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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Global Fishery Forum to Discuss Future of Shipbuilding

The conference «Shipbuilding 2050: A Glance Into the Future» will be held on 13 September in St. Petersburg as part of the business programme of the 2nd Global Fishery Forum.

The event will feature a discussion of topical issues facing the Russian and global shipbuilding industry and prospects for its long-term development. One of the main themes will be enhancing the economic efficiency of fishing through the use of modern vessels and fishing gear as well as innovations in shipbuilding and technological equipment. The meeting participants will examine possible measures of state support for building a fishing fleet at domestic shipyards and market financing tools, including leasing. They will pay special attention to ways to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and its impact on the safety of fishing vessels and the working conditions of fishermen.

The conference will be attended by representatives of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN International Maritime Organization, the Federal Agency for Fishery, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Federation Council as well as shipbuilding and fishing companies from Russia, Norway, Iceland, Germany, the UK, Italy and Turkey.

The discussion will be headlined by Head of Marine Technology and Goal Based Standards at the UN International Maritime Organization Sandra Allnutt, Head of the Fisheries and Technology Division in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Matthew Camilleri, President of the Association of Refrigerated Rolling Stock Operators Mikhail Sinev, Kronstadt Marine Plant General Director Anatoly Belov, representatives of Baader (Germany), Marel (Iceland) and Rolls-Royce (Norway) and other speakers.

The conference «Shipbuilding 2050: A Glance into the Future» will take place on 13 September at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre, Pavilion H, Hall 4. Time: 14:00–18:00 (Moscow time).

The 2nd Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo will take place in St. Petersburg on 13-15 September at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event is being organized by the Federal Agency for Fishery, and the Roscongress Foundation is the operator of the forum.

The business programme of the Global Fishery Forum 2018 is available on the Forum’s official website: www.fishexpoforum.com

Contact information for media representatives:

Roscongress Foundation Media Relations Directorate

Tel.: +7 (812) 406-77-09

Email: media@roscongress.org

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