What will happen with financing of small and medium-size business in Ukraine in 2010?


On February 10, 2010, Mainstream Communication & Consulting provided press-support to the first conference „Financing of Small and Medium-size Business in Ukraine 2010“, initiated by the German Government-owned Development Bank KfW.

The conference topic „Financing of Small and Medium-size Business in Ukraine 2010“ aroused interest of over 20 journalists from 17 leading business editions, news agencies, and TV channels, namely newspapers „KommersantЪ“, „Business“, „Ekonomicheskiye Izvestiya“, „Delo“, „Den“, magazines „Finansist“, „Vlast Deneg“, „DengiUA“, „Mir Deneg“ and many others.

The conference participants addressed the following issues: political and economic conditions of work for small and medium-size business in Ukraine; financing opportunities for small and medium-size business in Ukraine; responsible banking; support of energy saving projects in Ukraine.

Participation of the high-level guests emphasized the importance of the issue small and medium-size business financing in Ukraine. Along with the German Ambassador (Dr. Hans-Jürgen Heimsöth), Deputy Head of the National Bank of Ukraine (Mr. Volodymyr Krotjuk), Deputy Minister of Finances (Mr. Oleksandr Savchenko), as well as World Bank Director (Mr. Martin Raiser), in the discussion were engaged highly regarded representatives of Ukrainian and international banks, public institutions, private enterprises, and well-known experts.

„We have been successfully cooperating with KfW Banking Group for two years now, and all events, initiated by the Group in Ukraine, usually evoke wide response and coverage in mass media since KfW always addresses very important and innovative topics for Ukraine. This time the conference was of interest for mass media as well, all journalists noted the relevance of discussed topics and brought up issues,“ told Marina Ermakova, the senior account manager of Mainstream. The conference took place in Hyatt Regency Kyiv Hotel on February 10 and gathered about 100 participants.