“Green Innovations – driver development trends”

«Strategic tools for tourism development and hospitality industry»

Panel discussion was held with participation of Mikhail Titarchuk, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine; Pavlo Sheremeta, Ukrainian manager-economist, founder of the company “Proryv.in.ua”; Emma Turos, executive director of the Canadian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce; Ruslan Osypenko, Executive Director of the China Trade Association. Discussed issues related to ensuring high standards and safety of tourism, improving the level of service and quality of tourist services, creating conditions for the sustainable development of domestic and inbound tourism.

The participants talked about Canadian investments in tourism and recreation of Kherson region, about creation of conditions for readiness to attract Chinese tourist flows into the region, about positive and negative factors of tourism of the region, about the successes and directions that still need improvement and special attention from the authorities. Participants of the Forum talked about the vectors of further the work and the need for the practical implementation of existing unique international models of tourism management.

Chairman of the Skadovsk Regional State Administration Viktor Turyk, together with Oleksiy Plyushch, founder of Skadovsk-Aqua Ltd and Aquarel Dolphinarium Network, presented the tourist investment opportunities of Skadovsk, a state-owned resort, and the investment project “Construction of a new international medical center for rehabilitation and recreation based on the Skadovsk Dolphinarium.

Serhiy Shkarupa, Deputy Director of the Nizhnedneprovsky National Natural Park, and Volodymyr Syrovatko, deputy Novokakhovsky Mayor, presented a joint project of the management of the Nizhnedneprovsky National Nature Park and Novokakhovsky City Council “Recreational and Tourist Prospects of the Kozatsky Island”. The project is diverse and involves the creation of various locations, recreation areas, campsites, ecological zones and zones of historical and cultural reconstruction.

The leadership of the Genichesk Region and the Schaslyvtsevsky Village Council was presented with the potential of the Arabatskaya Arrow as a territory of health, beauty and strength.

During the event, new advertising promotional videos about Kherson region were presented “Arabatskaya Arrow – territory of health, beauty and strength”, “Event tourism”, “Active kinds of rest”, “Hunting”.

Viktoriya Kulakova, head of numerous tourism development projects in the Kherson region of The NGO “Agency for Regional Development of the Tavrian Territorial Communities Association” announced completely new events of the following season – a series of innovative gastrofestes of the Tavrian region.

«Advancement of agribusiness – foundation of the future»

Oleh Yukhnovsky, Chairman of the Agricultural-Industrial Complex Committee at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, moderated the panel discussion.

The speakers of the event were: Mykhailo Malkov – International Consultant of the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Gennady Novikov – Chairman of the Union of Agrarian Union of Ukraine; Vyacheslav Vlasov – Academician, member of the Presidium of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine.

In addition, the participants of the event had an opportunity to get acquainted with the concept of the Center for Innovative Development of Rural Areas at the Institute of Irrigation Agriculture of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, which aims to accelerate innovation processes in the agrarian sector of the economy and increase the impact of agrarian science on the competitiveness of the agricultural and manufacturing sectors.

At the same time, the concept of the implementation of the AGROPORT project was presented. This project is aimed at supporting the sale and development of small and medium-sized farmers.  In the framework of the project, corresponding Forum will be held, on the territory of the Kherson region in 2018.

In the framework of the discussion, the direction of development of organic production on the territory of Kherson region was outlined, an estimation of perspectives and advantages of organic development, innovative approaches in plant growing was conducted.

The concept of the panel discussion was dedicated to highlight the benefits of investing in the development of agriculture, presentation of the most viable investment vectors of the agrarian industry to date, and presenting the export potential of the agricultural sector in the Kherson region.

During the panel discussion, the most important strategic directions for the development of the agro-industrial complex were presented, in particular, the issue of implementation of modern concepts of organic production, winemaking, irrigation and agricultural engineering, as well as the issue of promotion of agrarian products to European markets was discussed.

During the panel discussion, a dealership agreement was signed between OJSC “Gomselmash” (Gomel, Republic of Belarus) and OJSC NPP “Kherson Machine-Building Plant” (Kherson) on cooperation in the field of sales of agricultural machinery and spare parts.

«Implementation of Green Technologies Today – the key to sustainable development»

After panel discussion, foreign investors from Germany expressed their intentions to learn more about the opportunities in this direction and promised to meet in working order for discussion of possibilities of cooperation in the field of roofing PPS of large capacity on the roofs of communal objects.

A vivid example of the investment attractiveness of this area was the presentation of a project for the construction of a 110 MW Dnipro-Bug wind power plant, which is planned to be implemented in the near future.

The direction of energy development using the sun was highlighted by the deputy director of the in the southern region.  KNESS holding company implemented a number of projects in the Kherson region in 2017.

“Development of the united territorial communities in the framework of cooperation with development institutions”

During the panel discussion were discussed a number of important issues concerning the realities of the united territorial communities in the Kherson region, the prospects for their development and the main directions of their economic growth.

The participants discussed the situation with the united territorial communities in the Kherson region, the potential opportunities of the “Agency for Regional Development of the Tavrian Territorial Communities Association”. For the united territorial communities of the Kherson region were presented ways of implementing strategic planning and economic projects in their territories.

Key competencies and successful examples of cooperation between the territorial communities with the Regional Development Agency on the territory of Ukraine were also presented. Invited speakers from the panel discussion shared their experience in implementing European strategic planning experience in Ukrainian realities.

Heads of newly formed communities – Muzikivska, Askaniyska, Prisivashskaand Chaplinska shared their own experiences and noted that very important support from each member of the community, the joint work on building their own environment and developing local infrastructure.