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 – 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 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 130 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Uber everything: the new realities in meeting customer needs
17 June 2016
12:00

Uber has become the most recognized brand from a range of new «sharing economy» companies which includes Airbnb, TaskRabbit, and HealthTap, showcasing the emergence of the «on-demand economy», where service providers become platforms that leverage technical innovations to deliver goods and services to customers. While the platforms and customers benefit from increased flexibility and more efficient delivery of products and services, there are voices which claim that these innovations will lead to social disruption, a lack of job security, and loss of control by the state. What other innovations in the «sharing economy» could arrive on the market in the near future? How will these new platforms change the way we live, work, and socialize? What might the tradeoffs in social and economic benefits be, and what are the potential risks and disruptions?

Date
17.06.2016
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
12:00
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