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 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

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A review of McKinsey’s COVID-19: Implications for business research

The review was prepared by the Fund Recongress Directorate of international and regional cooperation

A review of McKinsey’s COVID-19: Implications for business research has been published on the Anticrisis Plan. Global Best Practices portal of the Roscongress Foundation and in the ROSCONGRESS.ORG Information and Analytical System.

Analysts of the world’s largest consulting company have presented the third edition of their report on how the pandemic is impacting our planet’s future. Experts describe the key factors defining the spread of the virus and the fight against it.

According to analysts, the number of confirmed cases in a particular country correlates with the timeliness and efficiency of healthcare measures. During the period from 27 March to 2 April, 90% of all new cases emerged in the US and Europe. McKinsey experts are certain that continuous comprehensive efforts aimed at virus containment and development of epidemiological surveillance system are the key factors for inhibiting the pandemic expansion.

In particular, the forecast implies two possible scenarios depending on the efficiency of the measures implemented by governments. According to the optimistic outcome, a dramatic recession of one or two quarters will be followed by a fast recovery. According to the pessimistic one, the pandemic will stop the global economy for several months or even quarters and/or will be followed by a second wave after lockdown measures have been relaxed.

Speaking of what global business community can do to cope with this crisis, analysts urge them to act in the framework of five new key dimensions: Resolve, Resilience, Return, Reimagination, and Reform. The Anticrisis Plan. Global Best Practices portal was initiated by the Roscongress Foundation with the aim of consolidating implemented measures to support business and citizens during the spread of the coronavirus, as well plans for economic recovery after the pandemic is over. As part of the project, we provide daily releases on measures taken on national and regional levels both in Russia and abroad, as well as notable business best practices and citizens’ initiatives.

You can find the full text of the material here.

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