Ukraine’s capital is one of the most underrated European cities. Kiev, having gone through two modern revolutions, quirkily combines the best of east and west.
Why exhibit there?
Ukraine is a country slowly moving away from her soviet legacy. Ukraine was once known as "the breadbasket of Europe" but lack of investment and modernisation in agriculture has damaged productivity, however it is on the road to recovery. Its IT industry is one of its key sectors, alongside agriculture and metallurgy.
Kiev has two airports: Boryspil International Airport and Kyiv International Airport.
There is no rail link at the airport, so the cheapest way to get into Kiev is via the Skybus. The journey takes just under an hour and buses run 24 hours a day.
Alternatively you can get a licensed taxi or hire a car.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There is a list of prohibited items you cannot import or export. The list includes weaponry, radioactive and other harmful materials; printed materials, films, records, scripts and other stuff containing propaganda of war, racism, discrimination, etc.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Some of Kiev’s top landmarks aren’t in the guidebooks, so the locals recommend:
- Pray or meditate at St. Cyrill’s monastery - this small church is as old as time, dating back to 12th century.
- Kiev is a green capital and has dozens of beautiful parks for short walks. Mariyinsky and Khreshchatyj Parks are among the favorites.
- Ukraine’s first restaurant focusing on modern Chinese cuisine, BAO is considered one of the best places to eat in Kiev. Try their dim sum, shu mai, noodle dishes and Peking duck.
- Vino e cucina. The focus here is on Italian fare, from traditional antipasti to homemade pasta and pizza, and a range of Italian meat and seafood dishes
- Local currency is Ukrainian hryvnia.
- The official language is Ukrainian.
- You may need to apply for a visa to visit Ukraine, check the list.
- Most places use the 2 round pin plug socket.
- Cultural sensitivities:
- It is worth noting that some Ukrainians may appear to be unfriendly at first, but once they get to know you they are some of the warmest and most hospitable people you are ever likely to meet.
- Ukrainian people are non-individualistic and do not like to stand out in a crowd.
- Ukrainians are much more direct and refreshingly honest.
- Ukrainians are by nature very superstitious.