Lviv is kind of created for poets, artists, musicians and tourists admirers of the beautiful, for the city itself is like a legend, like a song. Lviv is a city of the time-honored history, versatile culture, high art, well-developed science, education, sports, industry, as well as a city of open and industrious people. Architectural monuments and archeological relics, museums and galleries, theaters and concert halls, national traditions and rites, business activities and convenient communications all this makes Lviv a tourist center. The city with unique monuments, located in the region of rare pure ecologic climate conditions, claims to be awarded the status of the tourist world center. Despite the 20th century cataclysms, Lviv cultu ral, historic and spiritual heritage has preserved much better than in any other regions of Ukraine. It is not only to be saved for future generations, but to be used as a significant tourist resource as well. It is in Lviv where you can participate in the revived traditions of generations and experience the feeling of integrity and common thinking with them. This is Lvivs peculiarity enticing tourists. The culture of the past and present against the background of the authentic architectural ensemble shape the tourist product Lviv can offer. Tourism in Lviv is an unmatched network of possibilities. The place of Lviv in the world tourist process stands out with cultural and cognitive, business, religious, sentimental, scientific tourism, along with tourism for sports and recreation. Amiable and open-hearted hosts welcome anyone eager to have a rest and get to learn this beautiful and unique city closer.
Business and Exhibition Lviv
Interest in visiting Lviv on business is boosted by its attractiveness as a tourist center. Closely combining well-developed industrial and scientific and technical potential with unique culture and art Lviv has become an outstanding center for business. It was not incidentally that the Sixth Summit of the Summit Presidents of Central and Eastern Europe took place in Lviv in May 1999. Lvivs location near the borders of the Central and South-Eastern European states at the crossroads of transit international motorways, railroads, and airlines plays an important part in developing foreign economic activities. Production capacities and qualified staff, high class manufacturing culture attract wide circle of home and foreign business men. Lviv companies deal with trade partners from over 100 world countries. Economic potential of Lviv is definitely worth mentioning. There are over 219 big industrial companies of different forms of property, over 40 commercial banks, 4 stock exchange markets, 13 investment companies, 80 insurance organizations, 24 leasing companies, 77 auditing firms. About 9 thousand small scale business companies operate here, most of them concentrated in the field of wholesale and retail, operations with real estate, hotel and restaurant business. Lviv occupies a leading place in Ukraine in production of certain kinds, in particular fork-lifts, electric lamps, buses, confectionery, yeast. Among industry branches the most significant part falls for food and light industries, mechanical engineering and metal processing, pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical industries. The leading companies to mention here are JSC Lviv Fat Industrial Complex, JSC Lviv Brewery, JSC Lviv Confectionery Company Svitoch, JSC Lviv Kholodkombinat, JSC ENZYME, JSC Mayak, Joint Ukrainian-Swiss JSC Vesna, JSC Halychpharm, State Company Lvivdialik, JSC Lviv Chemical Plant, JSC Iskra.
The city enforces much ffort to improve transport infrastructure, telecommunications, business infrastructure, hotel service, services area. Successful development of numerous fields of city economic life provided fruitful ground for drawing both home and foreign investments. Lviv is a reliable partner in business relations with known strategic investors nd leading The Lviv Palace of Arts world financing institutions.
Active business environment development is enhanced by running business fairs and exhibitions in Lviv. Lviv fair traditions enjoy rich and glorious history. Fair traditions in Lviv date back to the 19th century when Lviv was justly considered one of the biggest fair centers. Early in the 20th century the Eastern Fair was gaining popularity in Europe. In 1923 Lviv became one of the twenty cities-founders of the European Association of Fair Organizers. Today Lviv is one of five leading exhibition centers of Ukraine. Annual number of international exhibitions and fairs of various specialization held in Lviv reaches over 20. Special place among Lviv exhibitions is taken by the Investment Fair within the International Economic Forum on Cross-Border Cooperation. Book The Publischers Forum fair is held annually in Lviv, which is considered the most popular one of its kind in Ukraine. The leading fair organizers are JSC HalExpo, exhibition bureau Expo-Business Service, Lviv Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Publishers Forum. Lviv exhibitions and forums became important means of promoting the city as a strong industrial, cultural and tourist European center.