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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Globalization revisited: is every country on its own now?
1 June 2017

Predictions about the advent of a new era in US policy and sweeping changes to past approaches accompanied the arrival of the new US President. In fact, the Trump administration is perpetuating many existing policies — albeit with one major exception: it is taking a fundamentally different approach to free trade by rejecting multilateral treaties and essentially declaring a return to bilateral economic relations and the principles of mercantilism. When the world’s largest economy shifts its priorities, it inevitably affects everyone else. How will world trade be structured with Washington pursuing a policy of ‘America First’? How will this impact international institutions, and how will the ideas of protectionism change the nature of economic and financial flows? And how should other economies react — advocate the adoption of universal rules of the game, or focus on saving themselves?

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