USRBC's Upcoming and Recent Events
USRBC Annual Meeting 2017
October 26-27, 2017
The U.S.-Russia Business Council’s 2017 Annual Meeting "Investing in the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations" took place on October 26-27 in New York, NY. Participants and speakers included senior leaders from Fortune 100 companies doing business in Russia, major Russian firms, NGOs, and U.S. and Russian government officials. The program stared at noon on Thursday, October 26, with an Opening Keynote Luncheon and concluded mid-afternoon on Friday, October 27, after a Closing Keynote Luncheon. The Gala Dinner took place at the New York Public Library on the evening of Thursday, October 26, at the mid-point of the conference agenda.
Keynote speakers at the USRBC 2017 Annual Meeting included RF Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov, RF Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace President William J. Burns, and Eurasian Economic Union Chairman Tigran Sargsyan .
USRBC-AmCham-EEC Conference on Eurasian Integration
December 7, 2017
T he U.S.-Russia Business Council, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce of Russia and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), is pleased to invite you to a conference on "Eurasian Economic Integration: New Challenges and Opportunities" on December 7 in Moscow. The event will feature EEC Chairman Tigran Sargsyan and EEC ministers in discussions on the future of Eurasian integration, including in-depth looks at customs policies, technical regulations (particularly pertianing to the pharmaceuticals and medical devices markets) and competition policy. The half-day conference will also look at the best practices of mutlinational companies operating in the Eurasian market.
USRBC encourages members to join us for this important event to expand and deepen U.S. business community ties with the Eurasian Economic Commission, which sets many of the commercial rules for the region.
USRBC's Monthly Meetings with the U.S. Department of State
December 14, 2017
The USRBC's final meeting with the U.S. Department of State in 2017 is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 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 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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