When setting targets, our dialogues are primarily focused on objectives related to communication between people – personal communication – and helping as many people as possible in our countries to become involved in this process. They aim to involve them not on a bureaucratic level, but on the level of the heart. They aim to bring them together according to professional interests and plans — Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO University.
Our aim is to demonstrate the great diversity of the world and its many cultures, and to bring everything together under a dialogue. <...> It is a chance to expand Europe’s understanding in this dimension, and we all stand to benefit from this. Proceeding from the economy, from politics, from culture, a new portrait comes into shape – an overarching portrait and the promise of a development strategy for Europe as a whole. This is crucial for our countries’ societies — Christoph Leitl, Honorary President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
We [the St. Petersburg Dialogue, – Ed.] have already come to symbolize the successful history of civil dialogue. <...> There are a number of political conflicts which are unavoidable at this moment in time. That said, however, we have a solid network structure for civil dialogue — Martin Hoffmann, Executive Director, Petersburg Dialogue Forum.
These dialogues have been initiated at various times. They have occurred under different geopolitical and economic circumstances. <...> The Trianon Dialogue emerged when relations between Russia and the West reached their lowest ebb; the Sochi Dialogue built on the experience garnered in previous years; and the St. Petersburg Dialogue boasts a great deal of experience and demonstrated its enduring nature and importance, as well as the resilience of these mechanisms — Ekaterina Trofimova, Partner, Deloitte CIS .
The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, 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, 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 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.
The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 180 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 81 countries worldwide, and 186 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.
The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.