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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How the Digital Transformation Can Improve Access to Finance
15 October 2021
10:00—11:30
Moderators
Nikolai Zhuravlev
Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Speakers and experts
Magda Bianco
Head, Consumer Protection and Financial Education Department, Bank of Italy; Co-Chair, G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion
Anna Zelentsova
Strategic Coordinator of the Nationwide Financial Literacy Project run by the Ministry of Finance of Russia
Evgenia Lazareva
Director, ‘For Borrowers’ Rights’ Foundation
Flore-Anne Messy
Acting Deputy Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Executive Secretary, International Network on Financial Education (INFE), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France
Olga Skorobogatova
First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia
Nithin Umapathi
Senior Economist, Social Protection and Labor, The World Bank, USA
Helen Walbey
Head, Gender Inclusive Finance, Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)