Monday, December 18, 2023, from 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm at The Army and Navy Club, 901 17th St NW, Wash, D.C., Ballroom, 1st Floor.

Ambassador Oksana Markarova and General Borys Kremenetskyi will attend and speak at the luncheon followed by a panel with 6 major US defense companies. One of the topics will be helping Ukraine defend itself by building a private industrial/defense base in Ukraine. All companies participating in the panel met with President Zelenskyy during his visit to Washington this week.

Panel Discussion will feature the Speakers:

  1. Charlie Dean, Vice President of International Business, AeroVironment, Inc
  2. Brian Gathright, Vice President of Business Development for the Platforms & Services sector, BAE Systems, Inc
  3. Allison Melia, Director for International Operations and Policy, The Boeing Company
  4. Louis F. Dupuis, Jr., Director, International Government Affairs, Global Business Development and Strategy, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  5. Stephen O'Bryan, Corporate Vice President and Global Business Development Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  6. Chris Haave, Vice President, Global Government Relations, RTX/Raytheon

President of Ukraine met with executives of U.S. defense companies:

The Presidential Office of Ukraine, Dec 12, 2023

During his visit to the United States, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with executives of U.S. defense companies. "I want to thank all of you, as well as your partners. I would also like to say something important to your employees: you have done a lot for Ukraine. Without people like you, we would not be able to withstand and defend our land," the President said. Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke about the idea of establishing a defense hub in Europe, which will be located in Ukraine, as our country has a lot of practical experience gained through the war.

Thank you to Northrop Grumman, a member of U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC),  for their partnership with USUBC for this event.