U.S.-Russia business council 21st annual meeting

On October 29-30, 2013 the U.S.-Russia Business Council will hold its 21st Annual Meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, TX.

The USRBC Annual Meeting is one of the premier commercial events in U.S.-Russia bilateral relations, and it attracts the participation of top private and public sector leaders from both countries.

This year's Annual Meeting in Houston will focus on the business community's role in driving growth and investment in each country, the evolving global energy landscape and what it means for Russia, and opportunities for private sector input in Russia's industrial policy among other issues. 

Confirmed Keynote and Featured Speakers Include (full list of speakers is available here):

Keynote Speakers

  • James A. Baker III, Former Secretary of State and Treasury, Senior Partner, Baker Botts
  • Sergei Y. Belyakov, Deputy Minister, RF Ministry of Economic Development
  • Sergei I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States
  • Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman & CEO, Alcoa, Inc.
  • Sergey A. Kraevoy, Deputy Minister, RF Ministry of Health
  • Michael McFaul, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation
  • Daniel B. Poneman, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy
  • Dan Russell, President and CEO, U.S.-Russia Business Council
  • Andrei Slepnev, Minister of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS

Featured Speakers

  • Oleg Atkov, Vice President for Healthcare, Russian Railways
  • Neil Duffin, President, ExxonMobil Development Company
  • Matthew Edwards, Director, Office of Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Evgeny Gavrilenkov, Managing Director, Sberbank CIB
  • Sean Glodek, Director, Russian Direct Investment Fund
  • Drew Guff, Managing Director, Siguler Guff & Company, LP
  • Elizabeth Hafner, Director for Russia and Eurasia, Office of the United States Trade Representative
  • Anton Y. Inyutsin, Deputy Minister, RF Ministry of Energy
  • Matthew Murray, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Grigory V. Prokuronov, Deputy Head, RF Federal Road Agency
  • Vladimir Salamatov, General Director, World Trade Center Moscow
  • Dmitri Sharonov, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Bashkortostan
  • Denis V. Tikhanov, Deputy Chairman, Government of Tula Region

The following sessions will be open for press: Agenda for PRESS

Where: Four Seasons Hotel. 75 Fourteenth Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

RSVP: Please register by Monday, October 28 at PRESS registration

Questions: Svetlana Minjack, sminjack@usrbc.org, tel: 202-277-7838

The USRBC (www.usrbc.org) is a Washington-based association representing approximately 250 companies, among them some of the leading firms in the U.S., Russia and Europe. 

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