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 129 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Business to the Rescue: Addressing Social Inequality on a Global Scale
24 May 2018
11:00—12:15
Moderators
Kirill Kleimenov
Deputy General Director, Channel One JSC
Speakers and experts
Akhtar Shamshad
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Arash Derambarsh
City Councillor for Courbevoie
Andrei Klepach
Chief Economist, State Development Corporation VEB.RF
Juvencio Maeztu Herrera
Chief Financial Officer, IKEA
Cyril Muller
Vice-President, Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank Group
Elena Topoleva-Soldunova
Director, Agency for Social Information; Leading Expert, Centre for Studies of Civil Society and the Non-profit Sector, National Research University Higher School of Economics