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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XII Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona

24-25 October 2019
Verona, Italy
List of sessions
24 October 2019 10:00
Special session. Systemic challenges of the global energy
Global oil markets remain a key determinant in shaping today’s political and economic landscape. What challenges and opportunities do global oil market players see in the sector? We will discuss investments, supply side restrictions, exploration prospects and policy-inspired changes such as the growth of renewables and electrification.
24 October 2019 14:30
Session 1. Can business play a constructive role in the geopolitics of today?
With every year, the geopolitical situation in the world is becoming less predictable. International laws rules and multilateralism are being challenged more and more. Uncertainty is rapidly becoming the hallmark of the modern international life, posing new challenges for international business. Under these volatile conditions, business diplomacy can play an important role in improving relations between countries and international cooperation. But how is such diplomacy best conducted?
24 October 2019 15:45
Session 2. The role of natural gas in helping Europe to achieve its energy security and meet its climate change goals
At a time when we are only hearing more about the decarbonization of energy supply, the role of natural gas can be of particular importance compared to other hydrocarbons. Considering the «green» properties of natural gas, the hydrocarbon can be paired with renewables in trying to achieve the ultimate long term goal of a clean and secure energy supply. How does the gas industry see its future prospects in this regard?
24 October 2019 16:45
Session 3. Creating the economy of trust between the Atlantic and the Pacific
In a world of growing uncertainty and fewer rules, trust is becoming one of the most sought-after values in international business. How do we build stronger relations of trust and how do we improve relations between various industries and businesses? What role can the governmental bodies play in this trust-building exercise?
25 October 2019 09:00
Social inequality is one of the causes of the current global crisis
The social and economic system of the modern world goes through multiple crises. Inequality is also multifaceted and tends to grow, thereby creating new conflicts, inhibiting development. The greater the inequality, the greater the risks of destabilization. Today we must choose a priority path for the development of people: more freedom and attention to the individual or more integration into the global system.
25 October 2019 10:00
Special session. Uzbekistan and Italy - large projects
Speakers will present the country’s ambitious development plans, presenting numerous investment projects that offer great opportunities for cooperation between Uzbekistan and Italy.
25 October 2019 11:00
Session 4. New financing models to meet challenges of tomorrow
The financial sector, perhaps more so than others, is sensitive to geopolitical oscillations and requires a strict set of rules to operate. Often it is first in line to respond to new regulatory conditions and policy changes. On top of the emerging geopolitical challenges the financial sector is also undergoing a technological revolution opening up enormous opportunities for some while increasing the risks for others. What are the financing models that will be offered to the clients of tomorrow? How exposed is the sector to geopolitical risks? How do we make sure that opportunities offered by innovation do not introduce new risks to the system?
25 October 2019 12:00
Session 5. Transport and infrastructure as a foundation for development of economy and territory
It is obvious that transport infrastructure will always be a key part of the economic success of the region. Goods must not only be manufactured but also delivered. It is no accident that it is precisely around large infrastructure projects that real political battles are unfolding. Whole percentage points of a country’s GDP can depend on a railway line of a port being built in one location or another. How does industry respond to such dilemmas — what role can it play in the space from the Atlantic to the Pacific? Is it about cooperation or competition among the countries when it comes to large complex cross-country infrastructure projects?
25 October 2019 14:30
Session 6. Industrial revolution 4.0 and the digital economy of the future throughout Eurasia
The pace of technological development has reached unprecedented levels. What seems like innovation today can become obsolete in the space of a few months. An unprecedented technological race is unfolding. Technological wars are being launched and fought — sometimes quietly, sometimes right in the open and with the questionable means. Where do the participants see the industrial revolution 4.0 going? What will be the challenges and opportunities for the business in responding to technological advancements in the economy of tomorrow?