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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FINOPOLIS 2019 Hackathon Winners Announced

The main event of the FINOdays youth programme at the at Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS 2019, the Hackathon, came to a close.

Thecompetitionincluded17 studentteamsthatweretoprovidesolutionstoactualbusinesscasessetbyfinancialmarketleaders.As the tasks were announced,theteamshad24 hours to develop their projects and presentations which they had to defend before a panel. 

Three winning teams presented their projects to business executives – partners and organisers of FINOdays – in superfinalson 9 October. 

The first prize was shared by Techtación, the team that suggested the improvement of anti-fraud biometric identification system – face and unique recognition, and PPnP, the team that solved the gamification case for a bank using information on transactions. The panel awarded thesecondprizetotheHardwayteamthat created a recommendation discount system for bank customers in retail. 

We have seen teams that haven’t only come up with brilliant ideas, they have managed to develop and properly present them before the deadline. Thereisnodoubt that the suggested projects have a much bigger potential than their authors think,”said First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia Olga Skorobogatova.

Iveseenalotoftalentedyoungpeopletoday.Ireally like that they find their way to such big forums as FINOPOLIS and find serious organisers, work with high-profile mentors, they produce working projects that can be taken out to the market,” commented CEO of Qiwi Sergey Solonin. 

The winners and participants of the Hackathon received prize money and gifts from the organizers and partners of FINOdays. 

The rest of FINNOPOLIS will feature a meeting the Governor of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina, master classes and workshops held by fintech experts, networking, sporting events and many other things.

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