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URC Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2019
Ukraine Reform Conference July 2-4, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
About URC 2019

Ukraine Reform Conference, a key annual international event dedicated to expert discussion of progress of reforms in Ukraine, in 2019 was held in a new format in Toronto on July 2-4.

Maintaining the results achieved and ensuring the irreversibility of reforms became the keynote of the 2019 conference.

The previous two conferences (in London in 2017 and in Copenhagen in 2018) were held under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Ukraine. In 2019, as in previous years, the conference was prepared by the Government of Ukraine. The President of Ukraine took part in the Conference.

Program

Ukraine Reform Conference 2019

For the first time in its years long history, the project had an interactive format, in addition to the speeches by top-level officials and panel discussions with leading international experts; guests of the event had the opportunity to learn more about business and investment opportunities in Ukraine, get acquainted with the products of Ukrainian creative industries within the unique Ukraine House platform.

Main topics of the conference:

Irreversibility of
Ukrainian reforms
Decentralization
reform: opportunities, efficiency, result
Ukraine on the path
of integration into the
Euro-Atlantic community
Ukraine: Innovation, opportunities and investment

In addition, Ukraine House platform hosted a number of presentations from representatives of the Ukrainian creative industries, B2B and networking meetings.

Traditionally, the key audience of the Ukraine Reform Conference was foreign and Ukrainian government officials, top-level businessmen, representatives of the EU, NATO, G7 countries and civil society.

Results

Highlighted results of reforms in Ukraine

Investments in the quality of education during 2018-2019

Chose their personal family doctor. Salaries of doctors and nurses

Roads of state, regional and local significance were built in 3 years

Territorial communities have been created. About 70% of the country's population lives in amalgamated territorial communities

Growth of real GDP  in 3 years

Inflation in 2018. The lowest in the last 5 years

Volume of capital investments for 2015 - 2018

Position in the Doing Business rating; 71st place in DB 2019

Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign
Affairs of Canada
I am glad that this year's Ukraine Reform Conference is being held in Toronto. This is an invaluable opportunity for Canada and the international community to demonstrate our strong support for reforms in Ukraine. Together, we will continue to work to strengthen the international order based on acceptable rules and build the future that the residents of Ukraine deserve.
More about past conferences

Ukraine Reform Conference
2017 - 2021

URC 2021
Ukraine Reform Conference, Vilnius, July 2021
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URC 2018
Ukraine Reform Conference, Copenhagen, June 2018
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URC 2017
Ukraine Reform Conference, London, July 2017
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