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.

RC personal account
Восстановление пароля
Введите адрес электронной почты или телефон, указанные при регистрации. Вам будет отправлена инструкция по восстановлению пароля.
Некорректный формат электронной почты или телефона

SPIEF session in Hannover discusses Russian-German digital technologies for cooperation in industry

A panel session titled ‘Russia–Germany: Digital Transformation of Industries and New Opportunities for Cooperation’ was held on the sidelines of the world’s biggest industrial exhibition Hannover Messe on April 26. The event was attended by Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Vasily Osmakov, Eastern Committee of German Economy General Director Michael Harms as well as the heads of Russian and German companies, including Wilo, SAP, Tibbo Systems, 4.0-Veit, and Severstal. The panel session was organized by the Eastern Committee of German Economy, Mangold Consulting, SAP, and the Roscongress Foundation with support from Severstal and Deutsche Messe.

The panel session was opened by Eastern Committee of German Economy General Director Michael Harms, who underscored the importance of a dialogue between Russia and Germany and noted the recent development in bilateral relations: “We are currently witnessing a noticeable revival in Russian-German trade relations and growing interest from German investors in the Russian market. The development of digital technologies will certainly help to strengthen this positive trend. The opportunities for interaction are enormous, as evidenced by the Hanover Fair”.

During the panel session, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Vasily Osmakov gave a report on the role of digital technologies in industry and also addressed the development of relations between Russia and Germany: “The Russian delegation’s participation in the world’s largest industrial exhibition Hannover Messe has made it possible to expand international cooperation ties, which will help to meet objectives involving the entry of our competitive products to foreign markets. Germany is one of our key international partners in the industrial sector. We maintain a constant dialogue with representatives of German business and together we are building the maximum transparent rules of the game for foreign investors interested in expanding their level of localization and attracting investment to high-tech production”, Osmakov said.

A key part of the panel session was a discussion of the prospects for industry-based digital transformations in Germany and Russia as well as ways to expand business opportunities in the digital economy, which will make it possible to respond appropriately to the challenges of modern global competition and realize untapped potential.

One of the primary goals of the discussion was to identify a current and potential market for the digital economy in Russia and Germany in order to develop new business models taking into account the current limitations.

Commenting on the results of the event in Hannover, Russian Presidential Advisor and Executive Secretary of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov stressed that representatives of German business circles have consistently shown great interest in cooperation with Russia, establishing a dialogue based on trust, mutual respect, and the consideration of interests as well as the development and expansion of trade and economic cooperation.

I believe that holding a visiting session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on the sidelines of Hannover Messe in Hannover and the participation of our colleagues from Germany in the Forum events in St. Petersburg, which will take place on June 1-3, 2017, will contribute to the development of multi-faceted bilateral cooperation and take it to a qualitatively new level. Today, our countries have enormous potential to deepen cooperation in different sectors, including the digital industry”, Kobyakov said.

Information for the media:

Ilya Shnaider Tel. +7 (911) 156 6513 Email: ilya.shnaider@roscongress.org

Цифровые технологии сотрудничества России и Германии  в сфере промышленности обсудили в рамках сессии ПМЭФ в Ганновере