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Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
Seminar Series


ROCHELLE PARK, NJ - The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Businesses." The tenth seminar of this series will be organized in association with the Global Business Roundtable, New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, US DOC Minority Development Agency, Greater Saddle Brook Chamber of Commerce, Newark Export Assistance Center, Federation of International Trade Associations and the World Trade Centers Association, in partnership with BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce, and sponsored by the U.S. Industry Coalition. The Seminar will take place on October 16, 2002 in Rochelle Park, New Jersey.

Brochure &
Registration Form

(PDF file)

Program sessions will be led by representatives from the U.S. Department of State's Partners Program. The Partners Program, through Science Centers in Moscow and Kiev, offers U.S. businesses a protective infrastructure for funding basic and applied research projects, technology development, and technology demonstration research in the former Soviet Union. Included in these sessions will be presentations by US corporations with significant transfer technology collaboration experience in Russia. These presenters include a diverse group of representatives ranging from major corporations to small businesses, and from research universities to technology associations and foundations such as U.S. Industry Coalition (USIC) and U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF). USIC members participate in the Department of Energy's Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention, a program partnering weapons scientists in the former Soviet Union with U.S. industry to transform weapons technologies into viable products for the global market. CRDF will present "Next Steps to the Market" program, which is intended to support projects designed to facilitate the commercial utilization of research results in the interest of all parties involved.

Subsequent seminars will be held in a few additional locations later this year. Each seminar will highlight different institutes, scientists and projects in Russia.

Not sure why doing business with Russia right now makes sense? Or is your company interested but you need more detailed information before seriously pursuing greater involvement?

These seminars are an excellent way to learn more about the opportunities for business cooperation between American and Russian companies. For U.S. businesses, organizations like USIC and CRDF offer a wealth of experience with research projects and investment opportunities in the former Soviet Union, and the State Department's Partners Program reduces the costs and political risks of funding research in the Newly Independent States. Companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize their expertise to work on corporate projects in such fields as biotechnology, instrumentation, communications, air, space and surface transportation, materials, the environment and more.

Come learn about how your company could benefit in this fast-paced, advanced technology sector. And keep in mind the MARBC's Russian - American Innovation Technologies Trade Show & Conference is coming up on November 12-14, 2002 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in Philadelphia. This Trade Show will be the first major Russian - American business development oriented technological event in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Now you can get up to speed through the MARBC - Department of State Seminars and then solicit contacts from among the more than 100 Russian corporate exhibitors at the Trade Show and Conference.

Seminar: "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"
October 16, 2002
Villa Roberto Ristorante, 70 West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, New Jersey

For more information please contact Val Kogan, MARBC President at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the MARBC website at: http://fita.org/prbc


The MARBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series

"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"

Seminar in New Jersey

organized in association with

the Global Business Roundtable, New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, US DOC Minority Development Agency, Greater Saddle Brook Chamber of Commerce, Newark Export Assistance Center,  Federation of International Trade Associations and the World Trade Centers Association

in partnership with the BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce,

and sponsored by the U.S. Industry Coalition

October 16, 2002, 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Villa Roberto Ristorante, 70 West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, New Jersey

$30 for all Supporting Organizations Members; $40 Non-Members

Includes lunch

Deadline to register: October 11

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Agenda

_____________________________________________

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Registration / Lunch/ Networking

12:30-1:00 pm Welcome - Opening Remarks

  • Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council
  • Lynda Icochea, Executive Director, Global Business Roundtable
  • Anthony Caldwell, Director International Trade & Protocol, New Jersey Commerce & Economic Growth Commission
  • Janet Driscoll, Manager, N.Y. Region, World Trade Centers Association 
  • Alexey Ruzhin, Deputy Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the USA, Head of NY Office, Consul Commercial

1:00-2:30 pm Federal Initiatives Supporting U.S.-Russian Commercial Partnerships

  • Andrew Hood, Director, International Science and Technology Center Programs, U.S. Department of State - "The Partners Program - An Opportunity for U.S. Business in the Former Soviet Union."
  • Trevor Gunn, Director, BISNIS, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Gary Tydings, COO, U.S. Industry Coalition - " The DOE's IPP program and its Commercialization Successes"
  • David R. Giebink, Director Industry Programs, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation -"Next Steps to Market" program
  • Q&A session

2:30-2:45 pm Networking break

2:45-3:15 pm Essential Elements in Successful Commercial Partnerships

  • Daniel Cannistra, Ernst and Young LLP - "A update on Russia's International Trade Initiatives -- Including a review of the implications of Russia WTO entry."  
  • Arthur L. George, Partner, Baker & McKenzie - "The Legal Environment for High Technology Business in Russia"
  • Q&A session

3:15 - 4:00 pm Case Studies: Mid-Atlantic Business Experiences with Russian Partnerships

  • John Gallagher, Chairman, CTG Software, Inc. - "Software Development in Russia in Cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy."
  • James MacFarlane, Atlantic Logistics
  • Leo Dadone, Boeing-Philadelphia
  • Q&A session

4:00 pm Adjournment

  • Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council

For more information and registration, please contact Val Kogan, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the MARBC website at: http://fita.org/prbc


The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council
and
The U.S. Department of State

in association with
The Global Business Roundtable, New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, US DOC Minority Development Agency, Greater Saddle Brook Chamber of Commerce, Newark Export Assistance Center, Federation of International Trade Associations and the World Trade Centers Association
in partnership with
The BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce,
and sponsored by
The U.S. Industry Coalition

Present

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business

October 16, 2002, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Villa Roberto Ristorante, 70 West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, New Jersey

Keynote Speech: Andy Hood, Director, Science Center Programs
U.S. Department of State

And featuring presentations by:

  • Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council
  • Lynda Icochea, Executive Director, Global Business Roundtable
  • Maria Douglass, Senior Technology Implementation Manager, International Science and Technology Center
  • Trevor Gunn, Director, BISNIS, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • John Rooney, Deputy Administrator for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Gary Tydings, COO, United States Industry Coalition
  • David R. Giebink, Director Industry Programs, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation
  • John Gallagher, Chairman, CTG
  • Arthur L. George, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Daniel Cannistra, Ernst and Young LLP

Participating companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize their expertise to work on corporate projects in such fields as biotechnology, instrumentation, communications, air, space and surface transportation, materials, the environment and more.

This series of seminars will culminate in MARBC's Russian - American Innovation Technologies Trade Show & Conference, November 12-14, 2002 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in Philadelphia with more that 75 Russian exhibitors.

For more information and registration on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business seminar, please contact Val Kogan, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council by phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the MARBC website at: http://fita.org/prbc


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2002

CONTACT: Val Kogan, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council, tel: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net 

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business

Announcing: The MARBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series

HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA - The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Businesses." The ninth seminar of this series will be organized in association with the World Trade Center Harrisburg, the Dauphin County Department of Community & Economic Development, Pennsylvania e-Commerce Association, Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Regional Chamber, Harrisburg U.S. Export Assistance Center, Pennsylvania Manufacturer's Association and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, in partnership with the BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce, and sponsored by the U.S. Industry Coalition, UPS and Ernst and Young LLP. The Seminar will take place from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (click here for directions).

Brochure &
Registration Form

(PDF file)

Program sessions will be led by representatives from the U.S. Department of State's Partners Program. The Partners Program, through Science Centers in Moscow and Kiev, offers U.S. businesses a protective infrastructure for funding basic and applied research projects, technology development, and technology demonstration research in the former Soviet Union. Included in these sessions will be presentations by US corporations with significant transfer technology collaboration experience in Russia. These presenters include a diverse group of representatives ranging from major corporations to small businesses, and from research universities to technology associations and foundations such as U.S. Industry Coalition (USIC) and U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF). USIC members participate in the Department of Energy's Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention, a program partnering weapons scientists in the former Soviet Union with U.S. industry to transform weapons technologies into viable products for the global market. CRDF will present "Next Steps to the Market" program, which is intended to support projects designed to facilitate the commercial utilization of research results in the interest of all parties involved.

Not sure why doing business with Russia right now makes sense? Or is your company interested but you need more detailed information before seriously pursuing greater involvement?

These seminars are an excellent way to learn more about the opportunities for business cooperation between American and Russian companies. For U.S. businesses, organizations like USIC and CRDF offer a wealth of experience with research projects and investment opportunities in the former Soviet Union, and the State Department's Partners Program reduces the costs and political risks of funding research in the Newly Independent States. Companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize their expertise to work on corporate projects in such fields as biotechnology, instrumentation, communications, air, space and surface transportation, materials, the environment and more.

Come learn about how your company could benefit in this fast-paced, advanced technology sector.

And keep in mind the MARBC's Russian - American Innovation Technologies Trade Show & Conference is coming up on November 12-14, 2002 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in Philadelphia. This Trade Show will be the first major Russian - American business development oriented technological event in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Now you can get up to speed through the MARBC - Department of State Seminars and then solicit contacts from among the more than 75 Russian corporate exhibitors at the Trade Show and Conference.

 

The MARBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series

"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"

Harrisburg Seminar

organized in association with

the World Trade Center Harrisburg, the Dauphin County Department of Community & Economic Development, Pennsylvania e-Commerce Association, Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Regional Chamber, Harrisburg U.S. Export Assistance Center, Pennsylvania Manufacturer's Association and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation,

in partnership with the BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce,

and sponsored by the U.S. Industry Coalition, UPS and Ernst and Young LLP

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Capital Union Building * Penn State University Harrisburg
(click here for directions)

777 West Harrisburg Pike * Middletown, Pennsylvania

$20 for all Supporting Organizations Members; $25 Non-Members

Includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch

Deadline to register: September 20.

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Agenda

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8:30-9:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast / Networking

9:00-9:20 am Welcome - Opening Remarks

  • Michael Drei, Publisher, PA Business & Technology Digest

  • Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council
  • Tina Weyant, Executive Director, World Trade Center Harrisburg
  • Daniel Robinson, Director, Dauphin County Department of Community & Economic Development
  • Mary-Jo Shaub, Director, PA e-Commerce Association

9:20-10:45 am Federal Initiatives Supporting U.S.-Russian Commercial Partnerships

  • Andrew Hood, Director, International Science and Technology Center Programs, U.S. Department of State - "New Era" in U.S.-Russian Relations and Implications for Business Development 
  • Maria Douglass, Senior Technology Implementation Manager, International Science and Technology Center, U.S. Department of State - "The Partners Program - An Opportunity for U.S. Business in the Former Soviet Union."
  • Trevor Gunn, Director, BISNIS, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Gary Tydings, COO, U.S. Industry Coalition - " The DOE's IPP program and its Commercialization Successes"
  • David R. Giebink, Director Industry Programs, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation - "Next Steps to Market"
  • Q&A session

10:45-11:00 am Networking break

11:00-11:30 am Essential Elements in Successful Commercial Partnerships

  • Daniel Cannistra, Ernst and Young LLP - "A update on Russia's International Trade Initiatives -- Including a review of the implications of Russia WTO entry."
  • Arthur L. George, Partner, Baker & McKenzie - "The Legal Environment for High Technology Business in Russia"
  • Q&A session

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Case Studies: Mid-Atlantic Business Experiences with Russian Partnerships

  • John Gallagher, Chairman, CTG Software, Inc. - "Software Development in Russia in Cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy."
  • James MacFarlane, Atlantic Logistics
  •  Leo Dadone, Boeing-Philadelphia
  •  Matt Pfaendler, Manager Export Administration, York International - "York International activities in Russia" 
  • Q&A session

12:30 pm Adjournment

  • Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council

12:35-1:00 pm Buffet Lunch / Networking Opportunities

For more information please contact Val Kogan, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the MARBC website at: http://fita.org/prbc

For registration please contact Mary Jo Shaub, PA e-Commerce Association at phone: (800) 497-0809, email: info@paecomm.org


The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council
and
The U.S. Department of State

in association with
The World Trade Center Harrisburg, the Dauphin County Department of Community & Economic Development, Pennsylvania e-Commerce Association, Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Regional Chamber, Harrisburg U.S. Export Assistance Center, Pennsylvania Manufacturer's Association and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation
in partnership with
The BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce,
and sponsored by
U.S. Industry Coalition, UPS and Ernst and Young LLP

Present

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business

September 25, 2002
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Keynote Speech: Andy Hood, Director, Science Center Programs
U.S. Department of State

And featuring presentations by:

  • Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council
  • Tina Weyant, Executive Director, World Trade Center Harrisburg
  • Maria Douglass, Senior Technology Implementation Manager, International Science and Technology Center
  • Trevor Gunn, Director, BISNIS, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • John Rooney, Deputy Administrator for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Gary Tydings, COO, United States Industry Coalition
  • David R. Giebink, Director Industry Programs, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation
  • John Gallagher, Chairman, CTG
  • Arthur L. George, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Daniel Cannistra, Ernst and Young LLP

Participating companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize their expertise to work on corporate projects in such fields as biotechnology, instrumentation, communications, air, space and surface transportation, materials, the environment and more.

This series of seminars will culminate in MARBC's Russian - American Innovation Technologies Trade Show & Conference, November 12-14, 2002 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in Philadelphia with more that 75 Russian exhibitors.

For more information and registration on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business seminar, please complete and fax this form to (717) 854-0087, or call Tina Weyant, Southcentral Pennsylvania International Network at (717) 843-1090, or contact Val Kogan, Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council by phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the MARBC website at: http://fita.org/prbc


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The eighth seminar of this series will be organized in association with the BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce, the World Trade Center Institute - Baltimore, Baltimore U.S. Export Assistance Center,  The Technology Council of Maryland, and Maryland's Office of International Trade. This seminar will be held in conjunction with the annual TechTrends 2002 Conference and Exhibition. The seminar will take place from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Keynote presentations will be made by United States Congressman Curt Weldon, Co-Chair of the U.S. Congress - Russian Duma Working Group.  Opening remarks will be given by Ms. Maria Douglass, Senior Technology Implementation Manager of the International Science & Technology Center (ISTC) in Moscow. The ISTC is the larger of two Science Centers that serve as clearinghouses for cutting-edge research and development projects. These Centers provide a protective infrastructure through which U.S. businesses may fund projects in basic and applied research, technology development, and technology demonstration. Over 500 Science Center projects are underway throughout the NIS, many with major U.S. corporations. Included in these sessions will be presentations by U.S. corporations with significant transfer technology collaboration experience in Russia.

Not sure why doing business with Russia right now makes sense? Or is your company interested but you need more detailed information before seriously pursuing greater involvement?

These seminars are an excellent way to learn more about the opportunities for business cooperation between American and Russian companies. For U.S. businesses, organizations like U.S. Industry Coalition and the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation offer a wealth of experience with research projects and investment opportunities in the former Soviet Union, and the U.S. State Department's Partners Program reduces the costs and political risks of funding research in the Newly Independent States. Companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize their expertise to work on corporate projects in such fields as biotechnology, instrumentation, communications, air, space and surface transportation, materials, the environment and more.

Look for
Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council in
Booth 333

This seminar in Baltimore will take place in conjunction with TechTrends 2002 Conference and Exhibition, also at the Baltimore Convention Center, April 3-4, 2002. This conference offers an opportunity for technology, R&D, and science organizations to gain insight into the newest technology initiatives at the federal level; to form strategic partnerships; and to learn about cutting-edge technologies through workshop presentations and keynote speakers. The exhibit area at TechTrends 2002 will showcase the technology capabilities and interests of federal agencies, academic institutions, and both large and small companies as well. The Pennsylvania-Russian Business Council will have an extensive display in the Exhibit Hall (booth number 333) featuring the vast array of Russian science and technology capabilities. Participants of Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business seminar will have an opportunity to attend the exhibits at the TechTrends 2002 Conference free of charge.

To capitalize on the extensive technology capabilities in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Congressional delegations from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland are presenting "TechTrends 2002 - Leveraging Science and Technology Opportunities." Besides the plenary sessions featuring several distinguished scientists and R&D executives from industry and government, TechTrends 2002 will include four, 1.5-hour Technology Workshops in the following areas: Biotechnology, Materials/Nanotechnology, Energy and Environmental Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Defense, Technology Transfer and Venture Capital, Information Technology, and Transportation.

 

The PRBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series

"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"

Baltimore Seminar

April 3, 2002, 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Baltimore Convention Center

Baltimore, Maryland


Agenda

Opening & Closing:

Val Kogan, President, Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council

Maria Douglass, Senior Technology Implementation Manager, International Science and Technology Center, Moscow

"The Partners Program - An Opportunity for U.S. Business in the Former Soviet Union."

Igor Evseev, Trade Specialist for Europe and NIS, Office of International Trade, State of Maryland

Matthew Huxley, Associate Director, World Trade Center Institute - Baltimore

Keynote Speech:

Curt Weldon, United States Congressman, Co-Chair of the U.S. Congress - Russian Duma Working Group

Moderator:

Trevor Gunn, Director, BISNIS, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Gary Tydings, COO, United States Industry Coalition

"Commercialized Technologies from the DOE's Inititatives for Proliferation Prevention program."

Joanne Neuber, Senior Program Manager, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation

"Next Steps to Market" program

Daniel Cannistra, Partner, Arthur Andersen LLP

John Rooney, Deputy Administrator for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of Energy

John Gallagher, Chairman, CTG

"Software Development in Russia in Cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy."

Arthur L. George, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Larry Loomis, President, New Horizons Diagnostics, Inc.

The seminar is free-of-charge and open to the public; pre-registration is required. For more information and registration on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business seminar, please contact Val Kogan, President, Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the PRBC website at: http://fita.org/prbc, or Monica Chun, Director, World Trade Center Institute Maryland Sister States at phone: (410) 576-0022, email: monica@wtci.org


INFORMATION FOR EVENT SPONSORS

The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council cordially invites valued members of our business community to become official sponsors of the upcoming seminar on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business, the eighth seminar of the PRBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series. This seminar continues the series of six highly successful seminars held last year, and is one of another six seminars to be held in 2002 in Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C., Harrisburg, PA, New York, NE Pennsylvania, and Central New Jersey.

The seventh seminar of this series will be organized in association with the BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce and Maryland's Office of International Trade. This seminar will be held in conjunction with the annual TechTrends 2002 Conference and Exhibition at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Your sponsorship is vital to this very important seminar series, and we greatly appreciate your participation in this event. The seminar is an excellent way to promote your company within the context of Russian-American business and technology cooperation, and attendees will leave with an indelible image of your company as a frontrunner in global business.

 
2002 Sponsorship Levels:
Silver Sponsors (1 seminar)$1,500
Gold Sponsors (1 seminar)$2,500
Exclusive Series Sponsors (all 6 seminars)$15,000
 

Silver Sponsors Receive

  • Promotion of your company as a sponsor in all promotional materials for the Seminar, including fliers and press releases, as well as U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of State promotions
  • Shared table with your company's promotional literature at the Seminar location
  • Free admission for two representatives of your company
  • Recognition of sponsorship during the Seminar's opening ceremony
Gold Sponsors Receive
  • All benefits of silver sponsorship, plus:
  • Free admission for up to four representatives of your company
  • Exclusive table featuring your company's promotional literature and sign at the Seminar location
  • Display of a banner with your company logo at the event
  • A two-month complimentary display of a banner with your company logo in association with this event on the PRBC web site
  • Recognition of your company's main sponsorship during Seminar's opening and closing ceremonies
  • An opportunity to make a presentation on your company's behalf as part of the Seminar program
Exclusive Series Sponsors Receive
  • All benefits of gold sponsorship, plus:
  • Free admission for up to five representatives of your company for all six seminars
  • Continued recognition throughout all six of the upcoming 2002 seminars of the series as a main partner of The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State
  • Central display of a banner with your company logo at the event
  • A one-year complimentary display of a banner with your company logo on the PRBC web site
  • Promotion as "Exclusive Series Sponsor" in PRBC newsletter
  • An opportunity to make an opening remark and presentation on your company's behalf as part of the Seminar program

For more information on the reception for the unveiling of the new joint Israeli-Georgian stamp, please contact Val Kogan, PRBC President, by phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, or visit the PRBC website at: fita.org/prbc


Global Security and Disaster Response Summit

Announcing: The PRBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series
"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business"

WASHINGTON, DC - The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The series announcement will be presented by Andy Hood, Director of the U.S. Department of State Science Centers Programs during the Global Security and Disaster Response Summit, which will take place on March 25, 2002 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

In keeping with the theme of the Global Security and Disaster Response Summit, this presentation will focus on Russian - American cooperation on behalf of global security. The presentation will discuss the Proliferation Prevention Program, a new dimension in U.S. - Russian cooperative efforts to reduce the global threat of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. This program ultimately is designed to assist Russian scientists and engineers to transfer technical skills to the civilian sector.

Look for
Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council in
Booth 303

 All seminars in the PRBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series are an excellent way to learn more about the opportunities for business cooperation between American and Russian companies. The U.S. Department of State Partners Program reduces the costs and political risks of funding research in the Newly Independent States. Companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize their expertise to work on corporate projects in such fields as biotechnology, instrumentation, communications, air, space and surface transportation, materials, the environment and more.


Equity International, Inc.

The presentation in Washington will be a part of the Global Security and Disaster Response Summit at the Washington Convention Center, March 25-26, 2002. The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council is a supporting organization for this event and will exhibit on the convention floor as part of the Russian Pavilion (booth #303). The Summit is the premier global forum in 2002 on disaster response and reconstruction. This year, corporate, military, and government leaders will join together in the worldwide response to the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States; bio-terrorism and the threat of chemical and nuclear terrorism; the safety of air/land/sea travel and the security of other major economic sectors; the rebuilding of the financial district of New York; the reconstruction of Afghanistan; the plight of 3.5 million Afghan refugees; and new economic aid to Pakistan and other countries in South and Central Asia.

For additional information on the Global Security and Disaster Response Summit and to register
visit
www.rec-dev.com or send an E-mail request to tatyana@equityinternational.tv.

For more information on the Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business seminars
visit the PRBC web site at
http://fita.org/prbc or send an E-mail request to prbc@att.net
(or contact Val Kogan, PRBC President by telephone (215) 708-2628).


LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA - The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council (PRBC) and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The sixth seminar of this series takes place December 5, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Program sessions will be led by representatives from the U.S. Department of State's Partners Program. The Partners Program includes International Science & Technology Centers (ISTC) such as the one in Moscow, Russia. These ISTCs provide a protective infrastructure through which U.S. businesses may fund projects in basic and applied research, technology development, and technology demonstration. Over 500 Science Center projects - many with major U.S. corporations - are underway throughout the Newly Independent States (NIS).

Not sure why doing business with Russia right now makes sense? Is your company interested but needs more detailed information before seriously pursuing greater involvement?

The Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business seminars are an excellent way to learn more about the opportunities for business cooperation between American and Russian companies. U.S. businesses now have the opportunity to take advantage of benefits provided through the Department of State's Partners Program framework to significantly reduce the costs and political risks of funding research in the Newly Independent States. Companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize their expertise to work on corporate projects in such fields as biotechnology, instrumentation, communications, air, space and surface transportation, materials, the environment and more.

The Lancaster seminar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Business Conference for Science & Technology. The theme of the conference, which takes place December 4 - 6 at the Lancaster Host Resort, is "The Path to Profitability." The conference program has three tracks: Management, Finance and Marketing, each of which highlights successful business practices and showcases new and emerging technologies.

An annual professional event, the Mid-Atlantic Business Conference for Science & Technology attracts large regional firms involved in research and development, as well as federal and other funding agencies, research universities, and science and technology businesses. The conference presents ways to develop and improve business strategies in specific areas related to business management, finance and marketing. It also provides opportunities for smaller technology firms to meet and interact with their larger counterparts. Participants build valuable business skills and relationships, and gain insight into various high technology sector interests.

The keynote speaker for the conference is the famous astronaut Dr. Jay Apt, who now serves as chief technology officer of iNetworks LLC, a venture capital firm specializing in high technology projects. Dr. Apt will share his perspectives on and experiences in the high-tech industry, and explain his vision for the new economy.

Attend the Mid-Atlantic Business Conference for Science & Technology and learn how your company can benefit from the fast-paced, advanced technology sector, and look for the seminar on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business.

Don't miss the PRBC's Russian - American Innovation Technologies Trade Show & Conference, November 2002, at the Union League of Philadelphia. This is the first major Russian - American technological event in the greater Mid-Atlantic region to have a business development focus. The PRBC - Department of State seminars provide excellent background for trade show attendees, who can then follow-up at the June event by making contacts among more than 75 Russian corporate exhibitors.

The PRBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series
"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"

Lancaster Seminar
organized in association with
BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce,

December 5, 2001, 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center, Paradise Room
2300 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Agenda

  • Opening & Closing:

    Val Kogan, President
    Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council

  • Keynote Speech:

    Donald Musch, Foreign Service Officer (retired)

    "The Partners Program - An Opportunity for U.S. Business in the Former Soviet Union."

  • Melissa Walters, BISNIS
    International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Vladimir Kestelman
    Valley Forge Composite Technologies

    "Some Aspects of Business Cooperation with Russian Enterprises"

  • Paul Dourbal, Vice President Business Development
    Advanced Digital Micro Systems

    "Using of high efficiency video recognition methods and transmitting via different media in contemporary security systems."

For more information please contact Val Kogan, PRBC President at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the PRBC website at: fita.org/prbc.

To register or exhibit, please visit the conference web site at: http://www.midatlanticconference.com


PRESS COVERAGE


Val Kogan, PRBC President

Read Conference puts focus on U.S.-Russia business partnerships
November 29, 2001 in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The fifth seminar of this series will be organized in association with the Pittsburgh U.S. DOC Export Assistance Center and BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, the Pittsburgh Technology Council, Team Pennsylvania Export Network - Southwest, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, and hosted by the law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis and Imark Communications with promotional support from Interfax. The seminar will take place from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on November 28, 2001 at the Pittsburgh Expo Mart in Pittsburgh.

Presentations will be made by the U.S. Department of State with the Director, Science Centers Programs, Mr. Andy Hood who will be joined by Ms. Maria Douglass, Senior Technology Implementation Manager of the International Science & Technology Center (ISTC) in Moscow. The ISTC is the larger of two Science Centers that serve as clearinghouses for cutting-edge research and development projects. These Centers provide a protective infrastructure through which U.S. businesses may fund projects in basic and applied research, technology development, and technology demonstration. Over 500 Science Center projects are underway throughout the NIS, many with major U.S. corporations. Included in these sessions will be presentations by US corporations with significant transfer technology collaboration experience in Russia. These presenters include a diverse group of representatives ranging from major corporations to small businesses and from both the U.S. Industry Coalition (USIC) and the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF). USIC members participate in the Department of Energy's Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention, a program partnering weapons scientists in the former Soviet Union with U.S. industry to transform weapons technologies into viable products for the global market. CRDF will present "Next Steps to the Market" program, which is intended to support projects designed to facilitate the commercial utilization of research results in the interest of all parties involved.

Not sure why doing business with Russia right now makes sense? Or is your company interested but you need more detailed information before seriously pursuing greater involvement?

These seminars are an excellent way to learn more about the opportunities for business cooperation between American and Russian companies. For U.S. businesses, organizations like USIC and CRDF offer a wealth of experience with research projects and investment opportunities in the former Soviet Union, and the State Department's Partners Program reduces the costs and political risks of funding research in the Newly Independent States. Companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize their expertise to work on corporate projects in such fields as biotechnology, instrumentation, communications, air, space and surface transportation, materials, the environment and more.

Seminar in Pittsburgh will take place in conjunction with the Pittsburgh ITEC (Information Technology exposition and Conference) also at the Expo Mart, November 28-29 from 10:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. The Pittsburgh ITEC presented by Gateway, Intel and Microsoft, will feature national and regional IT solution manufacturers and providers. The two-day event will include a Data Security Discussion Panel hosted by InfraGard, seminar sessions hosted by Microsoft on Windows XP, and multiple other seminars.

Come learn how your company could benefit in this fast-paced, advanced technology sector. And keep in mind the PRBC's Russian - American Innovation Technologies Trade Show & Conference is coming up in November 2002 at the Union League of Philadelphia. This Trade Show will be the first major Russian - American business development-oriented technological event in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. The PRBC - Department of State Seminars will provide excellent background, which companies can follow-up with by soliciting contacts from among the more than 75 Russian corporate exhibitors at the Trade Show and Conference.

Pittsburgh Seminar:
"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"
November 28, 2001, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Pittsburgh Expo Mart, Special Events Theater
105 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville, Pennsylvania

For more information please contact Val Kogan, PRBC President at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the PRBC website at: fita.org/prbc.


Pittsburgh Seminar:
"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"
November 28, 2001, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Agenda

  • Opening & Closing:

    • Val Kogan, President
      Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council

    • Clayton Sweeney, Managing Partner
      Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis

    • Dennis Thompson, Senior Vice President
      Southwestern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center

  • Keynote Speech:

    • Andy Hood, Director, Science Centers Programs
      U.S. Department of State

  • Maria Douglass, Senior Technology Implementation Manager
    International Science and Technology Center, Moscow

  • Donald Musch, Foreign Service Officer (retired)

    "The Partners Program - An Opportunity for U.S. Business in the Former Soviet Union."

  • Joanne Neuber, Senior Program Manager
    The Civilian Research & Development Agency (CRDF)

    "Next Steps to Market" program

  • Gary Tydings, COO
    United States Industry Coalition

    "Commercialized Technologies from the DOE's Inititatives for Proliferation Prevention program"

  • Trevor Gunn, Director, BISNIS,
    International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Cathleen Campbell, Director, International Technology Policy and Programs
    Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Murli Iyer, Global Development Manager
    Society of Automotive Engineers

  • John Gallagher, Chairman
    CTG

    "Software Development in Russia in Cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy."

  • Paul Dourbal, Vice President Business Development, Anatoly Berman, General Manager
    Advanced Digital Micro Systems

    "Using of high efficiency video recognition methods and transmitting via different media in contemporary security systems."

For more information please contact Val Kogan, PRBC President at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the PRBC website at: fita.org/prbc


WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Businesses." The fourth seminar of this series will be organized in association with and hosted by the World Trade Center Institute Delaware, in partnership with BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce, Delaware Economic Development Office, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, City of Wilmington, and Delaware Innovation Fund / Early Stage East, with promotional support from Interfax. The Seminar will take place from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, October 11, 2001 at the University & Whist Club in Wilmington, Delaware (click here for directions).

Program sessions will be led by representatives from the U.S. Department of State's Partners Program. The Partners Program, through Science Centers in Moscow and Kiev, offers U.S. businesses a protective infrastructure for funding basic and applied research projects, technology development, and technology demonstration research in the former Soviet Union. Included in these sessions will be presentations by US corporations with significant transfer technology collaboration experience in Russia. These presenters include a diverse group of representatives ranging from major corporations to small businesses, and from research universities to technology associations and foundations such as U.S. Industry Coalition (USIC) and U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF). USIC members participate in the Department of Energy's Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention, a program partnering weapons scientists in the former Soviet Union with U.S. industry to transform weapons technologies into viable products for the global market. CRDF will present "Next Steps to the Market" program, which is intended to support projects designed to facilitate the commercial utilization of research results in the interest of all parties involved.

Subsequent seminars will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 28, and a few additional locations later this year. Each seminar will highlight different institutes, scientists and projects in Russia.

Not sure why doing business with Russia right now makes sense? Or is your company interested but you need more detailed information before seriously pursuing greater involvement?

These seminars are an excellent way to learn more about the opportunities for business cooperation between American and Russian companies. For U.S. businesses, organizations like USIC and CRDF offer a wealth of experience with research projects and investment opportunities in the former Soviet Union, and the State Department's Partners Program reduces the costs and political risks of funding research in the Newly Independent States. Companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize their expertise to work on corporate projects in such fields as biotechnology, instrumentation, communications, air, space and surface transportation, materials, the environment and more.

Come learn about how your company could benefit in this fast-paced, advanced technology sector. And keep in mind the PRBC's Russian - American Innovation Technologies Trade Show & Conference is coming up in November 2002 at the Union League of Philadelphia. This Trade Show will be the first major Russian - American business development oriented technological event in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Now you can get up to speed through the PRBC - Department of State Seminars and then solicit contacts from among the more than 75 Russian corporate exhibitors at the Trade Show and Conference.

Seminar: "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"
October 11, 2001, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM.
University & Whist Club
805 North Broom Street
Wilmington, Delaware (click here for directions)
$15 PRBC and WTCI Members; $20 Non-Members
Deadline to register: October 9.

For more information please contact Val Kogan, PRBC President at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the PRBC website at: http://fita.org/prbc For registration please contact Rebecca Faber, WTCI Executive Director at phone: (302) 656-7905.


Seminar: "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"
October 11, 2001, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM.

$15 PRBC and WTCI Members; $20 Non-Members. Deadline to register: October 9.

Agenda

  • Opening & Closing:

    • Rebecca Faber, Executive Director
      World Trade Center Institute Delaware

    • Val Kogan, President
      Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council

  • Keynote Speech:

    • Donald Musch, Foreign Service Officer (retired)

      "The Partners Program - An Opportunity for U.S. Business in the Former Soviet Union"

  • Joanne Neuber, Senior Program Manager
    The Civilian Research & Development Agency (CRDF)

    "Next Steps to Market" program

  • Gary Tydings, COO
    United States Industry Coalition

    "Commercialized Technologies from the DOE's Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention program"

  • Trevor Gunn, Director
    BISNIS, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Leo Dadone, Sr. Tech. Fellow and Advisor
    Boeing-Philadelphia

    "Boeing - Helicopters Contacts with Russia"

  • Jeff Milanette
    Innovative Partners, Inc.

    "Moving Technology Companies Forward in Russia"

  • Peter Weissman, Associate, Elena Sergeeva, Patent Advisor
    Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP

    "Intellectual Property Concerns for Companies Engaged in International Business"

For more information please contact Val Kogan, PRBC President at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the PRBC website at: fita.org/prbc

For registration please contact Rebecca Faber, WTCI Executive Director at phone: (302) 656-7905.


LEHIGH VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA - The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The third seminar of this series will be organized in association with the Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce, the Berks County Chamber of Commerce, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia U.S. DOC Export Assistance Center, and hosted by the law firm of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba with promotional support from Interfax. The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., August 14, 2001 at the Brookside Country Club in Lehigh Valley (click here for directions).

Program sessions will be led by representatives from the U.S. Department of State's Partners Program. Keynote remarks will be presented by Maria Douglass, Senior Technology Technical Implementation Manager of the International Science & Technology Center (ISTC) in Moscow. The ISTC is one of two Science Centers that serve as clearinghouses for cutting-edge research and development projects. The Centers provide a protective infrastructure through which U.S. businesses may fund projects in basic and applied research, technology development, and technology demonstration. More than 500 Science Center projects are underway throughout the NIS. Many major U.S. corporations are Partners or collaborators on these projects. The seminar sessions will include presentations by US corporations with significant transfer technology collaboration experience in Russia.

Subsequent seminars will be held in Western Pennsylvania, Delaware, and at a few additional locations later this year. Each seminar will highlight different institutes, scientists and projects in Russia.

Not sure why doing business with Russia right now makes sense? Or is your company interested but you need more detailed information before seriously pursuing greater involvement?

These seminars are an excellent way to gain more knowledge about the opportunities that are currently developing for business cooperation between American and Russian companies. U.S. businesses may now take advantage of benefits provided through the Department of State's Partners Program framework to significantly reduce the costs and risks of doing business in the Newly Independent States. Companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize the expertise of top-notch scientific talent to work on corporate projects. Particularly active fields of research include Air, Space and Surface Transportation, Energy, Biotechnology, Environment, Information and Communications, Instrumentation, and Materials.

Come learn how your company could benefit in this fast-paced, advanced technology sector. And keep in mind the PRBC's Russian - American Innovation Technologies Trade Show & Conference is coming up in November 2002 at the Union League of Philadelphia. This Trade Show will be the first major Russian - American business development-oriented technological event in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. The PRBC - Department of State Seminars will provide excellent background, which companies can follow-up with by soliciting contacts from among the more than 75 Russian corporate exhibitors at the Trade Show and Conference.

Seminar: "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"
August 14, 2001, 8:30 AM - 10:30AM
Brookside Country Club in Lehigh Valley (click here for directions)
901 Willow Lane, Macungie, Pennsylvania

Deadline to register: August 10.

For more information please contact Val Kogan, PRBC President at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the PRBC website at: fita.org/prbc


The PRBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series
"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"

Lehigh Valley Seminar
organized in association with
the Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce,
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania
and Philadelphia U.S. DOC Export Assistance Center
hosted by the Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba

August 14, 2001, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Brookside Country Club in Lehigh Valley
Allentown, Pennsylvania (click here for directions)

Agenda

  • Opening & Closing:

    • Val Kogan, President
      Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council

    • Honorable Patrick Toomey
      U.S. Congressman, 15th District

    • Tony Iannelli, President
      Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce

    • Timothy D. Charlesworth, Esquire
      Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba

    • Donald Musch, Foreign Service Officer (retired)

  • Keynote Speech:

    • Maria Douglass, Senior Technology Implementation Manager
      International Science and Technology Center, Moscow

      "The Partners Program - An Opportunity for U.S. Business in the Former Soviet Union."

  • Dr. Thomas W. Copeman, Director Product Management
    Air Products and Chemical, Inc

    "Key Principles of Russian Partnerships"

  • Leo Dadone, Sr. Tech. Fellow and Advisor
    Boeing-Philadelphia

    "Boeing - Helicopters Contacts with Russia"

The seminar is free-of-charge and open to the public; pre-registration is required. For more information please contact Val Kogan, PRBC President at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the PRBC website at: fita.org/prbc.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2001
CONTACT: Val Kogan, PRBC President
tel: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
Announcing: The PRBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The second seminar of this series will be organized in association with the New Jersey Technology Council and hosted by the Princeton University School of Engineering with promotional support from the U.S. Industry Coalition, and Interfax. The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., June 20, 2001 in Princeton University School of Engineering (EQuad) Olden Street, Room J323 in Princeton.

Program sessions will be led by representatives from the U.S. Department of State's Partners Program. Included in these sessions will be presentations by US corporations with significant transfer technology collaboration experience in Russia. These presenters will include a diverse group of representatives ranging from technology associations such as U.S. Industry Coalition and Russian-American Nuclear Security Advisory Council, major corporations to small businesses, and research universities. In addition, the seminar will include Russian corporate participation. Subsequent seminars will be held in Western Pennsylvania, Delaware, and a few additional locations later this year. Each half-day seminar will highlight different institutes, scientists and projects in Russia.

Not sure why doing business with Russia right now makes sense? Or is your company interested but you need more detailed information before seriously pursuing greater involvement?

These seminars are an excellent way to gain more knowledge about the opportunities that are currently developing for business cooperation between American and Russian companies. U.S. businesses now have the opportunity to take advantage of benefits provided through the Department of State's Partners Program framework to significantly reduce the costs and political risks of doing business in the Newly Independent States. Companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize their expertise to work on corporate projects. Particularly active fields include: Aeronautics and astronautics, Communications technology, Energy technology, New materials, Environmental technology, and Biotechnology.

The Partners Program includes Science Centers such as the International Science and Technology Center in Moscow, Russia. Each Center serves as a clearinghouse for cutting-edge research and development projects. They sponsor superior projects in the following areas: basic research, applied research, technology development, and technology demonstration. Over 500 Science Center projects are underway throughout the NIS many with major U.S. corporations.

Come learn about how your company could benefit in this fast-paced, advanced technology sector. And keep in mind the PRBC's Russian - American Innovation Technologies Trade Show & Conference is coming up in November 2002. This Trade Show will be the first major Russian - American business development oriented technological event in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Now you can get up to speed through the PRBC - Department of State Seminars and then solicit contacts from among the more than 75 Russian corporate exhibitors at the Trade Show and Conference.

Seminar: "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"
June 20, 2001, 8:30 AM - Noon
Princeton University, School of Engineering (EQuad), Olden Street, Room J323
Princeton, New Jersey

Free for PRBC and NJTC Members; $20 Non-Members
Deadline to register: June 18

For more information please contact Val Kogan, PRBC President at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@att.net, visit the PRBC website at: fita.org/prbc, or register online at: www.njtc.org


The PRBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series
"Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S Companies"

Princeton Seminar organized in association with the New Jersey Technology Council
hosted by the Princeton University School of Engineering

June 20, 2001, 8:30 AM - Noon
Princeton University, School of Engineering (EQuad), Olden Street, Room J323
Princeton, New Jersey

Agenda

  • Opening & Closing:

    • Paul Frank, Director of Membership
      New Jersey Technology Council

    • Val Kogan, President
      Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council

  • Keynote Speech:

    Donald Musch, Foreign Service Officer (retired)

    "The Partners Program - An Opportunity for U.S. Business in the Former Soviet Union"

  • Trevor Gunn, Director
    BISNIS, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Gulbarshyn Bozheyeva, Technology Commercialization Specialist
    United States Industry Coalition

    "Commercialized Technologies from the DOE's Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention program"

  • Raphael Della Ratta
    Russian-American Nuclear Security Advisory Council (RANSAC)

    "Partnership with Russian Weapons Complex Scientists: Opportunities and Challenges"

  • Lou Brothers, Vladimir Kestelman
    Valley Forge Composite Technologies

    "Some Aspects of Business Cooperation with Russian Enterprises"

  • Eric Weiss, Executive Vice President
    ITXC.net

  • Olga Artemenko
    Collective Consulting International

  • Peter Weissman, Associate, Elena Sergeeva, Patent Advisor
    Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP

    "Intellectual Property Concerns for Companies Engaged in International Business"

  • Leo Dadone, Sr. Tech. Fellow and Advisor
    Boeing-Philadelphia

  • Jeff Milanette
    Innovative Partners, Inc.

    "Moving Technology Companies Forward in Russia"


PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce the first in a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The first seminar of this series will be hosted by the law offices of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP with promotional support from the U.S. Industry Coalition, Eurasia Group, Institute for Environmental Engineering Research at Villanova University, and V-SPAN. The seminar will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., March 12, 2001 in Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis' main conference room, 38th floor, 1735 Market Street in Philadelphia. Opening remarks will be given by United States Congressman Curt Weldon, Co-Chair of the U.S. Congress - Russian Duma Working Group. Congressman Weldon has just recently returned from leading a Congressional delegation to Russia for a series of meetings with the Russian government.

Program sessions will be lead by representatives from the U.S. Department of State's Partners Program. Included in these sessions will be presentations by US corporations with significant transfer technology collaboration experience in Russia. These presenters will include a diverse group of representatives ranging from technology associations such as U.S. Industry Coalition and Russian-American Nuclear Security Advisory Council, major corporations to small businesses, and research universities. In addition, the seminar will include Russian corporate participation from companies such as Sibintek, one of the largest informational technology concerns in Russia today. Subsequent seminars will be held in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and a few additional locations later this year. Each half-day seminar will highlight different institutes, scientists and projects in Russia.

Not sure why doing business with Russia right now makes sense? Or is your company interested but you need more detailed information before seriously pursuing greater involvement?

These seminars are an excellent way to gain more knowledge about the opportunities that are currently developing for business cooperation between American and Russian companies. U.S. businesses now have the opportunity to take advantage of benefits provided through the Department of State's Partners Program framework to significantly reduce the costs and political risks of doing business in the Newly Independent States. Companies can gain unique access to the former Soviet weapons R&D community and utilize their expertise to work on corporate projects. Particularly active fields include: Aeronautics and astronautics, Communications technology, Energy technology, New materials, Environmental technology, and Biotechnology.

The Partners Program includes Science Centers such as the International Science and Technology Center in Moscow, Russia. Each Center serves as a clearinghouse for cutting-edge research and development projects. They sponsor superior projects in the following areas: basic research, applied research, technology development, and technology demonstration. Over 500 Science Center projects are underway throughout the NIS many with major U.S. corporations.

Come learn about how your company could benefit in this fast-paced, advanced technology sector. And keep in mind the PRBC's Russian - American Innovation Technologies Trade Show & Conference is coming up in November 2002. This Trade Show will be the first major Russian - American business development oriented technological event in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

Now you can get up to speed through the PRBC - Department of State Seminars and then solicit contacts from among the more than 50 Russian corporate exhibitors at the Trade Show.

March 12 Seminar Cost: $25 PRBC members; $35 non-members
Deadline to register: March 7.

For more information please contact Val Kogan, PRBC President at phone: (215) 708-2628, email: prbc@worldnet.att.net or visit the PRBC website at: www.fita.org/prbc.


The PRBC - U.S. State Department Seminar Series
Philadelphia Seminar
March 12, 2001

The Law Offices of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP
Main Conference Room, 38th Floor
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Agenda

  • Opening & Closing:

    Steve Williams
    Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis

    Val Kogan, President
    Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council

  • Keynote Speech:

    United States Congressman Curt Weldon
    Co-Chair of the U.S. Congress - Russian Duma Working Group

  • Donald Musch, Foreign Service Officer (retired)

    "The Partners Program - An Opportunity for U.S. Business in the Former Soviet Union."

  • Dr. Mark S. Taylor, Senior Advisor
    Technology Development, The Civilian Research & Development Agency (CRDF)

    "Next Steps to Market" program

  • Gary Tydings, COO
    United States Industry Coalition.

    "Commercialized Technologies from the DOE's Inititatives for Proliferation Prevention program".

  • Kenneth N. Luongo, Executive Director
    Russian-American Nuclear Security Advisory Council (RANSAC)

    "Partnership with Russian Weapons Complex Scientists: Opportunities and Challenges"

  • Frank Falcone, Director
    Institute for Environmental Engineering Research, Villanova University

    "Risk Assessments & Risk Analyses as the Cutting Edge of the International Environmental Movement"

  • Dr. Thomas W. Copeman
    Air Products and Chemical, Inc

    "Key Principles of Russian Partnerships"

  • Lou Brothers, Vladimir Kestelman
    Valley Forge Composite Technologies

    "Some Aspects of Business Cooperation with Russian Enterprises"

  • Igkor Vasileiadis, First Vice-President & CEO
    Nikolai Siline, Director of Marketing & Business Development
    Sibintek, LLC



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