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 180 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 81 countries worldwide, and 186 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, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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World Franchise Forum to take place as part of Moscow Entrepreneurship Week

The panel session ‘Competitiveness of Russian Jurisdiction: Rebooting the Legal Environment for Business as a Pathway towards a Trust Economy’ will be held on 25 May as part of the business programme of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018.

The session panelists include Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights, and Andrey Tsarikovskiy, State Secretary — Deputy Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation. Among other participants are Elena Bezdenezhnykh, Vice President — State Secretary and Head of Government Relations at Norilsk Nickel; Boris Boltyanskiy, Editor-in-Chief of Pravo.ru; Elena Borisenko, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at Gazprombank; and Alexander Zyuba, Partner at Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners (MZS).

Moderator of the session will be Vladimir Gruzdev, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia.

«The development of the digital economy requires the revision of many approaches to regulation and administration of law, therefore one of the legislation development priorities will be to modernize law in order to enhance its efficiency in a digital age. The Federal Antimonopoly Service is currently working on the ‘fifth antimonopoly package’ of amendments to optimize the competitive legislation in an era of new economic reality,» Andrey Tsarikovskiy said commenting on the topic of debate.

The session participants will consider development prospects and competitive advantages of Russia’s existing legislation in the sphere of digital economy as well as the legal problems which remain relevant for the ‘traditional’ economy, international practices needed for advancing Russia’s jurisdiction and conditions required to ensure entrepreneurial freedom. The key issue of the debate will be the possibility for the Russian legal system to stimulate the development of a trust economy in the country.

As part of the Russian Investment Forum in February 2018, the Roscongress Foundation and the Association of Lawyers of Russia signed a number of trilateral agreements on cooperation with the regions of Russia. The documents are aimed at raising the level of legal culture, improving legislation and building the foundations for the rule-of-law state to solve the tasks of social importance.

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