IU CIBER Hosts “Doing Business In and With Russia and Ukraine” Conference
IU CIBER “Doing Business In and With Russia and Ukraine” attracts interested attendees from private and public sectors
June 7, 2016
April 6, 2016, marked a day of achievement for the Indiana University Center for International Business Education and Research (IU CIBER) as it successfully held a one-day conference for “Doing Business In and With Russia and Ukraine” at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
The day kicked off with a keynote address from Dr. Mark Pomar, founding president of the U.S. Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law (USRF). Dr. Pomar shared his knowledge and thoughts on “Building an Innovative Russian Economy” and drew the crowd’s interest in on the topic with great stories of his personal experiences.
|Panelists speaking at IU CIBER’s “Doing Business In and With Russia and Ukraine” Conference|
The first panel was moderated by IU SPEA Professor Robert Kravchuk. Senior International Trade Specialist Dusan Marinkovic with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Policy Team Director Danica Starks for the Office of Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia of the U.S. Department of Commerce sitting in as panelists. Mr. Marinkovic and Ms. Starks presented on the “Federal and State Promotion of Trade with Russia and Ukraine.”
The day ended with “Hoosier Business Connection: Perspective on Business with Russia and Ukraine” led by IU Kelley Professor Sasha Fedorikhin, as well as panelists Vice President Oleg Gostomelsky of Hoosier Gasket Corporation, President & CEO Dennis Kelley of Pacific World Trade, and Dr. Mark Pomar.
Both sessions were interactive with interesting questions and comments from both the audience and the speakers.
IU CIBER continues to hold annual “Doing Business In and With…” Conferences with plans for the next event to be held in May 2017. Watch for details at our IIB website.
Videos of the keynote address and both panel sessions are accessible on CIBER Media or click the links provided on texts.