Ukraine House Returns to Davos in 201920 Dec 2018

KYIV, Ukraine, December 20 - Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA), Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), Victor Pinchuk Foundation and Horizon Capital for a second consecutive year will launch the Ukraine House in Davos alongside the World Economic Forum to showcase the new Ukraine, a vibrant and dynamic European democracy leveraging its competitive advantages in “brains, hands and grains”. Its theme will continue to be Ukraine: Creativity, Innovation, Opportunity. Ukraine House Davos will be held at Promenade 62, Davos, Switzerland from January 21-25, 2019.

UVCA initiated Ukraine House Davos with a sole purpose to promote investments and tech in Ukraine and investment co opportunities with our members who Invest in Ukraine so we welcome other investors to co-invest with us!

Andrey Kolodyuk
Chairman of UVCA Supervisory Board

Building on the success of last year, where more than 5,000 people enjoyed the experience, Ukraine House Davos is an opportunity for influential thinkers, leaders, entrepreneurs and business people to gather to discover one of Europe’s most promising emerging markets.

The main aim of the Ukraine House Davos is to change attitude to our country formed by the international community from the news, as the image broadcasted abroad is inconsistent with the reality. Our initiatives in Davos started 3 years ago with Ukrainian Davos and it’s exciting to see its ongoing evolution. We are glad that there are members of our Association among the sponsors and partners of Ukraine House Davos: ICU, TA Ventures, Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) and Horizon Capital. Together, we not only show the world opportunities of Ukrainian market but create our common future.

Olga Afanasyeva
Executive Director of UVCA

Ukraine is a modern, European country with a rich heritage and cultural legacy spanning over a thousand years, undergoing the most extensive societal and economic transformation in its history.
We are delighted to amplify Ukraine’s voice on the global stage and substantial progress made resulting in a paradigm shift in investors’ perception of Ukraine and its talented people.

Alexa Chopivsky
Executive Director of Ukraine House Davos

Ukraine House Davos will feature panels on women trailblazers, technology, new energy, creative industries, character in leadership and much more. Among invited speakers are Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine; Vitali Klitschko, Kyiv Mayor; Malala, the Nobel Prize winner; Gerard Seijts, Ivey Business School, Executive Director, Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership; Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President, Aspen Institute; Fred Kempe, President, Atlantic Council; Ieva Ilves, former First Lady, Estonia; Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winning economist; Daniel Bilak, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, UkraineInvest; Michael Yurkovich, CEO of TIU Canada; Karl Sturen, founder and CEO Vindcraft; Fabienne Demol, Executive Vice-President, Global Head of Business Development, Total Eren; and actress Lupita Nyong'o. They will be joined by additional high profile speakers, who will be announced in due course.

There will also be events in association with the Atlantic Council, Aspen Institute, Global Citizen Forum and Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation, UkraineInvest and the National Investment Council of Ukraine. A full agenda will be released shortly on The public is invited to follow the event via social media on #ukrainehousedavos.

About Ukraine House Davos Ukraine House Davos is a multi-format venue, powered by Co-Organizers Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA), Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), Victor Pinchuk Foundation and Horizon Capital.

Ukraine House Davos is proud of its all-female, five-member Organizing Committee who have volunteered significant time and energy to launch this event, including Olga Afanasyeva (UVCA), Jaroslawa Johnson (WNISEF), Lenna Koszarny (Horizon Capital), Svitlana Grytsenko (Victor Pinchuk Foundation) and Alexa Chopivsky (Executive Director).

From left to right: Svitlana Grytsenko (VPF), Jaroslawa Johnson (WNISEF), Alexa Chopivsky (Executive Director Ukraine House Davos), Olga Afanasyeva (UVCA) and Lenna Koszarny (Horizon Capital)

In addition to the generous support of its Co-Organizers, Gold Sponsor Temerty Foundation and Silver Sponsor ICU, Panel Sponsors of Ukraine House Davos include EBS, Effective Investments LLC, First Generation Management, IT Ukraine Association, TA Ventures, TIU Canada, and UFUTURE Investment Group.

Ukraine House Davos is supported by UkraineInvest, National Investment Council, Ukrainian World Congress, Aspen Institute, Aspen Institute Kyiv, and the Atlantic Council.

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