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, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives, and supports the development of the Friends for Leadership international youth movement, which is working to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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 163 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 76 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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Session of the State Commission for Arctic Development
29 March 2017
The State Commission for Arctic Development was founded by the Russian Government in March 2015 in accordance with a decree issued by the Russian President.
The aim of the State Commission is to coordinate the work of federal and regional authorities and other state bodies in addressing social and economic issues in the Arctic, as well as in the areas of transport development, environmental matters, international collaboration, and national security.
Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation was appointed Chair of the State Commission.
Issues for discussion:
• Drafting the Russia’s state programme on the socioeconomic development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2020 and beyond
• Development of the nuclear icebreaker fleet in Russia
• Human resource development in the Arctic
• Work experience and proposals to implement priority development areas for Russia’s Arctic zone
• Implementation of the provisions of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) in the Russian Federation
• The Scientific and industrial potential of St. Petersburg in meeting challenges related to developing the Arctic
Meeting participants: heads of federal agencies; senior officials representing Russian regions located within the Arctic zone; Russian presidential plenipotentiary envoys to individual federal districts; representatives from the Security Council and the Presidential Administration; and other state bodies, scientific and non-governmental
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