On 26 June, Jaguar Land Rover Kyiv Airport, one of Ukraine’s first Arch CI retailers, was officially launched on the Boryspil highway. At least 300 guests, brand fans, and celebrities attended the grand opening party. Speakers included Ivan Hynansky – owner and CEO of Winner Group Ukraine, Petro Rondiak – head of the Management Board of Winner Group Ukraine, and Andrew Jago with Jaguar Land Rover European Importer Region.
Highlights of the evening included a Jaguar XK-120, the legendary sports car that first appeared on the roads in 1948 and became the fastest serial vehicle, as well as a Land Rover Defender preferred by Sir Winston Churchill and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, never out of production between 1948 and 2016.
What makes the retailer special is a range of services it offers such as a barista bar, cigar lounge, children’s room, substitute vehicles, airport service, and off-road track. The venue is one of the new generation dealerships to be erected in the biggest cities across the country by late 2018.
On 21 June, TUCC President Terry Pickard brought together nearly 30 fans of gastronomic fare to Ukraine’s newest gastro heaven serving up local culinary delicacies – Sho. This time it was something more than just a regular monthly meet – club members also celebrated TUCC sommelier Natalie’s birthday! The festive dinner went on in the best traditions of a good old party – greetings exchanged, gifts presented, ‘Happy Birthday’ sung, candles blown out and a cake eaten. And all this amidst incredible Ukrainian tasty threats.
On 22 June, The Big Meet threw another great event for Kyiv’s international business community to network while celebrating the end of the working week. The festive get-together took place at Arena Terrace, a stylish venue in downtown Kyiv. Where will TBM turn up next week? You’ll have to find them on Facebook!
On 1 July, huge crowds turned out to Kyiv’s Sofiivska Square to see enjoy a fabulous event – The Roads of Friendship 2018. Famous American theatre and cinema actor – John Malkovich took part in the big event conducted by legendary composer Riccardo Muti (Italy), who was director for Milan’s Teatro alla Scala for 19 years. The stunning performance featured outstanding contemporary artists including soprano Lyudmyla Monastyrska (Ukraine), and a joint Italian-Ukrainian orchestra and choir comprising more than 300 musicians. The event signalled a very important international social and artistic project for Peace in Ukraine.
On 7 July, a group of rather influential individuals gathered in Kaniv to kick-off what will hopefully become an annual event, called Ukrainian ID. Modelled after the World Economic Forum in Davos, this forum aims to look at homegrown solutions, involving world opinion leaders and generators of economic paradigms, to help develop a free, educated, and sustainable society. The event brought in speakers such as former Finance Minster Natalia Jaresko, Moscow-based correspondent Anna Nemtsova, former US Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst, and many more. Gathering event President Nataliia Zabolotna will have been very pleased with the inaugural event.
On 30 June and 1 July, Lviv’s residents and guests had tons of fun as they celebrated Canada Day held in Canada House and Rynok Square in Lviv! Canadian Ambassador Roman Waschuk opened the important event featuring officials and Canadian celebrities representing business, the IT sphere, culture, and sports who shared their experience with Ukrainian audiences. The multifaceted programme was , innsive formative, and highly entertaining. Every attendee found something for their soul, mind, or body, in the award ceremonies, pancake breakfast, discussion panels, networking parties, souvenir fairs, bookstands, the illustrious street hockey, jazz concerts and so much more. NB: the CA maple syrup was delicious!
On 14-16 June, a Business Dinner by Design organised by Seven I.D.M.G. swept across into Art Ukraine Gallery. For the first time in Ukraine, designers in conjunction with interior design salons came up with seven dining spots serving refreshments from conceptual restaurants. The unique project appealed to all tastes of attendees. Guests could see and admire exquisite interior solutions while culinary delicacies tempted their tastebuds. Senses of hearing and smell were also put to work as the event had its own flavour enhanced with live music.
Business Dinner by Design helps entrepreneurial spirit meet creative souls. Watch for the next one coming soon.
On 7 July, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine hosted its 27th annual American Independence Day Picnic. More than 3 000 guests of all ages flocked to Kyiv International School to enjoy a festive party offering a big programme – catchy music, contests, as well as kids entertainment and interactive photo zones. The attendees were treated to traditional food, refreshing beverages, and apple and cherry pies. An exciting prize-draw and headliner Antytila added thrills to the overall excitement.