Opportunities in Ternopil; preparations trade mission

Western Ukraine is the focus of both the agricultural and economic teams the Embassy in 2018. In the framework of preparation of the Dutch Trade Mission to Ternopil and Chernivtsi on 25-27 June the Agri team of the Embassy together with Honorary Consul in Western Regions and the representative of PIB Bioenergy Ukraine, took part in the Ternopil Investment Forum on May 24.

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Round table during the Ternopil Investment Forum

Investment forum

During the Round table of the Investment Forum with representatives of the diplomatic missions and international organisations Agricultural Counsellor Carolien Spaans announced the agenda of the activities planned in Ternopil in June with the main focus on the following sectors: bioenergy, agriculture and food processing, logistics, infrastructure, water treatment, waste management and IT.
Representatives of the Embassy participated in the sections on Agriculture and Energy efficiency where the project PIB Bioenergy Ukraine was presented by Kateryna Krista and the Business meeting with the Dutch companies in bioenergy sector was announced on 15 June in Ternopil.

During the fruitful and interesting stay in Ternopil the Dutch delegation focused on issues which are of mutual interest for the Netherlands and Ternopil region in particular creation of the added value to the agricultural products, development of infrastructure and improving of the business and investment climate.

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Presentation of PIB Bio-energy Ukraine
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ПВФ Електросвіт and their 10 years of fruitful cooperation with the Netherlands

While being in Ternopil, the agricultural team took the opportunity for a company visit to Elektrosvit. Elektrosvit knows everything about light and even more, invent their own unique solutions for the lighting products of #Signify - Philips Lighting Україна, supply to the local market and successfully compete abroad. Their tailor-made approach in combination with the innovative products and many years of experience result in the great projects which are of high demand everywhere: in the greenhouses and at the schools, in the streets and on the historical monuments.
The Embassy team is grateful to Igor Polishchuk and his team for warm welcome and very interesting tour around the production facilities. Will definitely come back!

Ternopil and Chernivtsi
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Trade mission to Ternopil and Chernivtsi

The embassy of the Netherlands in Ukraine will organize a trade mission to Ternopil and Chernivtsi on June 25-27. The mission will be headed by the Ambassador, mr Ed Hoeks, and will focus both on agriculture and other sectors. Within agriculture the focus will be on foodprocessing, horticulture & planting materials and on bio-energy. For more information and registration you can visit our event page

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Kremenets Castle

Potential for green tourism

Besides having potential in different economic sectors, the region also provides a lot of opportunities for green tourism, also due to the amount of castles and history that lies in this region. When going to the region, you would have the opportunity to visit for example Kremenets (castle & cemetary with Cossack graves) or Zbarazh castle.