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 Russia also cooperates with 92 Russian public organizations and 54 regional governments.

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Challenges and opportunities for business in Russian–European relations today – and in the future
6 June 2019
16:45—18:00
Moderators
Johan Vanderplaetse
Chairman, Association of European Businesses; President, Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric
Speakers and experts
Frans van Houten
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Management and the Executive Committee, Royal Philips
Florence Verzelen
Executive Vice-President for Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications, Dassault Systemes SE
Maxim Egorov
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Elisa Markula
President, Chief Executive Officer, Tikkurila Oyj
Alexander Misharin
First Vice President, Russian Railways
Kris Peeters
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs, in charge of Foreign Trade, Combating Poverty, Equal Opportunities, and Disabled People of the Federal Government of the Kingdom of Belgium
Nenad Popovic
Minister for Innovation and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia
Peter Szijjarto
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Markus Ederer
Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation
Alexander Shokhin
President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Participants
Anatoly Artamonov
Governor of Kaluga Region (until 13.02.2020)
Eric Benedetti
General Director, Signify Russia and CIS
Marcus Huth
Finance Director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia, Managing Director, Accenture
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