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Wine now, run later

15 June 2018

On 19-20 May, took place the 10th annual Kyiv Food & Wine Festival at the International Exhibition Centre.  With goals to cultivate Ukrainian wine culture, attendees had the opportunity to try varietals from 32 wineries. Though no additional gimmicks were necessary, those so inclined could took part in an Oyster Battle – a contest to see who could open five molluscs the fastest. There was also the fourth annual Wine Run, a now traditional part of the fest with tastings along the 5km trail and prizes for the best costume! The next event is scheduled for this upcoming October – make sure you’re in town!




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Twenty-four beauties competed, but on 24 September, it was Leonila Guz of the Kherson region who took the title “most beautiful” along with the crown in Kyiv at the Miss Ukraine International 2018 beauty pageant showcased on 1+1. In fact, the crown initially went to Veronica Didusenko, who was stripped of it once judges learned she was married. Guz will represent Ukraine this year at the Miss World in China in
December – good luck!

Kyiv’s international business community celebrated the start of the weekend on 6 October at Fandom. There were delicious desserts, a bountiful bar menu and an inspired interior with The Big Meet. Will you hit up the next Big event?

The Women’s Executives Leadership Development Initiative (WELDI) by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine unites over 400 high-level managers – successful, goal-oriented, and modern female leaders. The sunny morning of 5 October started with an inspiring WELDI Business Breakfast at Gurama, featuring Yaryna Klyuchkovska, an expert in strategic and crisis communications. An interesting and dynamic discussion was set around the role of communication in building your personal reputation and the reputation of your company. John D. Rockefeller, an American oil magnate and philanthropist, was first person to hire a PR specialist. One hundred years later, Klyuchkovska talked about how far the communication industry has come since then.

On 9 October, a documentary film “The Man Who Stole Banksy» that tells us about the most mysterious street-art contemporary artist was presented in the building of the Malaya Opera. Within this event, creator of the project CityArt, and initiator of the creation of series of murals in Kyiv – Geo Lerosom presented a book – Kyiv Street Art vol. 2. Also, muralist-artists Apolo Torres (Brazil) and Matt Down (Belgium) gave a short, but very interesting lecture on street art before the show.

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