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2005 "Business Opportunities in Russia" Seminar

Dauphin County Proclamation

HARRISBURG, PA - The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council (MARBC) announces the  "Business Opportunities in Russia" Seminar, which will be co-hosted by MARBC and the World Trade Centers - Central Pennsylvania, on June 24, 2005 at the Harrisburg Hilton in Harrisburg, PA.  This seminar will be a part of the Semi-Annual Russian-American Innovation Technology Week (RANIT) and will discuss issues relevant to successful business partnerships with Russia, including regulation, law, finance, and accounting. The seminar will be attended by a delegation of Russian businessmen, as well as by representatives of American companies, who will share experiences related to effectively capitalizing on business opportunities in Russia and fruitfully carrying out business with Russian firms. This year, the seminar will include an extensive discussion of technological industries, and will be an excellent way to learn more about the opportunities for business and technological cooperation between American and Russian companies.


Since 2004, the Dauphin County Board of Commissioners officially has proclaimed the day of June 24th as "Business Opportunities in Russia Day".



  • Tina Weyant, Executive Director, World Trade Center - Central Pennsylvania
  • Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic Russian Business Council
  • Dan Robinson, Director, Dauphin County Economic Development Corporation



  • Peter C. O'Neill, Executive Director, Office of International Business Development, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
  • Paul Smith, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Moscow (Retired)
  • Philip H. de Leon, Deputy Director, BISNIS, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Tama Copeman, Director of Future Energy Services, Air Products
  • Arthur George, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • John Gallagher, Chairman, United States Industry Coalition
  • Charles J. Hooker III, CEO, Keystone Human Services International
  •  Vyacheslav Sablin, General Director, Central Research Institute of Radio & Electronic Systems, Russia

"Business Opportunities in Russia" Seminar

June 24, 2005

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Harrisburg Hilton

Harrisburg, PA


For more information, please 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 To register for the Seminar contact Tina Weyant, World Trade Center - Central Pennsylvania, by phone:717.843.1090, fax: 717.854.0087, or visit the CPWTC website http://www.wtccentralpa.org (Member: $45, non-Member: $70). 


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