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Nov 7, 2019 8:00 AM - Nov 8, 2019 2:00 PM

USRBC's 2019 Annual Meeting
Investment Proposals and Market Realities

November 7-8, 2019, New York, NY

The USRBC's 2019 Annual Meeting on November 7-8, 2019, in New York explored new opportunities and incentives for invernational investors related to the implementation of Russia's national development projects as we surveyed the Russian economy, assessed progress in Russia's digital transformation and commercialization of cutting-edge technology, examined Russia in the context of successful innovative ecosystems and discussed the effects of global trade disputes on U.S.-Russia trade and economic relations.

The Annual Meeting's business sessions were held at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi (851 6th Ave) and the Gala Dinner took place at the Morgan Library (225 Madison Ave.)  The Annual Meeting started midday on Thursday, November 7th, with our Gala Dinner that evening, and concluded midday Friday, November 8th.


Anatoly Antonov,
RF Ambassador to the United States
Vasiliy Osmakov,
RF Deputy Minister of Industry & Trade
Thomas Pickering, Career Ambassador; 
Vice Chairman, Hills & Company
Alexander Shokhin, President, Union of Industrialists & Entrepreneurs Boris Titov, RF Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights


Annual Meeting Speakers:

  • Sergey Aleksashenko, Independent Consultant, Private Solutions LLC; Former First Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of Russia  Presentation >>
  • Anatoly Antonov, RF Ambassador to the United States  (Keynote Speaker)
  • Ambassador Richard Burt, Managing Partner, McLarty Associates
  • Steve Crown, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation  Presentation >>
  • Joseph Damond, Executive Vice President, International Affairs, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Jill Dougherty, Global Fellow, Kennan Institute
  • Arkady Dvorkovich, Chair, Skolkovo Foundation (Keynote Speaker)
  • James Golsen, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Moscow
  • Jason Grove, Divisional Vice President, International Government Affairs and Policy, Abbott Laboratories LLC
  • Michael Harms, CEO, German Eastern Business Association
  • Maria Ivanova, Citi Country Officer for Russia; President and Chairman of the Management Board, Citibank
  • Alexander Ivlev, CIS Managing Partner and Deputy Markets Leader, Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia, EY
  • Patrick Kilbride, Senior Vice President, Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  Presentation >>
  • Mary Latimer, Corporate Head, Global Trade and Investment, MARS
  • Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, Senior Vice President and Head, Global Government Engagement, VISA
  • Veronika Minina, First Deputy Governor, Novgorod Region
  • Alexey Miroshnichenko, Deputy Chairman, Vnesheconombank  Presentation >>
  • Tim Murphy, General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer, Mastercard 
  • Andrey Nikitin, Governor, Novgorod Oblast  Presentation >>
  • Emily Olson, Vice President, BP Russia
  • Vasiliy Osmakov, RF Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade  (Keynote Speaker)
  • Konstantin Parshin, Vice President and Executive Director, IT Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation  Presentation >> 
  • Honorable Thomas R. Pickering, Vice Chairman, Hills & Company  (Keynote Speaker)
  • William Reinsch, Scholl Chair of International Business, Center for Strategic and International Studies/Former Member, U.S. and China Economic and Security Review Commission  Presentation >>
  • Sam Rizzo, Director, Trade Policy, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
  • Alexis Rodzianko, President and CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia  Presentation >>
  • Daniel A. Russell, President and CEO, U.S.-Russia Business Council
  • Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs   (Keynote Speaker)  Presentation >>
  • Dr. Angela Stent, Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies; Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • Alexander Subbotin, Minister of Trade and Agriculture, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Mark Sutton, Chairman and CEO, International Paper
  • Boris Titov, RF Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights  (Keynote Speaker)  Presentation >>
  • Chris Weafer,  Senior Partner,  Macro-Advisory Ltd.  Presentation >>

Program >> 

Annual Meeting pictures will be posted soon.