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The Eurasia Center formed its Eurasian Business Coalition as an alliance of businesses from America, Europe and Asia (Eurasia) which have joined to promote mutually beneficial multilateral trade, investment, and cooperation. Leaders of major organizations work hard to build and develop positive business environments where their products and services have become established and thrive by using coalitions of business networks and interrelationships that will not dissolve in times of crises. The Eurasia Center/EBC supports peaceful economic relations, which promote jobs and brings stability for workers and companies globally.

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The Eurasia Center & The Eurasian Business Coalition
in cooperation with
The Embassies of the BRICS Nations


The 6th Annual Conference:

Washington, DC
THURSDAY, May 17th
9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with a Post Reception 5:30-7:00 pm)

South Africa Embassy
(Morning Session)
3051 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
Inter-American Defense Board Inter-American Defense Board
(Afternoon Session)
2600 16th St., NW Washington, DC 20441

(Includes Breakfast & Lunch at The Embassy of South Africa and Evening Reception at the IADB)

Please join us for The 6th Annual Doing Business with the BRICS Conference in Washington, DC. The five BRICS countries represent almost 3.6 billion people, with a combined nominal GDP of US$17 trillion and an estimated US$4 trillion in combined foreign reserves. The BRICS nations encompass 30 percent of the world’s territory and 42 percent of the world’s population, over 3 billion people. Together they produce 23% of the gross world product. These new developments demand better business relations between the BRICS and the United States, as there are substantial new business opportunities to explore with these nations. A new BRICS Development Bank, now known as the New Development Bank (NDB) has been set up to foster financial and development cooperation among the five emerging markets with the primary focus of investing in infrastructure and sustained development projects. China’s has also started a massive new Silk Road Economic Belt throughout Eurasia both inland and maritime with a new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank which will further assist the BRICS. There are leadership changes in Brazil and South Africa pointing the way for new progress and business opportunities.

Panels will address vital topics of business, trade, energy and finance, which will cover new business and investment opportunities in the BRICS. The Conference will include presentations on energy and natural resources, high technology, legal changes, mergers and acquisitions, economic development and public support for investments.

This event will allow you and your colleagues to interact with those officials from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa seeking to expand trade, direct investments, business opportunities and open communication. With the 10th Annual BRICS Conference scheduled later this year in Johannesburg, South Africa, there are many important commercial developments occurring among the BRICS that will stimulate new growth. South Africa is slated to hold the BRICS presidency in 2018 and 2018 also marks the 100th birth year of Nelson Mandela. There will be executives and representatives from US and international corporations as well as government officials from the BRICS.

We are also honored to have The Inter-American Defense Board host the second part of the BRICS Conference, given the high level of trade between a majority of the BRICS nations with the Western Hemisphere as well as Brazil’s special role as a platform for growth in the Americas. A Special Panel on international and economic security will be included in this Conference at The Inter-American Defense Board’s exclusive Conference Center.

India's Red Hot economy has now become the world's fastest growing economy at 7.2% in the fourth quarter of 2017, faster than China's 6.8%, as India's Government has loosened regulations on foreign investments. Brazil has come out of recession in 2017 with an increased GDP rate of 1%. These and many more important factors point to an interesting BRICS Conference in May!

This BRICS Conference is a perfect opportunity for business development with the largest market areas of the world at one time.


  • Developments in the BRICS: Multilateral Investment Cooperation Initiatives; New Development Bank (NBD)
  • Multilateral Support for Business with the BRICS & Managing Political Risk/Legal and Financial Developments and Challenges
  • Upcoming Energy Projects and Networks – Oil & Gas and Renewables
  • Analysis of Trade Development within the BRICS; One Belt, One Road (The New Silk Road) Expansion of Trade and Investment
  • New Initiatives for Scientific & Technological Innovation in the BRICS
  • International and Economic Security Issues for the BRICS
  • Regional Cooperation and Development in social and labor issues: Education, Health, Workforce Migration
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Golden BRICS Award

There will be a BRICS Award Ceremony highlighting those companies that have been selected to receive the prestigious BRICS Award for successfully doing the most business with BRICS nations.



The Doing Business with the BRICS conference is a unique marketing opportunity for your company to support US-BRICS' business relations and to increase your company's exposure within the US-BRICS' business community. Sponsor this event and your company will reach not only to the conference attendees but also to the hundreds of thousands of people emailed and be promoted on national and international media. This Conference will be televised to both in the US and in the BRICS.

Sponsor the 6th Annual Doing Business with the BRICS Conference


Previous SPONSORS of our Events: 3M Corporation; The Boeing Company; Caterpillar; Cisco Systems; Citibank; Dechert LLP; Ernst & Young, LLP; United Technologies; The Ford Motor Company; The Coca-Cola Company; General Electric; ConocoPhillips; The Intel Corporation; Lockheed-Martin; Marks & Sokolov; PepsiCo; DuPont; Goodyear; Research International, Sberbank; U.S. Department of Commerce;


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The Eurasian Business Coalition (EBC)
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