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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Все под рукой: объективный взгляд на эволюцию 3D-печати

A panel discussion titled ‘Anything at Your Fingertips: The Evolution of 3D Printing Beyond the Hype’ was held at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit on 10 July 2019.

The discussion participants said that 3D technologies are widely used today in the medical industry during the planning stage of operations and in the manufacturing of special tools and implants. Such technologies are highly important and have a wide range of development prospects. In this segment, materials that are compatible with living human tissue and must be certified are extremely important.

The speakers predicted that the market for 3D technologies will expand by 3.5 times by 2025, and the future production facilities of Industry 4.0 will primarily be associated with 3D printing. Such technologies can be used almost everywhere and in any country. Demand for them and their availability will only continue to increase. There will be 3D printers that even schoolchildren can use.

Domestic and foreign experts noted the existing problem of patenting inventions and finished 3D products. They believe that countries should have soft legislation in this regard, while the market and competition will force them to develop this area.

All the discussion participants were unanimously in favour of open state borders when it comes to 3D printing since this technology works for the public good and should not be closed off to society by a country’s «egoism», while any conflict of interests should be neutralized by law.

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