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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The role of conferences within Arctic governance

This article published in Polar Geography magazine, addresses conferences as the central meeting and cooperation point for the international and interdisciplinary community interested in the Arctic development, and demonstrates how various conferences facilitate work of the Arctic Council and promote additions to the agenda.

The Roscongress Foundation presents the salient points of the publication accompanied by fragments of broadcasts of relevant panel discussions from the business programme of international events held by the Roscongress Foundation.

Cooperation in the Arctic has turned out to be more sustainable to impact of conflicts in the different territories. The states interested in the region and resources development, successfully manage to use common efforts in execution of vital tasks, therefore, creating a friendly and stable structure for the region governance.

The Arctic region is the main national priority for the Arctic sates and was recurrently falling under geopolitical pressure. However, despite acute situations and conflicts in the other regions, all Arctic states support the idea of open and productive dialogue on Arctic development.

Growing interest of Non-Arctic states to participate in resolution of issues on the agenda, raises concerns among some experts, therefore, the need in holding conferences is also put into question. Specifically, there are concerns that information provided by Non-Arctic entities is misinterpreted by some players, and it may lead to false impressions of the region.

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Nevertheless, conferences are an obvious and essential element in the Arctic governance, that attracts a large number of speakers annually.


Conferences are essential for the Arctic Council work in terms of Arctic governance. Specifically, expansion of the agenda, providing the broader pool of stakeholders with the platform to discuss issues not included into agenda of the Arctic Council, shall give the new players an opportunity to join the Arctic community.

The article includes the results of analyses conducted by various analysts regarding topics of Arctic conferences and forums held in the recent years.

Non-Arctic states, for which the event industry is the most effective way to promote their interests in the region, declare the highest interest in holding conferences. Moreover, interests of Non-Arctic states are gradually going beyond simple observation, as many such states have already started to develop their own Arctic strategies.

Therefore, availability of informal communication channels on the issues of science, politics, business and civil society plays an increasingly important role in maintaining peace and stability in the Arctic region. Conferences facilitate cooperation and the best practices exchange, that increases transparency in the motives of the other international players.


For more information about construction as a sector with a sizeable share in many economies, rising level of digitalization, and shifts in consumer sentiment in real estate, please see the The Arctic, Environment, Economic progress, Sustainable Development and Events.

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