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 188 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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The Future of Industries: Where Are We Ahead, Where Are We Behind, and Why?
7 September 2022
10:00—11:30
Amidst a fundamental transformation of the geopolitical and economic landscape, the task facing the Russian economy is unprecedented in its complexity and scale: the creation of an entirely new economic model to drive the country’s economic development. The model must deliver technological sovereignty, reduce dependence on imports of critical foreign products, and restore and redesign value chains in key sectors of the national economy. The sectors most dependent on imports of foreign raw materials and components today are mechanical engineering, electronics and the pharmaceutical industry. Catching up in terms of development and replenishing individuals links of production chains in turn looks like an ineffective strategy. What is needed is a fundamentally different approach that not only replaces technological solutions, but offers new ones developed through the integration of science and the real economy. In a manner that is analogous to the concept of the ‘social elevator’, the creation of ‘technological elevators’ could make it possible to advance not one but several niche technologies in tandem. Russia has colossal resource, technological and scientific potential, which has made it possible to achieve leadership in sectors such as energy, metallurgy, chemicals, forestry and agriculture. At the same time, accelerated technological development is required in priority sectors of the national economy like aviation, the automotive industry, shipbuilding, electronics and pharmaceuticals, which have been hindered in their advanced development by a lack of interconnectedness and interaction among domestic industries, as well as low levels of integration into global production chains. Russia now possesses all the necessary prerequisites for a transition to a new growth period. Clearly, realizing this goal will not be possible through state budgetary spending alone, and the Russian business community must be actively involved in the process. Overcoming the disparities in development in remote territories such as Siberia, the Arctic and the Far East, as well as creating new ‘enclaves’ of integrated economic development are also highly important factors in achieving sustainable economic growth. Will the key sectors that form the basis of society’s life-support system (the military-industrial complex, agribusiness, the fuel and energy sector, transport, telecommunications and healthcare) be able to fully transition to a policy of import independence? How can an effective system of business incentives be created in order to achieve large-scale import substitution? How can scientific research be integrated with the real economy? What should the system for managing the technological development of economic sectors look like, and to what extent is the experience of the USSR and other countries relevant here? How can remote regions (the Arctic, Siberia, the Far East) attract private investment for development?
Date
07.09.2022
Forum
EEF
Started at
10:00—11:30
Conference hall
Building B, level 6, conference hall 7