Sigma Software CEO gave a speech at Norwegian-Ukrainian business forum
Norwegian-Ukrainian business forum, organized by Norwegian Chamber of Commerce together with Information Technology Committee of European Business Association, took place in Kyiv on November 18th. The event was attended by about 300 top managers and decision makers of major Ukrainian and Norwegian companies, as well as by representatives of government bodies. Sigma Software took part in the forum as a member of European Business Association IT Committee. Vladimir Beck, company`s CEO and Chairman of the IT Committee, gave a talk on Ukrainian export-oriented IT Services sector coming-of-age.
The Norwegian-Ukrainian Business Forum was arranged in connection with the Norwegian government official visit to Kyiv. Politicians, foremost businessmen, investors and prominent market players participated in the event to highlight cooperation between two countries in such crucial areas as ICT, Energy and Trade. The forum was attended by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenuk, and Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration on holding reforms Dmytro Shymkiv.
The five parallel sessions of the forum were dedicated to trade facilitation between two countries, energy as the common denominator for Ukraine and Norway, discussion of future cooperation, investments attracting and IT industry as a driving force for development of the cooperation between Ukraine and Norway.
During the ICT panel Vladimir Beck took a word to present the current status of Ukrainian IT industry and great importance of its development. As a Chairman of EBA IT Committee, Vladimir also shared the information on EBA activities aimed at creation of favorable conditions for sector`s further growth.
“We see the Ukrainian IT sector as the most perspective direction of cooperation between Norway and Ukraine, though the total volume of cooperation in IT area now is considerably conceding cooperation in other sectors. We believe this will increase in the next years, as Ukraine has managed to build strong IT consulting companies and proved its ability to compete on world market delivering high-quality products. Such events as Norwegian-Ukrainian IT forum are extremely important to create a positive image of Ukrainian IT industry and to attract investments to the country,” says Vladimir Beck, CEO at Sigma Software. “We were very pleased to attend the forum.”
“Norway and Ukraine are two nations with deep historical connections. Partnership between two countries has a long track record of mutually beneficial cooperation. The trade volumes are steadily growing, showing a great progress,” shares Valery Krasovsky, COO at Sigma Software. “Norway firmly supports Ukraine´s choice of European integration as Ukraine has been always considered as an interesting country for Norwegian industry, which is shown by increasing volumes of joint work. The Norwegian-Ukrainian business forum was called to lighten the positive trends in cooperation of two countries as well as contribute to creation of better conditions for trade and investment in Ukraine”.
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