East meets West: A deeper understanding of the needs in Eastern Europe


Keen to position itself as a prime tourist attraction, Ukraine is embracing Western customs and cultures. The CIS country has adopted Western-style residential complexes, stylish restaurants and modern nightclubs, and opened modern, prestige hotels.

Changes to visa rules in 2005 have allowed for greater visitor liberation, though much of this cultural acceptance can be traced back to Ukrainian independence gained at the turn of the millennium (1991). What was perhaps once regarded as an impregnable region or cluster of countries, is now a destination open to all.

At the heart of this is Kiev, capital city and a resort rejuvenated; ready to prosper from new opportunities. Ready too, to stage gasworld’s East Europe Conference 2010, entitled ‘East meets West – A deeper understanding of the needs in Eastern Europe’.

To be held from 20th – 22nd May (2010), the conference will bring together the decision makers from the global industrial gas business to discuss the requirements and catalysts for growth in Eastern Europe.

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