USRBC's Upcoming and Recent Events
USRBC Annual Meeting 2017
October 26-27, 2017
Although the USRBC Annual Meeting may seem like a long way away, it's never too early to register, reserve your room in the USRBC room block or to apply for your U.S. visa if you are coming from overseas. Given current processing delays for obtaining U.S. visas, we encourage those Annual Meeting participants who need a U.S. visa to do so at their earliest convenience. Please note that this year's Annual Meeting will feature a revised program: The Annual Meeting will begin at noon on October 26 with an Opening Keynote Luncheon and conclude mid-afternoon on October 27 after a Keynote Luncheon. The Gala Dinner will take place on the evening of October 26, at the mid-point of the conference agenda. We hope to see you in October!
USRBC's Monthly Meetings with the U.S. Department of State
November 2, 2017
The USRBC's next meeting with the U.S. Department of State is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, from 11am-12:30pm. These monthly meetings provide an excellent opportunity for members to receive an up-to-date briefing by the State Department's Russia specialists on the geopolitical bilateral agenda in an intimate setting, while ensuring that key government officials stay current on relevant bilateral commercial matters. To that end, it is very important that USRBC members arrive prepared to present background on your firm's business in Russia, your organization's current agenda, and pressing concerns regarding U.S.-Russian commercial affairs.
These meetings are limited to five companies per meeting (one representative per organization) to facilitate a meaningful discussion. Participation in the meetings is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. The USRBC undertakes considerable effort to equitably rotate member participation in these meetings throughout the year to ensure that we are drawing broadly across the USRBC membership.
USRBC Roundtable Breakfast with RF Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin
October 13, 2017
USRBC hosted a roundtable breakfast with RF Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin at the St. Regis Washington, DC. Minister Oreshkin highlighted his Ministry’s economic reform agenda and macroeconomic policy direction for the coming years, as well as areas of potential interest for foreign investors. Minister Oreshkin asserted that ensuring high levels of competition in the Russian economy will be a key to generating strong economic growth, regardless of the level of state involvement. At the same time, he stressed the need to increase capital investment, boost labor productivity and jumpstart the digitalization of the Russian economy as important aspects of sustained growth.
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