EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting

  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
  • EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting
Issue 86, January 2016.

EBA Western Ukrainian Office’s Annual General Membership Meeting

On December 4th at the Leopolis Hall, the EBA Western Ukrainian office held their Annual General Membership meeting "Think globally, act locally". The purpose of the meeting was to discuss changes in the global economy and the influence of regional development on them.

Tomas Fiala, the CEO of Dragon Capital and member of the EBA Board 2016, presented a detailed analysis of the dynamics and prospects of economic development of Ukraine in 2016. Honoured guests of the meeting, including Oleg Synyutka (Head of Lviv Regional State Administration), Olga Sivak (Head of the Department of Foreign Economic Relations and Investments of Lviv City Council), Igor Kondro (Head of SFS of Ukraine in Lviv region) and Levko Prokipchuk (Head of Lviv Customs SFS) stressed their willingness to cooperate with investors and encourage the development of effective regional business environment.

Analyzing 2015, participants expressed a sincere gratitude to all who contributed to the activity of the Western Ukrainian EBA. Special gifts and certificates were presented to the EBA Western Ukrainian Office chairs of committees and to the Regional Coordinating Council 2015.

During the meeting, the members of Regional Coordinating Council 2016 were announced. These are Alina Boychuk (PZU Ukraine), Oleg Drin (Leopolis Hotel), Markiyan Malskyy (Arzinger), Anton Podilchak (Advice Group), and Taras Yurynts (Guldmann-Ukraine).

In addition to the fruitful and rewarding discussions, a business cards lottery was held. Another pleasant surprise for the participants was a musical gift from Khristina Shpeck, the violinist of the Kantabile Orchestra. Thanks to the partners of the meeting – Zaltech Ukraine, SoftServe, Kyivstar, IDS Aqua Service, Yarych, Bacardi-Martini, Pilgrim, Leopolis Hotel – we managed to positively surprise our participants during the Western Ukrainian EBA’s AGM.

EBA & Deloitte seminar on new CIT rules and its impact on tax returns

On December 1st at the Leopolis Hall, a seminar from Deloitte on new CIT rules and its impact on tax return 2015 was held. Specialists told the participants more about the specifics of new CIT rules in general. They also spoke about accounting profit/loss as a basis for adjustments during tax return preparation and about IFRS profit/loss as a basis for tax accounting. Participants also used the event to speak about possibilities of transition and potential advantages, topical issues of the current Tax Code of Ukraine, and potential solutions. In addition, a focus was on the major changes in transfer pricing introduced by Law No.609-VIII in August. Finally, a law specialist from Deloitte covered the required connection of transactions with taxpayers’ business activities and court practice trends. On behalf of the participants we would like to express our gratitude to Deloitte representatives for the informative meeting and up-to-date knowledge shared.

EBA English Course

On December 23rd, the English for Business Communications course, organised in a partnership with the Language Gallery Translation Centre, finished. The program was specifically created for EBA members and flexible according to the participants’ needs, wishes, and group dynamics. Over the 6 months of the course, participants improved their English by studying different topics in three major areas: grammar, vocabulary, and business English).

At the final meeting, participants provided course feedback, received certificates, and made funny photos. Also, teachers and students had a lively discussion about how to maintain language levels. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Language Gallery Translation Centre, teachers, and participants!

EBA – English spoken here!

EBA Women’s Club

On December 11th before the fabulous winter holidays began, a special workshop by Tetyana Furgalo (professional dolls master, teacher, and psychologist) was held for the Women’s Club. During the workshop, participants discovered more about the history of motanka-dolls in Ukraine, challenged existing myths, and made their own personal doll according to ancient Ukrainian traditions. We would like to thank Tatyana Furgalo for her inspiration and opportunity to express our own creativity and for her personal example of being enthusiastic in doing what she likes to do.