A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

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 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 122 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Anton Alikhanov

Anton Alikhanov

Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Region
Quotes
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
The Potential and Prospects for Developing the Digital Economy in the Russian Regions
The Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Digital Development should become something like an architect or a dictator in a good way – those who will say: “This is our path forward – you do not need to come up with 10 thousand solutions. If you are a rich region, you still can come up with 10 thousand solutions – this is your right and your cost. But if you are a subsidized region, here is your solution: we are going to follow it and do the things it prescribes.” We need more direct instructions on what technologies and solutions must be applied
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Investments into the Urban Environment
Electronic services and digitalization seem very important to me. It is not only about safety, surveillance systems, face recognition systems, it is also consortium of museums, unified services, when you can receive many discounts from restaurants and hotels to your gadget just walking through the city. I think there is a huge potential there
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Football and the Big City
Right next to the arena, we will build a culture and exhibition centre, an education cluster, a choreography academy, a branch of the Treryakov Gallery and branch of the Bolshoi Theatre. The World Cup helped such projects appear
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Football and the Big City
Even the most succefull regions are nowhere near being breakeven
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Football and the Big City
For us, the World Cup was a whole milestone in urban environment: 17 road infrastructure facilities, new road junctions that help us make traffic less intense. <…> We would have never made such a breakthrough without the World Cup
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Russia–Baltic States: Pathways to Trust and a Beneficial Partnership
The President signed a decree implementing the electronic visa regime in our region. I will not list all the countries right now as it is being coordinated but Prime Minister should sing that list on Monday. It is an ample list and in essence the Russian Federation is making a welcome gesture. Over 50 countries are on that list, mainly European countries, whose residents will be able to visit Kaliningrad Region for 8 days on an electronic visa, received online for free
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Russia–Baltic States: Pathways to Trust and a Beneficial Partnership
There are purely practical questions: we have a border running along Neman, it is a question of using the river, the Curonian Lagoon, the border. We have built a wonderful bridge and we are about to finish building a new border control point near Sovetsk. It has been two years since we sent an agreement or shared usage of this infrastructure to our Lithuanian colleagues but received no answer to this day
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Russia–Baltic States: Pathways to Trust and a Beneficial Partnership
If we talk about business, about regular people – there are no barriers there. In the aforementioned Sovetsk we got Vinchunaj Rus, a major Lithuanian company. I think they take up nearly a third of the entire imitational crab meat market, among other things. There is Lithuanian interest in fertilizer production, etc. In other words, when we talk about business everything is fine, there are no barriers there. If we talk about sanctions, or anti-sanctions, then I would say that disagreements there led to Polish and Lithuanian and other foreign partners increasing their investment in Russia
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Innovative Science and Technology Centres: What Should They Look Like?
We defined our focus as ‘humantech’ — medical technologies, biotechnologies, everyday uses for new materials
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Innovative Science and Technology Centres: What Should They Look Like?
The ‘tech valley’ legislation gives us the opportunity to remove barriers in parts of the technical regulations, medical regulations, and in some places, unfortunately, ethical regulations. But it is high time that we reach this point, we can’t allow ourselves to fall behind
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Public Financial Literacy as the Basis for Financial Stability
We started bringing aboard non-profit organizations and colleges, and at this stage we have created a grant programme. The government is not directly involved anymore. The regional financial literacy centre was launched in 2016, <…> when we selected a non-profit organization that operates this financial knowledge provider
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Ecosystem of Innovative and Creative Entrepreneurship: from Education to Successful Startups
We must choose the areas where we want to seize the technological monopoly and create it. This is the only place where economic profit exists. If we keep hitting the science part or for example, subsidies for R&D again on a wide range, there’s no guarantee we will get anything at all
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Ecosystem of Innovative and Creative Entrepreneurship: from Education to Successful Startups
We do not have a huge flow of those IT people the business needs. The degree and speed at which the higher education adapts to the needs of IT is catastrophically low. Theoretically, it is possible to forgo a university altogether to be an expert in this field. Most universities that offer this major do not even meet the requirements that employers have today
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Ecosystem of Innovative and Creative Entrepreneurship: from Education to Successful Startups
Last year, the president signed a number of amendments to the legislation on the Special Economic Zone in Kaliningrad. Now, all you need is a million roubles in your pocket and you can register an IT or a scientific company and get all our benefits. <...> This gave an effect: 31 residents for 4 months - this is more than the our SEZ got annually in its best years! Among them 10 residents are IT companies with a volume of investments of 5-6 million roubles only
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Ecosystem of Innovative and Creative Entrepreneurship: from Education to Successful Startups
The Ultimate Guitar, for example, is an application created in Kaliningrad. This is the most downloaded application for guitarists in the world. Bitrix is one of the twenty best IT companies in our country
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Presentation of the Results of the Russian Regional Investment Climate Index
I think we need to introduce a kind of a concierge service in all the regions. When a resident from another region comes to us and opens a business, they have a lot of questions: where to take the children to school, to kindergarten, where to set up his/her spouse. We help them find an office and even housing, and we help find employment for family members.