Global Shapers Kyiv Hub with the support of Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) is preparing a very special and unique tour to Kyiv - Ukraine Discovery Tour (UDT), which will take place for the fourth time. The tour is aimed not only to provide a brief overview of Ukraine, but also to create a clear picture of the dynamic and multicultural country. Now, Kyiv is the only city of the Tour, but next year the project will be implemented in Lviv and Odesa.
This year, the tour will take place on May 30 - June 3 and will include several elements: meetings with Ukrainian business leaders and civil society, as well as exploring potential areas for investment.
UDT is not an official World Economic Forum program, it is a privately organized initiative open to Global Shapers with a number of places available to selected group of the YGLs Members and Alumnus.
By organizing Ukraine Discovery Tour, as the organizers team, we wish to emphasize that Ukraine is open for investment, cultural and social exchanges, for potential international partnerships and friendship. We want to show that Ukraine is open for you!
CEO of Ukraine Discovery Tour
Tour agenda includes meetings with the business leaders, social activists and entrepreneurs, media, IT guru and other extraordinary and unique people in different spheres and industries. We are willing to show a private side of the country ordinarily missed by visiting delegations.
This year, as organizers of the first Ukraine House Davos, we saw the interest of the world business community towards Ukraine. Hoping to turn this "interest" into real business deals and investments, we invited guests to join the Tour for better acquaintance with the Ukrainian investment ecosystem – says -The purpose of the Tour is to show not the problems of the country, which the world is already tired from, but opportunities and development.
Executive Director of UVCA
Previous Ukraine Discovery Tour took place in Kyiv in 2017 and attracted more than 30 participants from all over the world, from the US to Australia.Join Ukraine Discovery Tour
Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA.eu) has been established by the example of the European Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (InvestEurope), and currently almost 50 members – leaders of the international and Ukrainian investment market: Almaz Capital, AVentures Capital, Digital Future, Horizon Capital, HP Tech Ventures, Intel Capital, EBRD etc. The Association shapes the future direction of the private equity industry by promoting investment opportunities in Ukraine, representing interests of private equity investors to policymakers and improving investment and business climate in Ukraine.
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Global Shapers Kyiv Hub was created almost 4 years ago and has already shown a tremendous impact on the local and global levels.