Although the USRBC Annual Meeting may seem like a long way away, it's never too early to register, reserve your room in the USRBC room block or to apply for your U.S. visa if you are coming from overseas. Given current processing delays for obtaining U.S. visas, we encourage those Annual Meeting participants who need a U.S. visa to do so at their earliest convenience. Please note that this year's Annual Meeting will feature a revised program: The Annual Meeting will begin at noon on October 26 with an Opening Keynote Luncheon and conclude mid-afternoon on October 27 after a Keynote Luncheon. The Gala Dinner will take place on the evening of October 26, at the mid-point of the conference agenda.
We are pleased to announce the RF Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov will provide a keynote address at this year's Annual Meeting. Minister Manturov is the leading Russian government official on Russia’s economic modernization and industrial policy, overseeing issues such as localization, special investment contracts, increasing investment in industry, and boosting the adoption of high-technology solutions in industrial production. AGENDA October 26, 2017 12:00 - 5:30pm: Annual Meeting Day 1
October 26, 2017 6:00 - 9:00pm: Gala Dinner
October 27, 2017 8:00am - 2:00pm: Annual Meeting Day 2
VENUES Annual Meeting - October 26-27 The Westin New York at Times Square 270 W 43rd Street New York, NY
Gala Dinner - October 26 The New York Public Library Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street New York, NY
VISAS Due to the ongoing diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and Russia and the current drawdown in U.S. diplomatic and technical/administrative staff in Russia, it is possible that processing times for visas to travel to the United States could increase dramatically in the coming weeks. As a result, the Council urges anyone planning to attend the USRBC Annual Meeting to apply for their U.S. visa as soon as possible.
The USRBC has reserved a block of rooms at the Westin New York at Times Square, the location of the business sessions of the Annual Meeting, at the discounted rate of $355 (plus tax). This discounted rate is guaranteed for October 24-27. (Depending on availability at the hotel, the discounted rate may be valid for additional nights.) To reserve your room in the room block, please click here for the online reservation form or call their reservation line at 1-888-627-7149 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-508-324-0500 (outside the U.S. and Canada) and ask for a room in the USRBC Annual Meeting room block.
Additional information on the conference agenda will be available in the coming weeks.
SPONSORSHIP Please contact Randi Levinas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-739-9196 for details as to how your company can support USRBC and the 2017 Annual Meeting.