U.S.-Russia Business Council "Russia Agribusiness Forum"

Dec 06, 2011, 14:34 ET from U.S.-Russia Business Council

December 12, 2011

Hilton Omaha - 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68102

OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 12, 2011, the U.S.-Russia Business Council will hold a Russia Agribusiness Forum at the Hilton Hotel in Omaha, NE.

The Forum will focus on the broad policy issues pertinent to the sector, but will also touch upon concrete business challenges and opportunities related to Russia's agricultural sector and bilateral (and multilateral) agricultural trade.  The emphasis will be on current developments in the Russian agribusiness sector and their effect on bilateral trade; issues related to trade and credit financing; the impact of Russia's WTO accession on the agricultural sector and bilateral cooperation; and opportunities for U.S. businesses in Russia.

Among the Forum speakers are Russian and U.S. government officials, industry leaders and experts, including:  

The Honorable E. Benjamin Nelson (D-NE), Chairman, Senate Delegation to the U.S.-Russia Interparliamentary Group, United States Senate
Senator Vladimir PlotnikovDeputy Chair, Russian Federation Council Committee on Agriculture, Food Policy & Fisheries; Chairman, Association of Russian Farms and Agricultural Cooperatives
Senator Alexey Chernyshov, Deputy Chair, Russian Federation Council Committee on Agriculture, Food Policy & Fisheries
Senator Bato-Zhargal Zhambalnimbuev, Deputy Chair, Russian Federation Council Committee on Budget Issues
Yevgeny V. Gromyko, Deputy Governor, Krasnodar Region of the Russian Federation
Michael Dwyer, Director, Global Trade & Biofuels Analysis, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Mayor James Suttle, Mayor of Omaha

When: December 12th

Where: Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Agenda: USRBC Russia Agribusiness Forum Agenda

Participants: Please register at General Registration
PRESS: Media representatives must pre-register to attend this event.  
Please register by Friday, December 9 at PRESS Registration 

The USRBC (www.usrbc.org) is a Washington-based association representing approximately 250 companies, among them some of the leading firms in the U.S., Russia and Europe.  Founded in 1993, its primary mission is to promote trade and investment between the United States and Russia. 

SOURCE U.S.-Russia Business Council