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 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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«Успешное развитие энергетики зависит от доверия между лидерами отрасли»
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17.06.2020
“We need trust between industry leaders for the successful development of the energy industry”
Shortly before the conference ‘COVID-19: Accelerating a better energy future for all’, which is set to take place on 17 June as part of a series of online events under the brand of the 25th World Energy Congress, Rossetti CEO Pavel Livinsky talked about how digital transformation is helping us to overcome the effects of the pandemic and why the industry needs a new platform for exchanging experience.
«Через 500 лет будет всё, о чем мы читали в фантастических романах»
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19.06.2020
“I go 500 years into the future, where we might even have things right out of science fiction”
Michio Kaku is a professor of physics, co-founder of string field theory and world famous futurist. He has said that one day humans will achieve immortality, invent the time machine, and be able to teleport themselves. Science fiction? Perhaps for now, but these are views backed up by fundamental scientific knowledge. The renowned scientist was a guest at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2018, where he spoke at the session «The Future of the Mind. Michio Kaku».
«Не все в будущем мире смогут найти работу»
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17.06.2020
“A lot of jobs could disappear”
The topic of artificial intelligence has come under focus on numerous occasions at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. One particular highlight was the session «Media in the Artificial Intelligence Era: A Survival Guide», which took place in 2018. Guests included Martin Ford, futurist, author of The New York Times Company, and writer of the bestselling «Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future».
«Нужно беспокоиться, когда технологии развиваются слишком быстро»
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15.06.2020
“You should worry when technology advances too fast”
Nassim Taleb, Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering, Polytechnic Faculty, NYU is best known as the author of the famous black swan theory, a metaphor that describes rare and unlikely events that have significant consequences. By the way, the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is a classic black swan event. Two years ago, the American essayist and professor took part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, where he spoke at the Sberbank plenary session ‘Transitional World: What Will Tomorrow Bring?’
«Каждое человеческое существо хочет стать чем-то большим»
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11.06.2020
Each human being strives to be something bigger
One of the highest profile participants at SPIEF 2018 was of course Sadhguru, a yogi and mystic and the founder of the Isha Foundation. He captivated the audience with his distinctive traditional attire and his thinking, which he presented at two sessions, ‘From Ambition to Vision’ and ‘Forecast 2100: Technologies of the Future’.
«Мы говорили про технологии солнца и ветра, но это технологии прошлого века»
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10.06.2020
We have talked about solar and wind energy, but these are the technologies of the last century
Vice Chairman of IHS Markit Daniel Yergin is one of the most authoritative voices in the energy sector and a regular participant at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and other events hosted by the Roscongress Foundation. Excerpts from his appearances from 2016–2019 are provided below.