Business Opportunities and Procurement Procedures at International Financial Institutions in Ukraine

Business Seminar on Ukraine by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Business Sweden, and the Swedish Embassy in Kyiv

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (the Department of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UD-EC), Business Sweden, and the Swedish Embassy in Kyiv are teaming up to organize a business-oriented seminar on the procurement of international financial institutions in Kyiv, Ukraine. The event is scheduled to take place at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Malmtorgsgatan 3, on June 13, 2024 (Venue: Bankhallen).

Learn more and register via the link.

A significant portion of the world’s financial support for Ukraine flows through international financial institutions (IFIs), which procure goods and services according to Ukraine’s needs, interests, and demand. Consequently, the involvement and participation of Swedish companies in supporting Ukraine partly hinge on understanding how these institutions operate and how companies can engage in their international tender procedures.

We anticipate a strong interest among Swedish companies in gaining insights into IFIs' operations and procurement processes in Ukraine. To facilitate this, we have invited the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank (WB), and the state-owned Ukrainian procurement agency Prozorro to present their respective tendering processes and engage in direct dialogue with companies in a workshop format.

DRAFT PROGRAM The program is currently being developed in consultation with the IFIs EIB, EBRD, WB, and Prozorro. The draft program provided below is an initial outline.

Business Seminar on Ukraine: Business Opportunities and Procurement Procedures at International Financial Institutions in Ukraine

Venue: Bankhallen, Malmtorgsgatan 3, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

Time: 08:15-18:00 on June 13, 2024

08:15-08:55 Registration

08:55-09:00 Welcome (5 min)


  • Staffan Eklöf, Department of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, MFA
  • Åsa Andrea, Department for Trade Promotion, Nation Branding and CSR, MFA
  • Andreas Giallourakis, Sweden's Trade Commissioner to Ukraine, Business Sweden
  • John Runeson, First Secretary, Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine

09:00-09:10 Team Sweden for Ukraine (10 min)

  • Johan Forssell, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

09:10-10:40 Exploring Prozorro Procurement and Opportunities (90 min)

  • Mykola Tkachenko, Director, Prozorro
  • Q&A

10.40-11.00 Coffee Break (20 min)

11:00-12:15 Understanding World Bank Procurement and Opportunities (75 min)

  • Anjani Kumar, Senior Procurement Specialist, Procurement Team Leader for Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, World Bank
  • Q&A

12:15-13:15 Lunch Break (60 min)

13:15-14:30 Insights into EBRD Procurement in Ukraine: Approach and Opportunities (75 min)

  • Nourilya Moldakhmatova, Associate Director, Project Implementation Adviser Procurement Policy and Advisory Department, EBRD
  • Q&A

14:30-15:45 Exploring EIB Procurement and Opportunities (75 min)

  • Sven Röben, Head of Ukraine Team, EIB
  • Q&A

15.45-16.00 Sharing Experiences and Best Practices among Swedish Companies (30 min)

  • Katazina Andrukonyte, IFIs Cooperation and Projects Lead, Afry
  • Åsa Gunnarsson, Senior Advisor Project & Export Finance, Siemens Energy

16.00-18.00 Workshop session involving all four agencies at different tables; company representatives to rotate (120 min)

Coffee served throughout


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13 June