On November 28, the 5th Gala of Lviv Honorary Ambassador took place at Lviv International Airport. Deputy mayor of Lviv for development Andriy Moskalenko presented awards to 7 newly elected Ambassadors for their significant contribution to the development of Lviv as a worthy venue for business hospitality events (national and international conferences, congresses, summits, symposia, etc.).

Scientific and business environment gathered to support their colleagues, to become more familiar with Lviv Honorary Ambassadors Program.

Special guest of the event was KRZYSZTOF CELUCH – founder and director of Celuch Consulting, expert in the conference industry, CMM, CITE, CIS, HMCC, CED.

He motivated Lviv Honorary Ambassadors to work even more closely with the Lviv Convention Bureau, to attract international conferences to Lviv. Moreover he told some interesting stories how to build cooperation among bureau, business community, and local authorities.

Lviv Honorary Ambassadors 2019-2021:

📍Tetyana Struk – CEO at Linguistic Centre

📍Oksana Zayachkivska – Head of Physiology Department of Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University

📍Andrii Nakonechnyi – Vice-rector for scientific work Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University

📍Bohdan Shumylovych – Сurator of projects at Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

📍Kizyma Roman – WesUkr Specialized Pediatric MedCentre, pediatric oncologist in Surgery department

📍Stephen Butler – Managing Director, Strategy Council UK

📍Peter Mejer-Rasmussen – CEO, Amardico 120 Ukraine and J&L Consultingcil

Lviv Convention Bureau invited keynote speakers to visit Lviv and took part in 5th Gala of Lviv Honorary Ambassadors:

📍ROB DAVIDSON – Managing Director, MICE Knowledge.

📍KRZYSZTOF CELUCH – CEO at Celuch Consulting.

📍CHRISTIAN MUTSCHLECHNER – Director of the restructured VIENNA CONVENTION BUREAU (1991 – 2019), current President of the Austrian Convention Bureau.

📍FRANÇOIS LAFONT – CEO of Luxembourg Convention Bureau G.I.E.

📍DEMETRIOS FAKINOS – Director/Partner at European Design Awards.

Director of Lviv Convention Bureau Andriy Pavliv summarized the program’s activities for 4 years at ceremony.

During this period, 29  projects were realized:

  • holding international conferences
  • invitation of world experts to take part in business and scientific events in Lviv
  • presentation of Lviv at international exhibitions
  • acquaintance of foreign guests with the conference facilities of the city

Together with Lviv Honorary Ambassadors, Lviv Convention Bureau submitted 17 applications for conferences in 2019.

5 of them were approved:

  1. IEEE EUROCON – 2021
  2. Wilhelm Bernard Workshop – 2021
  3. Conference on Medical Chemistry – 2020
  4. European Forum of Medical Associations – 2020
  5. 15th International Congress EAVPT – 2021

The field of activity of Lviv Honorary Ambassadors is diverse.  Ambassadors work in scientific, educational, cultural, medical, and business fields.

The activity of Lviv Honorary Ambassadors crosses all borders. Their work is widely known outside Ukraine. As specialists  Ambassadors work at international companies and universities. They take part in conferences, often become speakers, and give lectures in different parts of the world.

Lviv Honorary Ambassadors are participants of international, national organizations, federations, associations. Thanks to their close cooperation with international colleagues, they manage to organize many projects, bring in world experts, attract international conferences, forums and congresses to Lviv.

The initiator and implementer of Lviv Honorary Ambassador Program is Lviv Convention Bureau. First Lviv Honorary Ambassadors were nominated in November 2015. Each year, the commission selects candidates to promote Lviv, attract international conferences.

Find more info about Lviv Honorary Ambassador Program on official website.