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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Russia–France
3 June 2021
11:00—12:15

The focus on digitalizing urban environments has long been under way in the world’s major cities: Paris, Shanghai, Moscow, and Dubai are all home to ‘smart’ car parks, lighting and video surveillance systems, and rubbish collection. All of this helps to make city life better and safer. Using new ‘smart’ tools means reducing average travel time, greenhouse gases and even mortality rates. According to forecasts by analysts, the potential for businesses stemming from the development of ‘smart cities’ will be valued at over USD 2 trillion by 2025. And as a result of the digitalization of the economy, Russia’s GDP may increase by 19 to 34%. Nowadays, intelligent systems are not just for big cities. The ‘smart city’ project — part of the national project entitled ‘Housing and the urban environment’ and the national programme entitled ‘The digital economy of the Russian Federation’ — has covered 209 cities and administrative centres with a population of more than 100,000 people. Russian and French companies are preparing to implement joint projects in this area. How is industrial transformation changing our cities and homes, and improving every aspect of our lives, from our health to living and working conditions? How can we ensure that the commercialization of innovative solutions is designed to bring benefits for society above all else? How can we make our cities energy secure, thus promoting sustainable economic development? Can we improve quality of life while still achieving the production figures we need? Why is international cooperation in both countries so important to achieve state objectives and fulfil promises made to citizens in the sphere of industrial development?


Date
03.06.2021
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
11:00—12:15
Conference hall
Pavilion F, conference hall F3
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