The North American “Davos”: Toronto is hosting the Ukraine Reform Conference


From July 2 to 4, 2019, Canada will host and co-chair the third Ukraine Reform Conference in Toronto attended by Canadian and Ukrainian foreign ministers the Honourable Chrystia Freeland and Pavlo Klimkin. 

More than 300 representatives of high-ranking delegations from the EU member states, NATO, G7 and other countries, as well as heads of international institutions, representatives from the civil society, private sector and think tanks, as well as members of the Ukrainian Canadian community will gather in Canada to support Ukraine’s reform process, discuss reform progress and challenges, find solutions and set out the priorities and the vision of Ukraine’s reform agenda.

For the first time in the conference’s history, the 2019 Ukraine Reform Conference will be held in an interactive format at Ukraine House Toronto, a unique platform showcasing Ukraine’s business, investment, innovation and creative opportunities, and highlighting its development dynamics and potential.

The Ukraine House will also offer its guests a number of presentations by representatives of Ukrainian creative industries, B2B meetings and networking activities.

The aim of the conference is to support Ukraine’s reform process by making it inclusive through engagement of foreign ministers, parliamentarians, representatives from the private sector and civil society and interactive through debate at moderated panel discussions and in-depth analysis of topical issues, and by involving the contribution of the active members of the Ukrainian Canadian community.

Taking place between presidential and parliamentary elections, the Ukraine Reform Conference comes at an opportune time to showcase Ukraine’s achievements to the international community and outline the Ukrainian vision of the international agenda. The discussions will be based on the principles of democratic and inclusive Ukraine backed up by capable institution and confidence in government. The conference is expected to update cooperation between the people of Ukraine, parliamentarians and international community representatives taking a more mature and inclusive approach.


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