5th German-Ukrainian Business Forum - Rebuild Ukraine

The 5th German-Ukrainian Business Forum provides a platform to discuss the involvement of business in the process of Ukraine's reconstruction. It is aimed at decision-makers from business and politics in both countries. DIHK president Peter Adrian will open the conference, followed by speeches by the Federal Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, and the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denys Shmyhal. High-ranking speakers from the Ukraine and Germany will then discuss on current topics in several panels.

The forum is organized by the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Ukraine), the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) and the German Eastern Business Association (OA) and takes place at "Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft" in Berlin on:

Monday, October 24, 2022 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.

Conference languages are German and Ukrainian.

The event is free of charge.

The registration is already closed.

The event between 12:00 and 17:00 pm CET will be streamed. On the day of the event you will find the link to the livestream here: https://geruabizforum.com/



12:00 – 12:30 pm



Peter Adrian, President of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK)

Hans-Ulrich Engel, Vice Chairman of the German Eastern Business Association (OA)



Denis Schmyhal, Prime-Minister of Ukraine

Olaf Scholz, Federal Chancellor of Germany


Ministers’ Dialogue

Robert Habeck, Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Yulia Svyrydenko, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Economic Development & Trade*


· Oleksii Chernyshov, Minister for Construction of Ukraine and Envoy of the President of Ukraine for Recovery*

· Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development*

· Knut Pielsticker, Director East-Europe and Central Asia / Member of the Board, Bauer Spezialtiefbau and Committee on International Construction, German Construction Industry Federation

· Robert Hermann, Managing Director, Germany Trade and Invest

· N.N., KyivMiskBud*

· N.N., IntergalBud*

Moderator: Serhii Tsivkach, CEO, UkraineInvest


· Yaroslav Demchenkov, Vice-Minister of Energy of Ukraine

· Franziska Brantner, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action*

· Arial Porat, Senior Vice President Siemens Energy

· Christina Haverkamp, CEO, German Energy Agency (dena)

· Maxim Timchenko, CEO, DTEK Energy

· Yuriy Vitrenko, CEO, Naftogaz

Moderator: Michael Harms, Managing Director, German Eastern Business Association (OA)


· Oleksandr Mykolayovych Kubrakov, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

· Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport*

· Philip Sweens, CEO, HHLA International GmbH & Spokesperson Working Group Ukraine, German Eastern Business Association

· Niko Warbanoff, CEO, DB International GmbH / Head of International Business, Deutsche Bahn AG

· Oleksyi Mironenko, CEO, MIKO Group

· N.N., Ukrsalisnitsya*

Moderator: Serhii Lisnichenko, Interim Chairman of the Board, German Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Ukraine


· Mykola Solskyj, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine*

· Dr. Manuela Rottmann, State Secretary at the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture

· Dirk Stratmann, Spokesperson Ukraine, German Agribusiness Alliance

· Werner Baumann, CEO, Bayer*

· N.N., Nibulon*

· N.N., MHP*

Moderator: André Pilling, CEO, Eco Viva GmbH, Agritrade Ukraine Head of Food and Agricultural Committee, AHK Ukraine


· Mikhaylo Fedorov, Minister for Digitalization of Ukraine*

· Susanne Baumann, State Secretary at the Federal Foreign Office

· Tom Kindermans, CEO, Region CEE, SAP

· Tim Brauckmüller, Managing Director, ateneKom

· Olga Voloshyna, CEO, Silvery LLC

· Andrii Pavliv, Founder and CEO N-iX

Moderator: Stefan Kägebein, Regional Director Eastern Europe, German Eastern Business Association (OA)