September 23, 2021, 12:48 am

INTERNATIONAL
MAYORS SUMMIT 2021

About

International Mayors Summit (IMS), launched in 2016 as a knowledge exchange platform for local government leaders, became “more than a conference”, a place where projects and partnerships are born.

The annual Summit brings together prominent mayors from throughout the world, the business community, international organizations representatives and civil society to discuss solutions, innovations, best practices and common challenges in all areas of city life. The Summit is organized by Western NIS Enterprise Fund and supported by the Prime Minister of Ukraine. Mayors and experts from the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, UK, UAE, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, and Germany took part at the International Mayors Summit.

The Summit’s format allows participants to get knowledge and build a strong international network with prominent global leaders of urban transformation, be part of professional speed-networking sessions, test various solutions at the location, sign memorandums and launch special projects.

Since fall 2019, cities globally face a double challenge: fight against the pandemic while simultaneously feel the pressure of further development. Mayors were at the frontline of urgent and necessary decisions, trying to coordinate with the central government, create partnerships with businesses and engage and convince the community. Was it a successful process? What are the most effective solutions? How to plan further development and growth? This will be the theme of the IMS 2021.

Welcome to the IMS 2021!

International Mayors Summit (IMS), launched in 2016 as a knowledge exchange platform for local government leaders, became “more than a conference”, a place where projects and partnerships are born.

The annual Summit brings together prominent mayors from throughout the world, the business community, international organizations representatives and civil society to discuss solutions, innovations, best practices and common challenges in all areas of city life. The Summit is organized by Western NIS Enterprise Fund and supported by the Prime Minister of Ukraine. Mayors and experts from the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, UK, UAE, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, and Germany took part at the International Mayors Summit.

The Summit’s format allows participants to get knowledge and build a strong international network with prominent global leaders of urban transformation, be part of professional speed-networking sessions, test various solutions at the location, sign memorandums and launch special projects.

Since fall 2019, cities globally face a double challenge: fight against the pandemic while simultaneously feel the pressure of further development. Mayors were at the frontline of urgent and necessary decisions, trying to coordinate with the central government, create partnerships with businesses and engage and convince the community. Was it a successful process? What are the most effective solutions? How to plan further development and growth? This will be the theme of the IMS 2021.

Welcome to the IMS 2021!

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Agenda

September 28, 2021

Express test for COVID-19

Welcome coffee and UNIT.City and solutions for cities exhibition visit

Opening of the 4th International Mayors Summit Presentation of “City DNA” Project

Iryna Ozymok, Founder of the IMS

Overview of Global Trends of City Development: Where do Cities Move and What are the Main Challenges to Foresee

Yevhen Hlibovytskyy – demography
Svyatoslav Pavlyuk – climate and infrastructure

Keynote Speaker

Erion Velliaj – Mayor of Tirana, Albania

PITCHES by Ukrainian Mayors on Progress Achieved Despite the Pandemic Crisis

1/ Sergiy Nadal – Ternopil
2/ Volodymyr Shmatko – Chortkiv
3/ Petro Obukhov – Odessa
4/ Ruslan Martsynkiv - Ivano-Frankivsk
5/ Sergiy Sukhomlyn - Zhytomyr
6/ Oleksandr Semchyshyn - Khmelnytskyy
7/ Anna Starostenko – Kyiv
8/ Vadym Boychenko – Mariupol
9/ Oleksandr Senkevych – Mykolaiv
10/ Lubeshivska community
Moderator: Julian Chaplinsky (TBC)

Keynote Speaker

Markus Appenzeller – German Architect and Urban Planner

Lunch and Networking

Which Cities Are More Likely to Attract Investments? Dialogue With Experts

Lenna Koszarny – Horizon Capital Andy Hunder – ACC
Anna Derevianko – EBA
Kateryna Glazkova – SUP
Moderator: Olena Rybak, iC Consulenten

There is One choice: To Be Accessible

Olena Zelenska – First Lady of Ukraine (video)
Tetiana Lomakiva – Barrier-free NGO
Yuriy Fomichev – Mayor of Slavutych

City Synergy (Portugal)

Deloitte Portugal Cascais Municipality

Coffee break

Lessons from Businesses to Cities

Igor Liski – Effective Investments
Andriy Zdesenko – Biosphere Corporation
Mykhaylo Shelemba – Datagroup
Rostyslav Vovk – Kormoteh
Oleksandr Pochkun – BakerTilly
Moderator: Pavlo Sheremeta (TBC)

Security as City Development Element: AJAX & Mariupol Case

Valentyn Grytsenko – AJAX

Coffee break

Effective Interaction Between Local and National Level

Oleksiy Chernyshov – Minister for Communities and Territories
Olena Shuliak – Deputy of the Parliament
Oleksandr Slobozhan – Association of Cities of Ukraine
Denys Volkov - Association of Manitoba Municipalities (Canada)

Children’s Participation in City Management Processes in Partnership With UNICEF

Erion Velliaj – Mayor of Tirana, Albania

Speakers

Iryna Ozymok

Founder of International Mayors Summit

Erion Veliaj

Mayor of Tirana

Oleksiy Chernyshov

Minister for Communities and Territories Development

Olena Shuliak

Deputy Chairman of the "SLUGA NARODU" POLITICAL PARTY

Vadym Boichenko

Mayor of Mariupol

Serhii Nadal

Mayor of Ternopil

Oleksandr Symchyshyn

Mayor of Khmelnytskyi

Oleksandr Senkevych

Mayor of Mykolaiv

YURII FOMICHEV

Mayor of Slavutych

Valentin Hrytsenko

Chief Marketing Officer

Markus Appenzeller

Director at Amsterdam Academy of Architecture

Lenna Koszarny

Founding Partner and CEO at Horizon Capital

Andy Hunder

President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

Anna Derevyanko

EBA Executive Director

Kateryna Glazkova

Executive Director of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP)

All speakers

Organizer

Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) is a $150 million regional fund, a pioneer in Ukraine and Moldova with over 25 years 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 $186 million to 130 companies employing 26,000 people and made it possible to unlock $2.2 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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