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 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Space industry

Policies, practices, human capital, technologies and strategies that are reshaping the sector and its general impact on economic competitiveness as well as its importance to security matters.
Synopsis on the topic
Article
14.10.2020
The impacts of COVID-19 on the space industry
As part of the digitalization of the economy, satellite signals and data play an increasingly pivotal role in economic development. However, with the COVID-19 crisis, this positive trend could be reversed. There is a risk that the crisis could lead to more industry concentration, eliminating smaller and younger firms.
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Expert opinion
02.06.2020
Even if travelling to Mars is banned, humans will travel anyway
The beginning of June has traditionally been when the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum has taken place. We thought this would be a good time to look back at some of the stand out talks from previous years. One of them was by Georgy Grechko, Russian pilot, cosmonaut, and two-time Hero of the Soviet Union, who spoke in 2011 at the session «50 Years of Space Flight: Prospects for Manned Programmes». What did this legendary cosmonaut speak about?