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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Finopolis 2018 will Take Place in Sochi on 17–19 October

The Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies Finopolis will take place in the Main Media Centre of the Sochi Olympic Park on 17–19 October 2018. The event is organized by the Bank of Russia with the support of the Roscongress Foundation.

Key topics of Finopolis 2018:
 Digital competition in finance
 Data: the foundation of digital business
 FinTech-as-usual: from pilots to industrial platforms
 The age of AI: successes, dilemmas, the human factor
 Cyber security: the digital economy’s immune system
 The regulatory ‘sandbox’: a game without rules or rules of the game?
 Homo technologicus. What kind?
 Open Banking: pros and cons
 InsurTech: a new model of customer relations
 Capital markets: have the robots won?

Olga Skorobogatova, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia, noted: «In the era of digitalization and introduction of technology in all spheres of life, it is not enough to simply follow the trends; it is important to be able to look ahead and set the direction for development. It is most important in the financial sector that covers the needs of all industries. Finopolis, which brings together leading representatives of the financial and IT sectors, gives a chance to look at the situation from different angles and develop the plan of action for the near future. For instance, we discussed the possibility of introducing remote identification in the banking sector at one of the first Forums, and today it is already starting to work. I am confident that Finopolis 2018 will produce new ideas that will also be in demand by the market and our citizens.»

Students from Russian universities will participate in the FinTech Youth Day on 17 October 2018.
The Bank of Russia’s Forum has become the country’s largest platform for the discussion and analysis of trends and opportunities for the use of modern digital technologies in the financial sector. The Forum annually brings together about 1500 participants from Russian and foreign companies, experts and business and government representatives. The Forum’s Programme includes Expo, where market leaders and start-ups present their FinTech milestones and outlook as well as FinTech start-ups competition.
Participants registration is now open at the Forum’s official website www.finopolis.ru

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