Media Advisory - Canada-Ukraine business forum will showcase strength of our economic ties

TORONTO, June 17, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Ukraine is open to Canada, and the Canada-Ukraine Business Forum on Monday, June 20 will demonstrate why more Canadian businesses should be open to Ukraine.

At the Canada-Ukraine Business Forum, Ukrainian and Canadian Ministers, business leaders, and Canadian entrepreneurs who have succeeded in Ukraine will tell a story of a country being reborn by a new generation in IT, fashion, agriculture and other sectors.

Learn more in this video Canada and Ukraine: Already in Action

When: Monday, June 20, 2016

Where: Toronto Congress Centre, 655 Dixon Road Toronto, Ontario

9 a.m. Opening Remarks (Cohen Ballroom)

  • Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine
  • Roman Waschuk, Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine
  • Andriy Shevchenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada

3:30 p.m. Media Availability (The Courtyard)

  • Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade
  • Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine

Additional Sessions
9:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. -- Doing Business in Ukraine/Opportunities, Reforms, Challenges
11: 30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement – Opportunities and Success Stories
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Sessions highlighting opportunities in IT and Infrastructure, Transportation and Logistics
4 p.m. - 5:45  p.m. Food Processing, Technology and Agriculture and Energy and Renewables
6:30 p.m.- 9 pm. Gala Dinner

For the full list of speakers, schedule and times visit:

Media Accreditation is required for the Forum. Interviews can arranged on-site or via telephone or broadcast.

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SOURCE Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support Project

Video with caption: "Canada and Ukraine: Already in Action". Video available at:

For further information: For Accreditation to the Forum or for Interview availability, contact: Brent Dowdall, The Conference Board of Canada, 613-526-3090, ext. 448,

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