The future of SMEs in Ukraine: challenges and opportunities


A conference is being held on 14 December in Kyiv, on challenges and opportunities for SMEs in Ukraine, organised by the National Organisation for Retail Trade NGO.

Among the issues to be addressed at the conference are:


  • What is a new reality?
  • What does business expect in the coming years?
  • What is the future of retail in Ukraine?
  • How are innovative products created?
  • Can artificial intelligence help boost sales?
  • What's new in accounting?
  • What are the bottlenecks of Ukrainian exports and how to overcome them?
  • What management systems for SMEs are effective?
  • How to improve business with the theory of system constraints (TOS)?

The speakers are: 

  • Igor Novikov. Head of SingularityU Kyiv, organiser of GIC Ukraine 2017.
  • Andrey Dlygach, CEO of the Advanter Group.
  • Andrew Zablovsky Head of the Secretariat of the Council of Entrepreneurs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
  • Vitaliy Zhukov. Co-founder of IT company Artellence.
  • Tatyana Vlasiychuk. Group of Regulation of Products with Potential of Reducing Risk PJSC ‘Philip Morris Ukraine’.
  • Kutsenko Michael, Head of Small Business Group of SAP Ukraine.
  • Oleg Miroshnichenko. Coach and Consultant on Export to European and International Markets.
  • Maxim Yegorichev, Business consultant ‘NORD Consulting’.
  • Lyudmila Melnyk. Business trainer, consultant, facilitator.

SMEs provide work for more than 4 million people in Ukraine, generate about 20% of the country’s GDP and make up the majority of the country’s companies. The EU supports SME development through its EU4Business initiative, which makes it easier for SMEs to get finance and provides training and targeted support for businesses led by women and those working in the green economy. SMEs also get technical support to help them align with EU standards, increase exports and benefit from the free trade deal between Ukraine and EU.





The participation fee is UAH 600. Register here to attend.

For more information contact: or +38 044 278-52-15.

Conference hall ADMIRAL HALL
Kreshchatyk street 7/11, 2nd floor