A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; 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 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Extended meeting of the Committee of Rural Women of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Women in the Development of Rural Areas
19 September 2018
11:00—13:00
(with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation)

Currently, almost one in three agricultural enterprises in Russia are headed by women. Women also occupy 30% of municipal government positions. A woman stands at the helm of every fourth family livestock complex, and almost a third of the starting farmers who received a government grant in the last three years were women. At the same time, as in all other countries, rural women are the most socially vulnerable members of the population. Rural women can play a unique role in the creation of legal, social, and economic conditions for improving the standards of living in rural areas.

Discussion Questions:
  • The role of rural women in national socio-political life, solutions for social problems, and the creation of favourable conditions for women’s entrepreneurship and childcare
  • Social and engineering development of rural areas in today’s conditions
  • Agricultural tourism as development tool in rural areas.
Date
19.09.2018
Started at
11:00—13:00
Conference hall
Congress Hall
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