From Silicon Valley to Skolkovo: Forging Innovation Partnerships
October 20-21, 2010, The Fairmont Hotel and The Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
Dear Council Members and Friends,
We are pleased to invite you to the USRBC's 18th Annual Meeting, "From Silicon Valley to Skolkovo: Forging Innovation Partnerships," to be held on October 20-21, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA.
This year's meeting will focus on efforts to drive innovation and modernize the Russian economy across a range of sectors, and how cooperation between Russian and U.S. companies can help propel long-term growth and development in both countries. In addition to discussing Russia's place in the global economy, the meeting will highlight the potential for cutting-edge technologies to revolutionize Russia's market. The meeting will also bring together top experts in Russia and on Russia for dynamic and interactive discussions on the promotion of entrepreneurship.
Please see below for more information on the Agenda, Registration, Room Block, Visas, and Sponsorship.
The Council has reserved a room block at the Fairmont Hotel for USRBC Members at a reduced rate. Space is limited and the room block expires on September 17, so it is important to reserve your room as soon as possible. To reserve a room in the USRBC block, please call the hotel's reservations department at 1-800-441-1414 and ask for a room in the U.S.-Russia Business Council block.
Fairmont Hotel 950 Mason Street San Francisco, California 94108 USA 1-800-441-1414
As a reminder to all traveling from Russia, it is important to begin the visa application process as soon as possible so that you receive it in time for the conference. All USRBC members are eligible for the Council's Expedited Visa Program, which allows members traveling from Russia to receive their visas in a shorter time period. For information on how to apply through the USRBC Expedited Visa Program, go to our website.
If you are not a USRBC member, you can find further information on the standard visa application process, as well as the visa application, on the U.S. Embassy's website at http://moscow.usembassy.gov/.
Preliminary agenda of the Annual Meeting is available in Russian and English at: