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 is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, 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, 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 162 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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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The Arctic: Integrating Efforts to Achieve Strategic Growth
29 March 2017

The Arctic regions possess a wealth of experience in creating strategies for socioeconomic development. To carry out major projects, including those featuring international participation, requires both cooperation and collaboration. The formulation and implementation of such projects should take into consideration both regional strategies and shared strategies for the development of the Arctic as a whole. The sharing of accumulated experience in the practical implementation of these strategies takes on still greater importance when integrating efforts to achieve sustainable development. Russia is formulating its own socioeconomic development strategy in the Arctic using the mechanism of ‘support zones’. The development of industry is likewise being facilitated by the establishment of industrial clusters, which are being created in the Arctic with the support of the government. Issues for discussion: • Socioeconomic development tools for the Arctic; the creation of ‘support zones’ for development and ensuring that they function properly • Measures for supporting and attracting investment in industrial projects in the Arctic • The potential for diverse forms of cooperative participation in developing the Arctic, including international collaboration

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