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  • Ukraine Reform Conference, Toronto, July 2019

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    Ukraine Reform Conference, a key annual international event dedicated to an expert discussion on the progress of reforms in Ukraine, comes back in a new format. This year the conference takes place on July 2-4 in Toronto, Canada.

    Holding the Ukraine Reform Conference in a short period of time between the presidential and parliamentary election in Ukraine is an important step to unite Ukraine’s international partners and friends, and to assess the democratic transformations and reforms, that have been taking place in the country since 2014. 

    Preserving the achieved result, ensuring the irreversibility of reforms will be the core idea behind this year’s event.

    The two previous conferences (the 2017 Conference in London and the 2018 Conference in Copenhagen) were held under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman. This time, as usual, the conference is being organized by the Government of Ukraine.

    What’s on the Agenda

    The 2019 Ukraine Reform Conference will be held for the first time in an interactive format. Besides the usual speeches of top officials and panel discussions, the attendees of the event will get a chance to discover more about business and investment opportunities in Ukraine, and get familiar with products of Ukrainian creative industries at the unique Ukraine House platform.  

    The key issues on the agenda include* the following:

    • Irreversibility of reforms in Ukraine
    • Decentralization reform, its opportunities, efficiency, and results
    • Ukraine on the path of integration into the Euro-Atlantic community
    • Ukraine: innovations, opportunities and investing

    Besides, the Ukraine House will offer its guests a number of presentations by representatives of Ukrainian creative industries, B2B and networking activities.

    The key audience of Ukraine Reform Conference includes foreign and Ukrainian officials, top-level businessmen, representatives of the EU member states, NATO, G7 and civil society leaders.  

    * A more detailed program of the 2019 Ukraine Reform Conference will be available soon 

    Key achievements at a glance

    Direct Speech

    Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs

    “I am delighted that Canada is hosting the Ukraine Reform Conference in Toronto this year. This is an invaluable opportunity for Canada and the international community to demonstrate our committed support for reform in Ukraine. Together, we will continue to work toward strengthening the rules-based international order and building the future that the people of Ukraine deserve.”

    Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

    “I am very much looking forward to the Ukraine Reform Conference taking place in Toronto later this year. The occasion presents a great opportunity for Ukraine to come together with our international partners to take stock of the progress we have made to date and to work in partnership on the roadmap that is paving the way to a brighter future for Ukraine and its place in the world.”