Ukraine and the World: Re-Thinking and Moving On. YES, Yalta.

2 Oct 2010

7th Yalta Annual Meeting – September 30 — October 3, 2010 Livadia Palace, Yalta, Ukraine

Ukraine and the World: Re-Thinking and Moving On

 Thursday, September 30

20:30 Welcome Reception


Friday, October 1

09:00 — 09:30 Conference Opening
Welcoming remarks:
Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005), Chairman of the Board of YES
Victor Pinchuk, Founder and Member of the Board of YES
Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor-at-Large, Reuters News


09:30 — 10:15 Ukraine in a Changing World
Viktor Yanukovych, President of Ukraine


10:15 — 11:00 Europe’s Future in a Time of Challenges
Bronislaw Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland


11:30 — 12:40 The New Global Order and Its Key Players
Stefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy (opening remarks)
Alexander Babakov, Deputy Speaker, State Duma of the Russian Federation
Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Javier Solana, fmr. High Representative of the EU for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Member of the Board of YES
Wang Jisi, Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University


12:40 — 13:00 Euro 2012 — A Chance for Business to Contribute to Ukraine’s Modernisation: Kharkiv as a Case Study
Alexander Yaroslavskiy, General investor and coordinator of Kharkov for Euro 2012, Owner and President of DCH, President of FC Metalist


14:20 — 15:30 The Crisis and Economic Re-Building
Alexei Kudrin, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation (opening remarks)
Iryna Akimova, First Deputy Head, Administration of the President of Ukraine
Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Olivier Descamps, Managing Director, Turkey, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, EBRD
Andrey Kostin, President, VTB Bank


15:30 — 16.00 What Happened to Our Economies and How To Avoid It Happening Again? (TV Link)
Martin Wolf, Columnist, Financial Times and Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute of International Economics


16:00 — 17:00 Climate Change — A Global Threat Ignored in Ukraine
Kofi Annan (opening speaker, via TV link)
Inger Andersen, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank
Nikolai Dronin, Moscow State University
Andriy Klyuev, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
Joschka Fischer, Adviser, Nabucco Project


17:00 — 17:30 How to Overcome the Crisis and Build Sustainable Economies (TV Link)
Larry Summers, Director, National Economic Council of the United States


20:00 — 20:45 Speech: The United States and the Global Shifts of the 21st Century
William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States


Saturday, October 2

09:00 — 10:00 The Global Economy and Ukraine
Mykola Azarov, Prime Minister of Ukraine
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund


10:30 — 11:15 Building High-Tech Economies — an Eastern Silicon Valley and Wall Street?
Viktor Vekselberg, Chairman, Renova Group; Coordinator, International Innovation Center “Skolkovo”
Alexander Voloshin, Head of the Working Group on Creating an International Financial Center in the Russian Federation


11:15 — 12:00 Modernising Ukraine — From Strategy to Implementation
Borys Kolesnikov, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
Vladislav Kaskiv, Head of Working Group for National Projects, Committee on Economic Reforms
Kirill Dmitriev, President, ICON Private Equity


12:00 — 13:00 Ukraine: Should it Move East And/Or West?
Elmar Brok, MEP, Foreign Policy Spokesman of the EPP in the European Parliament
Sergei Glaziev, Secretary General, EurAsEc Customs Union Commission
Leonid Kuchma, President of Ukraine (1994-2005)
Marek Siwiec, MEP, Member of the Board of YES


15:00 — 16:00 The Energy Challenge
Yuri Boyko, Minister for Fuel and Energy of Ukraine
Leonid Grigoriev, President, Institute for Energy and Finance, Moscow
Alan Riley, Professor, City University of London


16:00 — 17:00 Paths to Ukraine’s Future — What Change Do We Need?
Carl Bild, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden
Volodymyr Lytvyn, Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine
Serhiy Tyhypko, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
Arsenyi Yatseniuk, MP, Leader of “Front of Change”


17:00 — 17:30 Concluding Session
Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005), Chairman of the Board of YES


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