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LSE Russian Business Week – London School of Economics

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LSE Russian Business Week
Topic: “Present and Future Challenges, Perspectives and Potentials of Russia”
Organizing Committee: London School of Economics Russian Business Society
Media Partner: The Future Leadership Institute*
(*Between 2007 and 2011 the Institute carried temporarily the name ‘The Wall Street Journal Future Leadership Institute”)
Date: 16th – 20th February 2009

LSE Russian Business Week is a weeklong project organized by LSE Russian Business Society in February 2009 and hosted by the LSE. The week will consist of series of daily talks in English given by some of the top 20 businessmen from Russia.
We are inviting speakers from diverse backgrounds to cover financial, business and strategic developments in Russia. After the closing event, which will be chaired by LSE Director Howard Davies, the society is organizing a reception to give the participants an opportunity to openly approach and discuss the issues raised during the week. Currently sponsored by Russian Railways, Morgan Stanley and KPMG.

The actual topic of the lecture is up to speaker’s own discretion, however the overall theme of lectures and seminars will tackle present and future challenges, perspectives and potentials of Russia from economic and business perspective.
The topic of each lecture will be finalised close to the date and we will inform the members of the press.

Week Schedule

Monday 16th
12:00 – 14:00 Ruben Vardanian
14:00 – 16:00 Boeing, Moscow
Tuesday 17th
12:00 – 14:00 Christopher Green
14:00 – 17:00 Vladimir Yakunin
Wednesday 18th
12:00 – 14:15 Uralsib
15:15 – 17:00 Panel discussion, Citi Droup
Friday 20th
16:00 – 18:30 Rair Simonian
18:30 – 21:00 Reception
Time slots above are booked in an “Old Theatre” venue in LSE capable of hosting up to 400 people. Above is the proposed time schedule, but given the nature of speakers, there inevitably will be some changes between the time slots. We will inform you if any changes take place as soon as possible. We are also aiming to have a private interview session between a speaker and press representatives after each lecture. This is subject to no prior exclusivity agreements or obligations held by the speaker.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Vladimir Yakunin (CEO, Russian Railways)
  • Ruben Vardanian (Chairman and CEO, Troika Dialog)
  • Rair Simonian (Head of Morgan Stanley Moscow Office)
  • Christopher Green (Chief Economist, VTB Europe)
  • Representatives from Uralsib corp.

Awaiting Confirmation

  • Andrey Kostin (Chairman and CEO, VTB Group)
  • Sergey Bogdanchikov ( CEO, Rosneft)
  • Director of Boeing, Moscow
  • Panel Discussion with Citi Group representatives

The week is supported by Russo-British Chamber of Commerce and Pushkin House with well over 2000 members in total.
This will ensure a vital interest from the professionals in London and Russia.
Places will be reserved for press and media.

Contact LSE Russian Business Week

Alex Pokatylo
Media Sponsorship coordinator
LSE Russian Business Society
Mob: +44 7881693755
Houghton Street
WC2A 2AE, London

Contact The Future Leadership Institute

Gert Van Mol
VIP Program Manager
The Wall Street Journal Europe
+32 478 882 506

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