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 179 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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International experts’ meeting UNIDO: A Global Platform for the Development of Women’s Entrepreneurship
20 September 2018
09:30—11:30
(with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, and the OPORA RUSSIA Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business)

Among the topics to be discussed at this meeting of international experts will be the role of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in boosting growth of women’s entrepreneurship around the globe. Attendees will learn about how UNIDO is facilitating the development of a climate enabling the broadening of women’s economic rights and opportunities, modes of cooperation with business associations aimed at developing potential and attracting investment, and also how the organization is directly supporting female entrepreneurs. Russia’s UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador will also be presented.

Topics for discussion:
  • The role of UNIDO as a global network platform enabling women’s business projects to access markets, investment, and technology.
  • Opportunities for female entrepreneurship in the light and creative industries. Success stories.
  • Conditions fostered by the state, private sector, and civil society to facilitate women’s involvement in achieving sustainable industrial growth.
  • The best UNIDO-supported projects aiming to increase female entrepreneurship. The experience of the Russian Federation.
Date
20.09.2018
Started at
09:30—11:30
Conference hall
Hall 1, Tavricheskiy Palace
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