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Russian - American Conference and Exhibition in conjunction with C3 EXPO

Comprehensive Russian Program at C3 EXPO - 2006


Pictures from the Russian-American Conference and Exhibtion at C3Expo 2005

Russian program at C3 Expo to be expanded in Russian

Schedule of Russian Delegation at C3 Expo in Russian


NEW YORK, NY - The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council (MARBC) is pleased to announce that it organized the Russian – American Conference and Exhibition on June 28 in conjunction with the Corporate and Channel Computing Expo (C3 EXPO) being held from June 27 – 29, 2006 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY. The program, which was organized by MARBC and sponsored by EPAM and the international law firm of Fox Horan & Camerini LLP, provided opportunities for further business and technology cooperation between U.S. and Russian companies, and included a seminar, panel discussions, and a special Russian Pavilion (booth # 3757).

Since the establishment of the C3 Expo’s predecessor, CeBIT America, in 2003, the Russian Conference, organized by the Mid-Atlantic - Russia 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 the C3 Expo. The 2005 and 2006 C3 Expo was selected by the U.S Department of Commerce as an event for foreign attendees participating in the International Buyers Program.

This year, the main part of the Russian Conference was held on June 28. The program on this day included panels and presentations covering the most promising and pressing issues of Russian-American business and technology cooperation. Welcoming remarks were given by the Trade Representative and Consul Commercial at the Trade Representation of Russia in the United States, the Deputy Head of the Trade & Economic Mission of Ukraine in the United States and the Consul General of Belarus in New York.

There was also a "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business" seminar moderated by Paul Smith, Deputy Chief of Mission (retired) at the US Embassy in Moscow; 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. The presenters were a diverse group, representing organizations ranging from major corporations to small businesses and from research universities to technology associations and foundations. Two executives from Russian outsourcing companies, Eugene Goland of DataArt and Len Erlikh of BridgeQuest, discussed the opportunities for American companies to locate their software development in Russia.

Another important event of the Russian Conference was the panel entitled "Doing Business in Eurasia: Resources and Tips", also moderated by Paul Smith. This panel included speakers from the Embassies and Trade Representations of Eurasian countries, attorneys from Fox Horan & Camerini LLP and a representative from Vnesheconombank. Attorney Norman Resnicow discussed international contracts and negotiations and intellectual property issues pertinent to the Information Technology industry. Yury Makushin of Vnesheconombank discussed special lending programs available to companies trading with Russia.

A delegation from the Russian Federation, representing companies in the information technology, telecommunications and other technology industries, was present to participate in panel discussions and exhibit the latest advancements in Russian technology for the duration of the C3 EXPO. In addition, a Ukrainian delegation and a Ukrainian technology companies panel took part in the conference and exhibition for the first time. Martijn Eier, General Director of Superweb-Ukraine Company spoke about the technology infrastructure and opportunities for foreign investment in Ukraine.

This year’s Russian Conference was organized by the Mid-Atlantic – Russia Business Council and sponsored by EPAM Systems and the international law firm Fox Horan & Camerini LLP. EPAM Systems is ranked number 1 of the “Top 5 to Watch in Central and Eastern Europe” in the annual “Global Services 100” listing of the world’s leading ITO, BPO, and customer care service providers. In addition, Arkadiy Dobkin, the CEO of EPAM Systems, was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Consultants of the Year by Consulting Magazine. Fox, Horan & Camerini LLP recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Russian Lawyers Guild, Russia’s largest legal organization, consisting of law firms, advocacy bureaus, and legal associations

For more information visit the C3 EXPO website at: http://www.c3expo.com and MARBC website at: http://www.ma-rbc.org, or contact Val Kogan, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council, by phone: (215) 708-2628 or by email: val@ma-rbc.org


June 28, 2006

12:30 PM- 1:15 PM MARBC Theater
Welcome - Opening Remarks
"Doing Business in Eurasia: Resources and Tips"

  • Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council
  • Dmitry A. Borisov, Deputy Trade Representative, Consul Commercial, Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the USA
  • Volodymyr Bondar, Deputy Head, Trade & Economic Mission of Ukraine in the USA (New York City)
  • Nikolai Lepeshko, Consul General of Belarus

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM MARBC Theater
"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies" Seminar

  • Moderator: Paul R. Smith, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Moscow (Retired)
  • Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO, EPAM
  • Eugene Goland, President, DataArt
  • Len Erlikh, Founder and CTO, BridgeQuest
  • Lev Reyzis, Fine Metal Powders Company

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM MARBC Theater
Ukraine Technology Companies Panel

  • Moderator: Volodymyr T. Bondar, Deputy Head of Trade and Economic Mission, General Consulate of Ukraine in New York City
  • Martijn Eier, General Director of Superweb-Ukraine Company
  • Gregory Vaksman, President of Aerosvit Cargo, Chairman of Impressa Ltd. and Member of Ukraine-US Business Council

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM MARBC Theater
"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies" Seminar

  • Moderator: Paul R. Smith, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Moscow (Retired)
  • John Gallagher, Chairman, United States Industry Coalition
  • Dan Cannistra, Worldtrade Management Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ekaterina Panteliushina, Director for Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Delta Private Equity Partners
  • Yury Makushin, Deputy Head of Representative office of Vnesheconombank in the USA
  • Oleg Rivkin, Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM MARBC Theater
Closing Remarks

  • Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council


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