The third annual Ukrainian Investment Summit opens in the British capital today.

According to the information of the Summit’s organizer, Adam Smith Conferences, for the first time this measure was held as early as in 2004 and immediately attracted the attention of foreign investors.

Adam Smith Conferences also announces that there has been an outstanding response to its 3rd annual Ukrainian Investment Summit. Record numbers of registrations have been received, cementing its reputation as the largest international investment gathering for Ukraine.

In a short space of time the Summit has established itself as the key meeting place for the elite of Ukrainian business and their international counterparts, attracting over 500 attendees from 22 countries in 2006. They are aware that the Summit is a unique opportunity to hear from top Ukrainian and international officials, major foreign and domestic strategic investors and the most influential names in the international financial community.

Already a 50-strong speaker faculty has been assembled, featuring the likes of:

Key Ukrainian and international officials, including 1st Deputy Prime Minister Azarov, Energy Minister Boyko, Economy Minister Makukha, SPFU Head Semenyuk, SEC Head Balyuk, UK MP Grogan, Prime Ministerial Adviser Mitiukov and Ambassadors Kharchenko and Barrow.

Leading international investors, such as Mittal Steel, Telenor, Damen Shipyards, Jabil Circuit, RUSAL, Boeing and HeidelbergCement.

Top Ukrainian corporates, including System Capital Management, XXI Century, DTEK, Khortytsa and Galnaftogas.

Renowned financial institutions including the likes of: Calyon Bank, Barclays Capital, Concorde Capital, Credit Suisse, Dragon Capital, F&C Asset Management and Foyil Securities.

Stop Press: The latest exciting speaker confirmations include:

Mykhailo Dobkin, Mayor of Kharkiv

Serhiy Klyuyev, Member, Banking & Finance Committee, Verkhovna Rada

Oleg Mashkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MKS

Paul Niland, Managing Director, Primeros Funds

Andrey Bogdanov, Head of Research, Troika Dialog Ukraine

Valeriy Kyrylko, CEO, Concorde Development

Aaron Goldstein, Deputy Director, International Listings, Euronext

Gregory Gurtovoy, Head of Renaissance Capital Ukraine

Dmitry Shemitilo, Director Emerging Markets Strategy, WestLB

An exciting new feature for 2007 is the Ukrainian Energy Summit on 14th March 2007, endorsed and supported by the Ministry of Fuel & Energy of Ukraine and sponsored by DTEK and Shell. A whole day will be dedicated to the most important and topical business sector in Ukraine, with particular focus on key geopolitical developments, exploration and production opportunities and highlighting the pending privatisation of the electricity sector. Hear first hand from Energy Minister Boyko, Naftogaz Head Sheludchenko and key executives from Ukrgazenergo, Shell, DTEK, Vanco Energy, AES, Regal Petroleum, ČEZ, Capital Oil and the International Energy Agency.

Impressive additional speakers for the Energy Summit include:

Lord Truscott, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary for Energy

Konstantin Chuichenko, Board Member / Head of Legal Department, Gazprom

Dr Andrey Konoplyanik, Deputy Secretary-General, Energy Charter

Robert Bensh, President & CEO, Cardinal Resources

Volodymyr Ignashchenko, former Deputy Minister of Economy / Author of law on PSAs in Ukraine

Robert Shetler-Jones, Member of the Supervisory Board, Centragas Holding

As always there will be a packed social programme to ensure that you have every opportunity to develop those crucial business contacts with your Ukrainian and international peers. The highlight promises to be a Gala Evening at London’s historic Guildhall, the seat of municipal government in London since the 12th century.