Program at C3 Expo to be extended in 2006
NEW YORK, NY -
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council (MARBC), partnering with the C3 Expo
Information and Communications Technology Trade Fair, organized a highly
successful Russian - American program, including a Russian Conference and a
Russian Pavilion in the exhibit hall. The C3 Expo trade fair was held June
28-30, 2005 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. Attended
by a large number of qualified buyers and exhibitors, C3 Expo is the premier
information & communications technology event for the enterprise business
marketplace exploring the full range of next generation global technologies and
Conference at C3 Expo served as a conclusion of the 2nd Semi-Annual
Russian - American Innovation Technology Week, the largest undertaking of
Russian - American business cooperation in the Mid-Atlantic States, organized
by the MARBC. The week, which
expanded from Philadelphia to New York from June 18 to June 30, provided
opportunities for business and technology cooperation between U.S. and Russian
The Russian program at the
C3 Expo, organized by MARBC, and sponsored by EPAM and Logrus, included a
seminar and four panel discussions held in a special Russian Pavilion with a
MARBC theater area. The Russian
Pavilion had an extensive display in the Exhibit Hall featuring information on
a vast array of Russian science and technology capabilities.
On June 29, the Russian
Conference presented a day of panels and presentations covering the most
promising and pressing issues of Russian-American business and technology
cooperation. Dmitry Borisov, Deputy Trade Representative and Consul
Commercial of the Russian Federation in the USA, and Val Kogan, President of
the MARBC gave opening remarks.
Conference began with the kick-off seminar for the series "Russian Science and
Technology Opportunities for U.S. Companies." Speakers included a diverse group
of representatives from major corporations to small businesses, and from
research universities to technology associations. Topics included funding
for US-Russian commercial R&D projects, the legal environment for business
in Russia, the emerging economic power of Russia, the development of the
Russian information technology and telecommunications sectors, and specifics of
doing business in Russia such as branding, service models, and
outsourcing. The seminar
highlighted various institutes, scientists and projects in Russia, and included
presentations by U.S. corporations with significant technology transfer
collaboration experience in Russia.
Paul R. Smith, retired Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in
Moscow, served as the moderator.
continued with several panel discussions.
"Information Technology," moderated by John Gallagher, the Chairman of
the United States Industry Coalition, included speakers from Luxoft, ITV Group,
and Greycourt. The presentation by
Luxoft addressed the development of the Russian outsourcing industry, and the
challenges and opportunities it presents to U.S. companies. Boris Goldstein,
President of ITV Group, discussed SafeCity, a municipal project aimed to
increase the security level of citizens.
The project is currently being undertaken in Moscow, Russia. The system is centered on video
surveillance of public areas, with access control systems in attics and
cellars, emergency stations for communication with law enforcement authorities,
and special attention to the provision of security at kindergartens and
schools. Greycourt is an American
company cooperating with Roksa Telecom to provide LAN/WAN services in Russia,
using a method for service stock optimization called functional grouping.
Another panel was
devoted to Russian technology companies.
A special presentation was made by Iakov Grinberg of the Russian
Academy of Sciences and Igor Zotov of Pulsar-Ecotech. The scientists discussed
for the first time in a public setting their groundbreaking innovation in the
field of computer memory.
Mr. Grinberg, Mr. Zotov, and their partner Mr. Krylov (not present
at the conference) have created a new type of memory that has the speed
capacity of cash memory while costing less than a hard drive. Their invention
not allows only the combination, in one type of memory, of the high speed of
semiconductor memory, and the energy independence, high density, large volume,
and low cost of a hard drive, but also opens up possibilities for
fundamentally new computer and processor architectures.
Further panel discussions
included "Technology Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in the Newly Independent
States." This panel included a presentation by Nikolai Lepeshko, Consul General
of Belarus. U.S. representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce's BISNIS
program also shared their views.
The BISNIS representatives at the conference work in Yerevan, Armenia,
and Tomsk and Novosibirsk, Russia, to help establish collaboration between
U.S. businesses and local companies. Each of panel members gave an
overview of the science and technologies strengths of their respective regions
and discussed some promising organizations and potential areas for
The complete agenda for the
Russian Conference is located on the MARBC website: http://www.ma-rbc.org. Further information on the C3 EXPO may
be found at the conference website http://www.c3expo.com
EPAM and Logrus, the two
sponsors of the Russian Conference, played a major role in the success of the
Russian Technology Conference.
EPAM was recently named No.1 of "Top 5 to Watch in Central and
Eastern Europe" and No.3 of global "Top 10 Specialty Application Development
Leaders" in the first "Offshore 100" round-up of top global
offshore ITO and BPO service providers. With development centers in Russia and
other countries of Eastern Europe, EPAM strives to support further business and
technology cooperation between U.S. and Russian companies. Logrus,
headquartered in Moscow, Russia offers a full set of multilingual localization
and translation services for various industries, and top-notch software engineering and testing for all
languages, including BiDi and double-byte ones. The company has more than 12 years of experience and
possesses unique problem-solving skills and minimal support requirements.
Logrus offers translation in all European and Asian as well as many rare
languages through its offices and partners.
establishment of C3 Expo's predecessor, CeBIT America, in 2003, the Russian
Conference, organized by the Mid-Atlantic Russian Business Council, has become
an important component of the trade fair's international program. In 2004,
CeBIT America was acquired by H.A. Bruno LLC, with programs that originated in
CeBIT continuing in C3 Expo.
C3 Expo was
selected by the U.S Department of Commerce as an event for foreign attendees
participating in the International Buyers Program, a singular honor for a
first-year event. The 2006 C3 Expo
has also already been selected by the International Buyers Program.
will return next year to Javits Convention Center in New York from June 27-29,
2006. Further participation by the
Russian Conference and the Russian Pavilion, is planned for next year,
including enlarging the delegation of representatives from IT,
telecommunications, and other advanced technology companies in the Russian
information about the Russian Program at C3 Expo, please contact Val Kogan,
Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council by phone: (215) 708-2628, email: email@example.com,
or visit the MARBC website at http://www.ma-rbc.org