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 – 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 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 130 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Opportunities and Risks for the Ocean Economy: Ensuring Sustainable Use of the World Ocean’s Natural Riches
9 April 2019
12:00—13:30
Moderators
Maxim Safonov
Director, Green Capital Alliance; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Speakers and experts
Erna Solberg
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway
Roy Angelvik
State Secretary for the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Fisheries of the Kingdom of Norway
Riccardo Valentini
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Professor, University of Tuscia
Sergey Gorkov
General Director, Chairman of the Management Board of "Rosgeologia"
Antonio Navarra
President, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC)
Alexander Sergeev
President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Vyacheslav Fetisov
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism, and Youth Affairs, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Patron for Polar Regions, United Nations Environment Programme
Jose Maria Figueres
President of the Republic of Costa Rica (1994-1998); Founder, Antarctica2020; Co-Founder, Ocean Unite
Artur Chilingarov
Special Presidential Representative for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic; President, Association of Polar Explorers
Participants
Evgeny Kiselev
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation - Head of the Federal Agency for Mineral Resources
Kirill Kolonchin
Director, The Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)
Ruslan Novikov
General Director of Argumenty I Facty Ltd
Peter Winsor
Director of Arctic Programme, World Wildlife Fund Canada
Geir Huse
Research Director, Marine Ecosystem and Resources, Institute of Marine Research
Analytics on the topic