Details about the International GR-forum:

Date: June 9, 2022


Location: The National Press Club (Washington, DC)

Address: 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045, United States of America

*Planned Topics for Panel Discussions

12.00 – 12.15  – introduction

12.15 – 13.00  – Panel 1. GR-community after COVID-19 and in the period of Russia aggression: modern challenges

● changes in establishing a dialogue with the authorities

● key market challenges

● lobbying and GR in emerging markets

● how the market has changed: digital indicators

● analysis of the state of the market according to the official data of the registers

● big business influence – lobbing or intervention to public policy 

● exchange of expert positions and opinions


Michael Caputo

Ariel Cohhen

Abdul Waheed Patel

13.10-14.30 Panel 2. The best cases of lobbying and GR from around the world. Best tools:

● providing the best communication cases by lobbyists with

different countries

● successful experience of regulation in different countries

● work experience of specialists in GR and in-house lobbying, public

organizations, specialized associations

● the most effective tools for GR and lobbying

● exchange of expert positions and opinions 

● GR and lobbying in countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the USA: experience exchange


Adam Raezler

Kateryna Odarchenko

Sergey Stanovkin

Vadym Cherdak

Oleksandra Pavlenko

Tim Shelberg – moderator 

14.30-15.00 – break, networking

15.00-16.00 Panel discussion 3. Lobbing in USA.

● features of the work of lobbyists in the USA

● features of work on business lobbying of American projects in

the world

● features of the work of foreign agents

● the most effective methods of building a dialogue with the authorities in



Kendall Coffey  –  moderator 

Dina Ellis 

Rabbi Berel Wolwowsky 

16.00 – 16.45 Side event – Advocacy for Ukraine: what we can do now? 

Today all democracy world stand against Putin aggression in Ukraine. We all do a lot foe charity help, searching foe solution of humanitarian crisis, helping refugees. All democratic allies give military aid and weapon to help Ukraine win in this war. Now also we thinking in advance about”Marshalls plan” for Ukraine and future of this country in the center of Europe. In discussion we will work on questions :

  • Current situation
  • Methods of lobbying and advocacy foe Ukraine 
  • Humanitarian crisis
  • Russian sanctions 
  • Economy situation from broking supply chains to grown
  • Ukraine – US cooperation 
  • US help in details : bills, new relief packages, next year plans 

Presentation of Ukraine humanitarian headquarters and their projects 

Moderator – Kateryna Odarchenko

 16.45 – 17.00 – Conclusions

All speakers BIO can be found here