07 Jun , 12:00–13:15
Business Dialogue
Congress Centre, conference hall D2

Geopolitical turbulence, trade restrictions and economic sanctions continue to undermine trade and economic relations between the United States and Russia and hinder mutually beneficial investment cooperation. During this volatile period business has continued to evolve and has remained one of the few healthy areas of relations between the two countries. How are American investors evaluating the business climate and prospects for their business in Russia? What challenges have they faced and overcome when implementing projects in Russia? What is Russia’s role in the global value chain for the multinational today? What are the optimal models of relations in different sectors of the economy as seen by the companies today? Which are the most important sectors for the Russian companies to develop their business in the United States, which could contribute to the growth and stability of both economies?

Alexis Rodzianko, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
Zakhar Smushkin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ilim Group

Andrey Bugrov, Senior Vice President, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, MMC Norilsk Nickel; Vice President, Interros Holding Company CJSC
Anthony Wong, Regional Vice President, Russia, Ukraine and CIS, AbbVie
Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Air Products and Chemicals Inc
Sergey Grigoriev, Deputy General Director, SUEK
Anatoly Karachinsky, President, IBS Group
Sergey Kravchenko, President, Boeing Russia/CIS
James Quincey, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Mark Andrus McCollum, President, Chief Executive Officer, Weatherford International Plc
Daniel Russell, President, Chief Executive Officer, US–Russia Business Council (USRBC)

Front row participants
Marcus Symington Montenecourt, Vice President, Managing Director for International Affairs, Amsted Rail Company Inc
Sergey Riabokobylko, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner, Cushman & Wakefield
Ivan Timofeev, Program Director, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
James Warlick, Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)