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 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Roscongress Foundation: Vaccination in 2021 to Help Restore Business Events, Conventions, and Exhibitions

Forums, exhibitions, conferences, business events, and other projects will require mass vaccination for potential participants, as well as observing all the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor (the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing). 

Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov spoke about the potential for large-scale business events in 2021 in Russia. 

“Mass vaccination both in this country and around the world will help restore business communication, as well as conventions and exhibitions industry, which will facilitate recovery from the 2020 crisis. This year, we need to focus on the Rospotrebnadzor recommendations for conventions and exhibitions. They were developed in cooperation with Roscongress’ specialists in November 2020. We need to boost our economic activity, forge cooperation among businesses from different countries and regions, and to involve key experts. Organizing committees are capable of providing a safe environment for participants and attendees, which includes everything from prevention efforts to disinfection. In their turn, potential participants should take a responsible attitude to their health. I believe that at this point vaccination becomes important,” noted Anton Kobyakov.   

The Roscongress Foundation supports the idea of mass COVID-19 vaccination, which will create endless opportunities for achieving a herd immunity.    

In November 2020, the Roscongress Foundation and the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing signed a cooperation agreement. The signatories were Anna Popova, Head of Rospotrebnadzor and Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation, and Alexander Stuglev, CEO and Chairman of the Roscongress Foundation.  

The parties agreed to unite efforts in their fight against the spread of the coronavirus at conventions and exhibitions. According to this document, the Roscongress Foundation started searching for venues suitable for hosting conventions and exhibitions in Russian cities. Roscongress also consults venue owners and staff regarding sanitary and disease prevention measures on all preparation stages and during the events. These measures must meet the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor. Additionally, the Roscongress Foundation took upon itself to prepare information content on actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 



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