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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27.06.2022

10th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum to Discuss Prospects for Digitalization

At 16.15 on 29 June 2022, a session entitled ‘The Digitalization of Justice: Problems and Prospects’ will be held as part of the 10th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.

The session will focus on digital transformation and the prospects for introducing modern electronic services into the judicial process.

Participants in the discussion will consider how to strike a balance between one’s right to participate in court proceedings in person and doing so remotely, different options for protecting transmitted data and ensuring its authenticity, and prospects for international cooperation in justice in an online format.

“In order to expand the use of modern information technologies in civil, arbitration, and administrative court proceedings, the Russian Ministry of Justice prepared and adopted a federal law in December 2021 allowing litigants to submit documents to the court via the Public Services Portal, court information systems, and electronic document management systems. The legal act also made it possible to participate remotely in court hearings with the use of personal means of communication. We have now drafted a bill that would make it possible for all participants in criminal proceedings to participate via videoconferencing in a court session of any instance,” Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation Vadim Fedorov said.

The event will be attended by Vadim Fedorov, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation; Kanat Mussin, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Ayaz Baetov, Minister of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic; Mikhail Shalumov, Deputy Head of Department – Head of Division for Systematization of Legislation and Analysis of Judicial Practice in Criminal Matters, Department for Systematization of Legislation and Analysis of Judicial Practice, Supreme Court of the Russian Federation; Igor Kondrashov, Vice President and Director of the Legal Department of Sberbank; Alexey Vasiliev, Deputy Head of the Legal Department of Russian Railways; Yulia Kharitonova, Professor of the Department of Entrepreneurial Law at the Faculty of Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University; Dmitry Ter-Stepanov, Deputy General Director and Director of Regulatory Control at Digital Economy; Dmitry Markov, General Director of VisionLabs, and Vladimir Utkin, Legal Director at T Plus.

For more information about the business programme, please visit the official Forum website at legalforum.info.

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