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 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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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Parity debate The Age of Digitalization: Equality of Opportunities
21 September 2018
(with the support of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, the Skolkovo Foundation, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, and the Interregional Federation of UniversityEducated Women)

Digital technology is opening up new opportunities for women. The emergence of virtual business platforms and new ways to consume and exchange information make it possible to work flexible hours, work remotely, and combine business with other areas of life. What measures should be implemented to rapidly integrate women in the digital economy? What can be done for the adult generation to better adapt to new information technology? And what new approaches to teaching the next generation should be adopted?

Topics for discussion:
  • The role of digitalization in providing equal opportunities between man and women.
  • Women in the development of high-tech industries.
  • Measures to effectively integrate women in the digital economy.
  • Leading practices to promote digital skills to women and girls.
Started at
Conference hall
Hall 1, Tavricheskiy Palace
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