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 162 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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Sergey Aplonov

Sergey Aplonov

Director, Arctic Research Centre, St. Petersburg State University
Was born in Leningrad in 1960. Graduated from Leningrad Mining Institute with a degree in geophysics. Got his PhD (1986) and Doctor (1989) in Geology. Rank of Professor (1992). 1985-2015 - Principal Research Scientist, P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. From 1995 to this day works at the St Petersburg State University in different positions: Head of the Department of Geophysics, Dean of the Faculty of Geology, Director of the Institute of Earth Sciences, Vice-Rector for Research. Currently the Director of the SPbU Arctic Research Center. Main academic and research interests: geodynamical analysis of oil and gas sedimentary basins of Russia and the world, Arctic geology, marine geology and geophysics, research and educational management. 8 monographs and over 150 scientific articles.