Calendar: Annual events

GASTECH Exhibition & Conference

A landmark event in the energy industry’s calendar, and the world’s largest meeting place for the global gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy value chain, Gastech 2022 will take place from 5-8 September, at Fiera Milano, Italy.  
As the largest exhibition of its kind, Gastech Milan will provide space for 1,000 exhibitors to showcase the value that they can bring to the industry. Conference attendees can look forward to hearing from over 900 speakers in sessions covering the latest commercial and technical developments as well as insights from over 400 ministers, CEOs, and policymakers.
More information is available here.
4th Standardization Conference

4th Standardization Conference

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and its Committee for Industrial Policy and Technical Regulation hosted its virtual 4th Standardization Conference.
Mr. Andrey Lotsmanov, Deputy Co-Chairman of Committee of Industrial Policy and Technical Regulation, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, served as a moderator of the Conference.
Over 70 registrants representing PJSC “TMK”, PJSC “Gazprom Neft”, Russian Institute for Standardization, OMK, HMS Group, Rosniti, as well as Russian standardization bodies representatives were able to participate in the discussion of requirements for hydrogen pipes production, hydrogen pipes certification, development of new standards in the United States related to hydrogen and energy transition.
Speakers representing almost all main US standardization bodies participated in the 4th Standardization Conference:
  • David Miller, Senior Director, Standards Development, American Petroleum Institute;
  • Christopher Mahler, Director, Derivative Programs, Conformity Assessment, ASME;
  • Nick Ecart, Senior Director, Business Development, Europe, Middle East, Russia, India & Africa, ASTM International.
Speakers’ presentations were followed up with moderated Q&A session. Attendees of the Conference asked questions regarding requirements for pipes certification, the qualified presumption of safety system, the process of standards renovation, and many others.
Senior Director,
Standards Development, 
American Petroleum Institute 
Derivative Programs, 
Conformity Assessment, 
Senior Director,
Business Development
Europe, Middle East, Russia, India & Africa,
ASTM International


Women are an essential part of the global economy. Join the USRCC in conversation with the influential women who have achieved success and are making an impact on the international trade and investment.

This year’s discussion will focus on the diversity of the board representation, energy transition, successful company culture and other topics.

Please click here to view the prior Speaker Series speakers.


Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

9:00 am – 11:00 am CST

Cost: complimentary

Registration deadline: COB Tuesday, September 14th, 2021.

Webinar details will be provided upon registration.


Melody Meyer

Independent Non-executive Director, BP

Chair of the Safety and Sustainability and Member of the Remuneration Committees

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Decie Autin

Vice President,

Central Project Management

ExxonMobil Global Projects

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Machteld de Haan


Shell Lubricants Americas

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Gastech Exhibition & Conference 2021 at Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE

Gastech Exhibition & Conference 2021 at Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE

The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce
invites you to the partner event –
Gastech Exhibition & Conference 2021 at Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE
September 21-23, 2021.

Gastech is a global platform that convenes industry leaders annually in their shared mandate towards a zero-carbon economy. A key enabler of engagement between policy makers, business leaders, disruptors and innovators, Gastech 2021 will drive the conversations, collaborations and connections to address the challenges and opportunities created by the energy transition. Lower and zero-carbon fuels will play a central role in the delivery of the new energy landscape, as global focus continues to move towards a decarbonised and sustainable environment. Gastech 2021 will take place in Singapore, an epicentre for trade across Asia, reflecting the rapid shift Asian economies are making towards Natural Gas and LNG to meet their energy demands. Gastech will help you shape the strategies that will enable your company to thrive, providing an opportunity to explore new markets, forge exciting new partnerships and generate new business across the gas, LNG, hydrogen and energy value chain.

Gastech will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. Gastech is supported by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates. 

H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure commented that “The UAE is delighted to be hosting Gastech, one of the world’s leading events for the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry. Gastech comes at an important time for the energy industry with a shared global mandate to lower carbon emissions and provide clean affordable energy for all. Gas tech is a key enabler of conversations and connections that drive the energy transition agenda.”

Virtual USRCC Booth at Summer NAPE 2020

Virtual USRCC Booth at Summer NAPE 2020

U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce participates

in the Summer NAPE 2020.



Summer NAPE goes virtual this time on the new NAPE Network — the platform for connecting the energy industry online —

and you’ll want to be front and center to it all.

Access the oil and gas prospects / producing properties, education, networking and dealmaking opportunities found only at NAPE —

all at your fingertips.

Please find U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce at the Virtual Summer NAPE.


The virtual attendee pass includes 2-week access to all Summer NAPE content and NAPE Network features!


More information about Summer NAPE 2020 and registration for the event are available via link above.

Join us online and register now.

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The 4th Annual Senior Executive Knowledge Sharing Series Live Webinar

The 4th Annual Senior Executive Knowledge Sharing Series Live Webinar

On June 25, 2020, the USRCC and its Young Professionals Committee hosted the 4th Annual Senior Executive Knowledge Sharing Series Live Webinar with William Marsh, Chief Legal Officer & Board Member, Baker Hughes.
This annual event was held using the on-line platform.  During the webinar Mr. Marsh addressed the new ways of doing business, future of the work place, business risks and opportunities in oil and gas industry, and the strategies to build a successful career.  About 30-40 attendees were able to get engaged in a lively Q&A session moderated by Ilya Aranovich, Young Professionals Committee Chair.

Will Marsh was the Chief Legal Officer at Baker Hughes since the merger of Baker Hughes with the GE Oil & Gas business in 2017 through April 2020.  Prior to his that, Marsh served as Vice President and General Counsel of Baker Hughes Incorporated starting in February 2013.

Marsh joined Baker Hughes in 1998 and has served in various executive, legal, compliance and corporate roles, including Vice President of Legal, Western Hemisphere from May 2009 to February 2013 and Director of Enterprise Risk Strategies from March 2006 to May 2009. As Director of Enterprise Risk Strategies, he designed and implemented Baker Hughes’ Enterprise Risk Management program to assist in strategic planning and the Board’s oversight of risks.

Marsh is currently a member of the BJ Services Board of Directors and was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of Peoples Utah Bancorp.

To read the full bio please click here.

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The 4th Annual Welcome Reception Honoring the Russian and CIS Delegations to the Offshore Technology Conference 2013

The 4th Annual Welcome Reception Honoring the Russian and CIS Delegations to the Offshore Technology Conference 2013

USRCC had the honor of once again hosting its annual welcome reception for the Russian and CIS Delegations to the Offshore Technology Conference and Exhibition (OTC) on May 7, 2013 at Hotel ZaZa. More than 200 people came to welcome the delegations to Houston.

In addition to hosting the Welcome Reception, USRCC gave a presentation during the Russia & CIS Oil and Gas Procurement Seminar on “How the USRCC Can Facilitate Doing Business in Russia. The seminar discussed not only the tremendous potential Russia has to offer, but also how to successfully maneuver the Russian market.

OTC is the world’s largest oil & gas show, annually attracting over 80,000 attendees and 2,500 exhibiting companies, representing over 110 countries. Held in Houston’s Reliant Park, OTC 2013 boasted the show’s second-highest attendance in its history, with 104,800 attendees. To learn more about OTC 2013, visit their website.

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Arctic Technology Conference Reception 2012

Arctic Technology Conference Reception 2012

On Monday, December 3, 2012, USRCC organized a reception in honor of the Russian delegation to the Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) 2012. The reception was held at the Four Seasons Hotel and was sponsored by Shell (Gold), Baker Hughes (Silver), Cameron (Bronze) and Master Word Services (Bronze).

Following opening remarks by Andrew Pidgirsky, Chair of USRCC, Alexander Zakharov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Houston, and Elena Demidova of Shell, attendees were treated to remarks by one of the foremost Russian experts on the Arctic, Professor Anatoly Zolotukhin of the Gubkin Russian University of Oil and Gas. Professor Zolotukhin noted the importance of the Arctic as well as the critical role Russia plays. Photos of the event can be found here:

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The 2nd Annual Welcome Reception Honoring the Russian Delegation to the Breakbulk Americas 2012

The 2nd Annual Welcome Reception Honoring the Russian Delegation to the Breakbulk Americas 2012

On October 10, 2012, the U.S.- Russia Chamber of Commerce (“USRCC”) hosted a reception for the Russian delegation to Breakbulk Americas 2012 Conference and Exhibition, the largest shipping and logistics conference held in Houston every two years.

The reception, whose sponsors included: UCL Holding and Universal Forwarder (platinum), American Shipping and Chartering (bronze), and Belomortrans (bronze), was attended by approximately 70 people, including many members of USRCC. Following remarks by the USRCC Chair and the Port of Houston Authority, representatives of Universal Cargo Logistics (UCL) Holding made a presentation on their company, which is an international transportation group.

Companies within the holding perform transportation of cargo by rail and river‐sea transport, handling of cargo in Russian ports, render logistical services, and also perform cruise activities. The holding consolidates several railway operators, stevedoring companies, and a number of shipping and logistic assets. UCL Holding and Universal Forwarder operate the commercial port of St. Petersburg as well as several other ports in Russia. The reception provided an excellent opportunity for networking and business development among participants.

Thanks to the generosity of USRCC member American Shipping and Chartering, USRCC was also able to share space in the American Shipping and Chartering booth at Breakbulk Americas 2012. This brought more visibility to the Chamber and allowed for additional outreach to companies involved in the exhibition. Our thanks to American Shipping and Chartering for affording us such an opportunity!


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“2nd Annual Healthcare Roundtable and Luncheon” with the Moscow Healthcare Delegation and Welcome Reception

“2nd Annual Healthcare Roundtable and Luncheon” with the Moscow Healthcare Delegation and Welcome Reception

In connection with the Agreement of Cooperation between the City of Houston and the City of Moscow signed in 2007  and to strengthen the cooperation between the two cities, the U.S. -Russia Chamber of Commerce hosted “by invitation only” 2nd Annual Healthcare Roundtable and Luncheon with the Moscow Healthcare Delegation and the Welcome Reception. Both events took place on November 13, 2018 at Granduca Hotel Houston, TX.

The Moscow Healthcare Delegation included Deputy Head of the Department for External Affairs and International Relations, City of Moscow, Head of International Relations and Protocol Office, Department for External Affairs and International Relations, City of Moscow, First Deputy Head Department of Construction, City of Moscow, First Deputy Head, Moscow Healthcare Department and State Secretary, City of Moscow, General Director, Moscow International Medical Cluster, First Deputy Director, Moscow International Medical Cluster and Medical Director, Moscow International Medical Cluster.

The main goal of the Healthcare Roundtable and the visit of the delegation, in general, was to discuss cooperation between the Moscow International Medical Cluster (“MIMC”) and the Texas Medical Center and its member institutions, international healthcare exchange and management training programs, investment and partnership opportunities. More information about the Moscow International Cluster is available here.

The attendees included C-level, experienced healthcare professionals, senior level executives from medical and biotech institutions, heads of departments of medicine and centers of bioscience and bioengineering and biomedicine labs from Texas Medical Center, BioHouston, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas, Rice University, the University of Texas, School of Public Health, Inpro Medical, Harris County Medical Society, CycloSam Therapeutics, Fannin Innovation Studio, Netnoids Rx Laboratories, Proxima Clinical Research, Adroit Surgical, and Administration of Harris County.

During the Roundtable, Mr. Mikhail Yugai, General Director of the Moscow International Medical Cluster provided the audience with its overview, its core activities, current infrastructure projects, diversified investment portfolio and during the Q&A sessions discussed some of the possible ways of collaboration with the U.S. universities, TMC, and various healthcare institutions.

The Welcome Reception was held in the evening of November 13, 2018 and was attended by the USRCC members and guests including healthcare professionals, academia, representatives of Harris County and the Texas Department of Agriculture who came to extend their warm welcome to the Moscow Healthcare Delegation.

During the entire visit the Moscow Healthcare delegation had a full agenda, which included several site tours at the Texas Medical Center, TMCx, Ben Taub Hospital, and UT Health School of Dentistry, and meetings with the executive teams of the Texas Medical Center, Institute of Innovation, the University of Houston, and C-level executives of the biotech startup companies.

“The 2nd Healthcare Roundtable provided a collegial bilateral forum to discuss new clinical, research and education opportunities of common interest. With a focus on cooperation between the Texas Medical Center and the Moscow International Medical Cluster, there were productive and interesting discussions and exchange of ideas. The meeting helped build a foundation for further positive interactions.”

Jeffrey P. Sutton, MD, PhD, Friedkin Professor, and Founding Director, Baylor College of Medicine, Center for Space Medicine, Chairman of the Board, Translational Research Institute for Space Health

Pictures are available here: USRCC Facebook page

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