Randy Wright moderated a panel discussion on The Current State of and Opportunities in the Russian Automotive Sector presented by the US Russia Business Council at The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel on January 12, 2012. The event was held in conjunction with the North American International Auto Show. The panel included James Bovenzi, President of General Motors Russia & CIS, Moscow; Alan E. Draper, Vice President, Purchasing Ford Europe and former Director of Ford Russia, Cologne, Germany; Ivan Bonchev, Russian Automotive Leader for Ernst & Young, Moscow; Matthew Edwards, Director, Office of Russia, Ukraine & Eurasia, US Department of Commerce, Washington, DC; and Kenneth Duckworth, Principal Commercial Officer, US Consulate, St Petersburg, Russia. Pictures and more information about the event can be viewed here.
Berry Moorman PC hosted meetings between US automotive suppliers interested in entering the Russian Federation market and Kenneth Duckworth, Principal Commercial Officer, US Consulate, St Petersburg, Russia and Eve Lerman Senior International Trade Specialist USDC Global Automotive Team on January 11, 12 and 13 at the firm’s Detroit headquarters. Companies interested exploring the risks and opportunities of this market should contact Randy Wright at 248-645-9680.