For the second consecutive year 9.8 Group’s leadership speaks at the Level Up Ukraine 2017 Forum
Givi Topchishvili, Founder and President of the 9.8 Group, was an invited expert and speaker for one of the largest business forums in Ukraine – “Level Up Ukraine 2017” (http://levelupukraine.org). The event was held on November 15th, 2017 at the Parkovy Convention and Exhibition Centre and sponsored by the ICF Legal Service and the Association of Taxpayers of Ukraine. The forum brought together key players of Ukrainian and international business as well as investors, regulators and experts from all over the world.
This year’s event featured significant support from the European Association of Taxpayers. Their large delegation, headed by its Secretary General Michael Eger, brought significant value and diverse perspectives to the Forum’s content. The international scale of the event allowed for the inclusion of more supplemental activities, including various round table discussions, press conferences and interviews with the Forum’s European guests.
The Forum’s agenda centered on tax and investment based solutions for businesses, with the intention of sparking constructive dialogue between international and local experts, businesses, investors and governments. Forum participants had a chance to exchange opinions and discuss these issues in more detail, some of which included: changes in business efficiency during times of volatility; directions of capital investment flow, and both its effects and repercussions on changes in the local business and investment climate.
This year, Mr. Topchishvili spoke at the panel discussion, moderated by the ICF’s Legal Service Managing Partner and Vice President of the Association of Taxpayers of Ukraine Natalia Ulianova, devoted to the international experience in creating a favorable investment climate on the ground.
“Demand in societal change has reached its critical point,” – said Mr. Topchishvili. “Ukraine as a market has gotten to the point when it can be attractive for international investors only if its players shift their focus to the new business management technologies aimed at the country’s integration into the global reality. Currently, the economy lacks human capital required for the integration process on every level as well as a system in place that would support and motivate for an intellectual capital growth.”