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 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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11.11.2019

Russian Convention Bureau Presents Russia’s Exhibit at IBTM World-2019 International Exhibition

On November 19-21, 2019 the Fira Gran Via Exhibition Complex in Barcelona (Spain) will hold the 23rd world exhibition in the meetings industry — IBTM World-2019, which is attended annually by more than 15 000 professionals of the industry, representing around 3000 destinations from 141 countries of the world.

For the third time, Russia presents a national exhibit RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD, organized by the Russian Convention Bureau with informational support of the Roscongress Foundation.

«Participants representing various regions of Russia use the common communication space at IBTM World to demonstrate the rich potential of the currently available regional infrastructure and high qualification of companies from across the country. Together, they present Russia as a hospitable state ready for cooperation,» Anton Kobyakov, advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, said. «The state actively supports the development of the event industry. This year Russia introduced electronic visas. By 2021 this service will be provided in every region of the country, which will help make coming to Russia easier for participants of business events.»

«In just two years Russia became a full-fledged participant of the business event market. At IBTM World 2019 we will work together with Russian professionals of the event industry to introduce the growing potential of our country and strengthen cooperation with our foreign colleagues,» says Alexey Kalachev, Director of the Russian Convention Bureau.

Regions and regional cases are the main focus of the RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD exhibit. The national exhibit will bring together professional companies from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Leningrad Region, Sverdlovsk Region and Kamchatka. Regional headliners this year are Kamchatsky Krai and Svedlovsk Region.

The Russian exhibit will include 17 participating companies: the Roscongress Foundation, which acts as the general partner of the exposition; participants from Ekaterinburg — Ekaterinburg-Expo International Exhibition Center, Hotel Angelo by Vienna House Ekaterinburg, USTA Group; a number of companies from Kamchatka: Kamchatka Travel Bureau, Poteryannyi Mir («Lost World») and Sneg («Snow») companies, Krai Vulkanov («Land of Volcanoes») travel company, Kamchatka Travel Group, Kamchatka Yurt; Kaliningrad Baltma Tours and Crystal House Suites & Spa; Investment Promotion Agency of Leningrad Region and State Budgetary Institution of Leningrad Region «Tourist Information Center,» Favorit DMC & PCO, SK-INFORMIKA, and Event Management Group IT.

The participants will show their readiness to welcome partners and guests to any region of the country and present a series of discussion panels and presentations.

The program of the national exhibit will include business meetings with international partners and IBTM participants, presentations of event potential of Russian regions, tasting sessions of traditional Russian delicacies and treats, and sessions dedicated to different Russian customs.

We are happy to invite participants and guests of IBTM World, representatives of mass media, and event organizers to visit the RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD stand No. G50 at Fira Grand Via Exhibition Complex in Barcelona (Spain), on November 19-21, 2019.

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