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 188 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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Russia–Africa Economic Forum

23-24 October 2019
Sochi, Russia
Programme
Start time
The name of the session
10:00
Russia and Africa: Uncovering the Potential for Cooperation
12:00
Introducing Russia to Africa
12:30
Current Objectives in Developing the Housing Construction Market on the African Continent
12:30
Humanitarian Cooperation: Development Goals and Corporate Social Responsibility
12:30
Russia and Africa: Science, Education, and Innovation for Economic Development
12:30
The Role of Media in Russian–African Relations
12:30
Innovation Without Borders: New Cross-Border Business Opportunities
14:00
Promotion of Russian culture among foreign youth
14:30
Transport Infrastructure on the African Continent: Opportunities to Implement Joint Projects
14:30
Financing as an Essential Instrument of Economic Growth in Africa
14:30
Contribution of Nuclear Technologies in the Development of Africa
14:30
Economic Sovereignty for Africa: Problems and Solutions
14:30
Russian–African Collaboration in the Diamond Industry
14:30
Investing in Africa
15:30
Telemedicine. How will digital technology change the face of healthcare systems in African countries?
16:30
The Eurasian Economic Union and Africa: Trends and Opportunities to Develop Integrated Processes and Collaborate
16:30
Doing Business in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
16:30
Collaboration in Industry: Potential Areas of Growth
16:30
Russia–Africa: Cooperation in the Energy Sector
16:30
Digital Transformation as a Driver of State Development
17:15
Benchmarking session ‘Startups vs SMEs: Partnership in Innovation 2020’