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Program

TimeEvent
08.45am – 09.30am Registration of participants
09.30am – 10.00am

Opening ceremony

Welcoming remarks from the Prime Minister of Belarus:

Mikhail Myasnikovich

Trade, Economic and Investment Prospects for Cooperation between Belarus and the United States - Nikolai Snopkov, Minister of Economy of Belarus

Moderated by:

Drew Guff, Managing Director and Founding Partner of Siguler Guff & Company, LLC

10.00am – 11.00am

Panel 1: Investment

Subjects to be addressed

  • Investment Climate in Belarus, Incentives and Priorities;
  • Success stories;
  • National investment projects in Belarus;
  • Investment opportunities for cooperation in priority sectors of the Belarusian economy;
  • Developing institutions as a mechanism for financing national investment projects, prospects for the Republic of Belarus;
  • IPOs of Belarusian companies in U.S. and European stock markets

Speakers:

Mikhail Myasnikovich, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus;

Nikolai Snopkov, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus;

Sergei Roumas, Chairman of the Board of the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus;

Maxim Ermolovich, Deputy Finance Minister of the Republic of Belarus;

Sergei Kaletchits, Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus;

Kirill KoroteevDeputy Director General of Industrial Park Development Company;

Natalia Nikandrova, Director of the National Agency of Investment and Privatization;

Clyde C. Tuggle, Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer of the Coca-Cola Company;

Scott G. Clawson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Culligan International

Moderated by:

Drew Guff, Managing Director and Founding Partner of Siguler Guff & Company, LLC

11.00am – 11.30am Coffee Break
11.30am –00.15pm

Panel 2: Information Technology and Science

Subjects to be addressed

  • Potential of the Belarus High-Tech Park;
  • Success story;
  • Opportunities for enhancing Belarusian-American scientific and technical cooperation

Speakers:

Mikhail Myasnikovich, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus;

Valery Tsepkalо, Director of the Belarus Hi-Tech Park;

Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO and President of EPAM Systems;

Michael Timmeni, the CISCO Company Vice-President on Communications with State Institutions;

Glenn Schweitzer, Director, Program for Central Europe and Eurasia, The National Academies;

Sergey Zhdanok, Professor, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus

Moderated by:

Drew Guff, Managing Director and Founding Partner of Siguler Guff & Company, LLC

00.15pm-01.00pm

Panel 3:The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and it’s cooperation with foreign Chambers of Commerce

Subjects to be addressed

  • Benefits of cooperation with the Republic of Belarus within the Common Economic Space and plans to create the Eurasian Economic Union of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan;
  • Belarus - U.S. and Belarus – EU relations;
  • Activities of Belarus-U.S. Business Council;
  • Activities of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Speakers:

Mikhail Myasnikovich, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus;

Sergei Roumas, Chairman of the Board of the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus;

Alexander Guryanov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus;

Vladimir Ulahovich, Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry;

David Baron, Chairman, Belarus – U.S. Business Council

John J. Gallagher ,Chairman and CEO, Meridican, LLC, Founder and Managing Partner, Gallagher, Malloy & Georges

Moderated by:

Tom Thomson, Principal of T. Thomson & Associates
01.00pm – 02.30pm Working lunch hosted by the Prime Minister of Belarus for Forum participants.
02.30pm – 05.00pm

Bilateral / multilateral meetings between the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, other members of the Belarusian delegation and representatives of U.S. companies, and public authorities of the United States

Bilateral meetings among the participants