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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Roscongress Website Starts Accepting Applications from Media to Attend 23rd Session of UNWTO General Assembly

The official website of the Roscongress Foundation will be accepting applications from 24 July until 30 August 2019 for the accreditation of media representatives for events of the 23rd session of the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization, which will be held in St. Petersburg on 9–13 September 2019. The business programme events of the UNWTO General Assembly will be held at the ExpoForum Exhibition and Convention Centre, Tauride Palace, and the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library.

The UNWTO General Assembly is the largest event in the global tourism industry. The event brings together delegates from more than 150 countries, is held under the auspices of the UN, and aims to solve global challenges facing the tourism industry. This marks the first time in history that Russia will host the event.

«The 23rd session of the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization, one of the key events in the world of tourism, is of strategic importance for Russia. Russia got a powerful boost for the development of its tourism sector following the World Cup, when thousands of fans from around the world had a chance to appreciate our hospitality and learn about the cultural diversity of Russian cities. Our goal is to become one of the top 12 tourist destinations in the world by 2025 according to the UNWTO rating. This year’s General Assembly in St. Petersburg will allow us to present our tourism potential to ministers of culture and representatives of the tourism community from more than 158 countries,» Advisor to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov said.

The event is being organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Tourism Development Committee of St. Petersburg jointly with the Russian Federal Tourism Agency.

Registration applications are available at: http://unwto.roscongress.org/ru/registration/media.

Both Russian and foreign media representatives may submit an application to take part in the event.

For more details about the 23rd session of the UNWTO General Assembly, please see the event’s official website:


Please direct any questions concerning accreditation to: media@roscongress.org.

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