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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Is Providing Public Utility Infrastructure a Business or Social Responsibility?
8 June 2019
10:00—11:15

The wear on public utility infrastructure in the Russian Federation has topped the critical 70% mark in the main utility systems such as water supply, wastewater management, heating provision, etc. This high percentage increases the risk of accidents and technological breakdowns and undermines the uninterrupted supply of services to the population. The entire system should be renovated within 25 years, which requires replacement of 4% of the network on annual basis. At present, this figure stands at around 1%, leading to an unavoidable annual rise in emergency and routine repair costs. Global experience has shown the effectiveness of resolving these problems partly by attracting investors. Which global practices in managing public utility infrastructure would work in Russia? What parameters do national and federal projects need to take into account to increase funding to the sector? What changes are required in legislation to launch efficient investment in public utility infrastructure? Can investors fully resolve the problem of retrofitting the networks?


Date
08.06.2019
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
10:00—11:15
Conference hall
Congress Centre, conference hall D2
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