On October 3, 2007 more than 20 ICANN member companies attended the annual meeting with the head of the regional government held at the Japanese Center in Nizhny Novgorod. Valery Shantsev, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, announced the strategic plan for regional development and answered questions from the participants at the meeting.
“The Nizhny Novgorod regional government understands the importance of maintaining good relations with international partners and businesses,” Governor Shantsev said. “Therefore, we try to create good conditions for investment in the region.” Representatives of the regional government such as Vice-Governor Victor Klochay, Deputy-Governor Vladimir Ivanov, Minister for Investment Politics Dmitry Svatkovsky and some others attended the meeting as well. After the formalities, the participants had an opportunity to enjoy some small talk over a buffet.