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Identifying Collaborative Paths Forward in the U.S. and Russia
Monday, April 27 2:30-7pm


Washington, DC

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The Economic Crisis and the Financial Sector: 
 Identifying Collaborative Paths Forward in the U.S. and Russia

Monday, April 27

Seminar and Reception  
Washington, DC 

Registration Fee:
USRBC Members: $50 

On the heels of the World Bank-IMF spring meetings and shortly after the G-20 gathering in London, please join us for a half-day seminar exploring insights from leaders in the financial services industry and the U.S. and Russian governments regarding the crisis.  Our speakers will focus on how financial firms are currently coping and what changes we can expect to see in the industry going forward  - and the impact these changes will have on the real sector of the economy.  

Featuring a Keynote Address by:
Alexey Kudrin

RF Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance



Other confirmed speakers:

  • Anatoly Aksakov, Member, State Duma Committee on Credit Organizations and Financial Markets
  • Dmitriy Ananyev, Chairman of the Committee for Financial Markets and Money Circulation, Federation Council of the Russian Federation
  • Gennadiy Melikyan, Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Anna Popova, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development 

Seminar (2220 Rayburn House Office Building) 

Panel I:

The U.S. and Russian Financial Sectors - The Crisis' Impact and Implications for the Real Sector
Featuring Industry Representatives from the U.S. and Russia
2:30pm- 4:00pm
How is Russia's financial sector coping with the crisis? How prevalent are innovative financial instruments in Russia? What global financial architectural changes are necessary as a result of the crisis and what elements of the system continue to work? How will credit rating agencies function in the context of new market realities? What role is there for financial literacy in strengthening the markets?   What role are banks playing in infrastructure projects connected with stimulus packages in Russia and in the U.S.? What are the current prospects for Russian bank penetration in the U.S.?


Panel II:

U.S. and Russian Responses to the Economic Crisis: A Post G-20 Discussion

Featuring U.S. and Russian Government Officials
4:00pm - 5:30pm
A select panel of U.S. and Russian legislators and Executive Branch officials will discuss the results of the G-20 meeting in London and the respective mechanisms the U.S. and Russia have put in place to battle the crisis.  Where can the U.S. and Russia find common ground to foster fiscal policies to bring our economies back to health? What concrete actions need to be taken to guide our trade and investment policies going forward?

Keynote Address by RF Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Alexei Kudrin
5:30pm - 6pm

Cocktail Reception (Room TBA)


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