In 2018, the number of projects held by the Roscongress Foundation increased.
From 22 to 26 January 2018, Russia House served as the official Russian residence in Davos during the World Economic Forum. Russia House welcomed more than 1,000 guests from 60 foreign countries. Over 50 business events and panel sessions took place within the walls of the Russia House and were attended by prominent entrepreneurs, experts, and media representatives.
The Russian Investment Forum took place from 14 to 16 February 2018. The Forum has become a traditional platform for presenting Russias investment and economic potential.
In 2018, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum reached new heights, both in terms of scale and results.
President of France Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe were the Forums guests of honour. The country with the largest delegation was the USA with over 550 participants. Japan and France had the next-largest delegations. There were also a number of major business missions from the UK, China, Germany, and Switzerland. More than 200 heads of major international corporations and 700 heads of Russian companies visited the Forum.
SPIEF saw the signing of 593 agreements worth a total of 2.625 trillion roubles*.
In 2018, the Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation was launched. As of today, this platform is actively developing with the help of the Foundations partners and features an interactive library and a navigation system for 862 sessions, 3,685 speakers and moderators, 231 analysis pieces, and 153 topics on Russias development agenda that were discussed during Roscongress Foundation events.
An important innovation at SPIEF 2018 was the inclusion of a social agenda in the Forum programme and the launch of the Roscongress Foundations social platform. The social platform is a Roscongress Foundation strategic initiative that seeks to establish and maintain a stable dialogue between business, government, and civil society.
* Amounts of signed, non-classified agreements shown at the exchange rate in effect on the day of signing.