USRBC's Upcoming and Recent Events
USRBC Monthly Meeting With the U.S. Department of State
June 7, 2018
The next USRBC members-only monthly meeting with the U.S. Department of State's Russia Desk this year will be on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. In these meetings we are regularly joined by the Director for the Russia Desk, Nicholas Berliner, or the Deputy Director, Ruta Elvikis, as well as the economic team led by Hayward Alto and including Mary Harrington. The meetings provide an excellent opportunity for members to receive an up-to-date briefing by the State Department's Russia specialists on the geopolitical bilateral agenda in an intimate setting, while ensuring that key government officials stay current on relevant bilateral commercial matters. Please click in the Details button below for registration details and to see all of the monthly meeting dates in 2018 for your planning purposes.
Investing in Russia in 2018: Challenges and Opportunities
April 24, 2018
USRBC together with USRBC member Debevoise and Plimpton LLP held a seminar in New York on "Investing in Russia in 2018: Challenges and Opportunities," where we explored recent developments in the current business environment in Russia. The event featured a keynote address by Denis Morozov, Executive Director for the Russian Federation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, who addressed opportunities for economic development and reforms in Russia in the current conditions, followed by an overview of the recent legal developments affecting the investment climate in Russia by Alan Kartashkin, Partner at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP. The event concluded with a roundtable moderated by USRBC President and CEO Dan Russell with participation of Denis Morozov, Alan Kartashkin and Satish M. Kini, Partner at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, and Charlie Ryan, Chairman, UFG Asset Management, who discussed the impact of sanctions on investment opportunities in Russia.
USRBC-ASROS Conference: Latest Developments and Best Practices in FinTech Cloud Computing
April 4, 2018
USRBC and the Association of Banks of Russia (ASROS) held a joint conference at the World Bank's offices in Moscow on "Latest Developments and Best Practices in FinTech Cloud Computing." The program featured the Central Bank, global IT leaders in cloud computing, financial industry experts, and representatives of Russian banks discussing the Central Bank's new three-year initiative in cloud computing, new global trends and best practices in cloud computing for the financial industry, and related developments in the Russian banking sector.
USRBC Discussion on Russia’s Economic and Political Outlook for 2018
February 28, 2018
USRBC held a discussion on “Russia’s Economic and Political Outlook for 2018” with Dr. Vadim Grishin, Consultant to the International Finance Corporation’s Chief Economist, in the Washington, DC office of Miller & Chevalier Chartered. Mr. Grishin gave an overview of the Russian government’s economic policy priorities in the context of the March presidential election and anticipated accelerating economic growth. He also discussed the viability of possible economic reform paths and competing policy priorities.
The Council would like to thank Miller & Chevalier for sponsoring this event.
Russia Sanctions – Lessons Learned and Lessons Being Learned
February 5, 2018
On the heels of the recent announcement on sanctions related to Russia’s defense and intelligence sectors and a series of Administration Russia-related reports to Congress under CAATSA, USRBC presented a program featuring former and current U.S. government officials to examine the U.S. sanctions regime against Russia, its genesis and distinctions from other U.S. sanctions regimes, and a review of the latest Russia sanctions developments.
USRBC-AmCham-EEC Conference on Eurasian Integration
December 7, 2017
T he U.S.-Russia Business Council, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce of Russia and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), held a conference in Moscow on "Eurasian Economic Integration: New Challenges and Opportunities." The conference featured EEC Chairman Tigran Sargsyan and EEC ministers who discussed the future of Eurasian integration and provided in-depth looks into customs policies, technical regulations (particularly pertianing to the pharmaceuticals and medical devices markets) and competition policy. The conference also addressed the best practices of mutlinational companies operating in the Eurasian market.
USRBC Moscow Corporate Intelligence and Due Diligence Conference
December 8, 2017
The USRBC, in cooperation with member companies KPMG and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, hosted a discussion in Moscow on "Localizing and Protecting Your Business in Russia: Corporate Intelligence, Due Diligence and Compliance." The event drew from government officials and experts in the field to review current investment incentives as well as guidelines to properly vet potential partners and suppliers. As companies look to increase their local presence in Russia, particularly for those interested in establishing or expanding a manufacturing base, this discussion helped with strategies to reduce risks and ensure successful investments.