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Investing forum IFIK-2009 in connection with the quarantine is postponed to December 8-9

вторник, 3 ноября 2009

Investing forum IFIK-2009 in connection with the adopted in Ukraine quarantine measures because of the dissemination risk of the California Influenza and direct prohibition of all events conduction was postponed to a later date and will be held in Kharkov on December 8-9.

As one of the forum initiators, CEO of the investment group Melon Sergei Pirozhnikov informed, all partners of IFIK, sponsors and speakers perceived the situation as force majeure and understood the decision to reschedule.

“We will do everything possible to effectively use the extra month of preparation and to hold the event at the highest level of quality. As Dale Carnegie said, if life gave you lemon, make lemonade out of it “, – said S. Pirozhnikov.

He said that now information on new dates is being brought to the attention of all who registered for the forum, and expressed confidence that as a result of the postponement of the event number of participants would only increase.

As at the end of last week, on IFIK-2009 360 delegates from 15 countries were registered, mostly from the regions of Europe, Southeast Asia, North America, and the CIS countries.

New dates for the International investing forum conduction were symbolically inscribed between two important dates for Kharkiv inhabitants: ceremonial opening of the renovated stadium “Metalist” on December 5, and on December 10-11, when the UEFA Executive Committee shall make a final decision on the cities hosting the European Football Championship.

IFIK (International Forum “Invest in Kharkiv”) is designed as annual event and is conducted first in 2009. The forum is organized on the initiative of large-scale regional business; its main purpose – is to position Kharkov as a city with high investing potential, and to assist business in capital formation. In IFIK-2009 will take part the representatives of international financial institutes (EBRD, IFC and others), transnational companies (PricewaterhouseCoopers, DLA Piper and others), large-scale Russian business (Sberbank Rossii, Alfa Capital Partners, Beta Capital Management, IG «Aton» and others). Sponsors and partners of the forum are the leading companies in IT-industry: Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Datagroup, Freshtel. In the forum program: discussion
of the most timely investing projects of the region in first-priority branches of economics and projects connected with Euro-2012. Direct organizer of the forum is consulting company LLC “Invest in Kharkiv”.

Press service of the forum
Olga Korol, +38 067 540 37 38, olga@ifik.com.ua