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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List of sessions
Открывающая сессия «Экономика жилья – экономика качества жизни»
10 September 2020 11:00
Opening session "Housing economy - quality of life economy"
Residential construction and urban development are becoming increasingly important in the public economy and GDP of developed countries. This trend, according to analysts, will intensify, including through the growth of urbanization, which is one of the main trends of our time. During the session, experts will discuss the interpenetration and progressive impact of the housing market and the economies of the countries, the investment potential of housing and urban development projects, the relationship of competent finance, government programs to stimulate the market, quality of life and sustainable development of cities. Topics for discussion: Housing economy — catalyst for global economy development: public finance, private investment and progressive technologies International trends in government housing programs and urban development Construction economics — world best practices New megacities: investment opportunities for large-scale urban development projects Priorities of residential construction from East to West: optimal forms for different countries. What do buyers, business, government bet on? National urban policies: preliminary results of the OECD Russian market survey Ensuring the accessibility of housing in accordance with international standards: programs and implementation experience Sustainable development — necessary actions to create progressive development of the residential market and urban development
Ключевая сессия «PropTech: уроки 2020 года»
10 September 2020 11:00
Key session "PropTech: Lessons 2020"
The digital transformation is a mandatory stage in the development of the real estate market and the pandemic has shown this to its full extent. Meanwhile, the large-scale transition to the new reality, including BIM, the construction of digital twins, a new sales format, design, interaction with investors, partners and contractors has not yet taken place and the real estate market is considered conservative in this direction. The participants of the session will discuss what the year 2020 has brought, how the PropTech sphere has changed and what changes are waiting for us in the near future. Topics for discussion: PropTech market in Russia and in the world. Development trends in 2020 — what new has the lockdown brought and what are its consequences? The view of a consulting company on the digitalization of commercial real estate Outlook for the next 5 years: key growth drivers, key inhibiting factors The most promising niches in the PropTech market? Which products do developers/developers/banks/brokers need? How to measure the impact of implementing digital solutions Startups should note: lack of ready-made solutions and difficulties with integration of existing solutions — how to offer a developer the product he needs. Specialization of PropTech solutions for different market segments and project life cycles. Experience, examples and results
Ключевая конференция «Эффективность девелоперского бизнеса: стратегии развития в новых условиях рынка»
10 September 2020 13:00
Key Conference "Development Business Efficiency: Development Strategies in the New Market Conditions"
The new reality of development in Russia will be shaped not only by market and macroeconomic factors, but also by the development of the epidemiological situation and government initiatives aimed at supporting business on the one hand and protecting the buyer on the other. What strategy to choose in these conditions: to change the geography of work or pricing policy, to redistribute projects in the portfolio, to wait for assistance from the government, to move to another segment — it will be discussed by conference experts. Topics for discussion: Will only giants survive? Whether the market expects consolidation of players, mergers and acquisitions, departure of small companies — how will market shares be redistributed in the coming years? Strength in diversity: diversification of the project portfolio by developers, including access to regions and development of new business directions The two sides of the state support. How the state supports business and why some companies refuse them. Minimization of development projects implementation risks. Legal side Subsidies for small and medium-sized businesses: how do small and regional companies stay afloat and continue construction? Rising prices and rental rates — is the strategy effective in the current environment? Preferential Mortgage — a lifeline for residential development. What does the market expect when rates go up? Build on your own: share and prospects of companies betting on their own capital. Betting on innovations: new technologies have already allowed developers to sell in lockdown conditions. What else can they do?
Ключевая сессия «Инвестиционный потенциал рынка недвижимости: эпоха «новой нормальности»
10 September 2020 13:00
Plenary session "Real estate market investment potential: the era of "new normality"
The year 2020 will force to revise strategies and investment tools, experts say. Real estate will still remain in the top, but the value of products, the level and timing of profitability of projects may change. Participants of the session will discuss how expected changes, such as transition to project financing and unexpected changes, such as the pandemic, have affected the investment sentiment and what to expect in the near future in the Russian market. Topics for discussion: Revival of investment activity — prospects until the end of the year Liquidity instruments today? Decrease in the Central Bank rate and new rules of the construction market — an incentive to look for new investment instruments? Discount time: is it worth waiting for the real estate prices to drop? The transfer of funds from bank deposits to the stock market: what part of this flow will spill over to the real estate market? Inflation component: what inflation will be and how it will affect the real estate market in the next 2-3 years Escrow accounts and real estate investments: transparency of projects, bank secrecy, growth or decline in yield? What to sell / what to buy: time to sell non-core assets. Should we wait for dumping? What to look at? Who sells, who buys? How to prepare an object for sale? Other people’s money — forecast of activity of foreign investors in the Russian market Financial bubbles: how to leave the project on time?
Учебный вебинар «Как сделать свой жилой комплекс более привлекательным»
10 September 2020 13:00
Educational webinar "How to make your residential complex more attractive"
New generation housing estates: what requirements should they meet? How have customer preferences changed? What characteristics, services and parameters become decisive when buying a home? State-of-the-art technology solutions for maximum living comfort. Marketing solutions for project «packaging»
Вебинар «Ипотека онлайн: специфика дистанционной сделки»
10 September 2020 13:00
Webinar "Mortgage Online: the specificity of the remote transaction"
Stages of the deal: Is it possible to do everything remotely? At what stages is personal presence necessary? Preparation of documents: what documents are required? Nothing to lose sight of. Electronic registration of the transaction: features of the procedure Mortgage insurance as an integral part of the transaction
Пленарная сессия «Девелопмент без страха: что поддержит рынок?»
10 September 2020 14:15
Plenary session "Development without fear: what will support the market?"
The year 2020 was not an easy one for construction market participants. Last spring showed that the industry can face global and, most importantly, completely unexpected challenges. And today, the government and business will have to jointly resolve a number of issues caused by the pandemic in order to maintain sustainable development and provide new construction volumes. Topics for discussion: What will bring real benefits to business? — Evaluating the effectiveness of support measures: Is there a need to review them? International experience in supporting the construction industry: Crisis Response, Financing, Investment Does subsidizing the mortgage rate compensate for the falling demand? What other tools can be used to help the industry emerge from the crisis? Transformation of the industry: assessing transition to project financing Are the plans to achieve the specified construction volumes realistic? Reducing administrative barriers: what can be drastically changed? What can be changed right now? Development and the future of cities — how do different countries answer the question of combining the interests of a private developer with the tasks of creating a comfortable urban environment?
Дискуссия «Оценка основных рисков на рынке коммерческой недвижимости»
10 September 2020 15:00
Discussion "Evaluation of the main risks in the commercial real estate market"
The commercial real estate market is once again facing difficult times and forecasts range from pessimistic to restrained positive. Against the background of sounding fears of possible closure of a quarter of all shopping centers, transition to home-offices and reduction of hotel market, experts of the discussion will discuss which segments proved to be the most sustainable, what challenges are expected by market players, including from the government, how to attract financing and not to lose objects. Topics for discussion: Will the government support business? Compensation for discounts provided to tenants, compensation for lost income, etc. — what measures the market needs. Burden of the cadastre: Will the cadastre value of real estate objects change and what is the threat of its growth? Unilateral termination of lease agreements and other legislative innovations — consequences for the market? Pricing risks: how will the rental cost and vacancy change by the end of the year — expert forecasts. What will banks say: should we expect higher cost of loans and tougher requirements to borrowers? Hospitality Industry: preliminary results of tourist summer-2020 Most sustainable: which segments have shown immunity to the virus and prospects for their development Decrease in the number of players, bankruptcy and commissioning — how will this year end?
Бизнес-дискуссия «Офисы, склады, торговля, гостиницы – что принесет инвестору прибыль?»
10 September 2020 15:00
Business discussion "Offices, warehouses, trade, hotels - what will bring profit to the investor?
Does commercial real estate remain an interesting market for investments in the year of COVID-19 and what are the analysts’ forecasts for the next year? The experts of the discussion will analyze the market, leading and outsiders segments, tools for increasing investment attractiveness of projects, optimization of management and much more. Topics for discussion: Commercial real estate — fall or start before a turn of growth? Investment deals-2020: market overview and analysts’ forecasts Is collective investment the future of the market? Experience of office, warehouse and apartment projects. Management, contractual relations, payment of dividends Fiduciary management in commercial real estate: how to choose a successful project for investment- Warehouses: investment prospects of the segment Traditional offices and coworking — what to invest in? The potential of shopping centres and street retail: what does the market offer to a private investor? Venture investments: e-commerce, big-data, PropTech — are smart technologies interesting for a private investor in Russia? What does the hospitality industry expect?
Экспертная панель «Жилая недвижимость: покупка в онлайн формате»
10 September 2020 15:00
Expert panel "Residential Real Estate: Buying Online"
Online sales, which before the pandemic developed mainly with a scope for regional buyers, during the lockdown period were the only way to conclude transactions, which forced all market participants to reformat their business in the shortest possible time. It is already obvious that remote sales became part of the residential real estate market. Topics for discussion: Sales online. Experience, statistics. Moscow/regions. Experience in different segments of the housing market. The price of the question: how much is the transition to online transactions and what is the return? Registration of the transaction without MFC. Experience, features, problems. Corporate systems of online sales and issue of electronic digital signatures It’s better to see once — how to organize remote viewing of real estate. Cases. VR before and after COVID: visualizing content in the housing market. Applications, website services, personal customer accounts — which tools work better? Booking and payment — what new has quarantine brought? Experience and terms of transition to remote mode Mortgage online. Services of banks and developers Life after the pandemic — will investments in online sales be justified? How much of the deal will remain offline? Risks of quick decisions: are there risks of future deal breakdowns?
Учебный семинар: «Основные принципы работы с долгими сделками»
10 September 2020 15:00
Educational seminar: "Basic principles of working with long transactions"
Specific risks of the alternative transaction Features of building a «chain of apartments»: how to secure and limit its growth to avoid returning to the starting point? Legal aspects: how to make a fair and transparent deal? What questions should homeowners ask about the legality of ownership and the transaction? Calculations in long transactions: examples of effective schemes Principles of calculation of taxes and tax deductions: how to avoid mistakes?
Вебинар «Квартира в новостройке: покупать сейчас или ждать лучших времён?»
10 September 2020 15:00
Webinar "Apartment in a new building: buy now or wait for better times?"
How did the real estate market survive the coronation crisis? The price dynamics of new buildings since the beginning of the year. Is it worth waiting for a decline and counting on substantial discounts? Modern home buying opportunities: mortgage, trade-in, online transaction — which scheme should you choose?