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, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Talking Barents: Prospects and Formats for Cooperation
10 April 2019
11:00—12:30
Moderators
Tomas Hallberg
Head, International Barents Secretariat
Speakers and experts
Magdalena Andersson
Governor of Västerbotten County of the Kingdom of Sweden
Ragnhild Vassvik
Chairman, Finnmark County Council of the Kingdom of Norway
Sergei Ivanov
Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Nikolay Korchunov
Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, Arctic Council
Bjorn Lyrvall
Ambassador for Arctic Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden
Pentti Malinen
Head, Regional Council of Kainuu of the Republic of Finland
Igor Orlov
Governor of Arkhangelsk Region (until 02.04.2020)
Lars Georg Fordal
Head, The Norwegian Barents Secretariat
Willy Ornebakk
Chair of Troms County Government of the Kingdom of Norway
Participants
Igor Semenov
Executive Director, First Ore Mining Company
Kjell Stokvik
Managing Director, Centre for High North Logistics, Nord University Business School
Analytics on the topic