4th Annual Eurasian Business Forum

  • 07:30 AM
  • Baker & McKenzie, 300 E. Randolph Street, Suite 5000, Chicago


The Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and Baker & McKenzie present the 4th Annual Eurasian Business Forum. The forum will highlight doing business in the Eurasian countries.

Distinguished speakers and panelists from Eurasia will address key issues and trends of the current investment climate in the region. In addition, panelists from established Eurasian companies in the U.S. will share their experiences and achievements.

Forum Schedule

  • 7:30am – 8:15am:        Registration, Breakfast and Networking
  • 8:15am – 09:00am:     Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speech
  • 9:00am – 10:15am:      Panel Discussion I: Investment Climate and Doing Business in Eurasia: Key Issues and Trends
  • 10:15am – 10:45am:     Coffee Break
  • 10:15am – 10:45am:     Keynote Speech
  • 11:00am – 12:15pm:     Panel Discussion II: Trade with Eurasian Countries: Maximizing Growth Potential
  • 12:15pm – 1:15pm:        Lunch
  • 1:15pm – 3:00pm:         Panel Discussion II: Eurasian Companies in the United States: Experiences and Achievements

Keynote Speakers

  • Alexis Rodzianko, President and CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
  • Aleksander Y. Stadnik, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the USA

Confirmed Panelists

  • Arkadiy Dobkin, Founder, CEO and President, EPAM Systems
  • Piotr Galitzine, Chairman and CEO, TMK IPSCO
  • Azamat Kuatbekov, Almaty Office Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • J.P. Natkin, Partner, Macro-Advisory Ltd.
  • Sergei Voitishkin, CIS Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Dmitry Akhanov, President and CEO, Rusnano USA, Inc.
  • Eva Kitova, President, US-Belarus Chamber of Commerce
  • Lisa McClung, Owner and Managing Principal, Lismore Advisors
  • Iwona Bochenska, Senior International Trade Specialist (Europe), Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Peggy Parfenoff, President, WorldChicago
  • Mikhail Dashkiev, Founder and President, Business Molodost

More information can be found at eurasian-forum.org.

Guests are also invited to an evening of celebration of the culture and heritage of the Eurasian countries at the Firebird Gala, hosted by the Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International at the Union League Club.

Ticket Pricing

  • Eurasian Business Forum: $200 (limited number of tickets available)
  • Eurasian Business Forum and Firebird Gala: $400 (limited number of tickets available)
  • Tickets available for purchase below or by emailing chicago@eurasian-forum.org

For more information, and for media and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Aleksandra Efimova at a.efimova@aleksandra.com or 312.678.5000.