A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

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 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 122 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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«Всегда надо думать о хорошем, даже когда наступают непростые времена»
Expert opinion
The future is always better
Founder of Alibaba Group Jack Yun Ma was one of the main guests at SPIEF 2015. He spoke at the session «From IT to DT: A New Era for Commerce and Trade». Interestingly, the focus of his talk was more on people than technology.
«Если обладаешь культурой открытий и инноваций, хочется с ее помощью менять мир»
Expert opinion
When you have a culture of discovery and innovation, you want to apply it to make an impact in the world
Rafael Reif’s talk at the panel discussion «Leading Universities» at SPIEF 2012 could be deemed a major event in its own right. His appearance came two weeks before his official speech as President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — a position he holds to this day. His talk covered the following topics:
«Ни Соединенные Штаты, ни Россия не дадут собой командовать»
Expert opinion
Neither the United States, nor Russia would allow themselves to be dictated to
The history of 20th century geopolitics largely centres around relations between Russia (then the USSR) and the United States. In 2012 two major figures from the world of government and diplomacy — Yevgeny Primakov and Henry Kissinger — met at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to discuss «Geopolitical Challenges of the 21st Century». The session was one in a series of meetings with leaders entitled «Conversations to Make a Difference».
Новые даты суда по делу WADA и РУСАДА, возвращение футбола со зрителями и помощь спортивным федерациям
Analytical digest
New Dates for the WADA vs. RUSADA Case Trial, the Return of Football with Spectators and Assistance to Sports Federations
The Roscongress Foundation presents the ‘World Sport Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic’ news digest of 1–3 June.
«Широкое распространение интернета способствует безопасности страны»
Expert opinion
The broad penetration of the Internet is ultimately better for the safety of a country
In 2011 Eric Schmidt — one of the most renowned figures in the IT industry and at the time Executive Chairman of Google — spoke at the session «The World According to Google» at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. What he said turned out to be remarkably prophetic, particularly when viewed from the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic and our experience of self-isolation.
Investment environment
Policies and practices relating to opportunities and barriers for holders of capital to supply the capital to ventures or other economic activities, including the examination of how the investment climate compares with various peers.  
Как COVID-19 меняет мир: статистический обзор
Analytical digest
How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective
UN experts, together with partner organizations of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA), have prepared a comprehensive statistical report reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public and private life of the world community, its impact on the economy, ecology, demography and social sphere.