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 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 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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Art Capitals of the World: What Do Russian Supercities Lack to Acquire Such a Status?
2 June 2021
12:15—13:45
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Moderators
Ksenia Sobchak
Journalist, TV presenter
Speakers and experts
Dmitry Aksenov
Chairman of the Board of Directors, viennacontemporary
Ali Güreli
Founder, Contemporary Istanbul
Simon de Pury
Director, De Pury Ltd.
Sergey Kuznetsov
Chief Architect of Moscow, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow
Simon Rees
Art Director, Cosmoscow
Sofia Trotsenko
Founder of Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, Member of the Civil Chamber of Moscow
Sabina Chagina
Co-founder, Biennale of Street Art ARTMOSPHERE
Participants
Irina Volskaya
Founder, Fragment Art Club
Marina Gisich
Gallery Owner, Marina Gisich Gallery
Jovan Jelovac
Founder, Belgrade Design Week (BDW): Head, Brand New World
Ksenia Podoynitsyna
Founder, Gallery 21 and InArt by Ksenia Podoynitsyna