Dutch politicians have promised to lobby the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU02 March 2016
Symphony Solutions at the Ukraine-Netherlands Business Forum
More than 300 representatives of government and business areas from both countries gathered in Nootdorp, the Netherlands on March 30, 2016 to discuss the question of bilateral cooperation in spheres of energy, transport and infrastructure, IT and engineering, as well as in the agricultural sector. Forum agenda included the questions of perspectives and opportunities of investments in Ukraine.
Ukrainian delegation was represented by Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oleksii Pavlenko, Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food, Dmytro Shymkiv, Deputy Head of the APU, Yuliia Kovaliv, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Nataliya Mykolska, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Trade representative of Ukraine, Yuriy Vaskov, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine and others.
Theo Schnitfink, founder and CEO Symphony Solutions, has also taken part in IT & Engineering panel of the Forum and his speech was dedicated to experience in business he has been doing in Ukraine. He spoke about the challenges that Symphony Solutions faced during the start of operations with economics and Ukrainian authorities. Nevertheless, Symphony Solutions has successfully grown to almost 300 people and since the time company was founded, the situation in the country has significantly improved. Therefore, Theo Schnitfink has explained the reasons why he is actively lobbying with foreign companies to invest in Ukraine.
From Dutch side, the event was visited by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development cooperation, Hans Hoogeveen, Director General Agro Ministry of Economic Affairs Netherlands, Marei Wagenaar, Member Management Team Energy Market & Innovation Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands.
Ukraine-Netherlands Business Forum has become another international event in the series of conferences in support of Ukraine, organized at the initiative of the government. Analogous forums in 2015 were held in Kyiv, Washington and Berlin.