Russias Accession to the WTO

Venue: Moscow

Location: Moscow, Russia

Event Date/Time: Oct 16, 2002 End Date/Time: Oct 17, 2002
Early Registration Date: Oct 16, 2002
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"This timely congress will enable participants to form their own opinions about the problems of accession and help them to reach a compromise on their negotiating positions by revealing common interests and exploring possible solutions to the most complex aspects of the negotiations."
Igor Yurgens - Vice President
Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Why attend this Adam Smith Institute WTO Congress?

Accession to the WTO is not merely a political process. The fact that Russia is entering a decisive and final phase of accession is a tribute to the unprecedented pace of the country's economic reforms that have taken place over the last three years.

Structural economic reforms have lead to a sustained improvement in the investment climate in Russia. While there is still a certain perceived risk in investing in Russia, the country recorded the best investment return rate of all emerging markets in the last year.

Accession will grant Russia greater access to the markets of WTO member countries but will also open up significantly the Russian domestic markets to foreign competition.
There are still unanswered questions over the conditions and timing of Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation. Nevertheless, this conference will bring together those people that have been closely involved in the negotiation process and are therefore best place to comment on the impact of accession.

Furthermore, by uniting the country's leading industrialists and entrepreneurs from the major industry sectors, this high-level economic congress will provide a thorough assessment of the most promising investment opportunities in Russia.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to meet with Russia's commercial and political leaders for two days of authoritative and informative discussions, on the back of rapid economic development and the reintegration of Russia into the World Economy.