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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Mars и Фонд «Росконгресс» стали партнерами в рамках ПМЭФ-2017

Moscow, May 19, 2017 — The Russian subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated and the Roscongress Foundation have concluded a partnership agreement as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2017). A key aspect of their cooperation will be support for Forum volunteers.

Mars senior leaders and representatives of Mars University will give lectures to young SPIEF 2017 participants about the development of leadership and career-building skills. Roughly 1,000 of the best students from St. Petersburg universities are planning to take part in the event. The preparatory programme starts on May 22, 2017.

«As a family-owned business, Mars is known for its special attitude towards associates development. We know how to grow true leaders and are prepared to share our experience with partners. We hope that the skills obtained by the SPIEF 2017 volunteers can be applied after the Forum as well», noted Valery Schapov, President of Mars Russia.

«The Roscongress Foundation views its cooperation with Mars as crucial, given the resulting support provided to volunteers as part of the country’s biggest economic forum — SPIEF 2017. Moving forward, we are looking to scale up this experience to cover other events which we are also operating,» said Alexander Stuglev, Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation.

Volunteers traditionally become the face of the Forum, supporting its delegates and guests along the entire journey: from the airport and train stations to the halls of the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre. Their support is no mere coincidence for Mars, which has its own rich traditions in this area of social activity.

«We have selected three areas for ourselves: helping local communities, creating a better world for pets, and raising awareness about dental health. Each year our associates around the world devote roughly 100,000 hours to volunteer work», Valery Schapov said.

In addition to the volunteer programme, Mars will present its locally produced products at Forum sites. The Orbit brand will be responsible for healthy and confident smiles at the Forum and hold a contest ‘For the Forum’s most beautiful and confident smile’ jointly with three-time Olympic champion Yulia Yefimova upon conclusion of the event.

«For several years now, we have been successfully implementing investment agreements, including those signed at SPIEF. This is one of the key platforms for revealing our country’s investment potential. For this reason, we have decided to have a brand new format for interaction with the Forum organizers this year», Valery Schapov said about the decision to form a partnership with the Roscongress Foundation.

Mars и Фонд «Росконгресс» стали партнерами в рамках ПМЭФ-2017