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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St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Russia’s development, simply by virtue of its size, history, culture, the human potential and economic opportunities cannot take place outside the global context. [...] We are grateful to our guests for their attention and friendly attitude to Russia and their willingness for business cooperation that always rests on pragmatism, understanding of mutual interests and, of course, trust in each other, frankness and clear-cut positions. [...] We invite all of you to take part in this largescale and equitable cooperation.

Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation
18–20 June 2015
St. Petersburg, Russia
List of sessions
Россия - Финляндия: формирование навыков, поддержка и развитие образовательных экосистем
18 June 2015 09:00
Russia – Finland: creating skills, supporting and building
In the midst of the economic crisis in the 1990s, Finland developed a new competitiveness policy designed to support private sector innovation, while investment in R&D provided the catalyst for subsequent growth. At the same time, Russia, with its history of a planned economy, was widely seen to have established a strong record of human capital, particularly in comparison to economies with comparable levels of income. As the world is moving into a post-industrialist stage, the skills traditionally needed for work are changing, while digital platforms and socio-cultural changes create new challenges and opportunities for learning. From a company view-point, what makes a successful learning ecosystem? How can co-operation between educational institutes and enterprises be fostered? What steps can be taken to create competitive learning systems? What methods should elementary schools and high schools employ to develop entrepreneurial skills?
Россия - Индия: возможности взаимного инвестирования
18 June 2015 09:00
Russia – India: mutual investment opportunities
In the current global environment, Russian—Indian bilateral economic relations continue to strengthen, as demonstrated by expanding partnerships in the defence, space, mining, and chemicals sectors. What steps can policy makers on both sides take to accelerate and deepen economic ties? How might the increase in the use of national currencies in bilateral settlements affect mutual trade?
Деловой форум ШОС
18 June 2015 09:00
SCO business forum
Regional leaders from finance and government agencies will gather to discuss and debate a broad agenda, including the Eurasian Economic Union as a driver to revive and strengthen SCO investment cooperation, steps to foster cooperation in multilateral projects, SCO economic programme financing, and capitalizing on new market opportunities.
Россия - Япония: перспективы делового сотрудничества
18 June 2015 09:00
Russia – Japan: prospects for business cooperation
In recent years, Asian economies have become Russia’s key partners in expanding international economic ties, and Japan is no exception to this trend. Yet bringing trade, economic and investment relations between Russia and Japan to its full potential remains a challenge. What policy prescriptions and private sector steps could unlock a new cycle of deepening bilateral economic cooperation, and what are the development prospects over the medium term? How might the introduction of new incentives for domestic production in Russia create opportunities for Japanese business?
Экономика: честные ответы на злободневные вопросы
18 June 2015 11:00
Economics: frank answers to pressing questions
The level of uncertainty about future economic trends remains very high. Experts err in projections, and the government often needs to change plans in response to new dynamics. Political aspects often take center stage clouding judgment on the merits of economic issues. How does one avoid wishful thinking in this situation? Has the crisis bottomed out in Russia? What will happen with the Rouble? Are we to expect an new wave of the global crisis?
Энергоинтеграция Европы, России и Азии - безграничные возможности
18 June 2015 11:45
Powering opportunity: integrating European, Russian and Asian energy sectors
The integration of national power systems to form more efficient cross-border solutions holds many potential economic benefits, but executing such projects is challenging and complex. What kinds of infrastructure, management, knowhow, labour and geopolitical barriers must be overcome? How might technological advances create new opportunities in integration, and what are the appropriate roles for government and the business sectors in building success?
Модернизация и энергосбережение в России - вынужденные меры или открывающиеся возможности?
18 June 2015 12:30
Modernization and energy efficiency in Russia: forced measures or new opportunities?
Russian businesses are under pressure to revamp operations and significantly improve efficiency. At the same time, government-owned and natural monopolies are expected to further cut costs and review their investment programmes given the sagging economy. Can the difficult circumstances be a catalyst for reform and create investment opportunities for private capital in the state sector, particularly in energy efficiency projects? How can the Russian government and regional authorities support steps to enhance efficiency?
Как достичь эффективного управления земельными ресурсами?
18 June 2015 12:30
Dilemmas in regulatory reforms for more effective land management
Land is a strategic resource for expanding the Russian economy, yet lengthy title registration procedures and red tape hamper investments and development for both companies and individuals. This has not only harmed the overall investment environment, but also significantly reduced tax revenues at all levels. What effective land management measures can stimulate economic development in the regions? Does Russia need land reform?
Интеллектуальная собственность. Как защитить и приумножить?
18 June 2015 12:30
The next stage in developing ip market forces
Intellectual property remains one of the most important components for evaluating a business, and is a critical element of economic performance as a whole. Governments continue to improve IP laws, offering new mechanisms for protection. Which measures have already proved effective and which need improvement? Are there any additional ways to enhance protection that have not been implemented yet? How will global integration affect the protection of intellectual property rights?
Развитие конкуренции в условиях централизации ресурсов
18 June 2015 12:30
The imperative to spur competitive factors and incentivize efficiencies
Bureaucratic red tape, an underdeveloped infrastructure and financial sector, as well as the need to create greater competitive pressures for state-owned corporations are just a few of the key issues policymakers face as they seek to raise Russia’s competitiveness. What measures should the government take to boost competition? What confidence-building measures would give the business sector a sense that the competitive environment will see improvements?
Деловой форум БРИКС
18 June 2015 12:30
BRICS business forum
International business and government leaders will gather to discuss a broad agenda: the current state of cooperation in trade and investment between the BRICS countries and future prospects in this area, ways to stimulate economic recovery in the BRICS countries, building and strengthening inter-regional ties, establishing a favourable business environment, harmonizing trade regulations, and removing administrative barriers and bottlenecks.
Системообразующие предприятия - как повысить эффективность
18 June 2015 12:30
Building efficiency in essential state-owned enterprises
Enhancing the efficiency of systemically important state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is a vital element of Russia’s economic reform initiatives. SOEs must adapt to the new economic environment, and adjust to fast-moving market conditions and potentially disruptive technologies. Cutting costs, alongside improving the quality of services, is important for boosting efficiency amid rising competition. What further steps should Russia’s principal SOEs undertake to drive performance?
Инвестиции в науку - фундамент будущего
18 June 2015 12:30
Investing in science – a foundation for the future
Innovation in modern high technology applications has often benefited from massive R&D investments as well as substantial public sector basic science expenditures. Given the difficult economic climate, can businesses be expected to maintain heavy funding for scientific and technology development? What is the correct balance between public support of basic scientific research and private sector R&D? How can new models in international collaboration and co-investment schemes mitigate the costs and risks in R&D?
Взаимоотношения по формуле ЕС - ЕАЭС: взгляд бизнеса
18 June 2015 12:30
Business perspective on EU – EAEU as a formula for cooperation
The prospects of economic relations between Russia and the European Union in the context of the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are high on business community’s agenda. Business on both sides is working on retaining well-established mutually beneficial ties and is seeking new formats and opportunities for cooperation in trade, investment, science, technology and other areas. Which new opportunities does the ‘EU — EAEU’ format open not only for major economic players, but also for SMEs? Will the new format become the basis for diversification of foreign economic relations? What future projects of business cooperation ‘from Lisbon to Vladivostok’ can be discussed today?
Развитие атомной энергетики в условиях меняющегося глобального рынка
18 June 2015 13:00
Nuclear power in the new global energy mix
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) projects that growth in the nuclear energy sector until the year 2030 will primarily stem from the building of new plants in countries that are installing their first facilities. What particular steps should suppliers take to ease the production of nuclear power to first-timers? What supporting role should the IAEA play in this regard? What concrete measures should be put in place to ensure the safe expansion of nuclear energy into new economies?
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