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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Doing Business in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
23 October 2019
16:30—18:00
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Moderators
Alexander Shokhin
President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Speakers and experts
Irina Abramova
Director, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Mikhail Anichkin
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Peacemaker International Security Centre
Boris Ivanov
Member of the Board, Emiral Resources Ltd.
Hala Helmy Elsaid Younes
Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Agostinho Kapaia
President, Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Opaia SA
Gabriel Curtis
Minister of Investments and Public and Private Partnerships of the Republic of Guinea
Olusegun Obasanjo
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1976–1979), (1999–2007)
Dmitry Osipov
CEO, PSC VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation
Evgeny Pakermanov
President, Rusatom Overseas
Viktor Radko
Chief Executive Officer, United Manganese of Kalahari
Richard Randriamandrato
Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Madagascar
Participants
Mohcine Jazouli
Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates
Adetokunbo Kayode
President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Galina Sidorova
Professor, Moscow State Linguistic University