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

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

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, and 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 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 131 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Roscongress Blog

12 March 2020
Evgeny Borisov
How to Foster Global Technology Champions

Development Director of the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) and Roscongress blog author Evgeny Borisov discusses necessary conditions for the creation of successful businesses and how regional approaches to entrepreneurship need to change to foster those conditions.

16 December 2019
Evgeny Borisov
The Digitalization of the Regions: If not by Stick, then by Carrot

The digital transformation of the economy is one of the key topics covered in the recently published programme for the Russian Investment Forum. In his article, Development Director of the Internet Initiatives Development Fund Evgeny Borisov looks at the current state of affairs regarding digitalization in the regions, and examines why it is needed at all.

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Research
Jisc Industry Reports Review with Emerge Education on Educational Technology (edtech)
Jisc experts collaborate with Emerge Education to present a series of Educational Technology (edtech) reports addressing the employment opportunities of students from non-traditional work areas, student recruitment in times of crisis, and employer-university collaboration.
Article
Has Trust in Russian Society Changed During Pandemic
The article analyzes the phenomenon of trust in Russian society during the coronavirus pandemic. The research is based on telephone interviews conducted by the Center for Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector Research with support from the HSE Basic Research Program.
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Analytical digest
How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective
UN experts, together with partner organizations of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA), have prepared a comprehensive statistical report reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public and private life of the world community, its impact on the economy, ecology, demography and social sphere.