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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На Гренаде завершил свою работу форум «Россия/Евразия — Карибы: новый рассвет 2017»

The ‘Russia/Eurasia–Caribbean: A New Dawn 2017’ Forum, the first of its kind, was held from November 1 to 3, 2017. The event was organized by the Government of Grenada, the Bering-Bellingshausen Institute for the Americas (IBBA, Montevideo, Uruguay), and the Roscongress Foundation. Between 2015 and 2017, the IBBA and the Roscongress Foundation held three sessions on Latin America at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), and organized the first SPIEF regional session in the south of the New World in Montevideo in 2016.

Delegations from Russia, Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, Grenada, Cuba, St. Kitts and Nevis, the United States, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Jamaica all took part in the Forum.

Speakers included: Nickolas Steele, Grenada Minister of Health, Social Security, and International Business; Sergey Brilev, President of the IBBA, Russia 1 TV channel presenter, and Roscongress expert; Oleg Firer, Grenadian Ambassador to Russia; Kirill Kaem, Senior Vice President for Innovation at the Skolkovo Foundation; David Lord, Deputy Programme Manager, External Economic and Trade Relations for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Alexander Shchetinin, Director of the Latin American Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Maxim Yusin, Deputy Editor of the Foreign News Desk at Kommersant; Elena Pleukhova, Head of the Department of Romance Philology and Associate Professor at Kazan Federal University; Peter Wilding, Managing Director of Influence Group (London); Vladimir Davydov, Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Latin America; Irina Novikova, Dean of the School of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University; Hassan Hadeed, Grenadian Ambassador to Venezuela; Nikolay Smirnov, Russian Ambassador to Guyana, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Remy Jacobson, founder and CEO of Bunker Capital; Maxim Shkadov, CEO of Kristall Production Corporation and President of the Russian Diamond Manufacturers Association; Maria Caridad Balaguer Labrada, Cuban Ambassador to Grenada; and Perla Rosales, Deputy Director General of the Office of the Historian in Havana, Cuba.

The key focus of the event was strengthening commercial and academic partnerships between countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and CARICOM. A wide range of international issues was also discussed. Representatives drawn from political, academic, media, and business circles took part in themed sessions.

“Grenada’s chairmanship of CARICOM offers a platform and an opening for future productive dialogue between our countries”, emphasized David Lord.

Grenada was the first Caribbean country to open an embassy in Moscow, which it has also used to establish a trade representation in the country.

“At the conclusion of the Forum, it was noted that this Eurasian–Caribbean dialogue should continue until the end of Grenada’s CARICOM chairmanship. To accomplish this, we worked with Minister Steele and Ambassador Firer to establish a permanent channel for dialogue, the St George’s Club, named after Grenada’s capital city, St George’s”, added Sergey Brilev.

Dialogue between the countries which took part in the Forum will continue in May at SPIEF 2018.

A documentary film about the ‘Russia/Eurasia–Caribbean: A New Dawn 2017’ Forum will be shown on television channel Russia 24 in November.

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На Гренаде завершил свою работу форум «Россия/Евразия — Карибы: новый рассвет 2017»