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Mar 24, 2010: 10th Annual Investment Conference






AmCham's Flagship Policy Event


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2010 Topics

The 2010 AmCham Investment Conference covered a range of investment topics:

● An overview of the Russian economy and investment climate
● Prospects for developing economic cooperation between the U.S. and Russia, and the agenda of the U.S.-Russian Bilateral Presidential Commission, established by Presidents Medvedev and Obama in 2009
● What modernization means for the Russian economy and the role of foreign business in driving innovation, diversification, and modernization
● Spurring scientific research and development
● Service innovation as a key driver for economic growth
● Private-equity as a resource for financing Russia’s small- and medium-sized enterprises
● Using global capital markets to finance modernization
● The efficient use of capital as part of the modernization agenda for business
● Legal challenges in promoting a healthy investment climate

Conference History

Each spring since 2000, the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia has held its Annual Investment Conference, which examines current trends and their likely impact on the business environment in Russia.

The event brings together over 250 top business executives, leading government policymakers and media representatives for discussion on topical issues influencing the business climate.

AmCham's held its flagship policy event, the 10th Annual Investment Conference on March 24, 2010, at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow.

The 2nd session of the conference was co-moderated by journalist, author and economist Vladimir Soloviev. [click here to visit his official website]


A Post-Crisis Russia:
Modernization Is The Way Forward

Event Materials

The electronic presentations made during the conference are available for download - please see the links next to the speaker photographs below.

Press Coverage

Moscow Times

RIA Novosti
RBC TV (wmv format, 52.6Mb)
Russia Today

Speakers & Presentations

The conference featured a high-profile line-up of prominent Russian and international business and government leaders and economic experts, who presented their positions on investment issues. Speakers included (in the order of the agenda - English | Russian):

Andrew Somers
President & CEO, AmCham 
Alexander Shokhin
President, Russian Union of Industrialists & Entrepreneurs,
Former RF Deputy Prime Minister
Michelle O'Neill
U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce, Deputy chair of the Business Development Working Group, the US-Russian Bilateral Presidential Commission
Andrey Slepnev
RF Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Deputy chair of the Business Development Working Group, the US-Russian Bilateral Presidential Commission
Sergey Guriev
Rector, New Economic School
Jeffrey Costello
CEO, JPMorgan Russia
Alexander Mikoyan
Managing Director,
Hewlett-Packard Russia
Ole Bjorn Sjulstad
Senior Vice President Telenor CEE, Head of Telenor Russia
Andrey Goltsblat
Managing Partner, Goltsblat BLP
Igor Boldyrev
Senior Partner, Ernst & Young
download presentation
Jean-Luc Duramy
Regional Director Central Eastern Europe, DuPont Science and Technologies LLC
download presentation
Aram Akopyan
Executive Director,
Innovative Pharma
download presentation
Darrell Cordry
Country Manager, Chevron
Jon Hines
Resident Partner,
Dewey&LeBoeuf LLC
download presentation
Jack Barbanel
Senior Managing Director,
The Strategic Investment Group
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Richard Sobel
CEO, Alfa Capital Partners



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