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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Meeting of the International Club of Winners and Participants of APEC’s International Competition for Women’s Projects (APEC BEST AWARD)
15 October 2021
The APEC BEST AWARD was instituted by the Russian Federation under the APEC umbrella. Held annually since 2016, the competition aims to highlight achievements by female entrepreneurs. More than 1,000 women-led entrepreneurial projects across the Asia-Pacific region have been presented as part of the competition.

The competition aims to promote the best women-led entrepreneurial projects in the SME sector on the international stage. It also seeks to popularize female entrepreneurship in APEC member states, and facilitate the creation of an ecosystem bringing together experts, entrepreneurs, and investors.

In 2020, an initiative put forward by entrants to establish an international club of winners and participants of the competition was approved.

What successes have competition finalists enjoyed? What impact has the APEC BEST AWARD had on participants? What tools could be employed to publicize initiatives by competition finalists? What could be done to replicate successful projects presented at the competition across the APEC economies? What can be done to encourage female entrepreneurs to participate in international initiatives? What improvements could be made to the APEC BEST AWARD? In light of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, what could be added to the APEC agenda to promote female entrepreneurship in the Asia-Pacific region?
Eurasian Women’s Forum
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Tavricheskiy Palace, Hall 16
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