On October 4-5, 2018, the III International Investment Business Forum, “Odesa 5T Investment Promotion Forum” took place, hosted 780 guests from 20 countries. This year, the guests were participants from Germany, USA, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Belgium, Georgia, Turkey, France and other EU countries.
The main topic of the forum is "Odessa. Ukraine. World - innovation and vision of the future. "
The opening ceremony took place at the Concert Hall “Sady Pobedy”. The Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov congratulated the participants of the forum and the chairman of the Odesa Regional Council Anatoily Urbansky, and also greetings from Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman were conveyed to the participants of the forum.
Odesa 5T 2018 Forum is:
7 topics on the first day
5 topics on the second day
the grand opening of "Storm Glass" - the largest Fiscore barometer in the world
During the first day in the Concert Hall there was an expo-zone, where entrepreneurs and representatives of the municipality familiarized the guests and participants of the forum with the products, services and projects that were made in Odessa. 15 stands of the Made in Odesa exhibition presented a variety of directions - new projects and educational programs, a center for robotics, a tourist information center, an administrative service center, new startups (the Kwambio 3D printing factory and Gutenbergz electronic publishing house), innovative solutions for sealing goods and Cargo from GST.
The main event of the first day of the forum was the presentation of the municipal investment potential represented by the Deputy Mayor Pavel Vugelman and the head of the Investment Agency "Odesa 5T" Oleksandra Oliynikova. The presentation includes a catalogue of 49 new projects, a video presentation of the first achievements in the implementation of projects in the city and a new presentation of the Expo City project and the prospects for the development of Odessa for distribution among investors.
Within the framework of the first day, there was the panel discussion "The State Strategy of Ukraine on 5T Issues".
Participants: Team expert of reforms support of the Ministry of Economic Development Nino Damieniya, General Director of the Advanter Group of Companies Andriy Dlygach, ex-director of the French Institute in Ukraine, an expert on EU funding programs Matie Arden. During the panel, the "Smart Specialization" program of the Government of Ukraine was presented, which will be implemented jointly with the EU.
The program assumes that Ukrainian regions will determine their competitive advantages and will be able to gain access to additional EU funding. Odessa entered the first 3 pilot regions in Ukraine and will have the opportunity to conduct a study by the end of 2019 to identify the main benefits for further development and resource mobilization.
Innovations and investments
The founder and president of A7 GROUP Maria Barabash spoke on the trends of the investment market of Ukraine and the needs and expectations of foreign investors during the ‘Innovations and Investments’ track, and for the first time, the regional manager for Eastern Europe Amazon Web Services Sergey Rakovsky came to Odessa and shared Amazon's experience in introducing business innovation.
During the "Technologies" track, the founder of Terminal 42 Sergey Petrenko and the Startup Odessa team presented the project of the first Ukrainian municipal startup of the accelerator BetaMisto; the project is designed to solve the problems of municipalities with the involvement of the creative approach of start-ups, as well as to establish business cooperation with the city authorities.
The project is based on the experience of the Amsterdam municipality, which introduced the "Startup in Residence" project, which made Amsterdam the center of European technological entrepreneurship.
Also, an expert in the field of artificial intelligence, an entrepreneur, Google Launchpad mentor Rudradeb Mitra presented an opinion on the prospects of technology development; Director of Global Security Technologies Dmytro Kazavchynsky; Founder and Managing Partner of Reddy & Co (Los Angeles, Silicon Valley), High-Tech Startup Consultant / Investor (AI / ML | Blockchain | CyberSecurity | IoT | Smart City) Kevin Reddy.
During the track "Tourism", positive trends in the tourism business were discussed by Tatyana Markova, director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Odessa City Council, and the head of the Hospitality Experience SGS Peter Hidberg.
Transport and trade
The focus of the track "Transport and Trade" was the presentation of a program for monitoring public transport in the city - Public Transport Odessa Andrey Boyko.
There was also the international sales manager, vice president of DBA Marko Politi, with the presentation of solutions for smart ports in the cities; General Director of the development company Ecoteck Development Yuriy Kuznetsov with the presentation of residential houses of the future.
The finishing of the first day was the evening Odesa 5T Invest Awards ceremony, which for the second year in a row marked projects and companies that have succeeded in the five main directions of Odesa 5T and contributed to the development of Odessa.
This day, within the framework of the forum, worked 3 tracks in IL Decameron Clubhouse Odessa.
The "Film Industry and Film Commission" track - participants: the head of the Association of Film Producers of Ukraine Dmitriy Kolesnikov; Representative of Tato Film, member of Producers Network at Cannes IFF (2009-2013), Asian Pacific Screen Academy, European Film Academy, European Producers Club Olena Yershova; the head of the Kyiv Film Commission Serhiy Mirankov;
Svetlana Korobina, an expert in the field of film industry. This year, the special guest was starred on the forum, a world-famous star, an actress of German and world cinema, a laureate of the Golden Globe Award, twice a laureate of the Deutscher Filmpreis Award, producer and director Nastasya Kinski, who first came to Ukraine. She took part in one of the major panel discussions devoted to the creation of a film commission in Odessa. Mrs.
Kinski noticed an interest in the project of a documentary about sports achievements and champions, including from Odessa. The presentation of the Odessa Film Commission project was held by the head of the Film Commission of Odessa, the actress Galina Sulima. The main purpose of the work of Film Commission will be the development of services for representatives of the film industry in the city, which will help in attracting investments and promote the potential of the film industry of the city.
"Marketing and promotion of cities" track - participants: Managing Partner UNIT.City Maxim Bakhmatov; Ukrainian businessman and public figure Valery Pekar; General Manager of the Advanter Group of Companies Andriy Dlygach; Research Fellow at IEDC (USA), Member of the International Association of US Leadership, member of the British Society for Marketing Research Mikhail Krykunov; Brandhouse Agency Director, WikiCityNomica Team Member Tatiana Zhdanova; co-founder of the Art-factory "Platform" by Raphael Ucha.
Moderator: President of the National Tourism Organization of Ukraine, Adviser to the First Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Ivan Liptuga.
Another important event of this day is the panel discussion "Energy Efficiency and Power Engineering" within the framework of the "Technologies" track. Participants: senior coordinator of the GIZ project "Energy Efficiency in
Communities II" Volodymyr Peregudov; UNDP Senior Advisor Igor Cherkashin; Advisor to the Head of the State Energy Efficiency Agency of Ukraine Serhiy Leivikov; Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Sergey Velchev; the founder of the company "EcoFactor" Vladimir Mastershin; Chairman of the Association of Solar Energy of Ukraine Yuriy Favorsky; technical director of EPIC Services Ukraine Alexander Novikov. Moderator: Vitaliy Savich, Director of the Odessa Municipal Energy Agency.
In addition, on the second day of the forum, within the framework of the program, a global competition for startups - Seedstars World - took place in the "Technologies" track in the Terminal 42. The winners of the Odessa stagecompetitions were given the opportunity to continue participation in the all-Ukrainian selection and compete with representatives of the world community in Switzerland for receiving investments in the amount of $ 1 million for the implementation of projects.
October 5, in the Impact Hub Odessa there was a presentation of the Communal Institution "Grant Office" Odesa 5T ". As the vice-mayor of Odessa Pavlo Vugelman has emphasized, creation of such an important institution for the city is absolutely necessary for effective attraction of grant funds for the implementation of city projects.
A special event of the second day of the Forum was the opening ceremony of the world's largest Fitzroy barometer "Storm Glass", which became another one tourist attraction in Odessa.
Since 2016, the Odesa 5T Investment Promotion Forum is a platform for presenting the investment potential of the city of Odessa, a platform for exchanging experience with leading representatives of the 5T areas, discussing strategic plans for the development of Odessa, presentations of priority areas for the development of urban projects.
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