Rokas to moderate a panel on Social Development With the BRICS

Rokas to moderate a panel on Social Development With the BRICS at the Embassy of Russian Federation in Washington DC


Monday, May 15, 2017 |Washington, DC | 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Evening Reception 5:30-7:00 pm)

In Cooperation with:

The Ambassadors and Embassies of the BRICS Nations, Washington, DC

Hogan Lovells Conference Center (Morning Session) 555 13th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004

THE EMBASSY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION (Afternoon Session) 2650 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Conference Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 am – Registration/Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 am – Welcome/Introduction
Dr. Christine Warnke, Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor, Hogan Lovells
The Eurasia Center/Eurasian Business Coalition Officials

9:15 – 10:15 am – 1st Morning Panel
New Developments in the BRICS –
Multinational Investment Support for Businesses:
New Development Bank (NDB/BRICS);
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Moderator: Charles Sills, Senior Advisor, The Eurasia Center/EBC
Minister Fernando Pimentel, Head of the Economic Section, Embassy of Brazil
Gilles Alfandari, Advisor, Multilateral Organizations, The World Bank
Kate Bishop, Business Development, EXIM Bank

10:15 – 11:15 am – 2nd Morning PanelExpanding Market Share & Trade Development with the BRICS: Opportunities for Product & Service Sector Growth, Moderator: Richard Trifan, VP, Government Relations & Trade, EC/EBC
Ambassador James Keith, Managing Director, Leads McLarty Associates Asia Practice
Arunish Chawla, Minister, Economic Affairs, Embassy of India
Malose Letsoalo, Minister, Economic & Commercial Section, Embassy of South Africa

11:15 – 11:40 am – BRICS Networking Break

11:40 am – 12:45 pm – 3rd Morning Panel & Lunch
New Infrastructure, Transportation Projects & Joint Ventures with the BRICS
Moderator: Earl Rasmussen, Executive Vice President, Eurasia Center/EBC
Aman Khanna, Consultant, World Bank
Secretary Ricardo Daskal Hirschbruch, Head, Trade & Investment Bureau, Embassy of Brazil
Suzanne Etcheverry, Director, Funds Portfolio Management, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Reston Limousine Bus Service available to Paid Conference Participants (transfer) 1:00 pm

Conference Continues at The Embassy of the Russian Federation

2650 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

2:00 pm – Welcoming Remarks
Denis Gonchar, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Russian Federation

2:15 – 3:15 pm – 4th Panel Afternoon
Initiatives for Technological Innovation with the BRICS: The New Energy Grid
Moderator: Ralph Winnie Jr., VP Global Development, Director China Program, EBC
Christine Warnke, Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor, Hogan Lovells
Andrey Bondarev, Head, Economic Section, Embassy of the Russian Federation
Li Bin, Counselor, Head, Economic Affairs Section, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

3:15 – 4:15 pm – 5th Panel Afternoon
BRICS: Managing Political/Financial Risk, Legal Developments and Challenges
Prospects for Improving East and West Relations, The Way Forward
Moderator: Tom Thomson, Managing Director, T. Thomson & Associates
Rajen Ranchhoojee, Special Legal Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Thomas Sullivan, Attorney, Marks & Sokolov, LLC
Timothy O’Toole, Attorney, Miller & Chevalier Charterece

4:15 – 4:30 pm – BRICS Networking Break

4:30 – 5:30 pm – 6th Panel Afternoon
Global Growth Regions in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
Social development with the BRICS: Education, Health, Workforce Training
Moderator: Rokas Beresniovas, Senior Director, CAF America (Charities Aid Foundation of America)
Vlad Sukhoparov, Director, Eurasian Markets, Research International
Aleksandr Kondrashin, future official working for Trade with the Russian Far East, Moscow
Sergei Andronikov, Dean, School of Business, American College of Commercial Technology
Ksenia Dyadyunova, Eiffel Scholar, Aix-Marseille University Labor Law Center (CDS)

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Evening Reception and Golden BRICS Awards

Register here.