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.

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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Определена тема Международного финансового конгресса 2019 года

The Organizing Committee of the International Financial Congress announced its main topic — Financial Markets: Increasing Complexity, Maintaining Stability.

Speaking about this year’s topic, Ksenia Yudaeva, Chairperson of the IFC Programme Committee, notes: «Changes in the financial sector are happening faster and faster: global uncertainty is on the rise and many things need to be comprehended by market players and regulators — response of central banks’ monetary policies to these events, changes in traditional financial intermediaries’ business models and the growth of fintech. We plan to discuss how to maintain stability of the financial system under current conditions, what business and the regulator can do to make the financial sector more efficient and adequate for the needs of the economy. This discussion will involve representatives of the financial sector, as well as Russian and international experts».

The plenary discussion on the first day of the Congress will embrace the situation on the global financial markets, as well as its impact on central banks’ policies. During the plenary session on the second day of the Congress, the regulator and participants will focus on main areas of the financial market development in 2019–2021 and their performance.

The Congress programme will include several theme-based sections: monetary policy and macroeconomics, banks, insurance, collective investment, professional players of the financial market, and microfinancing.

A number of sessions at the Congress will be dedicated to the topics common for various financial market sectors, such as digital transformation and cyber risks in the financial sector, establishing the institute of financial ombudsman and behavioural supervision, as well as developing the financial sector’s talent pool, etc.

You can find all preliminary topics of the IFC 2019 programme on the official website of the Congress at ibcongress.com/en/programme/.

Organized by the Bank of Russia with the support of the Roscongress Foundation.

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