DELEGATES FROM UKRAINE AND THE UK GATHERED FOR A HISTORIC BUSINESS EVENT IN LIVERPOOL TO IDENTIFY TRADE AND COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS
The Liverpool-Ukraine Business Summit was the first time that businesses from both countries have met face-to-face since 2018, and the first-ever bilateral meeting to have taken place in the UK outside London. It was held in recognition of the city’s role as host of Eurovision later this year.
Representatives from 17 different Ukraine businesses travelled to Liverpool for the event at the Hilton Hotel, where they were joined by business and government delegates from the Liverpool City Region and across the UK for a series of presentations, panel discussion and networking lunch.
The summit was jointly organised by the Liverpool, London and Ukrainian Chambers of Commerce, the Department for Business and Trade and the Ukraine Recovery Conference. The Department of Business and Trade estimates the total cost of reconstruction in Ukraine will be more than $411 billion and it has produced a guide to help UK businesses better understand how they can become involved in the recovery and rebuild plan.
“Ukraine and the rest of the world are dealing with new realities, but we have survived and we have not been left alone in the face of an enemy. The support of the UK remains crucial in that effort.
“Our delegation comprises entrepreneurs who have managed to save their businesses, keep hold of their production equipment and teams and continued to keep their promises to customers. They are now exploring new markets for growth across different sectors and we are all delighted to be here in Liverpool.”