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 166 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 76 countries worldwide, and 154 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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Social Change 2030: The Women’s Mission to Achieve Inclusive Sustainable Development
14 October 2021
17:00—18:30
Moderators
Olga Batalina
First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Speakers and experts
Ayush Ariunzaya
Mongolian Minister of Labour and Social Protection
Hana Brixi
Global Director, Gender, The World Bank, USA
Vanda Gagiano
Honorary President of the Free State Women’s Agricultural Union, Republic of South Africa
Khijran Kamran gyzy Huseynova
Chairperson of the Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Issues, Milli Mejlis, Republic of Azerbaijan
Elsa Maria Barber Dias Dos Santos
Secretary of State Secretary for Social Action, Family and Promotion of Women, Angola
Anton Kotyakov
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Silvana Koch-Mehrin
Founder and President, Women Political Leaders Global Forum
So Young Lee
President, International Innovative Women Association; Executive Committee Member for Social Issues, Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP), Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT); Member of the Jury (2016–2020), Chair of the Jury (2016–2020), Republic of South Korea, APEC BEST Award
Elena Marinina
Deputy CEO, Roscongress Foundation; Director, Innosocium Foundation
Lilia Ovcharova
Vice Rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics
Inna Svyatenko
Senator, Russian Federation; Chairman of the Committee on Social Policy, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Marianna Shchetkina
Head, Minsk Office of Standing Committee of the Union State, Republic of Belarus
Mirjana Spoljaric Egger
Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations; Assistant Administrator, UNDP; Director, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, Switzerland
Pany Yathotou
Vice President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Former Chairman of the National Assembly of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic