Third Annual Pennsylvania-Russia Business 
Opportunity Fair

THE CHANGING FACE OF RUSSIA: OUTLOOK FOR BUSINESS
"Developing Business Opportunities and Cooperation
between Russian Regions and U.S. Mid-Atlantic States"


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For Immediate Release: October 6, 1998

Contact: Val Kogan, Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council, 215-963-7079

PENNSYLVANIA-RUSSIA BUSINESS COUNCIL
ANNOUNCES UPCOMING RUSSIAN BUSINESS
SYMPOSIUM IN PHILADELPHIA
THE CHANGING FACE OF RUSSIA: OUTLOOK FOR BUSINESS
"Developing Business Opportunities and Cooperation
between Russian Regions and U.S. Mid-Atlantic States"

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - The 3rd Annual Pennsylvania-Russia Business Opportunities Symposium will take place on October 14, 1998, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at the Ramada Inn-Philadelphia International Airport, 76 Industrial Highway, Essington. Coordinated by the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council (PRBC), this event has received support from Mid-Atlantic states and local governments, economic development organizations, and regional chambers of commerce and business associations, as well as the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the USA. This Symposium is the region's only major annual event dedicated to promoting business opportunities with Russia and the Newly Independent States.

Features of this year Symposium are:

This year's distinguished speakers include former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the Russian Federation Committee for State Property; Deputy Trade Representative of the Russian Federation to the USA; Russian executives from several regions of Russia; Representatives from the U.S. Departments of State and of Commerce; Representatives from various U.S. Government agencies; Executive Director of Worldwide Operations of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Deputy Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; senior executives from American companies doing business with Russia. The keynote address will be given by United States Congressman Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Congress liaison to Russia, who has just returned from Moscow where he was a guest of the Russian Duma.

The sponsors for this year's Pennsylvania-Russia Business Opportunity Symposium include First Union (Gold Sponsor), Bell Atlantic, Finnair, and the Law Offices of John Gallagher (Silver sponsors). Media sponsors are the Russian government's news agency ITAR-TASS, the largest private news agency in the former Soviet Union Interfax, the major business magazines "Business in Russia" and "Investment in Russia", and Russian-American Broadcasting Company WMNB.

Following the symposium, a tour of the "Nicholas & Alexandra" exhibition, the last imperial family of the Tsarist Russia, is planned. One of the largest collections of imperial treasures ever to leave Russia, this outstanding collection features nearly 700 objects assembled from the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg; the State Archives of the Russian Federation, Moscow; and the State Palace Museum, Tsarskoe Selo; as well as the FORBES Magazine Collection, New York.

The Symposium's total admission is $120 for PRBC members, $150 for non-members. Admission includes lunch, a networking reception, all seminars and materials, and free access to "Nicholas & Alexandra" exhibition and Export Matchmaker'98 trade show. Special rates have been negotiated at the Ramada Inn-Philadelphia International Airport for delegates requiring overnight accommodations. For more information on this event or on the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council, visit the PRBC website at http://www.fita.org/prbc or contact Val Kogan, President, at 215-963-7079.


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