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What’s Next for U.S. Business in Russia

April 28, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Join CCWA and IBN-NEO for a breakfast, keynote address and a panel discussion on doing business with Russia. Daniel A. Russell is keynote speaker and Vladimir Lechtman and Paul Znidar will participate in the panel discussion.

Daniel A. Russell is President and CEO of U.S.-Russia Business Council, bilateral trade organization dedicated to commercial relations between the U.S. and Russia. Previously, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State responsible for relations with Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus, and for international security and arms control issues in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs until 2013. Mr. Russell co-authored and co-led, with the White House Senior Director for Russia, implementation of President Obama’s strategic policy “reset” with Russia in the Obama Administration’s first term. He also led the creation and oversaw the development of the U.S.-Russia Presidential Commission, with 20 working groups involving 60 U.S. and Russian government agencies.

Vladimir Lechtman is Partner-in-Charge of the Jones Day Moscow Office. Mr. Lechtman has more than 25 years of experience in cross-border M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, reorganizations, and general corporate counseling. His transactional experience spans many industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, telecommunications, aerospace, financial services, and retail. Mr. Lechtman has acted as lead counsel in some of the most significant transactions related to Russia, including the representation of Alfa Group and Access/Renova Group (AAR) in the formation of TNK-BP, an $18 billion joint venture with BP. Companies which Mr. Lechtin has represented in substantial matters in the region include Alfa-Bank, Alfa Finance, Altimo, Eldorado, ENRC, LUKOIL, Rosneft, Russian Standard Bank, Sukhoi, and TNK-BP.

Paul Znidar is Director of Sales and Marketing at PMC Industries.


Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5300 Rockside Rd, Independence

Schedule: 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast, 8:30 AM  Keynote, Panel Discussion and Q&A.

Admission: $25 CCWA and IBN members, $35 non-members

To register, click here or call (216) 781-3730.


April 28, 2015
8:00 am - 10:30 am
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(216) 781-3730


Crowne Plaza
5300 Rockside Rd
Independence, 44131 United States
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