Kyiv Investment Forum took place on September 10, 2021.
During the event, international and Ukrainian investors, representatives of local governments, municipalities of European and Asian cities, experts on sustainable development and health, urbanists and artists discussed issues of creative transformation and new opportunities for investment-attractive industries.
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko opened the forum.
"Investment is one of the locomotives of the city's development. Almost 60% of the state's revenues come from Kyiv. Our task is to interest every investor so that they have the opportunity to implement their projects and opportunities. We have many plans, interesting and promising projects that are profitable to invest in. Kyiv is open for business initiatives that help the capital to develop dynamically. So - join us! Multiply the beauty and comfort of European Kyiv and multiply your success!" Vitaliy Klitschko addressed the forum participants.
The Forum was also attended by the Mayor of Baku Eldar Azizov, the Mayor of Chisinau Ion Ceban, the City Manager of Podgorica Marian Yunchai and the Deputy Mayor of Krakow for Sustainable Development Jerzy Muzyk.
They noted four components for successful attraction of investments in municipal projects: stable and efficient city authorities, willingness to invest on the part of business, human capital, quality and convenience of life in the city.
During the Forum, experts from different countries presented successful projects of successful urban transformations, in particular: the creation of an urban forest in Madrid, the revitalization of industrial zones in Eindhoven, the development of an abandoned area around Podgorica airport and many others.
Environmental challenges faced by Greater Kyiv, the search for growth points for investment in the environmental sphere and the necessary steps to return the status of one of the greenest cities in Europe to the capital of Ukraine became the top topics of the discussion panel: "Adaptation to climate change: rapid urban development and environmental conservation".
The most promising for Kyiv experts called energy efficiency and energy modernization projects, emphasizing the importance of raising the level of environmental awareness of residents of the capital agglomeration. The role of creative industries in shaping the economic well-being of the modern city, the main trends in their development, success factors and ways to increase competitiveness were discussed by the participants of the discussion panel "Creative transformation: codes of a new reality".
Kyiv has identified The city authorities, seeing the prospect in their development and support, promotes the transformation of these industries into real drivers of qualitative changes in the city and increase the volume of investments. "Creative industries are always about people and development. About economy and innovation. About identity and globality. About tourism and the image of the city in the world. And also about the high added value created by people", - summed up the Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine Tetiana Prokopchuk.
Also during the forum, the capital's companies presented to investors the potential of the capital region in the field of healthcare, pharmaceuticals, food industry, consumer goods, logistics, high technology, public administration, entertainment, as well as chemical and light industry.