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 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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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Press Conference Dedicated to First Anniversary of Russian Convention Bureau to take place on December 11

At 1 p.m. on December 11 RIA Novosti will held a press conference of the Russian Convention Bureau (RCB), which was created in November 2017 with support of the Government of the Russian Federation for the purpose of implementing the state policy in the sphere of effective development of the event industry of the country and its integration into the global meetings industry.

The key objective of the RCB is to facilitate implementation of strategic goals and national objectives of the Russian Federation, attract a larger number of international congress events to the country and to shape a positive image of Russia as a country with a favorable business and investment climate through support and development of the national event industry.

In its first year, the Russian Convention Bureau has already demonstrated excellent results. The RCB helped bring to Russia 4 major international events, with the total economic effect of these events totaling some RUB 5 billion, with the expected amount of tax payments at more than RUB 550 million. Twelve applications to hold international events have been submitted and are currently in the process of consideration. The total budget of these events is RUB 4 billion. Since these events are expected to attract 16,700 people, the additional economic effect may exceed RUB 2.6 billion.

The press conference will focus on key achievements and report indicators of the RCB and announce the upcoming projects of the Russian Convention Bureau aimed at promoting the event potential of Russia’s constituent regions on the international market of business events.

The founders of the Russian Convention Bureau are: ROSCONGRESS Foundation, JSC Russian Export Center, International Foundation of Technologies and Investments and R&C Research and Exhibition Center.

Speakers at the press conference will include:

  • Aleksei Kalachev, Director of the Russian Convention Bureau;
  • Alexander Stuglev, Chairman of the Board, Russian Convention Bureau, Director of ROSCONGRESS Foundation;
  • Darya Ostrovskaya, member of the Board of the Russian Convention Bureau, General Director of R&C Research and Exhibition Center;
  • Sergey Selivanov, head of the Exhibition Section, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

The press conference will be held on December 11 at 1 p.m. in Rossiya Segodnya IIA International Multimedia Press Center (4 Zubovsky Bulvar, Farther Hall). Duration – 1 hour

To get your accreditation and for more information please contact

Olga Chervinskaya,

Phone: +7 (916) 634-46-69


For more information on the work of the Russian Convention Bureau, please visit website: www.russiacb.com.

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