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, 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 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 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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Irina Abramova

Irina Abramova

Director, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences
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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