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 188 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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Russia and Africa: Uncovering the Potential for Cooperation
23 October 2019
10:00—13:00
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Moderators
Irina Abramova
Director, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Speakers and experts
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Dmitry Kobylkin
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Ecology, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
Andrey Kostin
President and Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank
Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa
Chief Executive Officer, Naspers Ltd
Benedict Okey Oramah
President, Chairman of the Board of Directors, African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank)
Maxim Oreshkin
Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Andrey Slepnev
Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
Stergomena Lawrence Tax
Executive Secretary, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Moussa Faki Mahamat
Chairman, African Union Commission
Amani Abou-Zeid
Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission
Sergey Gorkov
General Director, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosgeo
Sergey Yushin
Head, National Meat Association
Andrey Guryev
President, Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers (RAFP)
Dmitry Mazepin
General Director, URALCHEM (2007–2022)
Veronika Skvortsova
Head, Federal Medical-Biological Agency of the Russian Federation
Alexander Vedyakhin
First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Yakov Itskov
Director of Alumina Business, RUSAL