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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Betting on E-Commerce: The Winner Takes It All
24 May 2018
11:00—12:15

Every day we are witnessing how IT is changing consumer preferences, leading to rapid growth in e-commerce around the world. Russia has an exceptionally large domestic market with high growth potential domestically and also opportunities to expand in cross-border trade, high transit potential, and the potential to increase exports. Outside Moscow and St. Petersburg the growth in e-commerce is being held up by the inadequate development of logistics and information infrastructure, misalignment with consumer behaviour, and high market entry barriers. At the same time, market conditions and capacity, as well as deferred consumer demand, mean that it is possible to estimate the potential for e-commerce growth in Russia at up to RUB 7 trillion. While Russia’s transit potential is at the very early stages, a model based on consignment warehouses and developing infrastructure for unimpeded trade is being implemented all over the world, which then creates capacity for expanding domestic and international digital services. Who are the front-runners in the Russian and international e-commerce race? Which models, systems, solutions, and services will prevail in the integrated world three years hence? What is impeding the growth and development of international trade, and which barriers must Russia overcome to play an active role in the global digital commerce ecosystem? What is the role of the government in this process?

Date
24.05.2018
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
11:00—12:15
Conference hall
Congress Centre, Conference Hall B2
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