Kyiv, May 20, 2021
The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine launched UA2US Platform to give members an opportunity of making their first business steps in the United States. The Platform will unite like-minded and ambitious companies that strive to expand their business horizons beyond Ukraine and see the United States as a potential destination for business expansion.
The Platform aims to provide AmCham members with helpful information, valuable contacts, regular meetings, educational webinars, and referrals that will help them grow their business abroad.
During the event "AmCham UA2US Platform Launch. Make Your First Business Steps with US", the participants had an opportunity to discuss the role of U.S. Commercial Service in Ukraine in supporting potential investors, the role of the Ukraine Embassy in U.S. in supporting Ukraine-U.S. partnerships, Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) and their assistance in the establishment of operations in the U.S., and SelectUSA as a tool for potential investors in U.S.
Oksana Markarova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States, underlined: "Ukraine is one of the last countries in Eastern Europe with double-digit growth potential. Adding innovations and entrepreneurial freedom our traditional fundamentals - great location, rich resources, and highly educated people, will finally enable us to increase productivity and become the prosperous country our citizens deserve to live in. American business with know-how and high compliance standards could and should be an inseparable part of this success!"
"Investors look for established markets that are safe and stable, possess the strong infrastructure and IPR protection, strong governance, macroeconomic stability, and are known for their progress in technology and innovation. These are all attributes the U.S. market is proud to maintain. The United States offers unmatched diversity, a culture of innovation, and the world's most productive workforce to companies of all sizes, from startups to multinationals, looking to grow and succeed in the U.S. market", noted Ilona Shtrom, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service Ukraine.
Andy Hunder, AmCham Ukraine President, in his welcoming remarks, said: "We are proud to have world-class performance companies within AmCham that offer high-quality goods and services and are ready to enter the foreign market. We see our mission in helping them to achieve their ambitious goals, conquer the USA market with maximum benefit, and strengthen US-Ukraine business ties."
AmCham Ukraine Business Development Director Nataliya Chervona stressed: "We are delighted to have the support of such powerful organizations as U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, SelectUSA, Ukraine Embassy in the U.S., and the Economic Development Organizations of the United States. Together we can unite our efforts and help our companies to make their first business steps beyond Ukraine".
Among the speakers were: Ilona Shtrom, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service Ukraine; Ryan Wallace, Senior International Investment Specialist, SelectUSA; Jason Hunt, Manager, Business Attraction and Retention, Office of International Business Development, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Karolina Kaptur, Consultant FDI CEE Markets, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of International Business Development, Department of Community & Economic Development; Michael Treyger, Deputy Director for Business and Community Development, Office of the Governor of Texas.
AmCham Ukraine member companies can already try all the benefits of the newly established Platform. On the brand-new website page of UA2US Platform, member companies will have an excess to all the tips and tricks, valuable contacts, information, and referrals.
For details on UA2US Platform – Yuliya Tseryshenko, Senior Business Development Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
For media inquiries – Yuliana Chyzhova, AmCham Ukraine Chief Communications Officer, email@example.com