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About The Roscongress Foundation

The Roscongress Foundation was established in 2007 to organize and host the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. It received its current name following a reorganization in December 2015. The Foundation aims to develop Russia’s economic potential and strengthen the country’s image by organizing congresses and exhibitions with an economic and social focus, developing substantive content, providing companies with advice, information, and expert guidance, and offering comprehensive evaluation, analysis, and coverage of the Russian and global economic agendas.

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  • St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017
    St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017

    St. Petersburg, Russia

    June 1–3, 2017

    The 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place from June 1–3, 2017 in accordance with the decision of the President of the Russian Federation.

    Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee – Executive Secretary Anton Kobyakov said: “In 2017, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will once again demonstrate Russia’s readiness to hold a mutually beneficial dialogue with the international community on the key issues of the global agenda concerning the economy and finances”.

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  • 26th International Financial Congress
    26th International Financial Congress

    St. Petersburg, Russia

    July 12 — 14, 2017

    The theme of the Congress will be ‘The Future of Financial Markets’. The Congress is a major annual financial conference, which brings together distinguished experts and high-level representatives of central and commercial banks and financial institutions. The event’s sessions operate as interactive discussions, covering the major challenges currently facing the global financial system.

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  • 2nd Eastern Economic Forum
    2nd Eastern Economic Forum

    Vladivostok, Russia

    September 2–3, 2016

    The Eastern Economic Forum is a unique platform for cooperation between entrepreneurs, politicians, experts, and members of the media from Russia and the Asia-Pacific region. Key areas of focus for the Forum’s 2016 programme will include strengthening business links in the Asia-Pacific region, an in-depth expert appraisal of the Russian Far East’s economic potential, and increasing the region’s competitiveness and financial appeal. The new conditions for investment in the region, where the entire government administrative structure is geared towards meeting the needs of business, will also be presented.

     

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  • The Sochi International Investment Forum 2016
    The Sochi International Investment Forum 2016

    Sochi, Russia

    29 September — 2 October 2016

    The Sochi Forum is a traditional platform for presenting Russia’s investment and economic potential and regional aspects of the global economy, and for boosting cooperation and strengthening ties between Russian and foreign business leaders, experts, and media representatives.

    The Forum is held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

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    26.07.2016

    On 26 July 2016, Alexander Krutikov, Director of the Department for the Delivery of Investment Projects at the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, and Igor Pavlov, Deputy CEO of the Roscongress Foundation and Director of the Eastern Economic Forum, unveiled a series of promising Russian and foreign investment projects scheduled for…

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  • Tula,

    26.05.2016

    On May 26, 2016, Tula played host to the fifth visiting session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) ‘Russia’s Regions: New Areas of Growth’, arranged by the Roscongress Foundation in association with the Russian Export Centre (REC) and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). The event was held with the assistance of the…

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  • Verona, Italy

    20.10.2016

    The V Eurasian Forum will be held in Verona, Italy on 20–21 October 2016, under the theme ‘Together towards new political dialogue and an innovative approach to economic relations’. The event will be divided into two themed sections, ‘Geopolitical processes in Greater Eurasia, 2016’ and ‘Innovations as the everyday creativity’. Under these headings, participants will…

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  • Sochi, Russia

    29.09.2016

    The Sochi Forum is a traditional platform for presenting Russia’s investment and economic potential and regional aspects of the global economy, and for boosting cooperation and strengthening ties between Russian and foreign business leaders, experts, and media representatives. The Forum is held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

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  • Vladivostok, Russia

    02.09.2016

    The Eastern Economic Forum is a unique platform for cooperation between entrepreneurs, politicians, experts, and members of the media from Russia and the Asia-Pacific region. Key areas of focus for the Forum’s 2016 programme will include strengthening business links in the Asia-Pacific region, an in-depth expert appraisal of the Russian Far East’s economic potential, and…

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    01.06.2017

    The 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place from June 1–3, 2017 in accordance with the decision of the President of the Russian Federation. Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee – Executive Secretary Anton Kobyakov said: “In 2017, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will…

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    12.07.2017

    The theme of the Congress will be ‘The Future of Financial Markets’. The Congress is a major annual financial conference, which brings together distinguished experts and high-level representatives of central and commercial banks and financial institutions. The event’s sessions operate as interactive discussions, covering the major challenges currently facing the global financial system.

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    18.06.2016

    The Arctic Welcomes Other Regions panel session took place as part of the Conference on the Economic Development of the Arctic. The Arctic’s environment calls for specifically designed technologies, products, and services, as well as a special template for cooperation between the various regional players. Cooperation between different regions of the Arctic and beyond must…

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    15.06.2016

    On June 5, 2016, for the first time within the scope of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an Inter-regional Forum in the Russia – countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) format was held. The event was organised by UNIDO (the Organisation for Industrial Development) in conjunction with the Roscongress Foundation. The moderator…

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  • Sochi, Russia

    19.05.2016

    The Forum offered an excellent opportunity for a constructive exchange of opinion between leading representatives from business, politics, civil society, and the expert communities of Russia and ASEAN member states. In addition to focusing on key issues related to cooperation in trade, economics, investment, and technology, the event enabled participants to further expand business contacts.

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  • Catania, Italy

    22.04.2016

    The seminars, held under the slogan ‘Russia–Italy: the Art of Innovation’ as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum promotional campaign between February and April 2016 in four regions of Italy, are jointly organized by Conoscere Eurasia, a non-profit organization based in Verona, Italy, and the Roscongress Foundation. The event series is designed to…

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  • Moscow, Russia

    14.04.2016

    The objective of the Conference is to analyse legal compliance practices and develop recommendations for improving current standards and regulations in order to foster investment supply and demand in Russia. TheInvestRus Conferenceis an open platform for direct dialogue between lawmakers and the business community. The event is attended by government officials, members of the Russian…

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  • Montevideo, Uruguay

    28.03.2016

    Russia – Latin America Business and Media Forum took place in Montevideo (Uruguay) on March 28–29, 2016. It was organised by the Roscongress Foundation and the Bering-Bellingshausen Institute for the Americas. Supporting organizations were the Uruguay Government, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, of Economic Development, of Telecom and Mass Communications, of Energy, of Natural Resources…

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  • , China

    23.03.2016

    On March 23, 2016 the St. Petersburg International Economic Form held a panel session entitled “New approaches in the Russian economy: localization and innovations” organized by the Roscongress Foundation jointly with the Boao Forum for Asia, as part of a programme of events abroad. The session focused on aspects of the development of bilateral relations…

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  • Krasnodar, Russia

    16.03.2016

    On March 16, 2016, Krasnodar hosted the third St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) session in the series ‘Southern Russia: New Areas of Growth’. The event was organized by the Roscongress Foundation jointly with the Russian Export Center and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, and held in association with the Russian Foreign Investment Advisory Council…

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  • Naples, Italy

    18.02.2016

    The seminars, held under the slogan ‘Russia–Italy: the Art of Innovation’ as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum promotional campaign between February and April 2016 in four regions of Italy, are jointly organized by Conoscere Eurasia, a non-profit organization based in Verona, Italy, and the Roscongress Foundation. The event series is designed to…

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  • Bari, Italy

    16.02.2016

    The seminars, held under the slogan ‘Russia–Italy: the Art of Innovation’ as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum promotional campaign between February and April 2016 in four regions of Italy, are jointly organized by Conoscere Eurasia, a non-profit organization based in Verona, Italy, and the Roscongress Foundation. The event series is designed to…

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  • Milan, Italy

    12.02.2016

    The seminars, held under the slogan ‘Russia–Italy: the Art of Innovation’ as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum promotional campaign between February and April 2016 in four regions of Italy, are jointly organized by Conoscere Eurasia, a non-profit organization based in Verona, Italy, and the Roscongress Foundation. The event series is designed to…

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  • Yekaterinburg, Russia

    10.02.2016

    The second field session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum entitled “Russia’s regions: new areas of growth” took place in Yekaterinburg on February 10, 2016, attended by government officials, business people and experts. The participants discussed ways to showcase effectively the investment and export potential of the Urals Federal District at major international events,…

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  • Moscow, Russia

    05.02.2016

    On February 5, 2016, a special presentation on the anniversary year of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Eastern Economic Forum took place at the Mansion of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow. Those present included ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic missions of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean….

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  • New Delhi, India

    30.01.2016

    On January 30, 2016, two St. Petersburg International Economic Forum panel sessions on bilateral relations between Russia and India took place in New Delhi: “Fulfilling the Indian–Russian economic promise” and “BRICS growth agenda: investment hot spots in Russia”. It was the first time that SPIEF sessions had been held at The Global Business Summit. Prime…

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  • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

    24.12.2015

    On December 24, 2015, Nizhny Novgorod hosted the first in a series of events under the title ‘Russia’s regions: new growth areas’, organized by the Roscongress Foundation (the organizers of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum) in partnership with the Russian Export Center (REC) and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), with the support of…

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  • Moscow, Russia

    19.11.2015

    The International Forum on Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation is the most significant event organized by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Government of Moscow in the field of energy efficiency. It serves as a professional business platform, bringing together energy company executives and government officials. The ENES 2015 programme focused…

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    02.11.2015

    The Session was attended by government officials from the states which are party to the Convention. Delegations included heads and representatives of various state authorities involved in combatting corruption. International and non-profit organizations were also invited to participate.

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  • Moscow, Russia

    28.10.2015

    The Forum was held at the VDNH: the world’s largest exhibit, museum, and recreation complex and one of the most popular public spaces in Moscow. Open Innovations, Russia’s leading international-level technology convention, offered an exceptional opportunity for communication between innovators, corporations, scientists, industry experts, and government officials, all dealing with the most significant trends in…

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  • Verona, Italy

    22.10.2015

    The theme of the Forum was ‘Together towards new political dialogue and an innovative approach to economic relations’. Discussions were focused on various aspects of cooperation “from Lisbon to Vladivostok”, including issues related to innovative companies and startups, alternative energy sources, the environment, infrastructure, and the agricultural industry. Forum participants examined various possible scenarios for…

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    17.06.2015

    Relevant topics for Russian small- and medium-sized businesses were discussed on June 17, 2015 as part of four discussion platforms held in a roundtable format in the run-up to SPIEF 2015. The key themes of the Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum included: the potential of small business, demand for the products and services of…

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  • Ufa, Russia

    07.06.2015

    SCO Business Forum St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2015 has played host to the business forum of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO – China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan) for the first time. The business forum addressed the current agenda and long-range objectives of the SCO member states. It was noted in keynote speeches…

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    03.06.2015

    The theme of the 2015 Congress was ‘The Financial Industry: Challenges and Solutions’. Representatives of the Federation Council, the State Duma, and the Government of the Russian Federation, as well as the Bank of Russia, international financial institutions, national central banks and foreign state banking and financial watchdogs, Russian and international banks, banking associations, auditing…

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    22.05.2015

    The St. Petersburg Spatial Development Forum is the embodiment of an idea to create an international platform for developing effective sustainable urban development strategies tailored to meet the challenges of today’s world. Best practices developed by cities around the world which are home to sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List are especially pertinent…

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  • Moscow, Russia

    11.03.2015

    This annual event is held under the auspices of the Investment Council under the Chairman of the State Duma and with the support of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Russian Foreign Investment Advisory Council. Heads of federal and regional government bodies and representatives from manufacturing companies, banks and investment funds, expert organizations,…

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  • Beijing, China

    16.12.2014

    n December 16, 2014 the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation to the People’s Republic of China hosted a roundtable meeting ‘Cultivating Deeper Russia-Chinese Co-operation in Developing the Metallurgy Sector’, organized by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the National Development and Reform Commission of China. Igor Koval, Director of the…

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  • Seoul, South Korea

    09.12.2014

    On December 9, the Russian-Korean “Welcome to the Far East” Economic Forum was held in Seoul. The Forum was organized by the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Korea, the Korea International Trade Association and the Korean-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Forum, supported by the St. Petersburg International Economic…

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  • Moscow, Russia

    20.11.2014

    The ENES Forum is the most significant event organized by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Government of Moscow in the field of energy efficiency. It serves as a professional business platform, bringing together energy company executives and government officials. ENES 2014 Forum participants had a chance to discuss the mechanisms…

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    30.06.2014

    The theme of the Congress was ‘New Realities in Banking’. The event served as a platform for discussing the pressing issues facing the banking sector, including inflation targeting; measures to strengthen structural and prudential regulation, such as the Basel III standards; post-crisis initiatives implemented by national regulatory authorities; regulation of systemically important financial institutions; changes…

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  • Moscow, Russia

    27.06.2014

    The event was held under the auspices of the Investment Council under the Chairman of the State Duma of Russia. Heads of federal and regional government bodies and representatives from manufacturing companies, banks and investment funds, expert organizations, financial institutions, development institutions, and companies providing support services all attended the Conference. Participants included Governor of…

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  • Tokyo, Japan

    19.03.2014

    Thirteen agreements and memoranda signed at 6th Russia–Japan Investment Forum On March 19, 2014, the 6th Russia–Japan Investment Forum opened in Tokyo. The event was jointly hosted in Tokyo (Japan) by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. The Russian Ministry of Agriculture also…

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  • Jakarta, Indonesia

    25.02.2014

    Jointly organized by the Russian Business Council for Cooperation with Indonesia and the KADIN Indonesia Russia and CIS Committee. Rostec served as the general partner of the event. The Forum was attended by entrepreneurs, members of the business and expert communities from both countries, and representatives of the governments of the Russian Federation and Indonesia….

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  • Moscow, Russia

    21.11.2013

    The ENES 2013 business programme spanned three days and included over 20 events, key among which were a plenary meeting focused on the energy-efficient path for Russia’s economic development and a national conference on energy efficiency and energy conservation, attended by Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak and the heads of 83…

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    20.06.2013

    The B20 Summit is an informal gathering of business associations working together to support continuous dialogue between the business community, G20 leaders, and relevant international organizations. Attendees of the B20 Summit include business associations, senior corporate executives from various sectors of the economy, and expert organizations. The B20’s central mission is to promote sustainable, reliable,…

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  • Moscow, Russia

    18.06.2013

    Conference participants discussed issues related to long-term investment and the role of the state in investment financing; infrastructure financing tools; cooperation between national and multilateral development institutions, their associations, and international financial institutions; and public–private partnership mechanisms utilized by development institutions to attract private long-term investment. Members of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) met…

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  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    18.06.2013

    The Y20 Russia Youth Summit was held in St. Petersburg in 2013. The Summit’s Secretariat consisted of students and alumni from St. Petersburg State University, Moscow State University, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and other leading Russian universities that had taken part in previous summits. The 2013 Summit welcomed 106 bright young participants from…

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  • Moscow, Russia

    23.04.2013

    The event welcomed delegates from 62 international development financing institutions based in 23 countries. It hosted bilateral meetings between officials from Vnesheconombank and executives of the Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia, Export-Import Bank of India, and others. Participants discussed current and potential bilateral cooperation on joint projects in the fields of sustainable development, energy…

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  • Moscow, Russia

    18.04.2013

    The Russia Forum is a platform for establishing new business contacts, bolstering cooperation, and pitching promising joint projects. The Forum is known for its impressive roster of speakers and participants: political figures, regulators, prominent members of the business community, heads of private companies on the verge of going public, senior executives from leading corporations based…

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  • , South Korea

    03.04.2013

    The event was attended by 160 invited delegates from political and business circles in Russia and Northeast Asian countries. The session explored new Northeast Asian development models, opportunities to promote Russian resources in Asian markets, as well as ways for South Korea to unlock the resource potential of Siberia and develop industrial production in the…

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  • Sochi, Russia

    28.03.2013

    The Russia–ASEAN Business Forum was the logical continuation of the business element of the APEC 2012 Summit. The Forum provided members of the Russian and ASEAN business communities with an opportunity to share their opinions and identify new joint investment projects. The Forum programme included sessions on economic and business trends, the components of a…

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  • Istanbul, Turkey

    21.03.2013

    On March 21, Istanbul welcomed more than 200 participants from Russia and Turkey to a session jointly organized by the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) and titled ‘Turkey and Russia – Economic Integration Driving Regional Development’. Participants noted that the scope of projects undertaken jointly by the…

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  • Roscongress Sport Awards ceremony to open Sochi International Investment Forum 2016 sporting programme

    Georgy Bryusov, Head of Sports, Entertainment, and Special Programmes for the Roscongress Foundation, talked about how the sporting traditions of the country’s major international economic forums were established this year. The sporting programme was first introduced at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2016, then at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, and…

    28.09.2016

  • Sochi International Investment Forum 2016 to open in seven days

    The Sochi International Investment Forum 2016 will open in seven days (September 29 to October 2, 2016). This will be the fifteenth time the event has been held. Year after year, the Forum brings together the heads of federal executive bodies and Russian regions, top executives from major Russian companies, renowned experts, and media leaders…

    23.09.2016

  • First Russian national pavilion opens on Alibaba Group e-commerce platform (Tmall Global) as part of efforts to boost Russian exports via online trading channels

    During Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China for the G20 Hangzhou Summit (September 4–5, 2016), the Russian Export Center and Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group opened a Russian pavilion on the Tmall Global online trading platform (part of Alibaba Group). The development came as a result of talks held at the 20th St. Petersburg…

    16.09.2016

  • The Art of Innovation

    The fifth Eurasian Forum will be held in Verona, Italy on 20–21 October 2016, under the slogan ‘The Art of Innovation’. The Forum is being jointly organized by the Italian Conoscere Eurasia Association and the Roscongress Foundation. “This year’s Forum will focus on innovation in its broadest sense”, says the event’s founder, President of the…

    13.09.2016

  • Roscongress signs cooperation agreement with Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

    On 3 September, the Roscongress Foundation and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners signed an agreement on strategic cooperation and legal support. Under this agreement, the law firm will serve as the legal partner for the key forums organized by Roscongress, including the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), and the Sochi…

    08.09.2016

  • Roscongress Foundation signs memorandum of understanding with Indian companies De Core Trans Technologies Pvt Ltd (DСTT) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)

    The Roscongress Foundation has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Indian companies De Core Trans Technologies Pvt Ltd (DСTT) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The signing ceremony took place on September 3, 2016, at the second Eastern Economic Forum. The document outlines the parties’ agreement to cooperate in the fields of energy conservation…

    04.09.2016

  • Ministry of Energy and Roscongress to hold joint business events on fuel and energy

    On 3 September, during the Second Eastern Economic Forum, Minister of Energy of Russian Federation Alexander Novak and Director of Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev signed an agreement on cooperation between the Ministry of Energy and the Foundation in organising conferences, forums and exhibitions devoted to fuel and energy. A new project to be launched under…

    03.09.2016

  • Roscongress and Skolkovo Sign Cooperation Agreement

    Roscongress Foundation Director Alexander Stuglev and Skolkovo Foundation Senior Vice President for Innovations Vasily Belov signed a cooperation agreement today, September 2, at the Eastern Economic Forum. The parties agreed to engage in cooperation that aims to develop the innovative business community in Russia, including by forming a positive image of a technological entrepreneur, raising…

    02.09.2016

  • Roscongress signs agreement with Technological Development Agency

    Roscongress Foundation and the Autonomous Non-profit Organisation Agency for Technological Development held an agreement signing ceremony on September 2, 2016 at the second Eastern Economic Forum. The official signing ceremony was attended by Roscongress Foundation Director Alexander Stuglev and ANO Agency for Technological Development General Director Maxim Shereykin. The agreement was signed to establish partnership…

    02.09.2016

  • Vladimir Putin to meet Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye on September 3

    On September 3, Vladivostok will host a meeting between Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Park Geun-hye, during her official visit to Russia to take part in the Eastern Economic Forum. During the impending talks, the intention is to discuss the state of and prospects for developing bilateral relations, including aspects of collaboration in the…

    03.08.2016

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