The ambulance response time, a trip to relatives, the quality of the Internet―these are infrastructure services. Everyone in the world uses them, and the quality of life of each person depends on the state of infrastructure, especially on its transportation and social components.

Infrastructure is the foundation for economic development. So-called physical infrastructure projects, especially government investments in road construction, positively impact economic growth. A newly built road or a new bridge can significantly reduce travel time and shorten the distance for citizens, carriers, businesses. These improvements will result in reduced transportation costs and faster delivery.

The construction industry appears to be at the forefront of infrastructure development. The advancement in this industry may accelerate economic growth as it contributes a lot to establishing physical infrastructure.

Infrastructure development benefits everyone: businesses, citizens, and the economy as a whole. Companies will be able to reduce production costs; citizens will take advantage of improved infrastructure services, new schools, hospitals, kindergartens; the economy is expected to grow as companies will produce more goods and services while their production expenditures will remain unchanged.

Infrastructure projects are beneficial to everyone, and their mainstreaming is the primary goal of this forum.

The Office of the President, the government, the representatives of the Verkhovna Rada, and the expert community will gather at the All-Ukrainian Forum "Ukraine 30" Infrastructure" to discuss this matter.
Authorities, experts, and public officials will discuss infrastructure rehabilitation and the ways to build a new one. In particular, on the continuation of the national project "Great Construction," the board will discuss the financing of long-term projects and the role of international partners in this process. They will also explain the decision-making approach to setting funding priorities.
What are the prospects of river transportation, renovation of local airports, modernization of “Ukrzaliznytsia,” and building the infrastructure of the future?
The participants will aim to find the answers to these questions at the All-Ukrainian Forum "Ukraine 30" Infrastructure," which will be held on February 22-24, 2021, in Kyiv.

Forum objectives:

Present road reconstruction plans under the “Great Construction” and the project itself in 2021;

Demonstrate a high level of international cooperation and partnership with the EU;

Initiate the dialogue with businesses on new logistics opportunities;

Build confidence in governmental actions and provide a better understanding of decision-making logic applied by the government;

Initiate the dialogue with the public on railway and air transportation.



February 22
February 23
February 24


"Big Construction" results and the goals for 2021

Volodymyr Zelensky

President of Ukraine

I session

Long-term infrastructure investment

Moderator: Kirill Timoshenko

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration

Kirill Timoshenko
“Big construction” of new Ukraine

Oleksiy Chernyshov, Minister for Communities and Territories Development
Uniting the country: “big construction in the life of Ukrainians

Oleksander Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine
Large restoration: how we plan to restore cultural monuments

Vladyslav Krykliy, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
Building further: regional airports, river transportation, and railways

Oleksandr Kubrakov, Head of the State Road Agency of Ukraine

ІІ session

International support for investment projects in Ukraine

Moderator: Serhiy Vovk

Director of the Center for Transport Strategies

Alexander Kubrakov, Head of the State Agency of Motor Roads (Ukravtodor)

Mark Magaletsky, Deputy Head Ukraine, Sustainable Infrastructure at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (Online)

Andy Hunder, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

Tomas Fiala, Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Capital

Fan Xianrong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Ukraine

Jean-Erik DE ZAGON, Head of EIB Resident Representation for Ukraine

Iskander Karim, Head of Business Development and Investor Relations, Mubadala Investment Fund

Andriy Tsymbal, Managing Partner of KPMG in Ukraine

ІІІ session

Affordable housing - a new reality

Moderator: Olena Shulyak

Member of Parliament, head of the inter-factional association "Big construction"

Sergii Marchenko,  Minister of Finance of Ukraine

Vasyl Shkurakov, General Director of the Ukrainian Financial Housing Company Position: Chairman of JSC “Ukrfinzhitlo”

Kyrylo Shevchenko, Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine

Yuriy Draganchuk, Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine for European Integration

Igor Nikonov, the founder of KAN Development, Advisor to the Head of the Kyiv City State Administration

Side Panel

The presentation of the study by the Kiev School of Economics

Moderator: Boris Davidenko

Editor-in-chief в

Natalia Shapoval, Head of KSE Institute

Yurii Sholomytskyi, Head of the Center of Macroeconomic Modeling, KSE Institute

Daryna Marchak, Head of the Center of Public Finance and Governance


Vladyslav Krykliy, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine


Volodymyr Zhmak, Acting Chairman of the Management Board of JSC “Ukrainian railways”
Presentation of  “City Express”

І session

Railway: fast, convenient, and comfortable

Moderator: Daniil Vachovskyi

Mintrans publisher

Dmytro Abramovich, First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure

Volodymyr Zhmak, Chairman of the Board of “Ukrainian railways,” the representative of the company “STADLER”

Vidas Krukauskas, “Stadler CIS”, accredited agent (Switzerland)

Volodymyr Prykhodko, Chairman of the Supervisory Board – President of PJSC “Kryukov Carriage Plant”

Oleksandr Kava, Deputy Minister of Finance (former Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Andriy Pivovarsky, in Yatsenyuk’s second government)

Serhiy Vovk, Director of the Center for Transport Strategies

Alexander Pertsovsky, Head of the passenger company “Ukrainian railways”


Olexandr Kubrakov, Head of Automobile Roads (Ukravtodor)

ІІ session

Roads: “sew” the country

Moderator: Oleksandra Azarkhina

Director of the Reform Support Team at Ukravtodor

Andriy Ivko, Coordinator of the National Bridge Reconstruction Program, Director of Ukravtodor Road Development Department
Bridge construction: plans for 2021

Oleg Varyvoda, Head of the Road Service of Odessa region (2016-2019)
Presentation on the roads and their local significance

Alexander Doboni, Deputy Coordinator of ONUR GROUP UKRAINE
Extensive experience and responsibility in the sphere of road construction around the world

Nikolay Timofeev, General Director of “Avtomagistral-Pivden,” Member of the NAPA Board
The new standard of Ukrainian roads

Dmitry Troyekurov, Deputy General Director of the Autostrada Group of Companies

Schumacher Yuri, is a co-owner of the road construction company RDS group (Rostdorstroy)

Mykola Berezovsky, President of the National Association of Road Workers of Ukraine

ІІІ session

Water transport - a new step in the development of international trade

Moderator: Iryna Koshel

Director of the Infrastructure Reform Support Office

Natalia Forsyuk, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure for European Integration (discussion of the project “National Transport Model of Ukraine”)
Water transport reform – expanding logistics opportunities

Alexander Golodnitsky, Acting Chairman of the State Enterprise Administration of Seaports of Ukraine
Harbour development – new business opportunities

Vasyl Shevchenko, Acting Minister of Transport and Communications (2009-2010)

Olga Kopiyka, Chair of the Logistics Committee and Cohead of the European Business Association on maritime and river transport
Business on the state side: development of inland waterways

Edwin A. Locke, Project Manager, “Promoting Transport Development of the Dnieper River”
The main waterway of Ukraine: logistics capabilities of the Dnieper River

Jason Pellmar, Head of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Regional Manager IFC, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova

Side Panel

Planned vs Done 2020: Official Report of the Chairman of “Ukravtodor”

Moderator: Olga Snitsarchuk

Alexander Kubrakov, Chairman of Ukravtodor

Oleg Fedorenko, Head of Ukravtodor Road Operation Department, Head of the Department of Operation and Traffic Safety

Andriy Ivko, Director of Ukravtodor Road Development Department

Roman Komendant, Deputy Head of Technical Support and Innovation Development of Ukravtodor

Anna Yurchenko, Head of the Department of International Cooperation and Investment Policy


Oleksiy Chernyshov, Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine

І session

“Big construction” - benefits for Ukrainian regions

Moderator: Vasyl Golovanov

Host of Ukraine 24 TV channel

Oleksiy Chernyshov, Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine

Iryna Novikova, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Deputy Minister

Olena Shulyak, Member of Parliament, Chairman of the Great Construction Inter-Factional Association

Oleksandr Skichko, Head of the Cherkasy Regional State Administration, Ex-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Railway Transport of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Transport and Infrastructure

Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration

Side Panel

Travelling the South: southern touristy places presentation

Moderator: Olga Snitsarchuk

Serhiy Kozyr, Acting Governor of Kherson Region

Vyacheslav Zhykov, an expert in the development of the tourism industry

Dmytro Rybalka, Head of the Highway Service in Odessa region

Vitaliy Kim, Chairman of the Nikolaev Regional State Administration

ІІ session

Travel through Ukraine. Carpathian ring of resorts

Moderator: Artemy Surin

Oleskiv Mariana, head of state tourism development agency (DART)

Kubrakov Oleksandr, head of State Road Service of Ukraine

Boichuk Andrii, Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration, Head of Regional State Administration

Chyzhmar Yurii, legal adviser of Borzhava ESET company

Liaitner Hernot, Beneficial owner of Carpathian Mountain Resort (Slovakia), mountain ski ingindustry  representative,  consultant of International Olympic Committee for Summer and Winter Olympic Games (Austria)

Vasyl Danilyak, senior vice-president of OKKO Group Holding

Lala Tarapakina, journalist, travel blogger, author of the “Znaydeno v Ukrayini” travel project

Side Panel

Road sector reforms

Moderator: Olga Snitsarchuk

Dmitry Troyekurov, Deputy General Director of the Autostrada Group of Companies, Head of the sector of Rule-making Work of the National Association of Road Workers of Ukraine

Oleksandra Azarkhina, Director of the Reform Support Team at “Ukravtodor”

Artem Bezugliy, Director of the State Enterprise “State Research Institute”

Stanislav Gvozdikov, Chairman of the NGO “Infrastructure Development”, Road Industry Expert

Volodymyr Kamenchuk, CEO of Windrose

ІІІ session

Khomiakov Kyrylo, Head of Ukrainian State Agency of Infrastructure Projects

Fedir Barna, Director of Mykolayiv International Airport

Andriy Yermak, Head of UkSATSE

Oleksandr Franchuk, Vice-President of the Association “Airports of Ukraine” of CA (civil aviation)