Forum Committee

The Forum Committee is a team of organisers and partners, each contributing their specific expertise and experience to stage a first-class tourism event in Ukraine by making decisions related to the overall organisation of the Forum, including its concept, content and format. The Forum Committee members share a strong passion for and faith in tourism development in Ukraine, hence their willingness to participate in the organisation of “Win with the Lion”.

Yaroslav Prytula

Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of International Economic Analysis and Finances, Academic Secretary of the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. Professor of Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions of Lviv Business School, Ukrainian Catholic University.

Mr Prytula did internships at the George Washington University and George Mason University, USA. He was a scientific consultant to the National Bank of Poland on the issues of improving macroeconomic modelling and forecasting for Eastern European economies. He also participated in the Global Policy Fellows Program at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (Washington, USA).

Mr Prytula is an author of numerous publications about integrated economic analysis, macroeconomics and economic forecasting and a participant of a multitude of international conferences, academic and research programmes. He specialises in econometric modelling and forecasting, microeconomic and macroeconomic studies. His scientific interests revolve around economic modelling, international migration and social and economic factors of economic growth. Mr Prytula’s papers can be found in such journals as Bulletin de la Soc. et Lettr. de Lodz, Izvestiya Vuzov, Economic Modelling and Journal of Identity and Migration Studies.


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Markian Malskyy

Attorney-at-law, Dr. Jur., Partner, Head of Arzinger’s West-Ukrainian Branch, Head of Alternative Dispute Resolution practice, specialises in providing legal support in investment projects (commercial, real estate and corporate law matters) as well as representing clients’ interests before the judicial authorities of Ukraine and dispute settlement under the procedures of commercial and investment arbitration.

Markian is a recognized expert in international arbitration. He has extensive experience in representing Ukrainian and international companies in arbitration proceedings in different jurisdictions, including all known global arbitral institutions.

He handled cases under the Arbitration Rules of ICSID, ICC, SCC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICAC.

In 2012 Markian Malskyy obtained his doctoral degree (Dr. Jur.) with the thesis: “Arbitration agreement as a condition for dispute resolution in international commercial arbitration” at the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.

Markian Malskyy is an Of Counsel of the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration for foreign economic activity.

He is a recommended arbitrator of six arbitration institutions, including Vienna International Arbitral Centre, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Arbitration Centre of Mexico, Arbitration Court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, Court of Arbitration at Nowy Tomyśl Chamber of Commerce.

Markian Malskyy’s experience and expertise and Arzinger’s international arbitration practice headed by him are honoured by many clients as well as by international ratings and guides, such as Chambers Global 2013, The Legal 500 – Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013, “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients” 2012 and 2013 etc.

Within a special Business Focus issue dedicated to law firms Kyiv Post named Markian Malskyy one of the five “rising stars” in the Ukrainian legal market among the most successful lawyers in the key business sectors.

The annual rating "Ukrainian Law Firms 2012" recommended him as a well-known arbitration lawyer in Ukraine.

In May 2012 Markian Malskyy was shortlisted by the main respected legal publication of Ukraine Yuridicheskaya Practika in the TOP-5 international arbitration attorneys of Ukraine, which is considered very high market recognition in Ukraine.

He wrote two books on commercial dispute resolution and has over 100 publications on legal issues. Markian often speaks at different workshops and conferences. He is an active member of several NGOs and a member of the Organising Committee of the annual International Economic Forum in Lviv.




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Nadiya Radionenko
Head of Tourism Office
Lviv City Council
Nadiya graduated from the International Relations Department at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine) majoring in International economic analysis and finance. 

During the period of June 2005 – December 2007 Nadiya occupied Regional marketing manager position at  “LG Electronics” Regional marketing centre in Lviv. 
Stating from December 2007 until August 2009 she was enrolled in Platinum Bank PJSC Regional office in Lviv as a regional training manager.
In August 2009 Ms. Radionenko changed her working place to the Head Office of Volksbank PJSC in Lviv, occupying firstly Business coach and then Loan underwriting specialist (Credit analyst) position. 

In the summer 2011 Nadiya took a position of Managing Director at Lviv Tourism Development Centre, Municipal enterprise.  In October 2012 she was promoted to Head of Tourism Office in Lviv City Council.
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Andriy Sydor
The President of the “Etnovyr” Non-Governmental Organization 
Advisor to the Mayor on tourism and culture Lviv, Ukraine
The founder of the Dikart Event Management Company – the top-leading company in event management in Lviv.
From 2007 till 2010 has worked as the Head of the Culture and Tourism Office in Lviv City Council. During his administration Lviv has gained the status of the Cultural Capital of Ukraine, has become the member of the European City Marketing, more than 100 festivals are being organized in Lviv, Tourist Information Center  was established.
From August 2010  - the President of the NGO “Etnovyr”, which is the founder of the “Win with the Lion” Tourism Forum.
Oksana Sydor
Deputy Director for the meetings, exhibitions and corporate events development
Dikart Event Management Company
Founder of the Annual “Win with the Lion” Lviv Tourism Forum

Oksana Sydor accomplished her higher education at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine), majoring in Economic Analysis and Finance in the International Relations Faculty. She gained a Diploma with Honours receiving the MA in International Economic Relations title.

During the period September 2009 - October 2011 Oksana studied MBA in Tourism Management at MODUL University Vienna, Austria, being granted the Vienna Tourist Board Scholarship.

Starting from January 2009 till August 2010 Oksana Sydor occupied the position of Head of the Tourism and Recreation Bureau, Office for Culture and Tourism in Lviv City Council. After the department restructurisation she worked as Head of the Tourism Office, “EURO 2012” Department in Lviv City Council. Oksana took part in the tourism and marketing strategy development (Economic Development and Increasing Lviv City Competitiveness to 2015 Program) as well as in Tourist information infrastructure development (EU city signing project: TIC development). At her position she was responsible for internal and external partnerships’ consolidation supporting the development of the tourism sphere in Lviv (Lviv’s membership in the European Cities Marketing); Tourism Cluster Group activities coordination (TCG – private and public sectors representatives); Projects Coorditation (Lviv at ITB 2010, ITB 2011).
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"TripAdvisor, and I personally, are very happy to participate in this event. The Ukraine market is becoming more and more important and we are very happy to share experiences and thoughts with the audience and are looking forward to doing more business with our existing partners and new partners"
Thomas Bangert, Director Display EU, TripAdvisor
"It’s a great opportunity to meet with professionals of the tourism and hotel industry, provide them with a better understanding of vision and probably help to find something new and valuable for our common business."
Ekaterina Volkova, Director of Office in Ukraine

“The Forum is first of all and most importantly about generating debate within Ukraine and within the city. Because until that debate happens at local level, no country, no destination, no city can actually really compete on the international market.”

Paul Kennedy, Director and Owner of Kennedy Integrated Solutions

“Для меня как организатора событий важно встретить коллег и пообщаться с коллегами из соседних областей: из области туризма, из области отелей и ресторанов. Это также чудесная возможность найти точки соприкосновения, где мы можем помочь друг другу.”

Тимур Мазур, керуючий партнер Агентства 42

“Через обговорення і зустрічі в рамках Форуму ми краще розуміємо, які ще потрібно заходи і пріоритети визначити, для того щоб ми дійсно спромоглися реалізувати комплексну стратегію розвитку міста і робити місто комфортним, привабливим для мешканців і для бізнесу.”

Сергій Кіраль, Львівська міська рада
“The Win with the Lion conference in Lviv is a very professionally organised congress which provides very useful and practical up-to-date information to its participants. I especially like the wide range of tourism related topics covered during its meetings, which give a good overview of the hottest topics in tourism today.”
Gabriela Schweinberger, international business coach and consultant, Berlin, Germany
“Win with the Lion is an event that everyone, even the most experienced travel professional, can learn from. It’s a great opportunity to hear experiences, share ideas and make connections. And the fact that it’s held in a gem of a city like Lviv just makes it even more appealing.”
Nick Greenfield, European Tour Operators Association, London, Great Britain