Ukrainian American Forum
Ukrainian American House has partnered with American University Kyiv, the U.S - Ukraine Business Council, Kyiv School of Public Administration Named After Serhiy Nyzhnyy, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine to host the first Ukrainian-American Forum in Kyiv. Since the start of the war, there has been an increased interest in establishing business partnerships between Ukraine and the U.S. Along with our partners, we have created a networking platform for these organizations.
The Ukrainian-American Forum brings together experts, stakeholders, and policymakers from Ukraine and the United States to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by Ukraine's war and post-war environment. The forum will focus on two main topics: War Time Economy and Ukrainian-American Partnering. Through the exchange of ideas and building relationships, the forum will provide a platform for participants to develop innovative solutions for complex challenges facing Ukraine and the world. By promoting cross-sectoral collaboration, the forum aims to create a better future for both Ukraine and the world.
Meet the event Speakers
Christopher W. Smith
Deputy Chief of Mission in Ukraine
Prior to this assignment, Chris served as the Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus at the National Security Council.
Former US Special Envoy for Ukraine, U.S. Ambassador to NATO
An American diplomat who served as Donald J. Trump's U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine and has high expertise in Ukrainian issues.
Chairman U.S.- Ukraine Business Council
Almost thirty years experience in the field of international economic and business development.
President of American Chamber of Commerce
President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, representing more than 600 US and international corporate members.
MG David S Baldwin
46th Adjutant General of the California National Guard
More than 40 years of military experience. One of the leaders of the Ukrainian American State Partnership Program. Demining expert.
President of American University Kyiv
Special Advisor to the Commander in Chief Ukraine Armed Forces General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi
United Stars, Inc Chairman & President
Businessman, the Chairman and CEO of United Stars, Inc., a group of manufacturing companies
CEO of Worldwide Aeros Corp
He is an American aviation entrepreneur, inventor and engineer specializing in designing and building airships.
Senior Vice President of Acuity International
Former senior IC leader and current SVP at Acuity International
Country Director for Fondation suisse de Deminage
He has spent 24 years involved with humanitarian mine action, both commercial and NGO. He has worked in Northern Iraq, Albania, Sudan, Switzerland, Angola, Syria, Denmark, Somaliland, Colombia, and Ukraine.
Founding rector of AUK, Co-chair of UA House
Professor of Economics at Case Western Reserve University, Participant of Lugano’s Ukraine Recovery Conference
Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine
Ukrainian economist, civil servant, and politician. Since 20 May 2021, he has served as Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
Minister of Defense of Ukraine
A Ukrainian lawyer and politician who has served as the Minister of Defence of Ukraine
Minister of Strategic Industries
Ukrainian politician. Нe was the CEO of state-owned Ukrainian Railways from August 2021 to late February 2023
Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine
He has been the Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine since February 16, 2022. Has the rank of Major General of the Civil Defense Service.
General Director, Ukroboronprom State Concern
Ukrainian politician, public figure, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine (2014-2016)
Co-founder – Ukrainian Institute for the Future
Expert in strategic and crisis management, investment banking and investment management
Mayor of Kyiv
A Ukrainian politician and former professional boxer who serves as mayor of Kyiv and head of the Kyiv City State Administration
Head of Reginal administration of Mykolayv
Ukrainian businessman and politician, a head of the Mykolayiv Regional Military Administration
DTEk CEO, chairman of the management board
Timchenko is a member of the Electricity Governors community, which brings together business leaders and partner organizations from the World Economic Forum
Chairman of Ukrainian American House
American businessman of Ukrainian origin, CEO at USKO Express Inc, public figure, and Leader of the Ukrainian community in California
Head of the Administration of the State Special Transport Service
Ukrainian military commander, major general of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, participant in the Russian-Ukrainian war.
Honored Artist of Ukraine, songwriter, actor, film director, and producer
CEO of The Federation of Employers of Ukraine
The Federation of Employers of Ukraine
Advisor to the Minister of Strategic Industries
Staff sergeant, the professional sapper, has been demining since 2014
Chief of Secretariat of National Mine Action Authority
Director of Mine Action and Environmental Safety Department of MOD
Challenges and strategies for effective demining efforts.
Ways of recovering post-war Ukraine's Economy and Infrastructure
State policy and incentives to bring funds to Ukraine.