The Russian Public Relations Association (RASO) has announced the recipients of its annual PR awards, and the Roscongress Foundation has won the ‘Investment growth in Russia’ category for its series of SPIEF 2016 sessions, ‘Russia’s regions: new areas of growth’. Between December 2015 and May 2016, events were held in cities across Russia (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, and Tula) as part of the run-up to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
“The ‘Russia’s regions: new areas of growth’ series took the form of a kind of roadshow – a presentation of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in our country’s most high-profile regions. This recognition confirms the importance of holding business events highlighting the investment appeal of Russia's regions. In the coming business season, we plan to expand the geographical coverage of the ‘new areas of growth’ series”, said CEO of the Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev.
‘Russia’s regions: new areas of growth’ brought together leading business and public figures and representatives of the political community in the relevant regions at industry events. As is customary, the focus at these meetings was on investment projects and successful business projects in Russia’s regions. Participants had the opportunity not only to hear expert opinions on the regional projects, but also to demonstrate their investment appeal to international specialists.
More than 1,200 people attended events in the ‘Russia’s regions: new areas of growth’ series between December 2015 and May 2016. Regional sessions in the series have already taken place in the Volga, Ural, Southern, and Central federal districts. In 2016 and 2017, SPIEF events are set to expand their reach to other Russian regions.
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 180 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 81 countries worldwide, and 186 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, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.