Conference “Development strategy of Ukrainian furniture manufacturers at domestic and foreign markets”

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 17:15

On September 27, the conference “Development strategy of Ukrainian furniture manufacturers at domestic and foreign markets” was held as a part of the exhibition.  The organizers of the event are the company “Kyiv International Contract Fair” and Ukrainian Association of Furniture Manufacturers.

The President of Ukrainian Association of Furniture Manufacturers, Andrii Zavalniuk, in his greeting speech mentioned that Ukrainian furniture is not as famous as Italian yet, but we have bright prospects. It is possible because Ukrainian designers never stop; many of them have participated in international exhibitions and have gained recognition and the highest awards. That is why it is very important to move in the international direction and show our products at foreign markets. This was the key point of the conference. The experts told how one should act developing his own furniture business and industry in general. The participants of the conference include:  Olha Ivanchenko, Analyst of the Group of financing and small and medium businesses development at European Bank of Reconstruction and Development in Ukraine; Andrii Zaika and Vladlen Sysun (Development Project “Consolidation of business unions of small and medium enterprises” held by the UN); Serhii Malynovskyi, Head of the consulting department at Export Promotion Office at  the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine; Petro Hromadiuk, Methodologist of Kyiv technical high school of carpentry; Oleksii Marchenko, Investment Analyst of Horizon Capital Advisors Fund.

The second part of the conference was dedicated to the practical cases of increasing sales, during which the speakers shared their successful experience in furniture business. Among the most memorable ones are the reports by Oksana Donska (Financial director of the online furniture store “MebelOK”), Olha Bohdanova (Designer and Architect at “Prostir86”), Andrii Prepiialo (Technical director at the bureau “ODESD2”), Oleksandr Prokopov (Architect, Founder and Director of the design bureau “Di Concept”), Vitalii Ivakhov (Owner of the company “First Family”).

Besides, during the conference new members were unanimously accepted to Ukrainian Association of Furniture Manufacturers.  They are “City Grand” and “New Technology HoReCa”. Their representatives told about their companies’ work and the reasons to join the Association.

The venue of exhibition:

International Exhibition Centre
15 Brovarskyi Ave., Kyiv
Livoberezhna metro station