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This year, the EBA Western Ukrainian Office is celebrating its 15th anniversary!

11/ 12/ 2019
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Together with the office’s executive team, partners and members of the Regional Coordination Council 2019, the idea of celebrating – “United by Values” – was successfully implemented.

Many people from different spheres and generations worked hard to make these 15 years successful. To mark this historic milestone, we decided to celebrate the anniversary with a series of meetings to recall how everything started, what unites us and what the business community should expect soon.

“The main idea of the 15th-anniversary celebration was not accidentally chosen, because, at a time when everything is changing fast and business has to overcome new challenges every day, these are the values that we rely on while making important decisions. Values mean a lot to the EBA. They bring companies together for over 20 years in Ukraine and 15 years in Western Ukrainian Office. Further uniting of business based on the values of the Association – transparency, rule of law, partnerships, culture and respect, security and care, passion for innovation – in my opinion, will make it possible to achieve our goal – make Ukraine a better place for doing business,” – said Maryana Lutsyshyn, Head of the Association’s Western Ukrainian Office.

On November 29, the event “United by Values. Past. Friends Party” took place. Leaders who have worked for the Association for 15 years and started the path of the organization have been invited to the event. The friendly atmosphere, meeting of peers who were brought together by good memories, pleasant gathering of colleagues, guests from abroad who helped to build the organization, once again reminded of the EBA mission – to make Ukraine the best place for doing business and our strength – cooperation, interaction, and partnership.

On December 6, we organized the business conference “United by values. Future” and the grand reception “United by Values. Present”.

At the conference together with the guests – Jana Herceg, Head of the Trade and Economic Sector of EU Delegation to Ukraine, Svitlana Mykhailovska, EBA Deputy Director, Advocacy, and Yaroslav Lyubinets, Chairman of SoftServe Board of Directors we talked about the future of the EU, the Association and business community. The event was moderated by Anton Podilchak, Head of the Regional Coordination Council of the EBA Western Ukrainian Office. We also discussed the impact of artificial intelligence on the daily lives of each of us and our business, as well as fundamental changes in the country, such as the fight against corruption and the role of each of us in the development of the state.  

In addition to the Association’s participants, Markiyan Malskyy, Head of Lviv Regional State Administration, Denys Shmygal, Head of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration, Andriy Sadoviy, Mayor of Lviv, and Vasyl Kresyak, Acting Head of the Main Department of State Tax Service in Lviv region, also attended the grand reception. We hope that constructive dialogue and our cooperation with them will only intensify next year.

At the end of the evening, traditionally, the results of the elections to the Regional Coordination Council for 2020 were announced:

  • Igor Savka, Director of ACO Industries,
  • Anton Podilchak, Managing Partner of Advice Group,
  • Taras Yurynts, Director of Guldmann Ukraine,
  • Roman Velychko, HIMA Business Development Director in Ukraine,
  • Alina Boychuk, Director of South Western Department of PZU Ukraine.

Therefore, we congratulate the Coordinating Council’s representatives on their election and wish them energy and motivation for the activity in the Council.

Of course, on behalf of the members, we would like to say a special thanks to the partners of the event. This year AGMM organization was supported by EBA members – Citadel Inn Hotel, SoftServe, Klingspor, Karpatsmoly, Freedom Finance, Advice Group, Arzinger, Pernod Ricard Ukraine and friends of the Association – SHOco., the Old Lion Publishing House, ILTA Lviv, MOPIS.

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