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The 3rd International Economic Forum "Kuban-2004"

Sochi City, Russia - The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council in support of the Krasnodar Krai Administration and the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation announces the Kuban-2004 Forum to take place in Sochi (Dagomys), Russia from September 30 to October 3, 2004. The Forum is supported by the Council of Federation of the RF Federal Assembly, the State Duma of the RF Federal Assembly, Government of the Russian Federation, Southern Federal Okrug, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The 2004 Forum will focus on new commercial realities, with the post EU-expansion reshaping of the European - Asian economic area, evolution of the investment climate of the Russian regions and correlation of private and state initiatives.

Forum participants will include deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, heads and key officials of Ministries and departments, representatives of major international financial institutions and international organizations, high-ranking officials of the Embassies and Trade representations of foreign states in Russia, heads of the Russian regions and municipalities, Russian and international companies interested in business and investment cooperation with Krasnodar Krai and other Russian regions.


The Forum will include conferences, roundtables, exhibitions and presentations of investment projects, territories, business meetings and negotiations. The final proposals that will be developed during the Forum discussions will be summarized and submitted to the Government of the Russian Federation, State Duma of the Russian Federation, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, relevant Ministries and Departments for further consideration and implementation.

  • Investment Gallery of Krasnodar Krai (transportation, resort, fuel & energy, agriculture & food processing, housing and utilities sectors)
  • Agroindustrial Exhibition "Generous Gifts of the Kuban Land"
  • Financial Business Gallery (international banks and other financial institutions are invited. To include your commercial exhibition, contact the Organizing Committee personal@istnet.ru regarding renting exhibition space)
  • World Trade (USA, European, Asian, CIS, and Middle East Trade representations and companies are invited. Contact the Organizing Committee personal@istnet.ru regarding the rent of exhibition space).

The Third International Economic Forum "Kuban-2004" will be held from September 30 to October 3, 2004 at the "Dagomys" Spa (Sochi), the largest and most popular resort on the Black Sea Coast of Russia. The complex is well-known as a host to international festivals, contests, sporting events, congresses, seminars, symposia, congresses, exhibitions, trade fairs and presentations, and has been used by President Vladimir Putin for top-level meetings.

As a partnering organization for the Kuban Forum, the Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council is bringing an American delegation and organizing the Russian-American section of the Forum to provide business opportunities between Russian and American companies.

Information on Forum activities and the registration form are available at the Forum website: www.forum-kuban.ru. For more information about the American delegation, contact Val Kogan, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council, by phone: 215.708.2628, email: val@ma-rbc.org, or visit the MARBC website http://www.ma-rbc.org


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