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 – 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 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 131 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Russia and Africa: Uncovering the Potential for Cooperation
23 October 2019
10:00—13:00
Moderators
Irina Abramova
Director, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences
Speakers and experts
Vladimir Putin
President of the Russian Federation
Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Dmitry Kobylkin
Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation (until November 2020)
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
Minister of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission (Russia)
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 of "Rosgeologia"
Sergey Yushin
Head of the Executive Committee, National Meat Association
Andrey Guryev
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, PhosAgro
Dmitry Mazepin
Chairman of the Board of Directors, URALCHEM
Veronika Skvortsova
Head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency
Alexander Vedyakhin
First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Yakov Itskov
Director of Alumina Business, RUSAL