The Forum of Financiers at the VI Eastern European Business Forum took place in Kharkiv on February 28. The key theme for 2019 was “Corporate Finance: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities.”
The forum’s speakers included recognized financiers and owners of large companies from across Ukraine.
The event consisted of several parts, starting with business owners and executives reflecting on human resources recruitment practices. Serhii Polituchiy, President of the Factor Group of Companies, and Gagik Nersesyan, managing partner at Baker Tilly Ukraine, both emphasized the role of human capital in the development of financial knowledge within business organizations, including their owners.
After that, owners and executives reviewed global trends in corporate finance in detail. Ruslan Nazarenko, project manager at IT-Enterprise, described the introduction of IT products as one of the main trends in Industry 4.0. In addition, the participants addressed globalization and deoffshorization of business with detailed comments from the managing partner of EUCON Yaroslav Romanchuk and the representative of the Kyiv office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Olexander Kaplaty. Grygory Kukuruza, an economist for the Independent Macroeconomic Forecasts Group, gave a detailed macroeconomic analysis of the global economy and options for the prediction of global crises.
Next, financiers, accountants and tax specialists divided into separate panels. The financiers’ highlights were the speech of Serhii Poznyak, the founder of FGK Financial Group, on increasing business transparency, comments by Ihor Balaka, member of the European Business Association Kharkiv Coordination Council, and Serhii Goncharuk, financial consultant, a former chief financial officer at Technocom, Nestle Group, on improving investment attractiveness.
Following this, financiers, accountants and tax specialists divided into separate panels. Highlights of the financiers’ panel included a speech by Serhii Poznyak, founder of FGK Financial Group, who spoke about increasing business transparency, with additional comments on improving investment attractiveness made by Ihor Balaka, member of the European Business Association Kharkiv Coordination Council, and Serhii Goncharuk, financial consultant and former chief financial officer at Technocom, Nestle Group.
The Eastern European Business Forum was the largest business event in Kharkiv during the winter season according to event organizers Yurii Kostoglodov and Yaroslav Khobta, who both reaffirmed their belief that the forum has become an excellent platform for communication, exchange of experience and an important source for the most relevant information in the professional sphere. Furthermore, both maintain that this event confirms that Kharkiv holds the position of one of the largest financial centers in Ukraine.
Text: Yevhen Dorokhov
Edited: Peter Cribey, luckypupil.co.uk
Photo: Yaroslav Khobta