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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The Generation Of The Future: How The Worldskills Movement Makes Skilled Trades Fashionable Again
14 February 2019
Competitions held by the international WorldSkills movement, which today brings together 80 countries, have become an effective tool for promoting professionalism, work skills and personnel training in accordance with global standards. In the six years of operation in Russia, the Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia) movement has become truly successful and popular, with around 500 competitions at different levels, more than 100,000 participants, and over 100 project partners and sponsors out of the leading manufacturers and businesses. In 2019, Russia will be hosting the next global competition in professional excellence WorldSkills Kazan 2019, where the Future Skills zone will be presented for the first time. The project not only contributes to restoring the prestige of vocational training and skilled trades, training workers in accordance with the actual demands of the present-day economy and businesses, and promoting competitiveness of Russia’s young professionals, but also lays the foundation for transforming secondary vocational training in Russia.
∙ What is the secret behind the success of the WorldSkills movement in Russia and worldwide?
∙ What initiatives to develop secondary vocational training have already been implemented on the basis of the project? What significance does this hold for improving the system of education and vocational training in Russia?
∙ What are the plans and challenges associated with WorldSkills Kazan 2019?
∙ What skills associated with the WorldSkills project are of most interest to businesses today and for the economy’s digital transformation in the future?
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