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 160 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 Digital Transformation of International Trade: E-commerce and Beyond
5 September 2019

Digital transformation does not mean automating current processes so much as a radical paradigm shift driven by digits. This paradigm shift affects all spheres of life: business, trade, education, public administration, the social sphere, and interpersonal communication. The most striking changes have undoubtedly taken place in trade and retail. The digital revolution presents new challenges and new risks for world trade. Global demographic processes, the unevenness of the digital transformation, and the mismatch between regulatory practices and the physical infrastructure on the one hand, and the level of digital development on the other hand, are driving the global geo-economic centre’s shift to Asia, the oligopolization of trade between internet traffic owners, the denationalization of trade, and a sharp increase in global competition. In the age of digital transformation, the industrial economy is being replaced with a digital one. If, with the advent of factories, the possibility of creating a standardized product became revolutionary, the main trend today is customization, creation of demand, and one’s own niche against a background of abundance. How will world trade look in the future, and what are the key trends in digital transformation? What place should Russia occupy in the ongoing transformation processes in international trade? What needs to be done by the government and development institutions to promote next-generation services and create the requisite conditions for Russian producers to participate in the global digital economy?

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