Kyiv time / 1:30 pm London time, for 60 to 90 minutes. Its purpose is to present Odessa City and Odessa Region as an investment and trade destination. The working language is English (simultaneous translation will be provided).


Odessa city and its Region are located in the center of Southern Ukraine. The position on the Northern shore of the Black Sea, with five European transport corridors crossing the region, provides also access to the New Silk Road via the Black Sea link. The Odessa Region is a highly developed industrial region with machine-building, metal processing, chemical and petrochemical facilities, food and light industries. In 2019, the Odessa Region attracted USD 1,279.3 mln of foreign direct investment. 

This is a part of the BUCC's series of Webinars on Regional Development in Ukraine, which has been stimulated by the successful decentralization reform in Ukraine.

For registration click here or copy+paste the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6516183051231/WN_dd4MNlgBScukp25tLyjqYQ

This event will be held on Thursday, 15 April 2021 at 3:30 pm Kyiv time / 1:30 pm London time as a Zoom Webinar (60-90 minutes) with a Q&A session. Here is the list of speakers:

  1. Gennadiy Trukhanov - Mayor of Odessa;
  2. Sergey Grinevetskyi - Governor of Odessa;
  3. Roman Grigorishin - Director of the Department of International Relations, Odessa Regional State Administration;
  4. Peter Wickenden - First Secretary, Energy Policy, and Acting Country Director for the Department of International Trade (DIT), British Embassy, Kyiv;
  5. Yuri Gubankov - General Director, Brooklyn-Kiev Ltd;
  6. Ugo Poletti - Founder, The Odessa Journal;
  7. Hosted by Jim Brooke, Editor-in-Chief, UBN, and Bate Toms, Chairman, BUCC.

The Webinar will also cover the UK's new GBP 2.5 bln facility for UK-Ukraine trade and investment, that should be useful in particular to stimulate economic development for a major port city like Odessa.

We look forward to seeing you at this event! You can watch our previous webinars on the BUCC's YouTube channel

Please, see the BUCC's previous Webinar on this credit support facility via this link. A BUCC's publication on this facility can be found via this link. The event is free of charge. BUCC Members have a priority to ask questions and request post-Webinar access to government speakers.


In October 2015, the BUCC held the Black Sea Economic Forum in Odessa, which inspired further investment into Odessa Region. There were over 500 high-level participants for that five-day Forum, making it the largest such event ever held by a chamber of commerce or business association in Ukraine. 

To join the BUCC, you can fill in this membership application form: Membership Form

With best regards, British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce 

Contact: buccukraine@gmail.com


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