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May 2018
American Chamber of Commerce praises resumption in Russian-U.S. business dialogue

President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia Alexis Rodzianko has offered high praise for the level of preparation and staging of the Russian-U.S. business dialogue at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017. “The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia expresses its respect and gratitude for the fruitful cooperation during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 and also for cooperation during all stages of its preparation. We received high praise and a lot of positive feedback from Chamber members on the Russia-USA roundtable at SPIEF 2017”, he said.

Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov said the Russia-USA roundtable was brought back to the SPIEF programme for the first time following a three-year break, which indicates the readiness of the U.S. business community for interaction and cooperation.

Rodzianko also expressed hope for further fruitful cooperation at key international economic forums. In particular, U.S. business representatives plan to be actively involved in the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 6–7, 2017 and Russian Energy Week in Moscow on October 4–7, 2017.


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The Roscongress Foundation is a major organizer of convention and exhibition events.

The Roscongress Foundation was founded in 2007 to develop Russia’s economic potential and strengthen the country’s image by organizing congresses and exhibitions with an economic and social focus. The Foundation develops the substantive content for these events, and provides companies with advice, information, and expert guidance, as well as offering comprehensive evaluation, analysis, and coverage of the Russian and global economic agenda.

Today, its annual programme includes events held from Montevideo to Vladivostok, offering an opportunity to bring together global business leaders, experts, the media, and government officials in one place, creating favourable conditions for dialogue and the promotion of new ideas and projects, and assisting in the creation of social enterprise and charity projects.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia is a major U.S. business organization that represents the trade and investment interests of about 500 member companies, mostly U.S. corporations, as well as large European and Russian companies. The Chamber promotes the establishment of business and commercial relations between Russia and the international community and contributes significantly to the development of an attractive investment climate in Russia.