CEO Arricano - Speaker of the Ukrainian investment road-show in London

On March 20-21, 2017, Mikhail Merkulov, CEO of Arricano, will take part in the Ukrainian investment road-show Approaches to Corporate Finance and Strategies of the Most Dynamic Companies of Ukraine, which will be held in London.

This forum was organized by the Strategy Council, a company developing international business relations, a European business community on the Ukrainian companies and international investors’ initiative to strengthen the links between the business communities of European countries with the developing market economy. The participants of the meeting will consist of the leading companies, representatives of regulatory bodies, well-known experts and consultants from Ukraine and representatives of leading institutional investors, investment bankers, advisers and other participants of London’s financial community.

"The dialogue between Ukrainian business and European investors will help to improve the investment climate in Ukraine", said Mikhail Merkulov. - "Ukraine is a country with huge potential and market. The road-show will give an opportunity to tell potential foreign partners from the first hand about the successes and barriers in doing business in the country, the specifics of the industry markets, the strategies that the business uses to develop and to be competitive in international markets, and development plans".

The investment road show's program will have the topics relevant for accelerating the Ukrainian economy recovery: Global Macroeconomic Forecast and What it Means for Ukraine, What is Needed to Improve the Business Environment and Investment Climate in Ukrainian Business, Corporate Finances and Capital Markets, Work Processes Improvement, including cases How to Achieve Sustainable Growth and Profitability in Existing Conditions, reviews of key manufacturing sectors of Ukraine with participation of market leaders.

Mikhail Merkulov notes that the rich program of the meeting will focus participants’ attention on searching for forms and formats of cooperation, on a deeper understanding of the opportunities and prospects for business development in Ukraine for foreign investors. "It is very important to understand that today is the best time for foreign companies to enter the Ukrainian market", - Merkulov comments. - "Our buyer is not spoiled by the variety of quality goods and services at an affordable price. For example, a retailer, who makes a "qualitatively-affordable" offer, will immediately have a visible success".

CEO of Arricano, calls the delay of reforms among the obvious limiting factors that prevent the arrival of foreign investors in Ukraine and which international experts singled out as undermining confidence in Ukraine. "In many areas, the reform process has already begun to produce visible results. However, this is not enough", - emphasizes Mikhail Merkulov. - "There is everything for business, except legal protection, in Ukraine. Therefore, the business will soar after the judicial reform and reform of the law enforcement structures". At the same time, Mikhail Merkulov notes that today the conditions for foreign investors' coming to Ukraine are favorable.

The delegation of Ukraine is represented by speakers from the government and from business - Oleksandr Danyliuk, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine; Pavlo Moroz, the Deputy Minister of Justice; Leonid Kozachenko, Agrarian Committee of the Verkhovna Rada; Nina Yuzhanina, the Chairman of the Committee on Tax and Customs Policy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; Timothy Ash, the Senior Strategist, Emerging Markets BluBay Asset Management; Serhii Voloboiev, the Chief Economist of Norvik Banka UK; Daniil Bilak, the Director of UkaineInvest; Artem Shevalov, the Member of the Board of Directors of the EBRD; Vladyslav Rashkovan, the Partner, SD Capital; Jock Mendoza-Wilson, the Director of International and Investor Relations, System Capital Management; Chris Uifer, the Managing Partner of Macro-Advisory; Denys Hurak, the Deputy Director General of Ukroboronprom; Iriyna Miroshnyk, the President of Immer - Ukrplastic; Mikhail Merkulov, CEO of Arricano Real Estate; Ihor Buchatskyi, the Country Manager at ED&F Man Ukraine; Dmytro Anufriiev, the Executive Director of UMG; representatives of other companies that are interested in developing the investment appeal of Ukraine and developing the image of Ukraine as an investment-attractive country at the international level.

The program of the Ukrainian investment road-show Approaches to Corporate Finance and Strategies of the Most Dynamic Companies of Ukraine is at