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

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Ensuring Investment Attractiveness in the Far East: The Role of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
2 September 2016

Natural and man-made disasters cause significant economic and social damage to the economies of the Asia-Pacific Region, disrupting business and reducing the Far East’s investment appeal. In light of this, it is essential to combine our efforts, increase resilience to risk and invest in disaster risk reduction. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction for 2015–2030 takes significant steps in this direction. Its implementation will ensure stable socioeconomic growth in the Far East. What global and Russian trends can be observed in the impact of disasters on the economy? How does the risk of disaster affect development of entrepreneurial activity in the Asia-Pacific Region? How can the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction help ensure business safety and increase the investment appeal of the Far East? What is the role of civil society in increasing national, regional and municipal resilience in the face of disaster?

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