FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4TH ANNUAL EURASIAN BUSINESS FORUM AND FIREBIRD GALA
Events Highlighting Eurasian Region on November 3
CHICAGO, September 13, 2016 – On November 3, 2016, the Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) presents a day of programming to highlight doing business in the Eurasian countries and celebrating their cultural heritage.
Presented in partnership with Baker & McKenzie, the 4th Annual Eurasian Business Forum will highlight doing business in the Eurasian countries on November 3, 2016 from 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Baker & McKenzie (300 E. Randolph Street, Suite 5000). Distinguished speakers and panelists from Eurasia and the United States will address key issues and trends of the current investment climate in the region.
Alexis Rodzianko, President and CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia will be the forum’s keynote speaker. There will be three panel discussions where speakers will share their experiences and achievements: Investment Climate and Doing Business in Eurasia: Key Issues and Trends; Eurasian Economic Union (EUU): Challenges and Opportunities for Investment into the EEU; and Eurasian Companies in the United States: Experiences and Achievements.
Confirmed panelists include Arkadiy Dobkin, Founder, CEO and President, EPAM Systems; Piotr Galitzine, Chairman and CEO, TMK IPSCO; Azamat Kuatbekov, Almaty Office Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie; J.P. Natkin, Partner, Macro-Advisory Ltd.; and Sergei Voitishkin, CIS Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie.
“The Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is proud to continue its work to build closer ties between Chicago and Moscow, and the Eurasian region in total,” said Aleksandra Efimova, Co-Chair of the Moscow Committee of CSCI. “We look forward to presenting the 4th Annual Firebird Gala and Eurasian Business Forum to highlight the importance of this region’s impact in the world.”
The 4th Annual Firebird Gala, hosted by Co-Chairs of the Moscow Committee of CSCI Aleksandra Efimova and Prince Piotr Galitzine, takes place November 3, 2016, at 6pm at The Union League Club of Chicago (65 W. Jackson Boulevard). The evening will feature dinner and entertainment. Black tie attire.
Tickets are $275 for the Firebird Gala; $200 for the Eurasian Business Forum; and $400 for a combined ticket for both the Firebird Gala and the Eurasian Business Forum. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit chicagosistercities.com, firebirdgala.org or eurasian-forum.org.
Chicago Sister Cities International
Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI), a division of World Business Chicago (WBC), provides leadership to develop, manage and coordinate comprehensive programs and projects with Chicago’s 28 sister cities in the areas of economic development, education, tourism, immigration and cultural enrichment. CSCI expands Chicago’s global reach for the benefit of the City of Chicago, its residents and businesses. chicagosistercities.com
Chicago’s 28 sister cities include: Accra, Ghana (1989); Amman, Jordan (2004); Athens, Greece (1997); Belgrade, Serbia (2005); Birmingham, United Kingdom (1993); Bogota, Colombia (2009); Busan, Republic of Korea (2007); Casablanca, Morocco (1982); Delhi, India (2001); Durban, South Africa (1997); Galway, Ireland (1997); Gothenburg, Sweden (1987); Hamburg, Germany (1994); Kyiv, Ukraine (1991); Lahore, Pakistan (2007); Lucerne, Switzerland (1998); Mexico City, Mexico (1991); Milan, Italy (1973); Moscow, Russia (1997); Osaka, Japan (1973); Paris, France (1996); Petach Tikva, Israel (1994); Prague, Czech Republic (1990); Shanghai, China (1985); Shenyang, China (1985); Toronto, Canada (1991); Vilnius, Lithuania (1993); and Warsaw, Poland (1960).