Second Annual Conference


Second Annual Conference
Minneapolis – St Paul, Minnesota, October 3-5, 2016

Following the success of its first inaugural workshop, ARCCoM and Minnesota Trade Office hold the second annual conference in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area October 3-5, 2016. The conference aims to bring together technology and business professionals, entrepreneurs, inventors and government officials for a series of focused workshops combined with social and networking events.

Our international team of organizers provides unique opportunity for conference participants from Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia to present their proposals and meet potential partners on both sides of Atlantic ocean: our forum starts with two days workshop in Amsterdam (September 29 & 30), organized in partnership with the Trade Mission of Russian Federation in Netherlands  and is followed by a conference in Minneapolis (October 3-5).

The agenda for the Minneapolis forum includes presentations from international and domestic attendees and guest speakers, panels, social networking and individual meetings.

Sponshorship is welcome in cash ($1000 – Silver, $3000 – Gold, and $5000 – Platinum), financial support of social events and in-kind contributions including media, personnel and transportation assistance for international participants. Sponsor’s benefits are negotiable and may include listing on the conference web site, including information in news letters, presentation and exhibition opportunities, yearly membership in ARCCoM and special assistance in sponsor’s needs for networking.


The forum in Amsterdam will be held at the Russian Trade Representation in the Netherlands (September 29 & 30). The forum in Minneapolis will be held at several locations including Opus College of Business of the University of St Thomas, Terrence Murphy Hall (TMH), room 448 (1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403) (October 3) at the down town of Minneapolis, First National Bank Building — at the Fifth and Minnesota Streets entrance to the building( 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN 55101) (October 4) at the downtown of Saint Paul.  October 5th is reserved for individual meetings between international and domestic participants.

Transportation and accommodation

For transportation and accommodation in Amsterdam (in Russian) click here.

Minneapolis – St Paul (MSP) airport is located about 20 min drive from/to downtown Minneapolis by car or 25 min by light rail transit. We recommend our conference attendees to stay at one of the hotels in downtown Minneapolis close to the Opus College of Business of the University of St Thomas (1000 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403), our venue of October 3 and 5 events, and to dining and entertainment area of downtown Minneapolis. We will arrange transportation of our international guests to the October 4th events at the First National Bank Building located at the downtown of St Paul. There is a great choice of hotels in Minneapolis downtown area in walking distance from Opus Colleage in various price ranges including Holiday Inn Express ($100-120/night), Marquette Hotel ($130-150/night), and Hilton Minneapolis ($180-200/night).

Important note:
Forum organizers offer assistance to registered domestic and international participants in search for partners and organizing video conferences prior to the meeting as well as an alternative to a costly oversea travel.

To contact the Organizers, please, send an email to