The USRBC's 18th Annual Meeting, "From Silicon Valley to Skolkovo: Forging Innovation Partnerships," will be held on October 20-21, 2010 at the Fairmont Hotel with the Gala Dinner at the historic Ferry Building 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.


The USRBC has agreed to offer discounts on Annual Meeting registration fees to members of the Kennan Institute. To register at a discounted rate, please visit the link below and indicate that you received this invitation from the Kennan Institute:

Keynote speakers include:

John Beyrle, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation
Anatoly Chubays, General Director, Rusnano
Herman Gref, Chairman and CEO, Sberbank
Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States
Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
James Turley, Chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young
Viktor Vekselberg, Chairman, Renova Group
John Watson, Chairman and CEO, Chevron Corporation

To view the agenda and a full list of speakers, please go to the USRBC website at: