Today, the 32nd meeting of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council in Russia was held under the leadership of Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation.
The meeting was attended by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov, Minister for Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Transport Yevgeny Ditrikh, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, Minister of Digital Development, Communications, and Media Konstantin Noskov, Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev, Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities Vladimir Yakushev, and coordinator of foreign participants of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council in Russia Mark Weinberger, as well as heads of foreign companies and organizations which are members of the council.
At the meeting, various problems and proposals by companies to simplify administrative procedures affecting various sectors of the economy, including in the areas of digitalization of the economy, improving tax and customs legislation and administration, developing the consumer market and technical regulation, localization and regional development, and health care and pharmaceuticals were discussed.
Dmitry Medvedev, following tradition, invited members of the board to take part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: «Undoubtedly, your participation in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum may also be extremely useful. The next Forum will be held on 68 June 2019,» he said.
Notably, in 2018, more than 17,000 participants from 143 countries visited SPIEF. Among them were representatives of business, various international structures, officials, experts, scientists, and journalists.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is organized by the Roscongress Foundation.
The Foreign Investment Advisory Council (FIAC) was established in 1994 as a result of the combined efforts of the Government of the Russian Federation and foreign companies to improve the investment climate in Russia. The Councils main task is to assist Russia in forming and promoting a favourable investment climate based on global expertise and the experience of international companies operating in Russia (www.fiac.ru).
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.