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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31 May 2019

Russia’s leading convention and exhibition venues

Expocentre Fairgrounds (Moscow)


Total exhibition space: 165,000 sq. m
Indoor exhibition space: 105,000 sq. m

One of the capital’s oldest exhibition spaces, with 60 years of experience. Each year, it hosts over 100 international exhibitions featuring approximately 30,000 companies and over million specialists from more than 100 countries.

Olympic Park Main Media Centre (Sochi)

Total Area: 158,000 sq. m

The MMC opened on 7 January 2014, a month before the start of the XXII Olympic Winter games in Sochi. This is currently the largest congress and exhibition complex in Krasnodar Territory, home to the Russian Investment Forum and the Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS.

Ekaterinburg-Expo IEC (Ekaterinburg)

Total exhibition space: 110,000 sq. m
Indoor exhibition space: 50,000 sq. m

The largest exhibition complex in the Urals, located on the border of Europe and Asia. A modern congress centre with a main hall seating 4,000 and over 40 congress halls will open its doors in June 2019. A month later, from 9 to 11 July, it will host the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) as part of the INNOPROM International Industrial Fair.

ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre (St. Petersburg)

Total exhibition space: 90,000 sq. m
Indoor exhibition space: 50,000 sq. m

The largest specialized venue in St. Petersburg, 56 ha located a five-minute drive from Pulkovo Airport. It includes three exhibition pavilions, a congress centre composed of 35 conference halls with a total of 10,000 seats, a business centre, and Hilton brand hotels. This is the location where SPIEF, the Global Fishery Forum, and, starting in 2019, the International Arctic Forum are held.

VDNH (Moscow)

Total exhibition space: 88,300 sq. m
Indoor exhibition space: 23,300 sq. m

The largest exposition, museum, and recreational complex in the world celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2019. Each year, it hosts over 100 industry exhibitions and 350 congress events, attended by over 25,000 companies from 70 countries, as well as dozens of festivals and celebrations. VDNH Expo is visited by over 1.5 million people annually.

Toratau Congress Hall (Ufa)

Total area: 36 thousand sq. m.
Indoor exhibition area: 3,000 sq. m.

The political and cultural arena of the Republic of Bashkortostan hosted key meetings of the SCO and BRICS summits in 2015. Today, it boasts 12 multifunctional conference halls, first-class restaurants and meeting rooms.

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