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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Creative Clusters: Global Trends and Unique National Features
2 June 2021

Creative clusters are spaces with the maximum concentration of creative industries that have proven themselves abroad long ago and have existed in Russia for more than 15 years. Vibrant and sustainable projects are at the forefront of the creative development of abandoned industrial zones. However, today the trend towards establishing creative clusters is not only taking hold in major capitals, but also in many regions of Russia. The first wave of these spaces were privately owned, mostly by those who share the values of creative industries. The second wave is overtaking Russian cities today: regional authorities have spotted the potential of the creative industries, while at the federal level, a national concept and far-reaching network programmes are being discussed. However, this movement poses new challenges for those starting creative clusters and has also forced them to take a closer look at how these initiatives are developing abroad. For instance, Russia’s creative clusters have not yet been linked to regional production chains, while clusters increasingly refer to broader business processes in a region. Meanwhile, in major Russian cities, projects designed exclusively to create business partnerships without the city’s involvement are not catching on. Are modern Russian creative clusters similar to classic international models? What advantages do creative clusters have over cultural and shopping centres, coworking spaces, and other public spaces? How does a creative cluster help a region develop? What resources are essential for a project to be successful? How are creative clusters influencing Russia’s creative economy?

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