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Apr 04, 2007: 8th Annual Investment Conference






 

 
 

 

 


The 8th Annual Investment Conference, AmCham’s flagship policy event, was held on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at the Marriott Grand Hotel and featured keynote speeches from both German Gref RF Minister of Economic Development and Trade, and  Carlos Gutierrez, U.S. Secretary of Commerce.


The vent brought together more than 250 top business executives, government officials, investment bankers, fund managers and journalists, continuing its tradition as unique platform for discussion and debate on Russia’s emerging economy and progress in creating an investment-friendly environment.


The keynote speech made by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez during AmCham's 8th Annual Investment Conference may be viewed below.

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Transcripts of the keynote speeches made by RF Minister of Economic Development and Trade German Gref and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez during AmCham's 8th Annual Investment Conference are now available for download. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view these.

The Gref and Gutierrez speeches are also available in video format (Windows Media Video format). To download these files, please right click the link and select "Save Target As..." (if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As..." (if you are using Mozilla Firefox). You will need Windows Media Player or other compatible player to view these video files.

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Carlos Gutierrez' keynote speech is also available to view in flash format.

The Economy and Investment Climate in Russia
, a special report prepared by AmCham, Ernst & Young and the RUIE Expert Institute for AmCham‘s 8th Annual Investment Conference, is now available for download in both English and Russian. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view these.


The 2007 event touched on an entire spectrum of investment questions including:


  • Will Russia maintain its high pace of economic development?
  • What is holding back growth in non-energy industry sectors?
  • What are the prospects for economic cooperation between Russia and the U.S.?
  • How successful is foreign business in Russia?
  • Is there a universal definition of strategic sector?
  • Are the following sectors considered to be strategic - energy, natural resources, telecommunications, aerospace and transport infrastructure including automobile, rail & seaport infrastructure?
  • What are the prospects for investment in Russia's energy sector?
  • How do restrictions to foreign direct investment in strategic economic sectors impact on the economic development of a country?
An impressive array of preeminent Russian and international business leaders and economic experts presented their positions on the most critical and high-profile issues affecting international investors in Russia.

2007 speakers included.



Government Speakers
 
German Gref
RF Minister of Economic Development and Trade
Carlos Gutierrez
U.S. Secretary of Commerce
William Burns
U.S. Ambassador to the
Russian Federation
Arkady Dvorkovich
Head, RF President's
Expert Department
Andrey Dementyev
RF Deputy Minister of
Industry and Energy
Kirill Androsov
RF Deputy Minister of Economic Development
and Trade
 

Corporate Speakers
 
Andrew Somers
President,
American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
William O'Rourke
President,
Alcoa Russia
Sergey Kravchenko
President,
Boeing Russia/CIS
Richard Spies
President,
BP Russia
Clyde Tuggle
President, Russia, Ukraine & Belarus Division,
The Coca-Cola Company
David Marchick
Partner,
Covington & Burling LLP
Yuri Soloviev
Member of the Board & Head of Global Markets, Deutsche Bank Russia and CIS
Ben Haynes
President,
ExxonMobil Russia Inc.
Thomas Graham
Kissinger McLarty Associates,
Former Special Assistant to the U.S. President and Senior Director for Russian Affairs, The White House
Michael Kennedy
Senior Vice President,
Motorola Inc.
Kjell-Morten Johnsen
Head of Telenor Russia &
Senior Vice President,
Telenor CEE




 

 

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