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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Small Business in the Urban Economy
5 June 2019
Small and medium-sized enterprises are the foundation and backbone of urban economy, generating added value, tax revenue, and new jobs. Unifying the most effective types of support for entrepreneurs such as financial and material support, access to information, consultations, services provided by the Business Navigator, and others could help grow SME sector in towns and cities. Access to information is often vital for entrepreneurs, particularly regarding:
• opportunities for business development via franchising;
• comprehensive urban construction projects;
• opportunities to become involved in procurement processes by major companies in partnership with public sector;
• training programmes, etc.
These objectives can be achieved using a one-stop shop approach, where all the tools and services are available at a single point.
What is the most effective way of boosting the SME sector in smaller towns and cities? What can be done to simplify the process of launching a standard business? Could experienced entrepreneurs with a successful track record in business development replicate their experience across smaller towns and cities via a franchising model?
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum (SME Forum)
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Pavilion G, Conference Hall G3
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