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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Rashid Alimov

Rashid Alimov

Professor, Taihe Institute; Secretary General, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, (2016–2018)
Quotes
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
ASEAN – EAEU – SCO: Integration Segment of the Greater Eurasian Partnership
Everything concerning infrastructure projects, that they are implemented by national governments, but it is very important that there exists, so to say, a striving for combine these infrastructure projects so that they work for everyone. Take the transport infrastructure, in particular, and the interconnection between the member states. These have been developing quite rapidly in recent times
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
The New SCO Business Agenda in Today’s World
Cooperation in the energy sector will allow us to put into practice the experience of our partner companies in using renewable and alternative sources of energy. It’s important for countries to assist one another in the balanced development of the energy sector, and to liaise with one another on issues of the development and exchange of technology in this area, including with the aim of developing sustainable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
The New SCO Business Agenda in Today’s World
According to the Industrial Development Index – a composite measure of industrial competitiveness – SCO member states are on completely different rungs of the industrial development ladder. There are around a hundred rungs between the leader – China – and those playing catch-up
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
The New SCO Business Agenda in Today’s World
Our colleagues from Uzbekistan are currently engaged in complex preparations for the upcoming SCO summit. Around 40 documents are expected to be adopted at the end of the summit, most of which will be devoted to issues of trade and economic cooperation. The upcoming summit will focus on accelerating trade and economic cooperation. The SCO has always been an organization where national and regional interests can be combined
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
The New SCO Business Agenda in Today’s World
During the first phase of [the organization’s] institutional development, the focus was on security issues, but recently the economic agenda has been expanding more and more and is having a major effect. Of course, no one has taken security issues off the agenda, but the regulatory framework in the economic sphere has gone into overdrive over the last five years
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Taking Stock and Broadening Horizons for New Economic Partnerships in the SCO
Thanks to their reliability, safety, and efficiency, freight trains from China and Europe have become a kind of lifeline during the pandemic, as the numbers indicate. In any case, in 2020 alone, in the most difficult year for all of us, 12,500 trips were made on the China–Europe route. Compared with last year, the volume of goods transported increased by 56%
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
Digital Transport: The Future of Greater Eurasia
Today we have a unique agreement on creating favourable conditions for international automobile transportation <...> All states (SCO members – Ed.) have adopted it. It gives us 15,000 kilometers of high-speed roads with ‘green channel’ for transportation
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Next Stage of the SCO Business Agenda
According to the World Bank, 2 billion economically active people reside in the SCO countries. All the technological clusters, all sorts of natural resources are present there. The combined GDP in 2016 amounts to USD 15 trillion, or 21% of the global volume. Overall commodity turnover amounts to USD 6 trillion or 13% of the global number. Average GDP in SCO countries amounted to 4.84%, almost double the rate around the world
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Next Stage of the SCO Business Agenda
The SCO countries make up two thirds of Eurasia. 3.2 billion people or 44% of the world’s population live there. It’s the largest transregional organization in the world. After India and Pakistan joined the organization, the regional character turned global
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Next Stage of the SCO Business Agenda
The SCO generated 11% of the entire volume of exterior foreign investment. Nearly 600,000 new enterprises have been registered, and that’s without China. The amount of gold and currency reserves nears USD 4 trillion. Despite the fact that not all member states report a cash surplus, the overall trade balance amounts to USD 193 billion. Export of goods in the SCO countries’ GDP exceeds 23%. All of the above point to enormous economic potential of the SCO zone