A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

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 160 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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“Business: A Survival Guide”

Roscongress Foundation and EY to Hold Online Conference on Measures to Support Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

What can a business do under emergency quarantine? How can you protect your business, minimize losses, and get right back into it after restrictions have been lifted? The Roscongress Foundation is launching a series of virtual events to help business people save their businesses.

On Friday, 3 April, the Roscongress Foundation will be hosting an online conference entitled «Business: A Survival Guide». The broadcast can be found on the Roscongress-TV YouTube channel and on the official Roscongress Foundation Facebook account. It kicks off at 12.00.

Numerous support measures are being introduced at the federal and regional levels to support SMEs. Discussion participants  well-known experts in the field of legal and tax consulting  will be here to answer the questions of greatest concern to entrepreneurs in the current environment. How should one handle wages during the non-working week? File tax reports and get a tax deferral? What measures have been introduced to support SMEs and how should we make use of them? What international trade regulation measures will be in place?

Conference topics:

· Measures to support SMEs and particular industries through tax reduction.

· Filing taxes and deferred tax payments. Tax administration.

· Dealing with wages during the non-working week.

· Taxation of individuals on income from deposits and operations with debt securities in the Russian Federation.

· Measures to regulate international trade.

· The establishment of a 15% tax on payment of dividends to foreign shareholders (participants). What will change and when?


Dmitry Babiner, Partner, Head of Corporate Taxation in the CIS, EY

Alexey Nesterenko, Partner, Head of the CIS Tax Policy and Tax Dispute Resolution Services Group, EY

Yulia Timonina, Partner, Head of the Tax and Accounting Preparation Group, EY

Irina Novikova, Senior Manager, HR, EY

Anna Savon, Director, the Private Taxation Services Group, EY

Anton Shishkin, Director, the Customs Regulation and Foreign Trade Group, EY

Hosted by Alexey Bobrovsky, Head of the Russia-24 TV Channel Economic News Service.

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