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The Eurasia Center and The Eurasian Business Coalition
Business/Economic Conference Schedule for 2019

March 2019

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The Eurasian Economic Union Conference: Please join us for what will be an important follow up to the momentous Eurasian Week that was convened in Yerevan, Armenia, October 22-24, 2018, where The Eurasia Center was represented! As The Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) completes the difficult tasks of removing barriers to trade among its members, creating a free trade zone, many companies and sectors are gaining new access to markets which were previously hindered by trade barriers. We are convening this Conference to familiarize the U.S. business community as well as policymakers with the EAEU – given the importance of this integrated single market which comprises over 183 million people, spans 15% of the world’s landmass, and generates a gross domestic product of over 4 trillion U.S. dollars. A number of Fortune 500 companies are already trading in some or all of these nations.

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Armenia and Kyrgyzstan are the newest members of the EAEU; Belarus is accelerating its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and has set 2020 as the goal to join. Kazakhstan joined the WTO in October 2015. China and member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union signed an agreement in Astana, Kazakhstan, to cut trade barriers and facilitate economic activities in May 2018.
Vietnam has signed a Free Trade Agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union and in January 2018 India has entered into negotiations to start a Free Trade Agreement with the EEC. Many other nations are reaching agreements for special trading rights with the Eurasian Economic Union.

The Developing Eurasian Economic Union:
(Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia)

  • Intratrade Union trade up 30%, foreign trade up 26%, trade surplus-$77 billion
  • Vietnam & China - Free Trade Agreements with The Eurasian Economic Union
  • Free Trade Regimes being developed with India, Turkey, Mongolia & Pakistan
  • New Initiatives to Build Better East-West Relations for Trade & Politics
  • The Eurasian Union capitalizes on The New Silk Road
  • Sector Overview: Energy, Science/Technology, Innovation, Agriculture, Retail
  • Legal/Financial Developments, new Market Opportunities for Goods & Services

This event allows participants to interact with those in Eurasia seeking to expand multilateral trade, direct investments, business opportunities and open communication. Participants at the conference will speak with the Head of the Russian Economic Department to the United States, representatives from Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Armenia as well as experts who have years of experience in doing business in Eurasia. Executives from numerous US corporations and officials from different countries will attend.

As former obstacles to trade are being removed in this vast free trade zone, an in-depth understanding of new opportunities and developments there becomes increasingly important. Conference panelists and EEU officials will address vital topics of business, trade, energy, finance and investments – including privatization of state-owned enterprises, requirements for capital infusion to underwrite infrastructure, transport and energy projects, and advanced technology and engineering opportunities in renewable energy, ‘Smart Cities’ and other areas. As always, large corporations, mid-size and small enterprises and entrepreneurs are involved in The Eurasia Center & Eurasian Business Coalition's efforts to build better economic relations, build bridges for peace, and create jobs for the future both in Eurasia and here in America. We hope you will join us in learning more about the Eurasian Economic Union, and in helping form working relationships, programs and solutions that will contribute to better, peaceful and productive East-West collaboration.

May 2019

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Doing Business with The Nations of The BRICS Conference: Please join us for the 7th Annual Conference of Doing Business with the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa). These five BRICS countries represent almost 3.6 billion people, with a combined nominal GDP that is now 90% of the US GDP according to Bloomberg. The BRICS have US$4 trillion in combined foreign reserves. The BRICS nations encompass 30 percent of the world’s territory and 42 percent of the world’s population, over 3 billion people. Together they produce 23% of the gross world product. This Conference follows up to the last BRICS Conference in Johannesburg where The Eurasia Center was represented!

These new developments demand better business relations between the BRICS and the United States, as there are substantial new business opportunities to explore with these nations. The BRICS Bank, now known as the New Development Bank (NDB) is fostering financial and development cooperation among the five emerging markets with the primary focus of investing in infrastructure and sustained development projects. China’s massive new Silk Road Economic Belt throughout Eurasia both inland and maritime with a new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is further assisting the BRICS. The leadership changes in Brazil and South Africa are pointing the way for new progress and business opportunities.

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Panels will address vital topics of business, trade, energy and finance, which will cover new business and investment opportunities in the BRICS. The Conference will include presentations on energy and natural resources, high technology, legal changes, mergers and acquisitions, economic development and public support for investments.

This event will allow you and your colleagues to interact with those officials from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa seeking to expand trade, direct investments, business opportunities and open communication. There are many important commercial developments occurring among the BRICS that will stimulate new growth. South Africa is reforming under President Cyril Ramaphosa as he unveiled a long-overdue stimulus package coupled with beefed-up infrastructure outlays, a number of job-creation initiatives and pro-business reforms as a new Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has taken the challenge to increase growth. There will be executives and representatives from US and international corporations as well as government officials from the BRICS.

India's economy has now become the world's fastest growing economy, under Prime Minister Modi. And it is expected to grow even faster in the near future, beating China’s growth rate as India's Government has loosened regulations on foreign investments. Brazil had come out of recession in 2017 with an increased GDP rate of 1%. The economy of Brazil is the world's eighth largest economy by nominal GDP and eighth largest by purchasing power parity. Brazil has an estimated US$21.8 trillion worth of natural resources which includes vast amounts of gold, uranium, iron, and timber. These and many more important factors point to an interesting BRICS Conference in May 2019!

July 2019

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Doing Business with The European Union & Great Britain

As the course of Brexit is finalizing, the European Union is facing new uncharted territory regarding the future of trade/investment development between its members and the rest of the world. At stake is the concept of the federalization of Europe and the economies of Europe that have developed within the European Union’s Single Market/Customs Union and the four related multilateral free trade areas of Europe.

Operating as a single market with 28 countries, the EU is a major world trading power. EU economic policy seeks to sustain growth by investing in transport, energy and research – while minimizing the impact of further economic development on the environment. In terms of the total value of all goods and services produced (GDP), it is bigger than the US economy at 18 trillion dollars. Although over 65% of EU countries’ total trade is done with other countries within the European Economic Union, EU trade with the rest of the world accounts for some 15.6 % of global imports and exports. Together with the United States and China, the EU is one of the 3 largest global players in international trade. The 28 EU countries had the second largest share of global imports and exports of goods. Their exports amounted to 15.6 % of the world’s total, ahead of the US (11.8 %). Join us for what will be an exclusive Conference addressing the key areas of US-European business opportunities involving US policymakers and European trade representatives.

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Panels will address vital topics of business, trade, energy and finance, which will cover new business and investment opportunities with the European Union and Great Britain. The Conference will include presentations on energy and natural resources, high technology, legal changes, mergers and acquisitions, economic development and public support for investments.

This event will allow you and your colleagues to interact with those officials from European Union seeking to expand trade, direct investments, business opportunities and open communication. The Eurasia Center/EBC is convening this Conference because of the tremendous changes and growth opportunities which exist for international corporations and business with the European Union given the repercussions of Brexit and the changing European economic landscape.

September 2019

Doing Business with The Nations of the Silk Road

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Please join us for The Silk Road Summit – 3rd Annual Conference: Exploring Business, Trade & Investment Opportunities with Nations of the Silk Road. Multiple initiatives are now converging to galvanize unprecedented investment activity focusing on infrastructure and trade links with Asia/Europe (Eurasia) including Africa.

China has taken the initiative in capitalizing new development banks – the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Silk Road Fund – designed to modernize and expand the ancient Silk Road transport web that linked East Asia with the Mediterranean. China’s “One Belt – One Road” concept projects massive infrastructure expansion – on both the traditional land routes plus the Indian Ocean “Maritime Silk Road.” This is not a one nation project but involves a synergy of nations throughout Europe and Asia. America’s and Europe’s involvement are a key factor in bringing great technological and corporate resources to help build and develop the new Eurasian Highway.

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This new economic push to link the countries of Eurasia by high-speed rail, expanded trucking routes, and modernized air and seaport facilities will open up huge investment opportunities, drive technology assistance programs, and generate a proliferation of new manufacturing and service industries in all the countries in-between. The 4,000-mile original caravan road linked ancient Chinese, Indian, Persian, Arabic, Greek and Roman civilizations and was later popularized by the Italians with Marco Polo’s trade initiatives with the Emperor of China. The modern Silk Road nations comprise a population of 3 Billion and a market that is unparalleled in both scale and potential.

The Eurasia Center/Eurasian Business Coalition will provide an overview of the extraordinary opportunities that are becoming available to countries, companies and individuals to become a part of what is arguably the Project of the Century. This event will allow you and your colleagues to interact with those officials and business representatives from China, India, Kazakhstan, and many other New Silk Road nations who are actively seeking contact with American companies, both large and small, to open communication channels and expedite trade, direct investments, and a wide range of business opportunities. There will be executives and representatives from U.S. corporations, and officials from U.S. Government agencies involved in trade promotion and overseas project financing. The Silk Road will allow for a deeper penetration of this vast market by US companies, many of which are not yet familiar with these regions and the new opportunities they offer.

December 2019

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International Security Summit

The Eurasia Center’s International Security Program is convening the 1st International Security Summit which will address the important international security issues within Eurasia and how they affect America and its allies. Discussions will focus on the current US/NATO and Russian build-up of military forces in the European theatre including the abrogation of current arms control treaties. Each panel will address a different flashpoint in a region of Eurasia – Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran, North Korea/South Korea, and the South China Sea. The current arms race has tremendous implications on the course of weapons development and procurement for future generations as well as those seeking to enhance regional security as new challenges threaten Post Cold War security arrangements. Included in the International Security Summit are issues that need to be addressed such as cybersecurity, chemical, biological and nuclear warfare, the militarization of space and the latest developments in missile defense. Join The Eurasia Center’s International Security Summit as international security specialists, US officials, foreign military representatives, and defense industry representatives convene to discuss the most important security challenges of our day.

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This event allows participants to interact with those in America, Europe and Asia (Eurasia) seeking to insure greater world stability given the areas of crisis throughout Eurasia. Participants at the conference will speak with key policymakers and specialists who are involved in addressing the important questions of security, as well as Government and defense industry experts who are seeking solutions to the current crises. The input of military representatives and panels designed to address each crisis area and new issue area is an important step in bringing about solutions to the growing international security dilemmas facing the world.