The Ukrainian-BritishCity Club (UBCC) and Olswang present a half-day conference

Investment Opportunities in Ukraine: Focus on Real Estate


Location: 90 High Holborn, London WC1V 6XX


Tuesday 22 May 2007
London, UK


Speakers include:

Andriy Apostol – Partner - Prodexim Group

Alex Frishberg – Partner – Frishberg & Partners

Yuri Nartov – Managing Director – Colliers International

Alex Podell – Partner – 1849 PLC

Saydam Salaheddin – Director, European Real Estate Investment Banking - Credit Suisse

Eleni Skordaki – Partner, Real Estate Finance – Olswang

Olexandr Tarabukhin – Sales Director – On-Line Capital

Yaroslav Voitko – Trade Attache – Trade Mission of Ukraine in the United Kingdom



14:00 Registration and coffee

14:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Session 1: Real Estate Investment in Ukraine: pros and cons

  • Ukrainian Real Estate: who are the investors, how the potential returns compare to other emerging markets?
  • View from the City: outlook on real estate investment in Ukraine, and what types of real estate are best to invest into? What is investors' confidence in the Ukrainian real estate market?
  • View from the existing Western investor: what are the major problems of entering the Ukrainian real estate market? What are the main tips to make the entry easier? What are the risks vs rewards?
  • Financing investment in the Ukrainian Real Estate: pitfalls and how to overcome them

Questions from the floor followed by panel discussion

16:00 Afternoon coffee and networking break

16:30 Session 2: Ukrainian Real Estate Market: meet the local players

  • Doing business in Ukraine: strategies and calculating the risk. Is there a difference in perception of the "risk management" between Ukraine and the West? How to assess the project feasibility? How to identify a reliable local partner?
  • Presentations from the regional Ukrainian developers: local partners, regional specifics of real estate and investment opportunities on offer.

Questions from the floor

17:50 Chairman's summarising remarks and close of the conference.

18:00 Concluding drinks reception

The conference will be in English, without translation.

Indemnity : It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of the organisers, to change the content or timing of the programme, the speakers or the venue.


Admission is by invitation only.

Cost of attending the event:

UBCC members: free
Non-members: 49 GBP per person

Please respond to or by post to the Ukrainian-British City Club at 90 High Holborn, London WC1V 6XX if you would like to attend this event. If you are a non-member, please indicate whether you require an invoice.

Any non-members who join the UBCC before 12 May 2007 will be entitled to attend this event free of charge.