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 180 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 81 countries worldwide, and 186 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, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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About 1,100 delegates confirm participation in Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona

The 11th Eurasian Economic Forum (EEF-2018) will be held 25 to 26 October 2018 in Verona (Italy), and its main focus will be «Economy of trust and business diplomacy from the Atlantic to the Pacific.» To date over 70 speakers and about 1,100 participants from more than 40 countries have confirmed their attendance.

This includes representatives of government, business circles, political and public figures, diplomats, experts, and journalists from countries including Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malta, Mongolia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uzbekistan.

Confirmed participants in the 11th Eurasian Economic Forum include: Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Salvini, President of the Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation, Prime Minister of Italy (1996–1998, 2006–2008, and President of the European Commission 1999–2004) Romano Prodi, Secretary of State for Public Administration of Italy Mattia Fantinati, Secretary of State for Economic Development and Deputy Minister for Trade and Foreign Investment of Italy Michele Geraci, Director-General of European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) Stefano Manservisi, Governor of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti, President of Sicily Sebastiano Musumeci, Mayor of Verona Federico Sboarina, Mayor of Turin Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Catania Salvo Pogliese, CEO of Leonardo S.p.a. Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Snam Marco Alverà, CEO of Heerim Architects & Planners Young Kyoon Jeong, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the International Peace Foundation HSH Prince Alfred von Liechtenstein, Secretary of State of the Union State of Russia and Belarus Grigory Rapota, Member of the Eurasian Economic Commission Board, Minister for key aspects of integration and macroeconomics, Tatyana Valovaya, Member of the Board, Minister for Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission Veronika Nikishina.

The Russian delegation to the Forum includes Chief Executive Officer of Rosneft Igor Sechin, President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board Andrey Kostin, Director General of Gazprom Export Elena Burmistrova, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) Alexander Shokhin, Chairman of the Board of Credit Bank of Moscow Vladimir Chubar, and Executive Director of the Association of International Pharmaceutical Producers (AIPM) Vladimir Shipkov, among others.

«This year’s Eurasian Economic Forum offers a substantive agenda for discussions on topics relating to the economics of trust and business diplomacy from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The relevance of these topics and the speakers selected will, we believe, ensure that participants find the event both practical and useful,» said Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev.

«The greater the geopolitical tensions, sanctions, tariff wars, and other obstacles, the greater the interest among the business community in overcoming these obstructions, in the development of longstanding contacts, and in the creation of new ones. This underlies the growing interest we see among companies in the Verona Forum, which is focused on building a common economic space from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and which has become a significant event in Europe. Business diplomacy is becoming a tangible force in an ever more unpredictable world,» said President of Banca Intesa, President of the Conoscere Eurasia Association Antonio Fallico.

The event is organized by the Conoscere Eurasia Association, the Roscongress Foundation, and the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The official website of the Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona: forumverona.com.

To participate in the forum, please register via this link by 24 October 2018.

The Forum programme can be found here.

Inquiries about participation:

Tel: +7 (495) 640 4440, +7 (812) 680 0000

E-mail: cooperation@roscongress.org; info@forumverona.com

Media accreditation: https://reg.forumverona.com/en/registration

Contact information for questions relating to media accreditation and activity at the event:

Tel: +7 (965) 302 3304, +7 (921) 437 8471

E-mail: alena.bunkova@roscongress.org; andrey.samorodov@bancaintesa.ru


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