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.

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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Second BRICS public-private dialogue Women and the Economy
21 September 2018
10:00—12:00
(with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation)

The topic of women and the economy is a new area of focus in cooperation between the BRICS nations. It entails the development of international projects to support female leadership and entrepreneurship. Attendees will include government and business representatives, and members of the expert community from the BRICS nations. The discussion will focus on creating the conditions needed to increase women’s economic participation, international initiatives offering the potential to develop women’s business projects, and ways for companies headed by women to overcome barriers when entering the international market.

Topics for discussion:
  • The WTO’s declaration on broadening the rights and opportunities of women in trade: new prospects.
  • Barriers encountered by female entrepreneurs from the BRICS economies during export and import.
  • Women in the creation of global value chains and ecommerce.
Date
21.09.2018
Started at
10:00—12:00
Conference hall
Assembly Hall, Parliamentary Centre
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