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 162 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.

RC personal account
Восстановление пароля
Введите адрес электронной почты или телефон, указанные при регистрации. Вам будет отправлена инструкция по восстановлению пароля.
Некорректный формат электронной почты или телефона
Equal Opportunities in the Digital Age
6 June 2019

Such issues as the greater and more equal inclusion of women in public, political, and economic life are inextricably linked to the opportunities presented by the new industrial revolution and the transition of the world economy to the digital age. Digital and information technologies are transforming our understanding of production and management and fundamentally changing people’s daily lives. On the one hand, the emergence of virtual business platforms and new formats for consumption and information exchange open up opportunities for creating new forms of employment, start-ups, and combining business with other areas of life. At the same time, changes in the map of professions go far beyond any narrow set of skills and abilities. The emergence of professions at the juncture of technology and science require the comprehensive training of professionals who must apply knowledge of the high-tech and digital spheres as well as humanitarian, social, and cultural areas. Access to education and science and the active involvement of women in high-tech and humanities (STEAM) are crucial requirements that will determine equal opportunities in the era of digitalization and allow women not only to fully realize the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but also to contribute to the sustainable development of society. What contribution do women make to strengthening national and global economic, social, political, and cultural potential? What new challenges are women facing in the digitalized labour market? What responses can be offered by governments, businesses, and women themselves? How can women’s entrepreneurial activity be increased?

Started at
Conference hall
Pavilion G, conference hall G8
Analytics on the topic