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 is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, 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, 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 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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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28 August 2019

Secrets of Japan revealed in EEF magazine

Japan is co-organizing this year’s EEF, and the country’s delegation will be headed by Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. Japan has played a significant and wide-ranging role in shaping the event’s business, cultural, and sporting programmes, with notable developments including sumo and judo competitions. Together, they will help lend a special flavour to the event, and encourage visitors to find out more about the unique way of life in Japan — a nation where tradition reigns to this day.

The magazine includes a report covering the journey from Tokyo to Kanazawa. It is a journey which begins in the Ginza District and Omotesandō Avenue — places renowned for their restaurants and boutiques — and of course Takeshita Dori, a focal point for anime fans. From there, it is on to Kanazawa, a city where traditional ryokan inns have been preserved. Ryokan inns welcomed guests as far back as 1,300 years ago, and tourists are invited to open-air hot-spring baths. In the small city of Takayama, visitors can see the only surviving shōgun castle and try local dishes abundantly seasoned with mountain herbs. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa is renowned for its houses with metre-thick thatched roofs. The entire family (frequently consisting of more than 30 people) lives under one roof, just they did thousands of years ago.

First-time travellers to Japan are advised to visit in spring or autumn, so that they can enjoy the blooming of the cherry blossom or the turning of the leaves of the Japanese maple. To find out more about things to see in the Land of the Rising Sun, read «Momijigari or Admiring Maple Leaves» in EEF 2019 magazine.

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