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.

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 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 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, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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В Санкт-Петербурге состоялось собрание Стратегического Альянса национальных конгресс-бюро Европы

For the first time the 13th Meeting of Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe took place on the territory if Russia.

The decision to hold the regular Alliance event in the Northern capital was made in February 2019 in Vienna (Austria) following the city presentation by the Russian Convention Bureau (RCB).

The meeting, which took place on September 30 — October 01, 2019, was attended by the heads of the Convention Bureaux of Europe, which are part of the Alliance. The Russian Convention Bureau joined the European Strategic Alliance in February 2018.

The event official part included a discussion of the series of the Alliance activity organizational issues, including the admittance of the new member countries, and discussion of the goals for the five-year perspective. Heads of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe also took part in the strategic workshop, in terms of which the ideas and steps were formed to further effectively promote European destinations in the global business events market.

The meeting program of the Strategic Alliance participants, in addition to the business part, included a visit to the leading congress and exhibition venue in St. Petersburg — Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre, as well as the city tour.

The meeting organization partners of the Russian Convention Bureau were the Congress and Exhibition Bureau of St. Petersburg, ExpoForum — International and company Favorit.

Alexey Kalachev, the Director of the Russian Convention Bureau noted: «Holding such meetings within the framework of the Strategic Alliance provides an opportunity to the representatives of „one part of the world “ which in this case is Europe, to discuss in detail the promising areas of joint development, to share expertise and to direct efforts to strengthen the position of the European event market industry on the world stage. For the Russian Convention Bureau participation in the European Alliance is an important step in including the country in the organization key projects, which will make it possible to contribute to the national event industry development, as well as to promote Russia as a destination for international events within the European community.»


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