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Russia Forum New York - Program

Annual U.S. - Russia Conference

We firmly believe that the greatest challenges of our time can only be addressed through the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders of global society. RFNY aims to bring together people who have the power to make change, to achieve mutual understanding and empathy, to come to common agreement and, where appropriate, push action forward.

RFNY2016 Program*

Date and Location April 21, 2016
Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd NY NY
12:00 Registration and Welcome Lunch
01:00 SESSION A: Prospects for Russian-American Cooperation


Sergey Cheremin, Minister of Moscow Government, Head of the Department for External Economic and International Relations


Tom Sima, Owner Law Firm of Thomas C. Sima


Bill Perkins, Senator 30th District of NY
Anton Konev, Legislative Director to Luis Sepulveda, Member of Assembly, 87th District б former City Councilman, City of Albany
Natalie Sabelnik, Chair of Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots, President of CRA,
former Marketing Manager & Commercial Director for East Russia of Chevron International Oil Company

Aleksei Lossan, Deputy Editor in Chief Russia Beyond The Headlines
Ruslan Bayramov, President of the International Charitable Foundation "Dialogue of Cultures - United World", Founder of Ethnomir

02:00 Coffee Break
02:30 SESSION B: Prospects for Russian-American Business Cooperation


Axel Tillmann, CEO of RVC USA Fund


Mikhail Kalugin, Head of Economic Section at Embassy of Russia, Counselor
Alexander Jutkowitz, CEO of Group SJR
Randi B. Levinas, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of USRBC
Aleksei Lossan, Deputy Editor in Chief Russia Beyond The Headlines
Alexander Potapov, Executive Director, Member of the Management Board of RVC
Pavel Efremkin, Chairman of Aerolase Corporation

03:30 Coffee Break
04:00 SESSION C: Russian-American Cultural Cooperation


Anton Fedyashin, Director of The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History


Richard Armstrong, Director of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
Susan E. Carmel, Founder of The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History at American University
Patricia Duff, Founder/CEO of The Common Good
Michael Hughes, Development Director ofThe Wolfsonian – Florida International University

05:15 Closing Remarks
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