A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; 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 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide Russia also cooperates with 92 Russian public organizations and 54 regional governments.

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The Role of Media in Russian–African Relations
23 October 2019
12:30—14:00
Moderators
Mikhail Gusman
Chairman, Russian National Committee of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication; Vice-President, News Agency World Council (NACO)
Khalil Hashimi Idrissi
Managing Director, Maghreb Arab Press (MAP)
Speakers and experts
Mikhail Bogdanov
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa
Alexey Vasiliev
Honorary President, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Chef Editor, Asia and Africa Today Journal
Vladimir Kuznetsov
Director, United Nations Information Centre in Moscow
Xavier Messe A Tiati
Director General, Cameroonian News Agency
Sergey Mikhaylov
General Director, Russian News Agency TASS
Albert Kofi Owusu
General Manager, Ghana News Agency
Alexei Volin
Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Artem Kozhin
Deputy Director, Department of Information and Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation