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 179 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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Digitization and the Future of Connectivity in the Arctic
9 April 2019
16:30—18:00
Moderators
Speakers and experts
Andrey Balatsenko
Vice President, Director of the North-West Macroregional Branch, Rostelecom
Marjukka Vihavainen-Pitkanen
Co-Chairman, The Task Force on Improved Connectivity in the Arctic
Heidar Gudjonsson
Chief Executive Officer, Sýn hf. (Vodafone) / Ursus Investments
Dmitry Pristanskov
State Secretary – Vice-President, Norilsk Nickel
Dmitry Purim
Chairman of the Board, Sovfracht
Valentina Rudсhenko
Member of the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on Regional Policy and Problems of North and Far East
Cristina Serrano Leal
Director General for International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain
Ekaterina Solntseva
Chief Digital Officer, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Vladimir Yakushev
Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of Russia in the Urals Federal District
Participants
Ivan Boltenkov
Deputy Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Region
Analytics on the topic