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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

The U.S.-Russia Business Council, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce of Russia and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), held a conference in Moscow on "Eurasian Economic Integration: New Challenges and Opportunities."   The conference featured EEC Chairman Tigran Sargsyan and EEC ministers who discussed the future of Eurasian integration and provided in-depth looks into customs policies, technical regulations (particularly pertianing to the pharmaceuticals and medical devices markets) and competition policy.  The conference also addressed the best practices of mutlinational companies operating in the Eurasian market.

USRBC Moscow Corporate Intelligence and Due Diligence Conference

December 8, 2017

The USRBC, in cooperation with member companies KPMG and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, hosted a discussion in Moscow on "Localizing and Protecting Your Business in Russia: Corporate Intelligence, Due Diligence and Compliance."  The event drew from government officials and experts in the field to review current investment incentives as well as guidelines to properly vet potential partners and suppliers.  As companies look to increase their local presence in Russia, particularly for those interested in establishing or expanding a manufacturing base, this discussion helped with strategies to reduce risks and ensure successful investments.

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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