8th Annual U.S. - Russian Investment Symposium:
"New Investment Opportunities and Managing Growth"
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The
Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council
supports the 8th
Annual U.S. - Russian Investment Symposium: "New Investment Opportunities and Managing Growth" which will be presented by the International
Economic Alliance in cooperation with the
Unites States Department of Commerce on October 7 & 8, 2004 at the Omni
Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.
There will also be Pre-Symposium Workshops with Harvard University
Professors on October 6, 2004.
Over the past seven years at Harvard University,
attendees have included U.S. and Russian leaders in the worlds of business,
investment, government, and academia. Attendees are catalysts for
advancing existing and new business opportunities. Join in this
U.S.-Russian dialogue for open, stimulating, and solution-oriented panels,
roundtable discussions, and private meetings. The 8th Annual U.S.-RIS
will cover, among other things: Banking, Insurance, Real Estate, Retail, Russia's
Regions, and will highlight Technology and Energy. Please check the
website www.usris.org to ensure
that you have the latest information on panels, speakers, and sponsors.
held in Washington, D.C. this election year to capture the attention of a number of top policy
makers and business leaders. US-RIS will be held at the stately Omni
Shoreham Hotel right after the annual World Bank meetings earlier in the week.
Harvard Business School Professors teach Pre-Symposium Day workshops on October 6th.
Government collaboration with
the U.S. Department of Commerce spearheaded by Commerce Secretary Donald Evans
and with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade headed by
Minister German Gref to create a balanced program with senior Russian
government officials and business leaders.
Special Dual Executive Interview with Russian Minister German Gref and U.S.
Secretary Donald Evans.
Energy Industry highlighted
through a close collaboration with U.S. Department of Energy and Secretary
Maurice R Greenberg, Chairman
and CEO of AIG, featured in an executive interview and at our gala dinner.
Special presentation by Harvard Professor Robert Kaplan, co-creator of The Balanced Scorecard and in advance of his exclusive speaking tour in Russia,
entitled "Implementing Strategies" on October 7th.
Minister German Gref,
Minister for Economic Development and Trade, Russian Federation*; Secretary
Donald Evans, Secretary of Commerce,
United States of America*; Secretary Spencer Abraham, Department of Energy, United States of America; Professor
Rawi Abdelal, Harvard Business School; Professor
Graham Allison, Harvard Kennedy School of
Government, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International
Affairs; Anna Belova, Deputy
Minister of Railway Transport, Russian Federation; Len Blavatnik, Chairman, Access Industries; Alexander
Braverman, President and Chairman, Russian
Marketing Association; Ian Bremmer,
President, Eurasia Group; William Browder, Chief Executive Officer, Hermitage Capital Management; Steve
Chase, President, Intel Russia; Ambassador
James Collins, Senior International
Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld; Noreen Doyle, Vice President, EBRD; Robert Dudley, President & CEO, TNK-BP; Maurice
Greenberg, Chairman and CEO, AIG; Andrei
Illarionov, Advisor to President Putin,
Russian Federation; David Iakobachvili, Chairman of Board of Directors, Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods; Marvin
Kalb, Lecturer Public Policy, Shorenstein
Center, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Professor Robert S.
Kaplan, Harvard Business School; Catherine
R. Kinney, President & Co-Chief
Operations Officer, NYSE; Professor Walter Kuemmerle, Harvard Business School; Eugene Lawson, President, US-Russia Business Council; Jean Lemierre, President, EBRD; Kyle McSlarrow, Deputy Secretary of Energy, Department
of Energy, United States of America; Philip Merrill, Chairman & CEO, Ex-Im Bank; Edward
Monser, COO, Emerson; Sec.
Robert Mosbacher Sr., Former U.S.
Secretary of Commerce, Chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company; Roswell
B. Perkins, Senior Partner, Debevoise
& Plimpton; Vladimir Pozner,
Journalist, Host Vremena (Times), Channel One; Ambassador
Thomas Pickering, Senior Vice President,
The Boeing Company; Minister Leonid Reiman, Ministry for Information Technology & Communication, Russian
Federation; David M Rubenstein,
Founding Partner & Managing Director, Carlyle Group; Blair Ruble, Director, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars; Armen Sarkissian, Director of Eurasia Programme, Judge Institute of
Management, Cambridge University; Dimitri Simes, President, The Nixon Center; Boris
Simonov, Director General, Federal Service
for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks of the Russian Federation; Andrew
Somers, President, AmCham in Russia; Ambassador
Yuri Ushakov, Ambassador of the Russian
Federation to the United States; Dr. Peter Watson, Chairman, President & CEO, OPIC; Philipp
Windemuth, Partner, Salans; Robert
Wussler, CEO, Ted Turner Pictures, Inc.; Daniel
Yergin, Chairman, CERA; Igor
Yurgens, Vice President, RSPP –
Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
– Russia Business Council is again a supporting agency for this event.
further information regarding 8th Annual U.S. - Russian Investment Symposium, contact Val Kogan, President of the Mid-Atlantic –
Russia Business Council at phone: (215) 708-2628 or visit the MARBC website at www.ma-rbc.org. For registration information, visit www.usris.org
to register online or contact Karen Bligh at (617) 372-3698.