Russia: Seizing the Opportunities
Business Roundtable
Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.3

Despite the current political climate, businesses in Russia, the United States and Canada have not been dissuaded from building on the economic ties that have been fostered over the previous few decades. The adoption of radical measures to improve the business climate will create a number of new business opportunities. What specific measures will facilitate the implementation of effective strategies for future development? What strategic decisions would best support sustainable development and investment today?

Alexis Rodzianko , President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
David Iakobachvili , Vice President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP); President, Orion Heritage

Matthias Berninger , Global Head of Public Policy, Mars Incorporated
John Wories , President, Amsted Rail
Valeriy Draganov , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Coalco Development
Anatoly Karachinsky , President, IBS Group
Sergey Kravchenko , President, Boeing Russia/CIS
Daniel Russell , President, Chief Executive Officer, US–Russia Business Council (USRBC)
Paul Rollinson , President, Chief Executive Officer, Kinross Gold Corporation
Zakhar Smushkin , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ilim Group
Clyde C. Tuggle , Senior Vice-President, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Robin Wittering , Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Oleg Fomichev , State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
William Shor , Managing Director, Caspian VC Partners Ltd

Front row participants
Pavel Betsis , President, Microsoft Russia
Michael Blair , Presiding Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Yury Gavrilov , Director of Strategy and Development, Management Company METALLOINVEST LLC
Sergey Grigoriev , Deputy General Director, SUEK
Irackly Mtibelishvily , Managing Director, Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, Citi


Key moments

A world with closed borders between countries is not a world that provides the conditions for prosperity.
Matthias Berninger
We believe that, in every country where we operate, giving back to the local community is the only way to do business.
Paul Rollinson