American business is interested in working in Russia despite political intricacies
This year, the US presence at the Forum is the second largest after China. We did it without any support from the government. <…> USD 85 billion worth of US investment are now employed in Russia. It is a fairly good result. Extra USD 1.6 billion are planned to be invested this year. <…> Despite the problems, our relations are broad and deep — Alexis Rodzianko, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia.
At this year’s Forum, the US presented the largest private delegation, a private sector delegation. This fact speaks for itself. <…> Recently, the American Chamber of Commerce did a survey which revealed that companies view Russia as a part of their global strategy — Daniel Russell, President, Chief Executive Officer, US–Russia Business Council (USRBC).
We are very much interested to be here and to significantly expand our activity. <…> We have been in the business for 75 years. Over this time, the US has seen 14 presidents. We are not thinking about today’s political fights; we are thinking about long-term interests — Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Air Products and Chemicals Inc .
We can compete in geopolitics, but we can also cooperate to improve the life of the society and conditions for business. <…> Business plays a small role in geopolitics, but it can contribute to building trust — James Quincey, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company.