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02.06.2017

The Roscongress Foundation signed a series of cooperation agreements

On June 1, 2017 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Roscongress Foundation signed 11 agreements and memoranda on cooperation which involve collaboration with foreign and Russian companies and bodies on a wide range of issues, in particular, collaboration for the purpose of shaping effective methods of communication between professional communities and business circles of the signatory countries.

In order to create conditions for business growth and development through organizing and holding congresses and exhibitions, the Roscongress Foundation and the «Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs» (RUIE) All-Russian Public Organization signed a cooperation agreement. The parties plan to hold consultations, round tables, seminars, and conferences on the issues of socioeconomic development of the regions, entrepreneurship support, regional businesses’ collaboration with the state authorities. The instrument was signed by Alexander Stuglev, Director of the Roscongress Foundation, and Alexander Shokhin, President of the RUIE.

The Roscongress Foundation and TIF-HELEXPO, Greece’s National Institution for the Organization of Exhibitions, Congresses, and Cultural Events, signed a Cooperation Agreement. Alexander Stuglev, Director of the Roscongress Foundation, and Anastasios Tzikas, President of the Board of Directors of TIF HELEXPO S.A., participated in the ceremony. The signing took place in the presence of Panagiotis Beglitis, Consul General of the Republic of Greece, and Dimitrios Bakolas, President of the Hellenic-Russian Chamber of Commerce.

Alexander Stuglev said that accord was achieved on collaboration and providing mutual consulting, information, and expert aid as part of the events organized by the companies.

In his turn, Anastasios Tzikas, President of the Board of Directors of TIF HELEXPO S.A., noted, «TIF-Helexpo SA plans to sign a cooperation agreement with the Roscongress Foundation at the key moment in its history, since it is expanding its international presence in order for Greek organizations to be able to do business outside Greece. Russia and Greece have built very close relations, but we believe their potential is far from being exhausted. We hope that by signing this agreement with the Roscongress Foundation, we will be able to expand our cooperation field, which would be profitable for both parties. We can perform joint and fruitful creative work, since the Russian market is of great significance for us, and the Greek market, being central for the entire region, offers Russia a great number of opportunities.»

The Roscongress Foundation and East Office of Finnish Industries Oy signed a cooperation agreement. Alexander Stuglev, Director of the Roscongress Foundation, and Esko Aho, Executive Chairman of the Board of East Office of Finnish Industries Oy, affixed their signatures to the agreement.

The agreement focused on collaboration between the two bodies in order to shape effective methods of communication between professional communities and business circles of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.

Alexander Stuglev, Director of the Roscongress Foundation, said that accord was achieved on collaboration and providing mutual consulting, information, and expert aid as part of the events organized by the companies, in particular, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, and also on seeking and developing now long-term partnership ties.

«Finnish companies have a significant experience of working on the Russian market. The overall volume of Finnish companies’ direct investments is over 10 billion, which, per capita, exceeds investments of all other countries. Finnish companies have long been well known in Russia, particularly in St. Petersburg, which is close to Finland both geographically and historically. Therefore, we believe cooperation with St. Petersburg, with the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and its organizer, the Roscongress Foundation, to be natural and necessary,» Esko Aho noted in his turn.

Roscongress Foundation and the Australia Russia Dialogue (ARD) will join their efforts in forum organizing. The instrument entails collaboration of the parties in establishing effective communication between Russian and Australian expert communities, business and political circles.

«We agreed to provide mutual consulting, information, and expert aid, to organize specialized sessions and exchange delegations as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg and the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, and also at ARD-organized events,» noted Alexander Stuglev, Director of the Roscongress Foundation.

«The ARD sees as its priority establishing direct business contacts that would be of mutual interest for both countries’ businesses, expert communities, cultural and educational figures; in this effort, we have firm support from the foreign affairs ministries and ambassadors of both our countries. We will be glad to welcome new Russian corporate and individual members to our NGAO,» said Eden Paki, Co-Chairman of the ARD.

A memorandum on cooperation between the Roscongress Foundation and the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club was signed by Alexander Sturglev, Director of the Roscongress Foundation, and Andrey Bystritsky, Chairman of the Valdai Foundation.

The memorandum entails providing mutual consulting, information, and expert aid on topical issues of the economic and social agenda. The purpose of cooperation is exchanging experience, assembling and presenting high-quality, reliable, and interesting analytical information on social and other processes in Russia and in the world; a consequence of that would be increased efficiency in achieving the goals stated in the respective Charters of each Party to the present Memorandum.

The Roscongress Foundation and ProEcuador Institute for Promoting Exports and Investment signed a cooperation agreement that entails creating conditions for developing bilateral relations and increased efficiency of communications between the expert communities of Russia and Ecuador in the areas of investments, commerce, and sustainable development. Alexander Sturglev, Director of the Roscongress Foundation, and Silvana Vallejo Páez, Executive Director of the Institute, participated in the signing ceremony.

Alexander Stuglev noted that for a few years running, officials of the Republic of Ecuador had been participating in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the world’s largest international business event organized by the Roscongress Foundation. «Moreover, at the Forum, fruitful talks are held between heads of governmental authorities of the two countries, which has a positive effect on the development of communication between the states,» he added.

«Signing the Agreement will allow us to increase the efficiency of our joint work both at the above-mentioned St. Petersburg Forum and in developing other promising international projects,» emphasized Silvana Vallejo Páez, Executive Director of ProEcuador Institute for Promoting Exports and Investment.

A memorandum on cooperation was signed between the Roscongress Foundation and the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the memorandum entails joint work in consolidating existing ones and developing new long-term partnership ties between members of the business communities of Russia and Belarus. The instrument was signed by Alexander Stuglev, Director of the Roscongress Foundation, and Vladimir Ulakhovich, Chairman of the Belarusian CCI.

The parties expressed their confidence that the memorandum would contribute to creating conditions for developing bilateral relations and increasing efficiency of communications between the expert communities of Russia and Belarus in the areas of investments, commerce, and sustainable development.

The Roscongress Foundation also signed a cooperation agreement with Russia’s National Olympic Committee. Alexander Stuglev, Director of the Roscongress Foundation, and Alexander Zhukov, President of Russia’s National Olympic Committee, affixed their signatures to the instrument.

«Economic forums open up new opportunities for promoting sports, for presenting and discussing major sports events. This is why Russia’s National Olympic Committee considers its cooperation with the Roscongress Foundation, the leader in the congress and exhibition organization, to be very important,» Alexander Zhukov stressed.

The Agreement focused on collaboration in holding sporting events at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Eastern Economic Forum, the Russian Investment Forum, and on other projects aimed at developing mass sports, youth sports, and student sports.

A Cooperation Agreement was signed between the Roscongress Foundation and MC Dinamo. Alexander Stuglev, Director of the Roscongress Foundation, and Andrey Peregudov, CEO of MC Dinamo, participated in the ceremony.

«We are very pleased with the start of a systematic long-term cooperation with the Roscongress Foundation. The Foundation has become a significant part of the governmental program of organizing congress activities and establishing business contacts. „VTB Arena — Dinamo Central Stadium“ is one of Moscow and Russia’s most interesting state-of-the-art venues for holding various high-profile events. Next year, our project will move into an active event stage, and we want to give the Roscongress Foundation an opportunity to consider us as a venue for its events in Moscow,» Andrey Peregudov said.

«I am certain that the Roscongress Foundation program will continue to develop. Currently, the Foundation does not hold major events in Moscow, and we will gladly consider our partners’ proposal. The project that we saw is unique, and it will attract organizers of top-level events,» Alexander Stuglev noted.

The document entails joint participation in business forums and conferences, as well as in programs geared toward developing basketball, corporate and youth sports. The agreement also entails holding events at the «VTB Arena — Dinamo Central Stadium» Sports Center, and collaboration in leasing some of its facilities in the interests of the Foundation.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between development institutions and other interested parties on preparing an agreement for the purposes of standardizing forms and procedures of providing information on support measures implemented by development institutions in the Russian Federation.

In addition, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Roscongress Foundation and Invest India Agency.

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