The X International Economic Forum “Innovations. Investments. Kharkov initiatives!” took place on September 29.
Kharkov Forum is the largest Eastern Economic Forum, which is held annually. About 600 participants, representatives of foreign delegations from 35 countries and 18 ambassadors extraordinary & plenipotentiary came to the forum this year.
The plenary session of the Х International Economic Forum in Kharkov was opened by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
Kharkov is the heart of Ukrainian industry and the Kharkov forum is perhaps the biggest and the best forum in Ukraine: “At least, Kharkov is definitely fighting for this honorary title” – the head of the state noted in his speech.
The first Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv noted that Kharkov Forum has proven itself to be a good platform for building contacts and cooperation for Ukrainian business and foreign investors, because Kharkov is the city where new Ukrainian economy is born, this is the city of innovations and industrial upgrading as well, during speaking at the forum,.
Dmitry Stalinskiy, Director general of State Enterprise “Ukrainian Research and Technology Center of Metallurgical Industry “Energostal” took part in the X International Economic Forum and made a presentation.
D. Stalinskiy focused the attention of the forum participants on ways of solving current problems today - increasing the competitiveness of domestic engineering products as well as providing of high-tech engineering products manufacturing in general. One of the ways to solve these problems is to set up technologically advanced, environmentally friendly, energy-efficient mini-metallurgical enterprises that use steel scrap as their main raw material component. Such enterprises need to be gradually set up in intensive metal consumption regions - where machine building is concentrated and will develop. To such regions in Ukraine belongs Kharkov region, primarily.
Many years of experience in research and development of Kharkov scientists, engineers and manufacturers, including specialists from SE “UkrRTC “Energostal” testify to their readiness for full-scale implementation of the proposed “turn-key” project.
Two plenary sessions and three panel discussions were carried out during the X International Economic Forum: “Integration model of economic development: the inter-sectoral effects of investment and cooperation”, “Decentralization and local development: new business opportunities”, “Creative economy: from new education to new industries.
On the current forum made deals almost on UAH 6 bln and reached investment agreements on about $ 250 mln, 2 cooperation memorandums were signed, according to the chairman’s of Kharkov regional State Administration Yuliya Svetlychnaya information in total.