March. Round-table discussion Increasing investment attractiveness of Ukrainian business (Kiev. Ukraine)
The Round-table discussion “Increasing investment attractiveness of Ukrainian business: role of finance professionals” organized by Business Education Alliance (Ukraine) and Institute of Financial Accountants (UK) and supported by ACCA Ukraine, Baltic and Caucasus States took place on March 23, 2010 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Key participants of the roundtable included:
David Woodgate, CEO, The Institute of Financial Accountants (UK);
Lyudmyla Suprun, former Head of the State Agency on Investments and Innovations of Ukraine;
Oleksiy Gachkivskiy, Head of the Auditors’ Chamber of Ukraine;
Nataliya Vovchuk, Head of ACCA Ukraine, Baltic and Caucasus States;
Yaroslav Golovko, President of Kyiv Business School, rector of Kyiv Institute of Investment Management;
Alla Savchenko, President of BDO Balance Audit;
Mykola Ivaniniv, FCCA, CFO ALICO Insurance company
At her presentation, Nataliya Vovchuk, Head of ACCA Ukraine, Baltic and Caucasus States stressed on the role of qualified finance professionals, as not only being the key prepares of financial statements, which are essential for investment decisions, but also being in capacity of building forecasts of global economic trends. Nataliya Vovchuk presented some key results from the most recent Global economic conditions survey (Quarter 1, 2010), in which over 1300 ACCA members around the globe were polled.
According to the survey, it seems that respondents in Africa and Asia-Pacific are „losing faith“ in recovery, while respondents in Central and Eastern Europe are getting more optimistic, though situation in this region is still difficult. Despite a global investment environment that is still deteriorating in terms of opportunities, supply of capital and government support, there is some evidence of recovery in investment.
Photos from the event are available online at ACCA Ukraine, Baltic and Caucasus States Picasa Web Albums