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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25.02.2019

Organizing Committee Created to Prepare for and Hold Russia–Africa Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to establish a committee that will be in charge of preparing for and holding the Russia—Africa Summit in 2019 in Russia and other events in the Russia—Africa format. Aide to the Russian President Yury Ushakov has been appointed chairman of the Organizing Committee per the presidential decree. The corresponding document numbered 74 has been published on the official website of the Russian President.

In addition, a regulation on the Organizing Committee has been approved and the members who will be in charge of coordinating preparations for events, resolving issues concerning collaboration with Russian regions and departments as well as providing informational and organizational support will be determined and approved within a month.

Russia has traditionally prioritized developing relations with African countries. Trade and economic relations as well as investment projects with the countries of the African continent offer enormous potential. Major Russian businesses view Africa as a promising place for investment. The energy and mining sectors along with agriculture, manufacturing, transport, and infrastructure pose the greatest interest.

The fact that the Russia—Africa Business Dialogue has been held regularly during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum since 2017 confirms the growing intensity of such cooperation. This year, the Russia—Africa Business Dialogue will take place on 6–8 June. Moreover, the first Russia—Africa Energy Roundtable was organized in 2018 during Russian Energy Week. In June 2019, the SPIEF will be immediately followed by the annual meeting of African Export—Import Bank shareholders, which have included Russia since December 2017 as represented by Russian Export Center, along with an economic conference that will lay the foundation for continuing the dialogue between countries at a high level as part of major subsequent business events.

In accordance with the Russian presidential decree, the Roscongress Foundation has been appointed the sole contractor for the procurement of services by the Russian Ministry of Finance related to preparations for and holding events in the Russia—Africa format.

The first Russia—Africa Business Forum will be held in October 2019 as part of the Russia—Africa Summit in Sochi. The event is expected to be attended by the heads of African states and representatives of Russian, African, and international business and government agencies as well as integration associations on the African continent.

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