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, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives, and supports the development of the Friends for Leadership international youth movement, which is working to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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 163 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 76 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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Foresight 2036
5 June 2019

A study by the sociological research centre, NAFI, reveals that the image of the entrepreneur is undergoing a transformation in the minds of modern Russians, from someone associated with cut-throat capitalism, shuttle traders and crime to an educated, enterprising person who earns his living through honest work. He is successful, enjoys freedom of choice, and loves his work, which enables him to be independent, and the business gives his family a stable income. In the minds of most of the population, an entrepreneur is, above all, a clever, goal-oriented person, independent and dynamic, and a risk-taker. Ambition and entrepreneurial spirit, and the desire to develop and achieve more, are usually seen as important features of the businessman’s character. In order to achieve excellent results, entrepreneurs often sacrifice all their free time. A wide-ranging education in different fields, which for entrepreneurs often means not just in a standard university, helps them to immerse themselves in all operational business processes and fine-tune their work. What kinds of skills and education will entrepreneurs need in 10–20 years’ time? Participants in the Foresight 2036 session will attempt to construct a comprehensive image of the entrepreneur of the future.

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