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Comprehensive Russian Program at 2004 CeBIT America

NEW YORK, NY - The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council announces Russian - American program, which includes a conference and exhibition, in conjunction with the CeBIT America Information and Communications Technology Trade Fair on May 26 & 27, 2004 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY.  This comprehensive Russian Conference program, which will provide opportunities for further business and technology cooperation between the U.S. and Russian companies, includes a seminar, panel discussions, and a special Russian Pavilion. The Russian Pavilion, organized by the Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council, has an extensive display (MARBC Pavilion #3841) in the Exhibit Hall featuring the vast array of Russian science and technology capabilities.

Information for CeBIT America's Russian Conference Sponsors

Announcement in Russian

An Evening of Classical Favorites

Since the establishment of CeBIT America, the Russian Conference, organized by the Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council, became an important component of the international program of CeBIT America.   This year the Russian conference, organized by MARBC in association with BISNIS - a unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce, includes two days of panels and presentations covering the most promising and pressing issues of the Russian-American business and technology cooperation and will be held in CeBIT America-MARBC Theater #3833.  The "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business" seminar is a vital part of the Russian Conference.  The seminar highlights various institutes, scientists and projects in Russia, and includes presentations by U.S. corporations with significant technology transfer collaboration experience in Russia.  The presenters include a diverse group of representatives ranging from major corporations to small businesses, and from research universities to technology associations and foundations such as U.S. Industry Coalition (USIC), U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) and the U.S. Department of State's Science Centers Partners Program. USIC members participate in the Department of Energy's Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention, a program partnering weapons scientists in the former Soviet Union with U.S. industry to transform weapons technologies into viable products for the global market. The State Department's Partners Program, through Science Centers in Moscow and Kiev, offers U.S. businesses a protective infrastructure for funding basic and applied research projects, technology development, and technology demonstration research in the former Soviet Union.

 A delegation from the Russian Federation, representing companies in the information technology, telecommunications and other technology industries, will be present to engage in two days of panel discussions and to exhibit the latest advancements in Russian technology for the duration of the CeBIT America.  The Russian delegation visit will be organized by MARBC in association with The Ministry of Economic Development & Trade of the Russian Federation, The Ministry of Education & Science of the Russian Federation, The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, The Moscow Entrepreneurs Association, sponsored by EPAM Systems with promotional support from Integral, Algorithm Group, SiliconTaiga, and Groteck.

CeBIT America Media Release

CeBIT is the world's largest and most influential information and communications technology trade fair.  Emphasizing the entire spectrum of enterprise technology, CeBIT America joins an annual roster of international CeBIT events.  This is the premier US forum to explore the full range of next generation global technologies and solutions.  In 2003 CeBIT America started as an annual event to bring together a few hundred exhibitors and tens of thousands of senior decision-makers from technology and vertical industries, including the automotive, banking, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, insurance & finance, manufacturing, media & publishing, and retail sectors. Partnering with leading business and government organizations, CeBIT America will offer exclusive business and educational opportunities for exhibitors and attendees.

Visit http://www.cebit-america.com/russia for CeBIT America media release "CeBIT America Sets Stage For U.S. Alliances With The Russian Technology Community."

 Participation in the Russian program is free of charge, however pre-registration is required by May 21st.  
MARBC provides Russian program participants and our invited guests with a complimentary expo pass and 50% off all CeBIT America
conference programs (use MARBC input priority code C4AAM when registering http://www.cebit-america.com/marbc). For more information and registration, please contact Val Kogan, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council by phone:  (215) 708-2628, email: val@ma-rbc.org, or visit the MARBC website at http://www.ma-rbc.org 

 The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council Conference

"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"

in conjunction with the 2004 CeBIT America


May 26-27, 2004

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

655 West 34th Street

New York City, NY





May 26, 2004 


10:30 PM - 11:00 AM CeBIT America-MARBC Theater

Welcome - Opening Remarks

  • Alexander Bulatov, Senior Officer, Trade Representation of the Russian Federation
  • Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CeBIT America-MARBC Theater

"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies" Seminar

  • Moderator: Trevor Gunn, Director, BISNIS, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • International Science and Technology Center Programs, U.S. Department of State. "The Partners Program - An Opportunity for U.S. Business in the Former Soviet Union"
  • John Gallagher, Chairman, United States Industry Coalition. "Commercialized Technologies from the DOE's Inititatives for Proliferation Prevention program"
  • Pol Klein, Senior Program Manager for Industry Programs, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation. "Funding for US-Russia Commercial R&D Projects"
  • Arthur L. George, Partner, Baker & McKenzie. "The Legal Environment for High Technology Business in Russia"
  • Mark Sanor, Partner, Ernst & Young. "Russia - Emerging Economic Power"


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CeBIT America-MARBC Theater

Telecommunication Panel


.       Moderator: Trevor Gunn, Director, BISNIS, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CeBIT America-MARBC Theater

"Onsite/Offshore Delivery Model for Composite Applications" Panel


  • Moderator: Bill Gargano, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, EPAM Systems
  • John Sullivan, Senior Account Manager, EPAM Systems-
  • Vitaly Brukhman, Director Technology Solutions, EPAM Systems. "Delivering Projects in onsite/offshore model. Trend View: Effective Approach to Enterprise-wide Composite Applications"



May 27, 2004 



10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CeBIT America-MARBC Theater

Information Technology Panel

  • Moderator: Paul R. Smith, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Moscow (Retired)
  • Bulat Gaifullin, President, Silicon Taiga
  • Bart Higgins, Executive Vice President, Auriga. "Recent trends in the Russian and Indian Software Services Industries: 'The Times, They Are a-Changing"
  • Alex Akerman, President, Greycourt. "IT Service Model For Foreign Companies in Russia"
  • James Gale, Regional Manager, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Maxim A. Voltchenko, Duane Morris LLP. "Marketing Information Technology Services and Products in the U.S. and Globally: Practitioner's Recommendations for Selecting a Brand or Logo"


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CeBIT America-MARBC Theater

"Technology Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in the Newly Independent States"

  • Moderator: Paul R. Smith, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Moscow (Retired)
  • Vladimir Mironovich, Trade and Economic Counselor, Embassy of Belarus
  • Pavel Shidlovsky, Counselor, Embassy of Belarus


  • Boris Fridman, Partner, Outland


  • Alexander Lazarionok, General Manager, Belsoft


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM CeBIT America-MARBC Theater

Russian Technology Companies Panel "Nanotechnologies in innovation development"

  • Moderator: John Gallagher, Chairman, United States Industry Coalition 
  • Irina Frishberg, General Director, Fine Metal Powders Company. "A Decade-long experience of production of nano-materials targeted for use in microelectronics"


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM CeBIT America-MARBC Theater

Russian Technology Companies Panel "Russian Software Solutions - A Key to Success for Your Business"


  • Moderator: John Gallagher, Chairman, United States Industry Coalition


  • Len Erlikh, Founder and CTO, BridgeQuest. "Managing Complex R&D Outsourcing Projects"


  • Ilya Billig, Vice President, Luxoft – "Russian CMMi Level 5 company - Offshore Business Models"

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