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 155 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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Developing transport infrastructure and economic cooperation in border area to be discussed at EEF 2021 online session in Blagoveshchensk

On 23 July, Blagoveshchensk will host an EEF 2021 online session entitled ‘New Transport Hubs as Drivers of Economic Cooperation and Tourism in Border Areas’ part of AmurExpoForum 2021. This event is organized by the Government of Amur Region together with the Roscongress Foundation, the Ministry for the Development of the Far East and Arctic, and the Far East Development Corporation.

Key topics of this year’s AmurExpoForum are cooperation development and implementation of new logistics projects in border areas. In light of limitations set by Rospotrebnadzor, the event will not host an exhibition this year.

Organizers offer a number of formats, including a road show of key transport hubs. Entrepreneurs involved in international trade will get a chance to take a closer look at the bridge over the Amur and visit a toll point, a temporary checkpoint, a new terminal, and a short-term storage facility located in the vicinity of the bridge.

The EEF 2021 online session will take place in the ‘Boiling Point — Blagoveshchensk’ and is expected to feature the Governor of Amur Region Vasily Orlov, representatives of the Ministry for the Development of the Far East and Arctic, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Jewish Autonomous Region, and the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Heilongjiang.

The session will be moderated by Olga Surikova, Director of Tax and Legal at KPMG and an expert in the Far East and Arctic Development.

Other topics of the session will include: ‘Developing transport in Blagoveshchensk metropolitan area as a driver of economic and investment growth’, ‘Blagoveshchensk international airport: new opportunities for passenger and cargo transportation’, and ‘Blagoveshchensk—Heihe cable car system. Developing tourism and business activity of both countries’.

The session is scheduled for 15:00 Blagoveshchensk time (09:00 Moscow time).

In light of restrictions set by Rospotrebnadzor, attendance will be limited. Prior registration at leader-id.ru/events/216000 is required.

Online broadcast will be freely available at youtu.be/INBsFZsdvvA.

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