Facing the Future. ReinforceUA

October 6, 2023
InterContinental Kyiv Hotel

The international educational forum organized by the MIM Business School is dedicated to the main challenges facing businesses and society in Ukraine and the world

Facing the Future forum aims to bring the world agenda to Ukraine in October 2023. It is a unique chance to discuss what lies ahead of us and to identify the opportunities of the future.

Let’s reinforce Ukraine together

Join us to explore the challenges and opportunities that shape our world. This is the ultimate platform to unlock new horizons and insights for the future of Ukraine!


400+ guests

Facing the Future is an open platform where international leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs and top-managers, all those at top of their game, meet.

  • Opinion leaders

  • Owners and top managers of Ukrainian and international companies

  • Government representatives


Our forum brings together renowned speakers from around the world to share their knowledge and experience with the audience. The forum serves as a platform for the scientific community, politicians and business representatives of Ukraine to participate in meaningful discussions and exchange innovative ideas. The forum covers a wide range of topics, including new teaching methods, educational technologies and inclusive education. Thanks to a diverse lineup of speakers and a comprehensive program, the forum promises to be an enriching and inspiring experience for all participants.

President of the MIM Business School

Anders IndsetAnders Indset

Author of the Quantum Economy and one of the top thinkers according to the Thinkers50

Member of the Harvard Business School faculty at Professor Michael E. Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness

CEO of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)

Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and Universities of Bath (UK) and Monash (Australia)

Marc Siegel

President and CEO of M Siegel Associates LLC and Director of Global Security and Resilience Projects, Homeland Security Graduate Program at San Diego State University (SDSU)

Matthew Simmons

Learning Manager at the IMD Business School Lausanne

Marina Gorbis

Executive Director of the Institute for the Future (IFTF)

Oleksander Sudarkin

Сoach and practicing psychologist, author and co-author of a number of publications and books on leadership, management and communication in business and education

Vyacheslav Pokotylo

Professor of Management and Economics Department of the MIM Business School, Member of the Boards of Directors of “Weidmann Malyn Paper Mill”

Oleksii Vynogradov

Vice President and programs director of the MIM Business School. Managed marketing projects at Priocom, P5 Communications Inc., IDC

Christian Sarkar

Co-founder and editor of The Marketing Journal, entrepreneur, consultant, activist, publisher, and artist

Vadym Saveliev

DC Link Group Business Development Director. Professor of strategic marketing of the MIM Business School

Event Schedule

Opening addresses
14:15 – 14:45

October 6

Iryna Tykhomyrova
Christian Ketels
14:45 – 15:15
John Morrison
14:00 – 14:15
  • How to Think Like a Futurist: Five Rules for futures thinking and why it is essential in strategy development
Guy Standing
Anders Indset
15:15 – 15:45
15:45 – 16:15
17:15 – 17:45

14:00 – 18:00

Marc Siegel
16:15 – 16:45
  • Rethinking Resilience and Risk Management
  • Creating Value with Digital Transformation – Digital Health After Victory
Matthew Simmons
16:45 – 17:15
17:45 – 18:00
13:00 – 14:00
Registration for the Forum
Vyacheslav Pokotylo
Oleksander Sudarkin
Coffee break
Christian Sarkar
Oleksii Vynogradov
Vyacheslav Pokotylo
Oleksander Sudarkin
Marina Gorbis
Vadym Saveliev
Conference Statements
18:00 – 21:00
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Dive into a global perspective, as we present the event that unveils Ukraine's role on the global agenda!

  • Located In Very Heart of Kyiv.
  • The conference venue is the safest location for all major events.
  • The conference halls are located on the underground floor.
  • The hotel is equipped with a shelter.


The forum is a non-profit project. The funds raised during the forum will be directed towards supporting temporarily displaced women in Ukraine.

MIM plans to educate them in entrepreneurship, thus creating opportunities for those who were forced to leave their homes during the war.

Join us in making a positive impact!