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, 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 165 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 76 countries worldwide, and 154 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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The New Economic Povestka* (NEP): The What, the How, the Who?
25 May 2018
08:30—10:00
Over the past several years, Russia has built a solid macroeconomic foundation. Inflation and unemployment are at record lows, there is a fiscal surplus, and international reserves are growing. Yet experts only estimate the potential for growth between 1.5% and 2% annually. What do these figures mean? They indicate an economy that is trailing behind, and a growing gap in relation to developed countries. As a result, acceleration of the economy will be at the top of the new government’s povestka. And a sharp acceleration can only be achieved by digitization and introduction of modern technologies. The government will have to accomplish a technological transformation, preserve the confidence of people and businesses, and most importantly, build an effective and efficient system of public management. Without this, such a transformation will be impossible. What set of reforms could accelerate economic growth to 3–4% annually? How can we build a modern system of public management? Who will implement the new economic povestka?
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* Povestka means ‘agenda’ in Russian. The abbreviation NEP was originally used in Soviet Russia in 1922–1928 for the New Economic Policy.
Date
25.05.2018
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
08:30—10:00
Conference hall
Congress Centre, Sberbank Hall
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