Lviv Society

‘Collection’ Art Exhibition

Issue 101, May 2017.
Lviv’s Art Palace launched the ‘Collection’ exhibition on 26 April, featuring works from the private collections of Petro Bagriy and Mykhaylo Kuchirka. The famed Ukrainian art collectors are also the founders of the Artania art foundation that promotes Ukrainian art and artists abroad.

Turkish Ukrainian Business & Investment Forum

Issue 101, May 2017.
The Turkish Ukrainian Business and Investment Forum took place in Lviv on April 27-28. The first day saw Turkish business leaders visit Lviv-area enterprises with foreign investments, including Veon (Netherlands), Spheros-Electron (Ukraine-Germany), Onur Insaat (Turkey), and Onur Grup LLC EFE-Concrete. The delegation learned about the economic and investment potential of the Lviv region and made contacts with their Ukrainian colleagues.

Lviv’s Spring Business Forum

Issue 101, May 2017.
The sparkling Arena Lviv played host to city’s long-established Spring Business Forum on April 27th, with a business breakfast with the Ukrainian Union of Entrepreneurs (SUP) held the next morning on the summer terrace at Citadel Inn Hotel & Resort. This year’s event was dedicated to the theme of “Changing the Trajectory of Development: New strategies, instruments, and markets” and drew over 150 participants from leading banks and financial institutions, government and public services, and entrepreneurs. Organised by the HD Partners legal company, this apolitical, non-profit forum aims to improve the business environment in Ukraine. Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi and managing partner at HD Partners Volodymyr Glaschenkov opened this year’s event with welcoming speeches.

Miss Africa Lviv 2017

Issue 100, April 2017.
Lviv’s trendy Picasso nightclub hosted the exotic Miss Africa Lviv 2017 beauty pageant on April 8th. The pageant aims to give young African girls currently living in Lviv a platform to showcase not only their beauty, but more importantly their culture, talent, and creativity. The pageant enables the girls to shine the spotlight on Africa, to share their stories with Leopolitans and guests of the city, and to inspire one another to build self-esteem and feel beautiful both inside and out.

Casting Miss Lviv 2017

Issue 100, April 2017.
Lviv’s uber-trendy Gloria Café hosted the casting for the upcoming Miss Lviv 2017 beauty pageant on March 30th. The Miss Lviv 2017 pageant itself will take place later this spring at Lviv’s lovely Opera & Ballet Theatre.

Ryanair Arrives in Ukraine

Issue 100, April 2017.
Europe’s #1 budget airline – Ireland’s Ryanair – announced its first Ukrainian flights at a press conference at Lviv’s D. Halytskyi International Airport on March 15th. Ryanair CCO David O’Brien, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodomyr Omelyan, D. Halytskyi International Airport Director Tetyana Romanovska, and Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyy attended the press conference. “Ryanair is pleased to announce that low fares have finally arrived in Ukraine, our 34th country of operation”, said O’Brien. “We will launch 4 new Kyiv routes to Eindhoven, London, Manchester, and Stockholm, and 7 new Lviv routes to Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Krakow, London, Munich Memmingen, and Wroclaw. Beginning in October, we will help deliver 510,000 annual customers to Kyiv and Lviv Airports.” Leopolitans looking to access the low cost fares are encouraged to visit the Ryanair.com website or download its mobile app.

Lviv Fashion Week – Autumn/Winter 2017

Issue 100, April 2017.
Lviv Fashion Week’s glamorous Autumn/Winter 2017 edition took place in the city from March 23-26, attracting numerous fashion experts, buyers, designers’ clients, and media. Eventgoers saw pret-a-porter collections by designer brands such as Italy’s Balossa, Germany’s Rockmädchen, and House of Byfield by Dutch designer Carmichael Byfield. New collections were also presented by young designers Anastasia Rozova, Svetland Ehrt, Famenki, and Adamovskaya. Perhaps the most anticipated shows came from Lesia Semi and Marta Wachholz. Semi once again proved her unique style and creative skills. Each piece from her collection radiated femininity and her show was met with a storm of applause. Wachholz enchanted the audience with intellectual fashion for the young and intelligent, featuring high-quality outfits of cut and fabrics, well-thought forms, and exquisite colour combinations.

France’s Egis Signs Memo on Garbage Recycling Plant

Issue 100, April 2017.
Representatives of Lviv City Council and France’s Egis company signed a memorandum on March 17th that the company will design a reclamation project at Lviv’s Hrybovychi landfill as well as a new waste recycling plant. Egis has worked in Ukraine in the public transport, roads, and utilities sectors since the 1990s.

JETRO Delegation Visits Lviv

Issue 100, April 2017.
Japanese business representatives from 21 companies visited Lviv on March 16th to discuss opportunities for trade and investment cooperation between Japanese and Ukrainian companies. The visit was organised by the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO). A business seminar was held at Lviv City Council for the delegation to meet city officials and Ukrainian business representatives. Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi spoke of the importance of increasing Japanese investment in Ukraine as the country is now an attractive place given the macroeconomic stabilisation and growth in all key sectors of the economy, especially industrial production. He stressed the need to create new and expand existing production capacities.

PLAST Celebrates 105th Anniversary

Issue 100, April 2017.
Several hundred ‘plastuny’ (members of PLAST) traveled from across Ukraine to Lviv for a special celebration to mark the 105th anniversary of the founding of the National Scout Organisation of Ukraine – PLAST. Modeled on the international scouting movement, PLAST was established in Lviv in 1912, four years after England’s Robert Baden-Powell founded the scouting movement. It was April 12th of that year that the initial Lviv plastuny swore their First PLAST Oath. Co-educational from the beginning, PLAST adapts scouting ideals and combines them with a deep commitment to Ukrainian cultural heritage.