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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01.10.2018

Arkhangelsk Hosts Meeting on Preparations for the International Arctic Forum

On 28 September Arkhangelsk hosted an inter-agency meeting on preparations for and organization of the 5th ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum, chaired by Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and Secretary of the Forum’s Organizing Committee.

During the meeting, participants discussed issues relating to preparing the venue and exhibition areas for the event, and further improvements to Arkhangelsk’s logistics infrastructure. The decision was taken to carry out improvement work of the International airport Arkhangelsk. Participants talked through details of the venue’s layout for the business programme. The Arkhangelsk Drama Theatre was selected as the venue for the plenary session, as in 2017. Heads of regional agencies were instructed to take a role in work to plan, position, and erect structures in the exhibition area for a presentation on the potential socio-economic development of the Arctic area.

Anton Kobyakov urged those in attendance to call upon all the resources they have at their disposal: «The issues we have discussed today should be dealt with over this coming month. Our ability to do this is what will define the level at which the International Arctic Forum is held in 2019, and consequently, the development of the Russian Arctic and the Arkhangelsk Region. I also ask you to focus on the exhibition elements, since they usually attract particular attention from Forum attendees. And it is also important from the perspective of gaining greater interest in and understanding of Arctic development among the public as a whole.»

The ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum takes place once every two years. It is the largest platform for the joint discussion of current issues and opportunities relating to Arctic development between Russian and international partners. From 3 to 6 October, the Russian Energy Week Forum will take place in Moscow, participants will again focus on the opportunities and potential of the Russian Arctic.

The International Arctic Forum 2019 is organized by the Roscongress Foundation.

Event website: forumarctica.ru

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