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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Elena Avakyan

Elena Avakyan

Vice President, The Russian Federal Bar Association
Quotes
29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
Law and Order: Values and Principles Amidst the Global Challenges of Our Time
Digitalization of civic society institutes is a normal and natural response to this challenge. However, digital is not everything. It should not be followed by losing touch with reality. When done right, digitalization is progress and never degradation. <…> Digital transformation will make the law change. But I do hope that our collective intelligence – including the legal one – will prevent human rights from turning into machine rights
29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
Law and Order: Values and Principles Amidst the Global Challenges of Our Time
As of today, cybercrime is gaining 30–40% a year, while real crime is going down. Nowadays, lawyers capable of helping their clients in the virtual space are becoming more sought after. However, the number of lawyers that would be fit for the challenge is not growing fast enough unfortunately
29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
Law and Order: Values and Principles Amidst the Global Challenges of Our Time
The first civic institution going through a global digital transformation is the Bar of the Russian Federation. It is at the primary digitalization stage. Many ask why we need it. Why are we trying to automate something within the world’s most liberal profession? We are doing it because the work in the digital space starts with you living in this space naturally. You start feeling the digital space and interacting with it
29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
Law and Order: Values and Principles Amidst the Global Challenges of Our Time
Our challenge is not just digitalization. Our challenge is the digital transformation of public activity and economic life, which leads to a change in business processes and professions, including the profession of a lawyer. Law is changing under the pressure of digital transformation. Though it is still unnoticed. <…> We are saying that the existing legislation is not enough. We can regulate any new phenomena of the digital economy through civil rights institutes. However, it is not true anymore. We see more and more laws in the Russian legislation, as well as digital rights and digital financial assets. The mining bill is already in the works, etc. <…> The law is changing. <…> We start thinking about this challenge in terms of law administration among other things
29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
Law and Order: Values and Principles Amidst the Global Challenges of Our Time
We are gradually entering life in the digital space. The government cannot avoid this challenge. It responds with such projects as ‘Government as a Platform’. The government becomes more client-oriented and creates digital platforms with a citizen as a customer. Therefore, the government adopts the service model, which means providing more services and making it more comfortable. At the same time, it gets more and more data. <…> Digitalization is one of the challenges that affects all spheres and all countries. <…> When saying these words out loud, people do not really understand what they mean. However, technology has a huge impact. Today, we cannot imagine our life without certain actions… while ignoring legal consequences. For the majority of people, the digital space is still a toy or a game – something that distracts from mundane things
29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
Our People are our Everything: Training and Development of Digital Economy and Cybersecurity Regulation Specialists
We don’t have such a global fundamental approach yet. We teach law whose name we are still unable to sort out. We have two schools and two different names for this programme: one person offers information law, another offers digital law, another offers digital technology law, another offers the basics of the digital economy, and so on. This is a massive number of very different variations of courses
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Challenges in Regulating Competition in the Digital Economy
It is essential for the government to decide that we must have equal access to various forms of data – both raw data, and enriched data
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
The Competitiveness of the National Jurisdiction: New Directions for Development
The most important factor in the attractiveness of a jurisdiction is trust. Trust is predictability, reliability, security, and risk sharing
11.09.2018
EEF 2018
The Far East as a Financial and Offshore Centre
We consider establishing a dedicated state court that would quickly and efficiently settle disputes related to advanced special economic zones, Vladivostok Free Port, and special administrative districts. <...> We suggest creating the court using individuals who have extensive experience and an established name in investment law and in investment technologies. We suggest selecting people who already made their own careers in the financial sector. We suggest attracting those who are professionals in the market. <...> The basis for this court would be electronic justice