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 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

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In Search of New Meanings: Science, Culture, and Sport
16 June 2022
11:00—12:15
When the world is changing before our eyes at cosmic speed, when we have no clue what will happen tomorrow, when some of our relatives and friends suddenly become an enemy, when for some people the ground is crumbling under their feet, and when some people are entering the world in the prime of their lives, you can lose your bearings and even the very meaning of life. For a while, the meaning of life may simply be survival – moral, emotional, and even physical. At the same time, though, you should always remember that every crisis in life can lead both to degradation, a fall, or a collapse, as well as to new goals, meanings, and peaks. And now is the perfect time to revise what we can lean on, understand what we need to give up, and ascertain what is superfluous, fake, superficial, and most likely imposed from the outside. And not only do we simply need to live and wait a while to comprehend everything that is happening to us, we also need to find new goals and meanings, or reinforce the ones you already had, while not forgetting that life is fleeting. We need to adapt to the new conditions and get through what are described as crises, but it’s not always easy for us to admit that new meanings are needed. We all want a magic pill or someone to tell us where and how to look for new meaning. People often go to fortune-tellers and astrologers for this. But the problem is that ready-made recipes usually don’t work. No one will decide for us what we need to do since only we know what does and doesn’t suit us. And there is only one way out – you have to try a lot of things and experiment. Science, culture, and sports are facing entirely new challenges that no one ever could have dreamed of, and a new cancel culture has even emerged – the cancellation of culture. We have always said that science, culture, and sports are beyond politics, but as it turns out, this is definitely not the case. What new meanings does it make sense for us to look for? What objectives should we set in international relations, which have changed overnight? And will science, culture, and sports help to create a new, living language in relations in the midst of a situation where the old one, much to everyone’s surprise, has become a dead language?
Date
16.06.2022
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
11:00—12:15
Conference hall
Pavilion F, conference hall F1
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