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.

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 Future of Digital Technology to Be Discussed at the Online Breakfast of the Roscongress Foundation and Data Economy INA

The Roscongress Foundation, the Innovation Space project, and the Data Economy Independent Non-profit Association (INA) continue the Breakfast in the Digital Realm online discussion series on hot topics of the Digital Economy national programme in online discussions with state and business representatives. The next discussion of the series, which will take place on 20 May at 10:00, will deal with the future of digital technology after the end of the pandemic caused by the new COVID-19 coronavirus infection.

The growth of digital technology in 2020 may be bogged down in a tangle of many-directional factors. Just as in the atypical pneumonia of 2003, when a boom in e-commerce was recorded, the epidemic of the new type of coronavirus favours digital transformation across the board, while digital economy under pandemic conditions is becoming the new driving force of economic growth and plays an important role in sustaining countries’ revenues.

In addition, over half of the planet’s population have changed their consumption pattern once they found themselves quarantined. Cross-industry applications for keeping infection at bay were found for many digital solutions. This helped to renew the dialogue on overcoming regulatory barriers. All these factors undoubtedly opened up new opportunities for growth of digital solutions based on AR&VR, 5G, robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies.

Under these circumstances, the Government of the Russian Federation, formed early in 2020, that was planning to clarify the objectives and results of the national programme, including ensuring rapid implementation of digital technologies in real economy, now has more allies as well as new challenges.

What digital technologies can expect in the near future will be discussed by the participants of Breakfast in the Digital Realm:

  • Ivan Bortnik, Advisor to the General Director of the Fund for Assistance to the Development of Small Innovative Enterprises;
  • Alexander Galitsky, Managing Partner of Almaz Capital Partners Venture Fund.

Sergey Nakvasin, Deputy General Director and Digital Technology Director of Data Economy INA will act as the moderator.

You can watch the online discussion using the Roscongress Foundation electronic resources: on Rogcongress TV YouTube channel and on Facebook Group. Text online will be available on Data Economy Telegram channel.

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