Welcome remarks by:
Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

H.E. Valeriy Chaly
Embassy of Ukraine

Business in Donbas: Is It Possible, Useful or Harmful?

A conversation with:
Ambassador Martin Sajdik
Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group 
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Dr. Vladislav Inozemtsev
Center for Post-Industrial Studies in Moscow

Dr. Oleksandr Petryk
Alternate Executive Director
International Monetary Fund

Mr. Vitaly Butenko
Commercial Director

Moderated by:
Ms. Irina Paliashvili
Senior Counsel
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group

What Does Ukraine’s Economic Recovery Look Like?

A conversation with:
Mr. Ron van Rooden
Mission Chief for Ukraine
International Monetary Fund

Ms. Caroline Vicini
Deputy Head of Delegation
Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Dr. Anders Åslund
Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
Ambassador Paula Dobriansky
Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project, John F. Kennedy Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Harvard University

Keynote Speech

Keynote speech delivered by:
Minister Aivaras Abromavičius
Former Minister of Economy and Trade
Government of Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund’s $40 billion aid package is contingent upon the Ukrainian government’s implementation of reforms to strengthen the economy, and western partners have raised questions on whether these reforms will be implemented. The Atlantic Council will bring together European leaders, US policymakers, and top experts in the field to discuss the current state of the economy and to make recommendations on what the international community should do to help Ukraine. The conference will consist of two panels. The first panel will cover business in Donbas, and whether it is possible, useful, or harmful. The second panel will feature a discussion on what the state of Ukraine’s economic recovery looks like. Aivaras Abromavičius, the former Ukraine’s minister of economy and trade will deliver a keynote speech. 

We hope you will join us for this timely and important conference. 


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