High-level politicians and business leaders from 77 countries gathered to discuss global supply chains, trade, and investment, at the Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine
The Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine was held in Istanbul, Turkiye on the 21st and 22nd July 2022. The Forum was defined by interactions between key governmental and industry decision-makers to come up with new areas for cooperation needed to resolve the challenges faced by the global community due to Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine; and spark new partnerships and ideas needed to improve the state of the world.
Ukrainian governmental speakers at the forum included the Hon. Dmytro Natalukha, Chairman of the Economic Affairs Parliamentary Committee, Member of Parliament of Ukraine; the Hon. Yelyzaveta Yasko, Head of Interparliamentary Cooperation, Bilateral and Multilateral Relations Committee on Foreign Affairs & Interparliamentary Cooperation, Member of Parliament of Ukraine; and the Hon. Halyna Yanchenko, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine and Secretary of the National Investment Council of Ukraine.
International support and solidarity for Ukraine was also shown by top level international governmental speakers who were in attendance, including the Hon. Jovana Marović, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Affairs of Montenegro; the Hon. Andres Sutt, Member of Parliament of Estonia and former Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications; Zaiga Liepina, Deputy State Secretary at the Ministry of Economics of Latvia; and the Hon. Davor Bosnjak, Head of Cabinet, Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina; among many others.
This intergovernmental forum stood as a working-level counterpoint to the Ukrainian-Russian grain negotiations held in Istanbul on the same date. The forum focused on bringing together high-level political, public sector, and business leaders from Fortune 500 companies from across the globe to look at rebuilding Ukraine, discuss investment and trade opportunities, address the challenges to regional and global supply chains, and work to ensure economic continuity for Ukraine and its trade partners through new cooperation channels and agreements.
The Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine was conducted in a combined offline and online format, with more than 16,000 live-streaming attendees, alongside international media in attendance and sharing the events of the Forum to their international viewership in more than 100 markets.
The Forum’s participants engaged in multilateral meetings with various thematic priorities including export and import, economic rebalancing, global cooperation, resolving supply-chain challenges (including inputs into industrial value chains), developing new trade routes, food security, risks and resilience, innovation and governance.
The event was organized by the International Trade Council (‘ITC’), with government partners represented by the National Investment Council of Ukraine and Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, alongside 11 Ukrainian industry chambers and associations; including the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce. Together these chambers and associations represent approximately 95% of the Ukrainian business community. The ITC would like to give a special thanks to the Denis Yatsyshyn, from the US-Ukraine Business Council, for his outstanding work on unifying the Ukrainian delegation.
- The agenda of the forum can be found here.
- The online broadcast of the forum can be viewed for day 1 here and for day 2 here.
- The photos of the forum can be found here.
Mr. Sinan Bedir, Chairman for Turkey
Mr. Dmytro Lutsenko
National Investment Council of Ukraine
Tel: +380 679438033
Mr. Denis Jatsyshyn
US-Ukraine Business Council (as member and representative of the International Council of Business Associations and Chambers in Ukraine)
Tel: +380 95 584 8636
Alexandre Yurchak, CEO
Ukrainian Cluster Alliance
Tel: +380 50 327 3461
The International Trade Council is a non-lobbying, non-aligned, peak-body, chamber of commerce – assisting organizations involved in international trade and overseas expansion. The ITC holds detailed data on all imports/export transactions for 39 countries. Since 1956 the Council has been engaging business leaders across 179 countries, offering unparalleled access to industry specific trade data, business introductions, networking opportunities, and information on technical barriers to trade. Businesses can register online at www.tradecouncil.net.
The National Investment Council of Ukraine is an advisory body to the President of Ukraine. The Council provides a platform and facilitate dialogue between local business, international investors and official bodies in Ukraine. Members of the National Investment Council are leading international companies that have already invested in Ukraine or are planning to invest, as well as international financial organizations.