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.

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 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

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Санкт-Петербург выступил столицей арктических регионов в дни проведения Международного арктического форума

Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov and Acting Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov met at the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ 5th International Arctic Forum on 9 April.

The parties discussed development of the Arctic at the meeting. Alexander Beglov told that St. Petersburg is a point of concentration of research and educational establishments and high-tech production facilities that are necessary for the Arctic exploration and many enterprises are ready to expand their competences in the Arctic Region. Besides, the Baltic Shipyard is currently building three icebreakers, whereas the Admiralty Shipyard is starting the construction of a drifting ice-resistant research station for exploring high latitudes.

Alexander Beglov noted, «The infrastructure of St. Petersburg is ready for hosting events at the highest level, and the International Arctic Forum today proves it. During these several days, our city has become the Capital of the Arctic Regions, which definitely contributes to the strategy of the Development of the Russian Arctic. On top of that, the city takes on the largest part of the exploration of the Northern Sea Route, therefore, hosting the International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg on a regular basis will help bring together leading scientists and researchers, major representatives of business, international experts working in the Arctic to discuss projects and new working practices.»

According to Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov, great interest in the International Arctic Forum from foreign heads of the Arctic states and representatives of international and Russian business, scientists working in the Arctic Regions, and increasing load on the infrastructure of the receiving party contribute to holding further Arctic Forums in St. Petersburg.

Adding to the subject of international events, Alexander Beglov told about preparations of the city to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. He pointed out that SPIEF 2019 will traditionally take place at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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