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Oct 10, 2012: 12th Annual Investment Conference

The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia held its 12th Annual Investment Conference on October 10 at the Lotte Hotel Moscow. The conference's theme this year was "Shaping Russia's Business Climate."

Over 30 high-level speakers participated in panel discussions on issues such as the regulatory and investment environment in Russia, new ways to enhance the effective enforcement of business rights, the principal areas of economic development in the medium term, sectors identified by the Russian Government as being key to economic development and private investment, access to financing, key sectors for an effective economy, and the return of Russia's regions to the growth curve.

[photograph (from left): Eugene Kaspersky (Kaspersky Lab), Peter Reinhardt (Ernst & Young), Mikhail Kopeykin (VneshEconomBank), Zdenek Turek (Citi), Andrew Somers (AmCham President & CEO), David Melik-Guseynov (Cegedim), Elena Plyasunova (Medtronic)]
Speakers included AmCham President & CEO Andrew Somers, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation Michael McFaul, RF Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov, Head of the RF President's Expert Department Ksenia Yudaeva, RF Deputy Minister of Economic Development Sergey Belyakov, RF Deputy Minister of Communications Mark Shmulevich, RF Deputy Minister of Industry & Trade Gleb Nikitin, Aide to the RF Minister of Transportation Dmitry Tvardovsky, Sverdlovsk Oblast Governor Evgeny Kuivashev, Tomsk Oblast Governor Sergey Zhvachkin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow Andrey Sharonov, Chairman of the Moscow Oblast Government Andrey Sharov, Business Ombudsman and Delovaya Rossiya Chairman Boris Titov, and Former Deputy Secretary General of the World Customs Organization Leonid Lozbenko. Participating corporate executives included Mikhail Kopeykin (VneshEconomBank), Natalia Khanzhenkova (EBRD), Eugene Kaspersky (Kaspersky Lab), Oksana Pilatova (DOW), Ole Bjorn Sjulstad (Telenor), Elena Plyasunova (Medtronic), Peter Reinhardt (Ernst & Young), Zdenek Turek (Citi), Sergey Kravchenko (Boeing), Frederick Dale Bender (Michel Mining), Jiri Lang (DuPont), Andrew Swart (Monitor Group), David Melik-Guseynov (Cegedim), and Roland Nash (Verno Capital). Andrew Somers co-moderated the panel discussions along with Sergey Guriev (Russian Economic School) and Igor Vittel (RBC).
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   Speakers & Presentations
Andrew Somers
President & CEO, AmCham
Michael McFaul
U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation
Sergey Ryabkov
RF Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ksenia Yudaeva
Head of the RF President's Expert Department
Sergey Belyakov
RF Deputy Minister of Economic Development
Mark Shmulevich
RF Deputy Minister of Communications
Gleb Nikitin
RF Deputy Minister of Industry & Trade
Dmitry Tvardovsky
Aide to the RF Minister of Transportation
Evgeny Kuivashev
Sverdlovsk Oblast
Sergey Zhvachkin
Tomsk Oblast
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Andrey Sharonov
Deputy Mayor of Moscow
Andrey Sharov
Chairman, Moscow Oblast Government
Mikhail Kopeykin
Vice Chairman, VneshEconomBank
Boris Titov
Business Ombudsman, Chairman, Delovaya Rossiya
Leonid Lozbenko
Former Deputy Secretary General, World Customs Organization
Natalia Khanzhenkova
Managing Director, Russia, EBRD
Oksana Pilatova
General Director, Russia & CIS, DOW
Eugene Kaspersky
CEO, Kaspersky Lab
Ole Bjørn Sjulstad
Group Senior Vice President for CEE, Head of Telenor Russia
Elena Plyasunova
General Director,
Medtronic Russia
Peter Reinhardt
Partner, CIS Tax & Law Leader, Ernst & Young
Zdenek Turek
President, Citi Russia,
Citi Division Head, CIS
Sergey Kravchenko
Vice President, President for Russia & CIS, Boeing
Frederick Dale Bender
Chief Financial Officer, Mechel Mining
Andre Bliznyuk
Runa Capital
Jiri Lang
Managing Director,
DuPont Russia
Andrew Swart
Senior Partner, E. Europe & CIS, Monitor Group
David Melik-Guseynov
General Director, Cegedim Strategic Data
Roland Nash
Senior Partner and Chief Investment Strategist, Verno Capital
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  Sergey Guriev
Rector, Russian Economic School (moderator)
Igor Vittel
Journalist, RBC Anchor

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