NEW YORK, December 3 (Itar-Tass) — Russia Day is to be held at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Monday. The conference, in which Russia’s delegation headed by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov is taking part, focuses on the strategic possibilities of the Russian economy.
“The attention of America’s leading financiers will be focused on the possibility to expand investments in the Russian Federation,” head of the NYSE International Listings Albert Ganyushin told journalists. He stressed that the main purpose of the event – is “raising awareness of the American businesses about the plans of the Russian privatisation program, the state of the national market and investment opportunities in the Russian economy.”
The American partners with keen interest are awaiting the speech of Igor Shuvalov who will tell the conference participants about the Russian economy structural development plans and inform them about opportunities for foreign businesses in the country. The RF first deputy prime minister will also speak about interaction of the government and businesses in Russia and the Russian government’s legislative initiatives in the field of investment.
The Russian delegation also includes head of the working group on the establishment of the International Financial Centre (IFC) in Russia Alexander Voloshin, head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimushchestvo) Olga Dergunova, Chairman of the Board of Vnesheconombank (VEB) Vladimir Dmitriyev, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev, President of MTS Andrei Dubovskov and Director General of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriyev.
The New York Stock Exchange holds the Russia Day events for the second time already. Last year, the conference was attended by over 300 businessmen and financial experts. The organisers (from the Russian side - Vnesheconombank) are certain that the conference, having become a tradition in the business life of the United States, will actively promote the attraction of US investments in the Russian economy.
After the conference, the Russian delegation will visit an exhibition of works by Russian, European and American artists from the collection of dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov at which more than 100 paintings and engravings will be presented. The exhibition is opening at ABA art gallery in Manhattan on Monday.