The U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC),a premier trade association based in Washington, DC with an office in Moscow, represents the trade and investment interests of its U.S. and Russian member companies. The USRBC seeks to expand and enhance the U.S.-Russian commercial relationship by engaging in advocacy efforts with both the U.S. and Russian governments on behalf of its members; assisting member companies with troubleshooting and new business development; providing information and analyses to support business decisions; and facilitating access and networking opportunities, including briefings with government officials and private-sector leaders.
The Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR) is an independent lobbying body that represents and promotes the economic interests of its Franco-Russian member companies.
The CCIFR has been operating in Moscow since 1997, when the Le Club France was created. The business club developed naturally, becoming the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2006 after becoming a member of the Union of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry abroad (UCCIFE), the first private network of French companies in the world, represented in 78 countries and incorporating over 25,000 companies.
Led by a team of permanent professionals under the authority of 18 volunteer administrators, the CCIFR is a nonprofit association financed mainly by contributions from its 300 members. Receiving no public subsidies, and not being under any kind of governmental supervision, the CCIFR is the legitimate, objective and independent voice of the Franco-Russian business community.
Its work is concentrated in 3 main areas of activity:
Founded in February 2009 with the aim of becoming a Japanese version of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, G1 became a general incorporated association in April 2013. The G1 Institute provides a platform for learning, discussion, and action by leaders from various industries. With the goal to re-vitalize Japan, it holds seven large events each year (the G1 Summit, G1 Global Conference, G1 Executive Conference, G1 New Leaders' Summit, G1 Regional Meetings, G1 Venture, and G1 College). Ten members have become ministers in the Japanese Cabinet. Its recent activities include forums, committees, and initiatives to put new ideas into action, including its own think tanks focused on culture and technology. G1 also published this year’s English translation of the 100 Actions project, a “quiet revolution” to re-energize Japan.
The Hellenic-Russian Chamber of Commerce (HRCC), founded in Athens in 1995 by Hellenic and Russian business leaders, has been functioning as an independent, non–profit organization for more than 20 years, promoting mutual economic and trade relations between the two countries.
HRCC services focus on offering practical tools to enhance members’ export activities and competitiveness:
To conduct its activities successfully, the HRCC established strategic and business councils in Russia. It regularly cooperates with all state institutions and public services in both countries and has developed a powerful network with reliable chambers and business associations in Greece and Russia, thereby earning international recognition.