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Mid-Atlantic – Russia Business Council Hosts American Section

At the 9th International Forum “High Technology of the 21st Century” in Moscow

              The Mid-Atlantic – Russia Business Council (MARBC) invites you to participate in the symposium “Opportunities for Russian-American Cooperation in the Field of Science and Technology,” on April 23, 2008 in the Expocenter, Moscow. This event is organized within the framework of the 9th International Forum on “High Technology of the 21st Century” on April 22 - 25, 2008.  The MARBC will once again be coordinating participation of the American business community in the Forum. The Forum will be held with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Defense, Federal agencies and services, the Russian Academy of Science, Government of Moscow, the Moscow Entrepreneurs Association, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, and in association with the Office of the Mayor of Moscow.  The Forum will host national and foreign businesses, as well as organizations specializing in the field of high technology production, including state science centers, academic institutions, financial companies, investment and venture enterprises.

 The  “High Technology of the 21st Century” International Exhibition presents technological achievements in the fields of space, radio electronics and communications, information, atomic science, mechanical engineering and metal-working, laser technologies, medicine and biotechnology, ecology, chemistry and new materials, alternative energy and energy-efficient technologies, and safety and security technology. The exhibition will also cover achievements in areas such as healthcare, education, affordable accommodation and agro industrial complexes. Round tables and seminars will be organized on the latest trends in science-intensive industries. There will be presentations on newly developed products as well as on the latest regional and inter-regional developments. Official representatives from various regions of Russia will actively participate in the conference.

 The Business portion of the Forum includes a series of seminars and round tables regarding the problems of innovative activities and financing scientific projects.  Discussions will be held in the following topics: attraction of investments into high technology, mechanisms for cooperation between the science industry and the private sector, intellectual property, improvement in training systems for industry scientists, problems and solutions arising from large scale integration, and international cooperation in the field of high technology.

              As part of the American program, the Mid-Atlantic – Russia Business Council, in collaboration with the Moscow Entrepreneurs Association, will host a seminar “Opportunities for Russian-American Cooperation in the Field of Science and Technology.” U.S. companies will give presentations on the topic of Russian-American technological cooperation. The Council will also organize an American exhibition. The Moscow Entrepreneurs Association, in partnership with MARBC, will organize a presentation session of laureates of innovative projects’ competition, a round table on the “Major Problems Associated with Implementation of Innovative Technology,” and a workshop on the “Development of Innovative Activity in the Field of Defense and Security: Finance Attraction, Products and Services Promotion.

 The Committee for Innovation Technology and Venture Financing of the Moscow Entrepreneurs Association in partnership with MARBC will co-host the innovation competition “Leader in the Field of High Technology,” as well as the award ceremony for the laureates of the Forum, which will be held at the President Hotel on April 25, 2008. Projects for the competition have been submitted throughout the year and judged in seven categories: information technology and electronics; transport, fuel, and energy; ecology and natural resources; new materials; production technology; and consumer goods.

 For further information on American participation in the Forum, please contact Val Kogan, President of the MARBC, by phone at: (215) 708-2628, or by e-mail at: val@ma-rbc.org or visit the MARBC website: www.ma-rbc.org


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