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 155 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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Art Capitals of the World: What Do Russian Supercities Lack to Acquire Such a Status?
2 June 2021

The art market has long stretched beyond the borders of national states and has become a global industry with annual turnover of around USD 50 billion (according to Art Basel x UBS Global Market Research-2020). Today, major art events, such as the creation of new trends and multi-million dollar sales, are concentrated in several key spots on the world map — in the ‘art capitals’ (art hubs). These cities include New York, London, Hong Kong, Venice, Miami, and several other cities with stable economies, a developed creative sector, and infrastructure that is conducive to the development of artists, the gallery business, and business as a whole, which provides the art industry with its main consumer — collectors. What cities can be called art capitals and what criteria should be taken into account? What is the government’s role in developing the art market? What factors determine whether global art figures come to a city? How can a city’s art affect the creative economy, social sphere, tourism, and business? What kind of potential do Russian cities have?

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