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.

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 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 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, 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
Challenges and Opportunities in the Next Round of Development in the Arctic
3 June 2021
15:00—16:15

The Arctic contains around 40% of the world’s reserves of rare-earth metals, 30% of its diamonds, 20% of its platinum, 20% of its aquatic bioresources, and 10% of its nickel and titanium. As well as being a rich source of natural resources, the global commercialization of the Arctic is being driven by climate change. Russia has drafted a set of strategic documents outlining the economic agenda for developing the Arctic over the coming decades. The Russian government is taking gradual and pragmatic steps to develop these further by adding tangible elements, such as new infrastructure and industrial projects. An unprecedented programme to construct a fleet of next-generation nuclear-powered icebreakers is under way. An incentive system for investors has also been developed, encompassing tax breaks, reduced red tape, and subsidies for building infrastructure. In addition, initiators of Arctic projects can take advantage of concessionary financing from a special government fund. What projects are already under way in the Arctic? What makes the Arctic an attractive region to investors, and what difficulties have entrepreneurs encountered? How effective is the government’s proposed support package, and what mechanisms under the Arctic Concession public-private partnership are helping to attract investment in infrastructure projects? What are the priority areas of international economic cooperation? And what needs to be done to protect the Arctic’s unique ecosystem?


Date
03.06.2021
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
15:00—16:15
Conference hall
Passage in zone G, Passage Hall