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Mar 29, 2005: 6th Annual Investment Conference

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The 6th Annual AmCham Investment Conference:
The Economy and Investment Climate in Russia

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow

Bringing together more than 250 Russian and international business leaders, government officials, investment bankers, fund managers and journalists, AmCham‘s investment conference serves as a unique platform of discussion and debate on Russia‘s developing market economy and progress in creating an investment-friendly environment.

The March 29 conference drew 280 participants, who were able to interact with speakers during question and answer periods following presentations. The speakers included:

Russia‘s Economic Policy
IGOR SHUVALOV, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation

Business Advocacy in the Current Climate
ANDREW SOMERS, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia

Advancing the U.S. – Russian Economic Relationship
ALEXANDER VERSHBOW, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation

The Global Oil Context and TNK-BP
BOB DUDLEY, President and CEO, TNK-BP

The Economy and Investment Climate in Russia
EVGENY YASIN, Director, The Expert Institute

Equity Capital Markets Coming of Age
CHARLES RYAN, Chairman of the Board of Directors, United Financial Group

BP in Russia – A View From a Large Foreign Investor
PETER CHAROW, President, BP Russia

Investment Opportunities in Russian Infrastructure Projects
SERGEY NEDOROSLEV, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kaskol Group of Companies, and Deputy General Director for Strategic Development of Sheremyetevo Airport

Enforcing Tax and Property Laws: The Effect on Russia‘s Investment Climate
ANDREY GOLTSBLAT, Managing Partner, Pepelyaev, Goltsblat & Partners

Providing for Growth of Russia’s Financial Markets
OLEG VYUGIN, Head of the Federal Service for Financial Markets

Experts appraised various sectors of the economy, as well as provided an in-depth analysis of Russia‘s prospective business climate in 2005. Highlights included examinations of U.S.-Russian relations, IPR issues, energy policies, economic diversification efforts and development of financial markets.

All delegates received a copy of The Economy and Investment Climate in Russia, an annual analysis of the previous year‘s events and their immediate and long-term impact on the investment climate and the Russian economy. Click here to download a copy of the report.

Download a complete English transcript of the event.
Download a complete Russian transcript of the event.