INTERNATIONAL
MAYORS SUMMIT 2017

About

International Mayors Summit (IMS) was launched in 2016 as a knowledge exchange platform for local government leaders and representatives of the major stakeholders in local development at global level.

The annual Summit brings together prominent mayors from all over the world to discuss modern trends in urban development, innovations, best practices and common challenges and solutions in all areas of city life. The Summit is supported by the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Mayor of Kyiv.

The IMS format allows participants to get inspired and build a strong international network with prominent global leaders of urban transformation, meet visionaries in city development, mayors, experts, as well as change agents from civil society and business.

IMS 2017 will be held in Kyiv on November 28-29, 2017. It will be focused on innovations transforming cities into services to respond to the needs of their citizens, as well as to global challenges such as environmental issues, cybersecurity, and inclusiveness.

International Mayors Summit (IMS) was launched in 2016 as a knowledge exchange platform for local government leaders and representatives of the major stakeholders in local development at global level.

The annual Summit brings together prominent mayors from all over the world to discuss modern trends in urban development, innovations, best practices and common challenges and solutions in all areas of city life. The Summit is supported by the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Mayor of Kyiv.

The IMS format allows participants to get inspired and build a strong international network with prominent global leaders of urban transformation, meet visionaries in city development, mayors, experts, as well as change agents from civil society and business.

IMS 2017 will be held in Kyiv on November 28-29, 2017. It will be focused on innovations transforming cities into services to respond to the needs of their citizens, as well as to global challenges such as environmental issues, cybersecurity, and inclusiveness.

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Agenda

28 november

29 november

REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE

GRAND OPENING

Jaroslawa Johnson, President and CEO of Western NIS Enterprise Fund

Vitaliy Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, Chairman of the Association of Cities in Ukraine

Susan Fritz, Regional Mission Director to Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, USAID

Yevgen Lisnyak, Director, Digital Solutions, Head of Innovation Solutions for CIS-SEE, VISA

Mykhailo Shelemba, CEO of Datagroup

Iryna Ozymok, Founder of the IMS  

Presentation: World innovations: stories of challenges and success

Presentation of great achievements of prominent city leaders:

Mr. Bo Frank, Mayor of Vaxjo (Sweden)  TEDtalk

Mr. Arturo Gonzalez, Sr. Director for Global Public Policy, Visa (USA) TEDtalk

Mr. Alvaro Casalins, Partner, Deloitte (Argentina) TEDtalk

Ms. Debra Button, President of Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (Canada)

Coffee break

for
journalists

Press-briefing

City Progress Index: approbated case in Mykolaiv

Mr. Hennadii Zubko, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Building, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine

Mr. Andriy Bulakh, Managing Partner, Deloitte in Ukraine

Ms. Tetyana Sytnyk, Head of B2B and Strategic Research, GfK

Mr. Vasyl Goshovsky, Director, Mykolaiv Development Agency

Lunch

StartupCity Track: Government as part of a Startup Ecosystem

Welcome remarks by Prince Constantijn van Oranje; Welcome remarks by Ruben Nieuwenhuis

Fire chat with Prince Constantijn van Oranje — How Mayors can lead in setting up a Startup program

Moderator: Iryna Ozymok, founder of the International Mayors Summit   

(includes interaction with the workshop and the audience)

StartupCity Track by Startup Amsterdam Workshop (max. 70 participants, preliminary registration) – 2 sets

  1. Developing a StartupCity action program for your city
  2. The city as a launching customer for startups
  3. How to activate more startups in your local ecosystem
  4. Activate corporates for your startup & tech ecosystems
  5. How to get your ecosystem globally connected
  6. Growing an ecosystem in 2nd tier StartupCity
  7. Changing the mindset of civil servants

Сonclusions StartupCity track – Ruben Nieuwenhuis

Coffee-break/ Press briefing with the Prince Constantijn van Oranje

Panel discussion: creativity that changes lives in cities

Mr. Wiesław Bielawski, Deputy Mayor of Gdansk (Poland)

Ms. Helen Pheby, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Great Britain)

Mr. Andriy Sadovyy, Mayor of Lviv

Mr. Karl Tlais, Senior Director, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships (UAE)

Mr. Shlomo Dolberg, CEO of ULAI (Israel)

Moderator: Kadie Ward, Senior Governance Advisor (PLEDDG)

Special guest - Dmytro Schebetyuk (Dostupno.UA) analysis of inclusiveness of Ukrainian cities tested by Dmytro

Dinner

Registration and morning coffee

Pitch your innovation: The Best Innovative Projects of Ukrainian Cities (7 min per speaker)

Vitaliy Lukov – Mayor of Voznesensk

Volodymyr Harazd – Mayor of Dolyna

Yuriy Fomichev – Mayor of Slavutych

Sergiy Sukhomlyn – Mayor of Zhytomyr

Vadym Boychenko – Mayor of Mariupol

Vladyslav Skalsky – Deputy Mayor of Vinnytsia

Andriy Moskalenko – Deputy Mayor of Lviv

Yuriy Nazarov – Kyiv Smart City

Moderator: Maksym Bakhmatov, Unit City

Announcement of TOP 5 Mayors-Innovators – a Joint Project of WNISEF and Ukrainska Pravda

Iryna Ozymok, Sevgil Musaeva

Visionary Discussion with Volodymyr Groysman, the Prime Minister of Ukraine

Volodymyr Groysman, the Prime Minister of Ukraine

Coffee break

Panel Discussion: City as a Service / or Innovations to Change Life of Citizens

Mr. Bill Karsten, District 3 Darthmouth South – Eastern Passage First Vice President (Canada)

Mr. Ján Ferenčák, Mayor of Kezmarok (Slovakia)

Mr. Armando Guibert, Partner, Americas National Government Leader, Deloitte

Mr. Rafi Rich, SUiTS Smarter Urban iT & Strategies LTD (Israel)

Mr. Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, Executive Director, Transparency International (Ukraine)

Moderator: Roman Zinchenko, Smart energy and green economy advocate and communications expert

Lunch

Panel Discussion: City Change-Makers: from Dreamers to Doers

Opening: Patrick Arbor, WNISEF Board Member, former mayor of Harwood Heights, Illinois: Being a Mayor 50 years ago

Vyacheslav Klimov, Co-owner & co-founder of Nova Poshta

Oleksii Honcharuk, Head of BRDO (Better Regulation Delivery Office)

Yevgen Lisnyak – Director, Digital Solutions Visa CIS SEE

Vladyslav Tyminskyy, CANactions

Vasyl Myroshnychenko – CFC Consulting

 

Moderator: Mathias Brandt, Intergrated Urban Development in Ukraine, GIZ Office Ukraine (TBC)

Visit to Unit City Innovation Park

Discussion: A City within a City / Building the Ecosystem

Guided tour

Discussion

Max Yakover and Max Bakhmatov: How Unit City benefits Kyiv?

Ruben Nieuwenhuis and Bas Beekman: CTO Amsterdam

International Mayor

Mr. Karl Tlais – Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Visa CEMEA

Yurko Fylyuk, Teple Misto (Ivano-Frankivsk)

Open discussion

Speakers

Volodymyr Groysman

Prime Minister of Ukraine

Jaroslawa Z. Johnson

President and Chief Executive Officer of Western NIS Enterprise Fund

Vitali Klitschko

Mayor of Kyiv

Constantijn Christof Frederik Aschwin

Prince of the Netherlands

Iryna Ozymok

Local Economic Development Program Manager, Western NIS Enterprise Fund

Arturo Gonzalez

PhD Senior Director, Global Public Policy Visa USA

Karl Tlais

Karl Tlais, Senior Director, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, VISA

Yevgen Lisnyak

Director, Digital Solutions, Head of Innovation Solutions for CIS-SEE

Mykhailo Shelemba

CEO, Datagroup

Ruben Nieuwenhuis

Director, StartupAmsterdam

Bo Frank

Lord Mayor of Växjö

Patrick H. Arbor

Shatkin Arbor, Inc.

Councillor Bill Karsten

District 3 Dartmouth South - Eastern Passage First Vice President

Alvaro M. Casalins

Partner, Deloitte Argentina

Armando Guibert

Partner, Deloitte Argentina

All speakers

Organizer

Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) is a $150 million regional fund, a pioneer in Ukraine and Moldova with more than two decades of successful experience in investing in small and medium-sized companies.

WNISEF was funded by the U.S. government via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Since its inception, WNISEF’s cumulative investments total over $168 million to 118 companies employingaround 25 000 people and made it possible to unlock $1.5 billion for companies in Ukraine and Moldova.

In 2015 WNISEF has launched a $35 million legacy program focused on export promotion, local economic development, impact investing and economic leadership. WNISEF is funding innovative, high-impact, reform focused programs and aims to support Ukraine and Moldova at this critical period by developing sound economic policy and leadership.

Visit wnisef.org

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