Founded in 1994 in California, American-Russian Business Council (ARBC) is a non-profit organization (501(c) (6)) dedicated to enhancing prosperity of its members and associates. It is our goal to create an environment in which American and Russian companies may negotiate agreements and make arrangements for doing business. Through our membership services and various meetings and events, we strive to assist businesses from Russia and the United States to find trading partners, create joint ventures and locate direct investment opportunities, as well as provide resources and support for Russian-owned businesses locally.
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It is our goal to create an environment in which American and Russian companies may negotiate agreements and make arrangements for doing business. Through our membership services and various meetings and events, we strive to assist businesses from Russia and the United States to find trading partners, create joint ventures, and locate direct investment opportunities.
Between 1994 and the present time American-Russian Business Council has organized more then 500 events for the Russian-speaking community in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.
Important past activity
In May of 2005 ARBC published a book "Russian WWII Veterans in California".
In April of 2003 ARBC published a two-volume book written by Elia Vartanov "Let's Speak American English!".
In November of 2001 ARBC published a book "Who Is Who In Russian-Speaking California".
In July of 1999. together with Central Bank of Cyprus ARBC hosted a conference "Doing Business with Russia through Cyprus Financial System".
In May of 1999 ARBC co-hosted a conference with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
On May 5-6, 1998, ARBC and the Academy of National Economy of the Russian Federation hosted an American-Russian conference entitled "Russia--An Emerging Market for the 21st Century." Russian participants included high-ranking Russian government officials and business executives from twelve regions of Russia. Attendees from the United States received a better understanding of the differences of the regions of Russia, and the Russian participants came away with a better understanding of the partnership possibilities available with American companies. A similar conference will be held May 10-11, 1999, in San Diego, hosted by ARBC and Academy of National Economy, called "Regions of Russia--A New Shift of Power."
In March 1998, ARBC, together with World Affairs Council and San Diego-Vladivostok Sister Cities Society, hosted the Honorable Yuriy Popov, Consul General of the Russian Federation. A dinner reception was held in his honor, which was attended by government officials, business representatives, and those interested in Russia.
The "San Diego-Tijuana - A Growth Market For Business Relations With New Russia" conference, organized by ARBC in May 1996 was a great success. The event was sponsored by ARBC and World Trade Center Association, with the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation, the Russian Consul General and the Mexican Consul General in participation.
In January 1996, ARBC co-organized the "Current Issues in City Management" American-Russian Conference, held in San Diego, California. 250 participants from Russia and the United States gathered to discuss issues of urban and housing development, privatization, and environmental concerns in both countries, and to share ideas on future cooperative efforts in these areas.