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Investing in Russia & the CIS

5th Annual Conference - Investing in Russia & the CIS


The Plaza Hotel, New York, 15th March 2001



Plenary Session


08.45   Chairman’s Introduction & Welcome

Gene Lawson, President

US-Russia Business Council


08.50   The Political & Economic Outlook

Dimitri Simes, President
The Nixon Center


09.10   World Bank Assistance: Issues & Dilemmas

            Marcelo Selowsky, Chief Economist

The World Bank


09.30   Russian Fixed Income Strategy

Kasper Bartholdy, Managing Director



09.50   Banking Sector Overview

Alex Knaster, CEO
Alfa Bank


10.10     Role of Russian Financial Institutions in Developing Local Investment

Nikolai Tsvetkov, President

IBG “NIKoil”


10.30   Overview of the Industrial Sector

Kakha Bendookidze, General Director

United Heavy Machinery


10.50               Break

Chairman:       Thomas D Sanford, Vice President
Bank of New York

11.10   Legal Challenges Facing Russian Corporates in International Capital Markets

Robert Langer, Partner
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP


11.30   Equity Market Strategy

James Fenkner, Chief Strategist



11.50   Outlook for Oil & Gas Sector

Stephen O’Sullivan, Head of Research



12.10   TNK: Opportunities for Growth and
Financial Challenges for 2001

Iosif Bakaleinik, Senior Vice President


12.30   YUKOS:
Dr. Yuri Beilin
President of YUKOS-Exploration & Production, Member of the yukos Management Committee


12.50                                    Lunch


Chairman: Gennady Kolesnikov, Deputy Chairman

Federal Securities Commission

14.00   Private Equity Investing

Michael Calvey, Managing Partner

Baring Vostok Capital Partners


14.20   Overview of the Russian Telecommunications Sector

James Nail, Director of Research

Aton Capital


14.40                        Company Presentations



Vladimir Bogdanov, President


Golden Telecom

David J Wisher, CFO



Vassili Pachkovski, Deputy General Director



Alexander Zurabov,
Deputy General Director & CEO



Mikhail Noskov, CFO


ORMETO-YUMZ Heavy Engineering

Alexei Shevtsov, President & CEO


16.45                        Investor Panel


William Browder, Managing Director Hermitage Capital Management


Mattias Westman, Fund Manager

Prosperity Capital Management


Jason Downes, General Director

Ru-Net Holdings


17.30               Reception

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