October 20, 2016 Chris Vulliez

Annual U.S.-Russia Business Council Meeting

One of the more intriguing political economic events of the year is just three weeks away.  We heartily recommend to our clients and friends the annual meeting of the U.S.-Russia Business Council in San Francisco November 10-12.


The theme of this year’s meeting is “Innovation and Russia’s Return to Growth,” exploring how innovation can be a new driver of economic prosperity in Russia.

U.S.-Russia Business Council. (PRNewsFoto/U.S.-Russia Business Council)

In addition, U.S.-Russia relations in the context of a new U.S. administration will be discussed and a review of the economic landscape of bilateral commercial relations will be held with a focus on potential and existing collaboration on innovation across industries and initiatives to enhance Russia’s global competitiveness. The Annual Meeting will take place at the St. Regis Hotel San Francisco.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman, State Duma Committee on Financial Markets
  • Vadim Balashov, Investment Advisor, GVA LaunchGurus Fund
  • Sergey Belyakov, Head, Association of Non-Governmental Pension Funds
  • Stephen E. Biegun, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Ford Motor Company
  • Mikhail Dmitriev, President, New Economic Growth
  • Ivan Fedotov, Director, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
  • Oleg Fomichev, RF Deputy Minister of Economic Development
  • Alexander Galitsky, Managing Partner, Almaz Capital Partners
  • Marchello Gelashvili , Partner & Head, Financial Services Group in the CIS ,  EY
  • Drew Guff, Managing Director, Siguler Guff & Company
  • Amb. Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States
  • Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa, Inc .
  • Sergey Kravchenko, President, Boeing Russia/CIS
  • Vladimir Kulchitsky, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Progresstech Group of Companies
  • Rustam Minnikhanov, President, Republic of Tatarstan
  • Andrey Nikitin, General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
  • Oleg Pilipets, Director of Foreign Economic Relations, Transneft
  • Alexey Repik, Chairman, R-Pharm ; President, Delovaya Rossiya
  • Alexis Rodzianko, President and CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
  • Tigran Sargsyan, Chairman, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • William M. Sheedy, Global Executive, Corporate Strategy, M&A, Government Relations, Visa Inc.
  • Maxim Shereykin, General Director, Agency of Technological Development
  • Mark Sutton, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,  International Paper
  • Viktor Vekselberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group ; President, Skolkovo Foundation
  • Myron Wasylyk, Chief Executive Officer, PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies

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