A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, 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, 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 155 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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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14.07.2020

Alexey Kalachev, Director of the Russian Convention Bureau, Heads Moscow Export Center

Alexey Kalachev, Director of the Russian Convention Bureau, has been appointed General Director of MEC (Moscow Export Center). The new head of the MEC has extensive experience of working in major private companies and state bodies, and more than 15 years of experience in communication, event and project management, including organization and management of All-Russian and international events, exhibitions and conferences, as well as Public Relations activities.

The Russian Convention Bureau, which Alexey Kalachev has headed since November 2017 has since become one of the leading public organizations of the industry, which brings together around 100 companies, leaders of the event market of the country. Over this time the Russian Convention Bureau became a recognizable brand on the international market, and took promotion of Russia abroad to new heights. The organization plays a significant role in the development of the congress market and business tourism in the country. In October 2019 the director of the RCB became a member of the Board of Directors of ICCA (International Congress and Conference Association), and co-chairman of Territory Marketing Sector. At present Alexey Kalachev continues leading the Russian Convention Bureau.

In his capacity of the General Director of the Moscow Export Center Alexey Kalachev will work on developing programs on activation of foreign economic activities of Moscow companies, support of export-oriented enterprises of the capital, as well as work on developing new anti-crisis methods and instruments.

In his commentary, Alexey Kalachev said that his previous experience on the Russian and international markets, including his experience in promoting non-resource export of Russian products will be of great help to him in managing goals and tasks of the Moscow Export Center.

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