Thursday, November 30, 2017

City mayors from Ukraine and abroad have met in Kyiv

November 30, 2017 ( On November 28-29, 2017 Kyiv hosted the International Mayors Summit. This forum was held for the second time, covering the innovations and their urban impact. More than 100 Ukrainian mayors, foreign experts and local government leaders from Canada, Israel, Slovakia, Brazil, Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands have attended the Summit. The Netherlands showed a star turn of the event with StartupAmsterdam as its official partner (an organization that focuses on Amsterdam city development) and Prince Constantijn, the younger brother of the King of the Netherlands, as the honorary guest.

The two-day Summit work program offered a variety of formats: speeches of the world-renowned experts, workshops, innovative start-up presentations, Deloitte city progress index, panel discussions, informal meetings and visits to innovative sites. Special panels focused on urban inclusion and the interaction between cities and business. The Summit also served as the presentation site of the Ranking of Ukrainian Cities on the Use of Innovation, and the open voting platform where innovative mayors were chosen by a professional jury along with the inhabitants of the cities.

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