Insourcing the Recovery: Engaging Ukrainian Building Material Manufacturers in Reconstruction

07 June 2023

Conference organizer: USAID Economic Resilience Activity

Generator Coworking, vul. Hrushevskoho 3, Kyiv and Online

June 7, 2023, 9:30


Conference goals:

  • Acquaint donors, international financial institutions and investment organizations with the condition of Ukraine’s building material sector and its current ability to meet Ukraine’s reconstruction needs
  • Discuss steps from the side of donors and IFIs to maximize participation of Ukrainian building material manufacturers in international reconstruction projects in Ukraine
  • Discuss steps for strengthening the sector’s capacity, including:
    • Access to finance, especially for projects greater than 2 million USD
    • Conflict insurance
    • Direct donor support


9:30 AM Registration of the participants. Welcoming coffee
10:00 AM Introductory remarks

How the reconstruction process can influence Ukraine’s economic recovery

Mustafa Nayyem, Head of the State Agency for Recovery and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine    

Chris Abrams, Director of the Office of Economic Growth, USAID/Ukraine

10:20 AM Condition of the Ukrainian building materials sector and its role in the country’s reconstruction and recovery

Volodymyr Vlasiuk, Director
Ukraine Industry Expertise

10:50 AM Panel

Primary barriers to business recovery of Ukrainian building material manufacturers

Moderator: Volodymyr Vlasiuk

Serhii Horishnyi, Head of Association of Elevator Operators of Ukraine

Anatolii Pushkar, President of UkrElektroKabel association

Oleh Lashchuk, Commercial Director, Orienteer-Budelement

Liudmyla Kripka, CEO of UkrCement association

11:15 AM Q&A
11:30 AM Coffee break
11:45 AM Panel

How to maximize access of Ukrainian producers to the reconstruction process?

Moderator: Dmytro Kysylievskiy, MP, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Nadia Bihun, Deputy Ministry of Economy, Ukraine

Natalia Kozlovska, Deputy Minister for Communities and Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine

12:15 PM Q&A
12:30 PM Commentary from Olena Shulyak, Head of Verkhovna Rada Committee on Governmental Structure and Local Self-Government, Regional and Urban Development, Head of “Sluha Narodu” political party
12:40 PM Panel

Financing and investments for the building materials sector

Moderator: Serhii Tsivkach, Director, UkraineInvest

Oleksandr Hulyaev, Head of Central Branch of JSC Ukreximbank

John Didiuk, Director, International Project Finance

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Denys Sichkov, Investment Director, Horizon Capital

Iryna Dzhus, Director, Soul Parnters

Volodymyr Cherviakov, Business Revival Manager, USAID ERA

1:15 PM Q&A
1:30 PM Closing thoughts: Next steps for strengthening Ukraine’s recovery capacity

Brian Milakovsky, Deputy Chief of Party
USAID Economic Resilience Activity

2:00 PM Lunch