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 160 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.

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Technology and Leadership in Digital Retail
7 June 2019

A significant technological shift is taking place in global retail markets where international giants such as Amazon and Alibaba are transforming the industry and becoming leading players in fields that are unrelated to retail trade. Traditional retailers around the world are being forced to carve out their own paths and solutions to remain competitive and rival these global giants. Russian retail is also changing rapidly, following global trends, and the country has become a global leader in terms of the growth of online shopping, while consumers are taking up the expanded use of digital technologies in shops. As a regulator, the state plays a crucial role in stimulating the development of new technologies — creating favourable infrastructure as well as tax and regulatory frameworks to ensure effectiveness. What is the future of retail given the current global trends? What steps are retailers in developed and developing markets taking to counter the growing dominance of major online players and adapt their own business models to the rapidly changing behaviour of consumers? How could the Russian digital retail industry create an ecosystem that can compete with global players? What measures is the government taking to improve the effectiveness of the retail market?

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