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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Irina Abramova

Irina Abramova

Director, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Quotes
12.10.2022
Russian Energy Week 2022
Russia–Africa: Sustainable Energy Development
Russia wants to help Africa strengthen its energy sovereignty, not only energy sovereignty, but also economic sovereignty. We definitely need to build a completely new mechanism for our relations
12.10.2022
Russian Energy Week 2022
Russia–Africa: Sustainable Energy Development
Thank you for the fact that you are not just building something but training local professionals. This is one of the most important problems for Africa today
12.10.2022
Russian Energy Week 2022
Russia–Africa: Sustainable Energy Development
Africa is the most promising market for Russia. It is not only about energy. It is about the whole system of our relations. [The countries of Africa are, – Ed.] 54 members of the United Nations, which, for the most part, have not supported economic sanctions against the Russian Federation. We should be grateful to the African continent because it understands that one cannot politicize the agenda. One needs to develop normal relations, no matter what
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Russia – Africa
Payment in national currencies is an important topic. The main issue here is problems in trade flow. Russia’s export to African countries significantly exceeds import. However, now when many of our Western partners have left the Russian market, I think new opportunities open up for our African partners
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Russia – Egypt
New opportunities for expanding Egypt’s export to Russia open up
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Russia–Africa
Africa is first and foremost about people. What kind of water they will drink, what they will eat, how they will develop, what kind of education they will have. <...> Our knowledge is our capital and our competitive advantage
23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Russia and Africa: Uncovering the Potential for Cooperation
Russia has similar problems and needs to resolve similar tasks. Today, we are talking about the need to raise the share of the non-commodity export
23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Doing Business in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
People thrust into Africa not knowing one thing about its culture, ethnic make-up, or local peculiarities. In order to avoid these mistakes, I recommend consulting think tanks, that have been doing research for decades and can help a lot
23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Doing Business in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
It is a huge mistake to try to get as much profit as soon as possible and ignore the long-term investments. It is a huge loss. Third, we do not support small and medium-sized business in Africa. They cannot exist there without state support. So, let us create a few support centres for business, for instance North, South, West, and East. It would be extremely efficient in promoting our investments
23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Russia and Africa: Science, Education, and Innovation for Economic Development
Africa is not satisfied with the catching-up development. Just like Russia, it needs breakthroughs in development of new technologies, science and education