On June 30, 2020, the USRCC in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service hosted a webinar with the U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation Honorable John J. Sullivan and the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Honorable Anatoly I. Antonov who provided key note presentations and addressed trade related questions from about 140 webinar attendees representing US and Russian companies from oil and gas, finance, logistics and transportation, manufacturing, aerospace, and other industries. Webinar also featured Texas – Urals Regional Virtual Trade Mission and Business Dialogue, which included the following speakers: Michael Treyger, Deputy Director, Business and Community Development, Economic Development and Tourism, Office of the Governor, State of Texas; Aleksey Orlov, First Deputy Governor, Sverdlovsk Region; Andrey Panteleyev, Deputy Governor, Tyumen Oblast; Viktor Koksharov, Rector, Ural Federal University (UrFU); Paul A. Pavlou, PhD Dean, Cullen Distinguished Chair, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston; Andrey Besedin, President, Ural Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Dmitriy Kamerlokher, Owner, the Sibeko Group; Anton Druzhinin, Director Operations, CIS, IG Metran / Emerson LLC; Svetlana Strelnikova, Executive Director, SKB-Kontur; John W. Wallace, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DeGolyer and MacNaughton; Natasha Robarge, Vice President for Operations and Business Development,TechTrans International Inc. (TTI).
Speakers discussed business opportunities between the State of Texas and the Urals Region.
The USRCC and the U.S. Commercial Service joint Virtual Trade Mission and Business Dialogue (the “VTM”) is a reliable and convenient alternative to in-person trade missions. By organizing VTM, USRCC is building efficient interaction between the U.S. and Russia business communities. VTM provided USRCC members and partners with a unique opportunity for business introduction, presentations, and connections in a particular region that they may be interested in doing business.