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 – 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 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 129 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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13.11.2018

Roscongress Foundation to Take Part in the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society For the First Time

The annual Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society (WEFCOS), the largest global event to discuss the role of women in modern society, will take place in Paris on 14–16 November. For the first time, successful women from Russia will take part in the business programme of the Forum through the initiative of the Roscongress Foundation. Additionally, a cooperation agreement between the Roscongress Foundation and WEFCOS will be signed at the Forum.

Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society is one of the most reputable international organisations that promote the humanitarian agenda through the lens of women’s leadership in the development of international cooperation. The organisation annually holds the WEFCOS Summit of women-leaders, which convenes thousands of participants to discuss current challenges in the economy, politics and society.

«For the first time in the 13-year history of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society the delegation from Russia participates in the programme of the Annual Summit in Paris. The event is dedicated to the current challenges of socio-economic development, such as the digitalization of the global economy and climate change, their impact on the development of business, society, science, and education. However, it’s evident that the main task of the Forum is to overcome inequalities and stereotypes about women, strengthen the role of women in society, and expand their economic presence. The participation of representatives from Russia in this Summit of the Women’s Forum was made possible through the support and assistance of the Roscongress Foundation’s Social Programmes Directorate,» noted Svetlana Lukash, Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the G20 Group (the Russian Sherpa), Deputy Head of the Presidential Expert’s Directorate.

The hero of the Russian Federation, Russian pilot-cosmonaut Yelena Serova, Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the G20 Group (the Russian Sherpa), Deputy Head of the Presidential Expert’s Directorate Svetlana Lukash and General Producer of Match TV Tina Kandelaki will participate in the business programme of the Forum. Participants will discuss immediate issues of overcoming inequality and stereotypes of women, strengthening the role of women in society and expanding their economic presence.

A cooperation agreement between the Roscongress Foundation and WEFCOS will also be signed at the Forum. The objective of the agreement is to promote the development of the international women’s community, strengthen international socio-cultural relations and cooperation of women globally to solve vital social issues through organising and conducting joint events. Elena Marinina, Head of Social Programmes at the Roscongress Foundation and Chiara Corazza, Managing Director of WEFCOS will take part in the signing ceremony.

"For the Roscongress Foundation, it is a milestone in building an international dialogue on the establishment of the women’s community, strengthening international socio-cultural relations and cooperation of women in solving current social problems. I am confident that our strategic partnership will enhance the role of women in socio-economic development and strengthen Russia’s strategic position in the global women’s community, said Elena Marinina, Deputy CEO for the Socio-Economic Agenda.

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