Lviv Convention Bureau inducted the new crop of Ambassadors for the third time. Nine city leaders in science, culture, medicine and IT were selected for their strong reputations and contributions to raising the profile of Lviv as an international convention destination. The Gala reception took place on 23 November at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center, Lviv, Ukraine.
Lviv City Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said, «I am very happy to have this distinguished group and to work with them in the coming year to increase the attraction of Lviv among international leaders in a broader array of fields».
This program was a 2015 initiative of Lviv Convention Bureau, and the group now boasts 30 Honorary Ambassadors.
«Such a concentration of well-known and connected professionals to promote Lviv in their international circles has already increased prospects for future congresses and conventions», noted Lina Ostapchuk, Director of Lviv Convention Bureau.
The finalists were selected according to set criteria including their strong roots in Lviv, business acumen, and demonstrated leadership.
The distinguished inductees for 2017-2019 are:
Bohdan Cherkes – Director of the Department of Architecture of the National University Politechnic of Lviv
Oleksiy Kohan – Radio journalist, producer and art director of Jazz centre in Kyiv, creative curator of Leopolis Jazz Fest
Ihor Novytskyi – Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at Lviv National Medical University
Andrew Pavliv – CEO & Co-founder of N-iX, Supervisory Board Chairman at Lviv IT Cluster
Maciej Smietanski – Associate professor at Medical University of Gdansk, Head of the Surgery Department at F. Zhaczek Hospital in Puck, Poland
Rostyslav Stoika – Head of Department of Regulation of Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis Institute of Cell Biology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Andriy Trokhymchuk – Leading researcher at the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Vasyl Vlizlo – Director of the Institute of animal biology of NAAS
Fedir Yurochko – Otolaryngologist at Lviv Regional Pediatric Clinical Hospital OHMATDYT