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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The Forum in Sochi to Discuss Additional Opportunities for the Implementation of National Urban Projects

As part of the Russian Investment Forum business programme, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) organised the business breakfast ‘The City as a Focal Point for National Projects’.

The event participants will discuss partnerships between regional and municipal governments, business and public activists in national urban development projects. Speakers will highlight areas where the interests and expertise of all groups involved in urban development intersect. The business breakfast participants will consider such issues as the practical application of PPP mechanisms in order to achieve national objectives, as well as their actual effect on citizens, raising their quality of life, and improvement of the situation in cities and regions; how can national projects help bring living standards in Russian cities closer to world-class levels, and consequently, make them as attractive as possible to residents? How can investment help improve the quality and effectiveness of national projects?

Svetlana Chupsheva, Chief Executive Officer of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and Kirill Dmitriev, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, as well as heads of regions, leading Russian and international companies, public figures and activists will speak at the event. The unique format of the breakfast for communities contributes to the birth of new, the most potent ideas since these ideas combine the maximum of the essential points of view, experience and resources.

«The RDIF is an important tool for the implementation of national projects, as it attracts not only foreign and Russian partners but also unique expertise to their implementation. RDIF also implements some projects that provide a significant improvement in the urban environment and the quality of life in it. Understanding interests, sharing experience and combining the efforts of all stakeholders will improve the efficiency of this work and spread the best practices throughout the country,» noted Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF.

The business programme is available on the official website of the Forum. Organiser: the Roscongress Foundation.

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