A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.
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The Roscongress Foundation became a laureate of three EFEA AWARDS nominations

The Roscongress Foundation received the annual independent award among event organizers EFEA Awards, becoming the winner in three categories at once: Organizer of the Year, Project of the Year — St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, and Discovery of the Year — Congress of Young Scientists. The award ceremony took place in St. Petersburg as part of the XI Eurasian Event Forum.

Roscongress Foundation named finalist of prestigious international PR award

The Russia—Africa Economic Forum has been named one of the five finalists of the SABRE EMEA Awards 2020 in the Multicultural Marketing nomination. The shortlist was put together by a 68-member jury from over 2,400 applications across 15 categories.

The prestigious SABRE EMEA Awards were inaugurated in 2000 to recognize achievements in public relations. Their focus is on companies that demonstrate excellence in strategic planning, creativity, and obtaining results in business.

The Russia—Africa Economic Forum was a unique event in 2019. It brought together 6,000 people, including official representatives from all 54 African nations, with 45 being represented by heads of state and government. The Forum was also attended by media representatives from 105 countries.

The event operator was the Roscongress Foundation, with the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation acting as organizer.

Victory in Three Categories: Roscongress Foundation Wins EFEA Awards

The EFEA Awards, an independent annual contest among event organizers, were presented in St. Petersburg during the 9th Eurasian Event Forum. The Roscongress Foundation won the ‘Organizer of the Year’ category for the third time and finished first in the ‘Project of the Year’ category for the second year in a row for its Eastern Economic Forum. The Russia-Africa Economic Forum was recognized as the ‘Revelation of the Year’.

Four of the Roscongress Foundation’s projects were awarded in various categories of the EFEA Awards: the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Eastern Economic Forum, the Russian Investment Forum, and the Russia-Africa Forum, which was held for the first time in 2019.

The EFEA Awards has been held since 2015. Its shortlist includes projects and platforms in Russia that have proven to be a success over the course of the year. The list of companies that take part in the event is compiled from public sources and the regularly updated base of the R&C Exhibition Research Centre. Winners are determined according to a rating based on the number of references in the Russian media to the forums, exhibitions, congresses, festivals, event organizers, and venues.

The EFEA Awards are presented in five categories: ‘Project of the Year’, ‘Organizer of the Year’, ‘Revelation of the Year’, ‘Venue of the Year’, and ‘Event of the Year’. Winners of the EFEA Awards include VDNH, ITE Group, Expocenter, the Circle of Light festival, and the Berengiya race, among others.

Association of Lawyers of Russia Thanks Roscongress for Dictation Test

The Association of Lawyers of Russia has thanked the management and staff of the Roscongress Foundation for their assistance in conducting the Third All-Russian Legal Dictation test. Along with the Association, the exercise was organized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre, and Cartography, the public organization Business Russia, and Kutafin Moscow State Law University.

In a letter addressed to Roscongress CEO Alexander Stuglev, the executive director of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, Stanislav Alexandrov, noted that 220,581 people took the test on legal awareness in 2019, including 3,500 people who represented 164 countries.

Students and schoolchildren made up the largest group of people who took the test. They finished third in terms of correct answers along with entrepreneurs. Employees of the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre, and Cartography took first place by a wide margin and were followed in second by lawyers and civil servants. The dictation test showed that the savviest citizens on legal issues reside in Sevastopol and Kabardino-Balkaria.

EMERCOM of Russia Awards Roscongress Foundation Employees for Their Work

The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation (EMERCOM of Russia) awarded medals ’For cooperation between rescue services’ to the Deputy CEO of the Roscongress Foundation Armen Khachatryan and Advisor to the Director of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Nadezhda Sinitsyna.

On 18 December, a plenary meeting was held at Smolny Palace in St. Petersburg as part of an event that brought together the leaders of the regional offices of EMERCOM. At the event the work was assessed of the regional subsystem of the unified state system for the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations of the northwestern region of Russia in 2019 and targets were set for 2020. The meeting was attended by Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, Governor of Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko, State Secretary and Deputy Head of EMERCOM Alexey Serko, members of the Government of St. Petersburg, heads of the constituent agencies of the Northwestern Federal District, the leadership and staff of the main departments of EMERCOM in the Northwestern Federal District, and the heads of a number of committees and departments working in this area. To wrap up the event, a government and department award ceremony was held.

Further details: According to Annex 8 to the Decree no. 620 of EMERCOM of Russia dated 6 December 2010, the medal ‘For cooperation between rescue services’ is awarded to staff members of EMERCOM and citizens for their work in strengthening cooperation between rescue services, their long-term and successful work in civil defense, protecting the population and regions from natural and man-made emergencies, ensuring fire safety and the safety of people at large bodies of water, and providing substantial assistance to EMERCOM in the implementation of its goals and objectives.

Roscongress Foundation wins EFEA Awards 2019 in two categories
The annual international independent EFEA Awards have been presented to event organizers as part of the 8th Eurasian Event Forum in St. Petersburg. The Roscongress Foundation won the award in the category ‘Organizer of the Year’ for the second year in a row. The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum won the category ‘Project of the Year’.

The winners were selected according to a rating compiled based on the number of references in the Russian media to forums, exhibitions, congresses, festivals, event organizers, and event venues.

The EFEA Awards, which are unofficially referred to as the ‘Oscar of the Meetings Industry’ by market participants and professional media, were established in 2015 and held for the fifth time. The awards are presented to companies and projects at the national and regional levels in the categories ‘Project of the Year’, ‘Organizer of the Year’, ‘Discovery of the Year’, ‘Venue of the Year’, and ‘Event of the Year’. Special prizes and certificates are awarded to leading companies and industry professionals working in Russia as well as the best events of the year.

Other winners of the EFEA Awards include: the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNH), ITE Group, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum SPIEF, Expocentre, and the ‘Circle of Light’ Festival.
Roscongress Foundation Wins in the ‘Communication of the Year’ Nomination
On 28 November, GlavClub Green Concert welcomed the annual ‘Year with Kommersant’ award ceremony, which honors partners of the publishing house for advertising campaigns in Kommersant media and successful joint projects. Arsen Nersisyan, the founder of The Orator Club, hosted the gala evening attended by over 1,500 guests. The nominations this year were named with a play on the slang of the advertising market and creative industry.

Alfa-Bank won the award in the ‘Challenge of the Year’ nomination, Shiseido scored in the ‘Visual of the Year’ nomination, and Schneider Electric was named ‘Big Idea of ​​the Year’. The Roscongress Foundation won in the ‘Communication of the Year’ nomination, and Rostelecom received the ‘On Air of the Year’ award for successful campaigns on Kommersant FM. The ‘Cross Media of the Year’ award went to Dentsu Aegis Network advertising agency, while Kortros Group won the ‘Believe of the Year’ award. BMW Group Russia was named ‘Drive of the Year’, and Audemars Piguet won in the ‘10:10’ nomination. Mercury became the ‘Trendsetter of the Year’, DonStroy received the ‘Big Picture of the Year’ award, and Siberian Anthracite was named ‘Launch of the Year’.

The award ceremony continued with a concert by Basta and a DJ set by Vitaly Kozak.

The gala evening was held with the support of Tinkoff Bank, the Baltic Construction Company, Johnnie Walker, Mistral Alko and PepsiCo.

Source: https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3814330
Award for international cooperation and the development of foreign economic activity
Roscongress Foundation wins EFEA Awards 2018
An EFEA Awards 2018 ceremony was held on 18 January as part of the Europe + Asia Event Forum (EFEA). Roscongress Foundation won in three categories at once: ‘Discovery of the Year’ with the Russian Energy Week international forum, ‘Project of the Year’ with the Eastern Economic Forum, and ‘Event of the Year’ with the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students.

«I am very excited to kick off the new business season with such a success. Here are just some of our statistics. Our Foundation turned ten at the end of last year. During those ten years, we achieved impressive results, having arranged more than 450 events from Montevideo to Vladivostok and welcomed participants from 188 countries. Looking back, I realize that we have done colossal and even truly momentous work. I would like to thank our industry experts for their attention to and appreciation of our events. The professionalism of our team deserves special mention; together we have established solid standards for the quality and level of organization and hosting of events in our country», Roscongress Foundation CEO Alexander Stuglev said.

EFEA Awards is an independent annual international events industry award of excellence. Leading experts and representatives of the media specializing in research vote to give special prizes and diplomas to leading event organizers operating on the Russian market and to each year’s best events, including forums, exhibitions, conventions and festivals.
Børge Brende congratulates Roscongress Foundation on its tenth anniversary
Børge Brende, the managing director of the World Economic Forum and past foreign minister of Norway, sent his congratulations to Roscongress Foundation on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. Brende noted that the Foundation has made an enormous contribution to the culture of public discourse, and provided an opportunity for national leaders, as well as leading representatives of various economic sectors and figures from business, politics, science, and culture, to take full advantage of multilateral meetings by organizing dialogues among diverse interested parties.

«I am proud of the fact that throughout this time, the World Economic Forum has maintained multifaceted connections with the Foundation and we have continued our tradition of mutually advantageous cooperation. Furthermore, our joint activities with Roscongress Foundation have brought relations between the Forum and the Government of the Russian Federation to a new level,» wrote Brende in his message.
Vladimir Putin congratulates Roscongress Foundation team on tenth anniversary

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin congratulated the management and staff of the Roscongress Foundation in an address to mark the organization’s tenth anniversary.

«In recent years, the Foundation has grown into a major, high-profile organization, gaining recognition as an effective organizer of some of the most important conventions and exhibitions, both in Russia and beyond. Some of the leading business events taking place under the auspices of the Foundation today include the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Eastern Economic Forum, the International Financial Congress, the Russian Investment Forum, the International Arctic Forum, and Russian Energy Week. They all aim to help realize the economic potential of Russia and its regions, to attract investment and technology, to develop multilateral cooperative ties with foreign partners, and to create a dialogue about a range of issues on the global agenda.

Roscongress Foundation events invariably meet the highest standards with respect to organization and content, which is clearly attested by the increasing numbers of heads of state and government who attend them each year, together with directors from globally renowned companies and prominent representatives from the scientific and expert communities. I would like to note that this level of success on the part of the Foundation is largely thanks to the team behind it, a group of true professionals who know their stuff and love their work. It is a reflection of their collaborative approach to solving the challenges they face.

I wish the Foundation continued success in developing and implementing new and promising projects in the future», the Russian President said in his address.

Roscongress Foundation wins Russian Public Relations Association award

The Russian Public Relations Association (RASO) has announced the recipients of its annual PR awards, and the Roscongress Foundation has won the ‘Investment growth in Russia’ category for its series of SPIEF 2016 sessions, ‘Russia’s regions: new areas of growth’. Between December 2015 and May 2016, events were held in cities across Russia (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, and Tula) as part of the run-up to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

«The ‘Russia’s regions: new areas of growth’ series took the form of a kind of roadshow — a presentation of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in our country’s most high-profile regions. This recognition confirms the importance of holding business events highlighting the investment appeal of Russia’s regions. In the coming business season, we plan to expand the geographical coverage of the ‘new areas of growth’ series», said CEO of the Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev.

‘Russia’s regions: new areas of growth’ brought together leading business and public figures and representatives of the political community in the relevant regions at industry events. As is customary, the focus at these meetings was on investment projects and successful business projects in Russia’s regions. Participants had the opportunity not only to hear expert opinions on the regional projects, but also to demonstrate their investment appeal to international specialists.

More than 1,200 people attended events in the ‘Russia’s regions: new areas of growth’ series between December 2015 and May 2016. Regional sessions in the series have already taken place in the Volga, Ural, Southern, and Central federal districts. In 2016 and 2017, SPIEF events are set to expand their reach to other Russian regions.

The Moscow Times Award ‘For Its Contribution to Enhancing Russia’s Image Abroad’

On December 2, 2015, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Foundation received a special award at The Moscow Times Awards for its contribution to promoting Russia’s image abroad.

The expert board responsible for deciding the awards comprises heads of foreign chambers of commerce and industry (RBCC, CCFR, AmCham, and so on), ambassadors to Russia, leading foreign news and information bureau chiefs in Moscow, and respected journalists from the Financial Times, New York Times, DPA News Agency, Voice of America, Wall Street Journal, and La Tribune, among others.


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