Lviv Business

Edward Ma (representative of newly joined  EBA member company Progeny Solar)

EBA NETWORKING WITH A SPORTING TWIST

Issue 34, April 2011.
Late March saw an EBA Bowling Tournament at Lviv’s ‘Mi100’ entertainment centre. The EBA’s Regional Manager for West Ukraine Maryana Lutsyshyn welcomed a large field of competing executives from EBA member companies.

Production potential on the EU’s doorstep

Issue 34, April 2011.
Any room to maneuver? Serhiy Verlanov of PwC Ukraine’s Lviv office explores toll manufacturing in Ukraine. Toll manufacturing – the practice of employing companies to process raw materials or semi-finished goods – has proved particularly suited to the modern Ukrainian economy.

Connecting Lviv to the World

Issue 33, March 2011.
The arrival of Turkish Airlines in Lviv in 2010 was the strongest indication yet that the West Ukrainian capital had arrived as a major regional tourism and business destination. Over the past year the airline has enjoyed a high profle in Lviv while its reputation for good quality service and excellent international connections has been considerably enhanced.
Tijana Jocic, of Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG

AUSTRIAN INVESTMENT ON THE AGENDA

Issue 33, March 2011.
The Austrian Embassy in Ukraine’s Commercial Section organized a recent business seminar in Lviv on the subjects of Renewable energy, energy efficiency, construction and infrastructure.
Magdalena Patrzyk

Can Lviv attract Shared Service Centres?

Issue 33, March 2011.
Nowadays countries, regions and cities compete in attracting investors to locate their businesses in strategically attractive locations. This global trend certainly applies to Ukraine. Selecting a location for a Shared Service Centre (SSC) is a very complex process and different factors should be consid¬ered, including cost-benefit analysis in the short, medium and long-term perspective. There are numerous examples of cities in Central and Eastern Europe that have proved attractive for multinational companies to locate their Shared Services Centres, e.g. Budapest (Hungary), Krakow (Poland), Bratislava (Slovakia). I would like to address, the question of whether Lviv can develop into a potentially attractive location for setting up SSCs for international companies operating in the CEE region.

LVIV’S FLOURISHING DANISH COMMUNITY OPENS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Issue 32, February 2011.
It may come as a surprise to some Leopolitans, but the largest expat business community in Lviv is not American or German — its Danish! This quirk of local investment history is in part testament to Lviv’s relative obscurity throughout the early post-Soviet years but it is also stands as evidence of the Danish taste for pioneering investment.

DAVOS FORUM LIVE IN LVIV

Issue 32, February 2011.
On 29 January Edinburgh Business School and pro.mova hosted a live public broadcast of the Davos Forum Debrief for Ukraine to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

LVIV INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY LOOKS TO EU FREE TRADE ZONE

Issue 32, February 2011.
Late January saw Lviv’s international business community attending a forum organised by the European Business Association to assess the potential of an EU free trade agreement for the country. The event, which was supported by the British Embassy

LVIV BUSINESS COMMUNITY ADDRESSES TAX CODE ISSUE

Issue 31, January 2011.
On December 21 PwC Ukraine’s Lviv office held a conference addressing the hot topic of the country’s new Tax Code.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY HONOURS 2010 ACHIEVEMENTS

Issue 31, January 2011.
On December 16 the West Ukrainian branch of the European Business Association held its annual awards ceremony in the conference hall of hotel “Dnister" and elected its board of directors for 2011.