II “Ukrainian Defense & Security Forum ’17” will take place on April 27 in Kyiv

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Ukrainian Defense & Security Forum '17

The II “Ukrainian Defense & Security Forum ’17”, focused on investments in the defense sector, will be held on April 27, 2017. Forum Organizer – A7 CONFERENCES, under the patronage of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Exclusive Legal Partner – International law firm Dentons, Institutional Partner – NATO Representation to Ukraine, Strategic Partner – Association of Ukrainian Defense Manufacturers, Cyber Security Partner – ISPP, Partner – CISCO, Official Carrier – Turkish Airlines, Telecommunication Partner – Lanet, Investment Partner – A7 CAPITAL, General Specialized Media Partner – Defense Express.

Forum for the second time will become an international platform for the discussion of topical issues and solving urgent problems of the sector and will bring together over 500 of key sector players, investors, business representatives, government officials and financial institutions from over 20 countries.

Among the key topics of the Forum – the national strategy of defense and security sector, a key sector reforms and their effects, investment opportunities in public-private partnership to increase the investment attractiveness of the military-industrial complex, potential, technologies and prospects of the Air and ground forces of Ukraine, cyber-security, information technology and others.

Among the Forum speakers are: Stepan Poltorak, Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Ihor Pavlovsky, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine; Yuriy Brovchenko, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine; Yuriy Husyev, Partner, EasyBusiness; Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine (2015-2016); Oleg Derevianko, Ex Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, ISSP – Information Systems Security Partners, Co-founder and President, Kyiv Cyber Academy, Founder, Institute of Self-actualization; Aleksander Vinnikov, Head, NATO Representation to Ukraine; Director, NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine; Roman Romanov, General Director, SC «UKROBORONPROM»; Yevgen Rokicki, Co-Chairman of the Board, Ukrainian Defense and Security Industry Association; Ingvar Pärnamäe, CEO, Estonian Defence Industry Association; Dariusz Oleschuk, Partner, Dentons Warsaw; Oleksii Iasynskyi, Head of ISSP Labs; Information Systems Security Partners Laboratory & Research Center; Denys Hurak, Deputy Director General for Foreign Economic Activity, SC «UKROBORONOPROM»; Volodymyr Semeniv, Director of Corporate Rights and Investment Projects, MOTOR SICH;  Glen Grant, Project Manager “Defence Housing Reform project”, Defence Reform Office Ukraine MOD; Colonel Bela Tetseli, Advisor for Automated Systems of Command and Control of the NATO Liason Office in Ukraine; Valentin Badrak, Executive Director, League of defense enterprises of Ukraine; Vadym Kodachygov, President, Association of Ukrainian Defense Manufacturers; Sergey Zgurets, Director, Information and consulting firm Defense Express; Oleksandr Kotsiuba, President, SE “Antonov”; Oleksandr Kozenko, Director, Helitraining Ukraine; Igor Kabanenko, President, UA.RPA; Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine for Eurointegration (2014) and others.

Forum Organizer – A7 CONFERENCES, Exclusive Legal Partner – International law firm Dentons, Institutional Partner – NATO Representation to Ukraine, Strategic partner – Association of Ukrainian Defense Manufacturers, Cyber Security Partner – ISPP, Partner – CISCO, Official Carrier – Turkish Airlines, Telecommunication Partner – Lanet, Investment Partner – A7 CAPITAL, General Specialized Media Partner – Defense Express. General TV Partner – News One, General News Partner – Interfax-Ukraine, General Radio Partner – Radio Golos Stolitsy, Exclusive Media Partner – Liga Business Inform. Exclusive Business Media Partner – Business Newspaper. Media Partners: Defence Blog, Business and Security, Platforma, Kyiv Post, Military reformer, Industry in focus, Global Ukraine news, National Center of transport infrastructure reforms. Supported by: АСС, In Venture Investment Group, KMBS, Ukrainian Business Association in Poland, BUCC Ukraine, TUID.

The program and additional information can be found on the web site: www.a7conf.com/defense17/en

Forum venue: Hotel Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv (Naberezhna Khreschatytska St., 1, Kyiv).

Participation: for profile organizations (specialized companies with defense and security sector) and investors – 5 000.00 UAH. (Limited spaces); for non-profile organizations – 9 900.00 UAH; for embassies, government institutions and media – free (after confirmation). Participation is available only for the C-suite executives. Ukrainian companies have a unique opportunity to include their investment projects into the Investment Catalogue free of charge via the website: www.invest.in.ua

Media accreditation by tel.: +38 044 227 27 77, +38 063 145 87 35, anna@a7-group.com (Contact person: Anna-Veronika Krasnopolska).

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