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U.S. - Russian Investment Symposium

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.

2004 Symposium Highlights:

  • US-RIS 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 Spencer Abraham.

  • 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.


Confirmed Speakers include:

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.


Mid-Atlantic – Russia Business Council is again a supporting agency for this event.


For 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.



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