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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Mikhail Bogdanov

Mikhail Bogdanov

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa
Biography
Born March 2, 1952.

Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR. In the diplomatic service since 1974.

Worked in various positions in the Central Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassies abroad, such as the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, the Lebanese Republic, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the State of Israel, the director of the Department of the Middle East and North Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian Federation to the League of Arab States.

Since June 2011 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Since January 2012 - Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East.

Since October 2014 - Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and African countries.

Has the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Candidate of Historical Sciences.

Speaks English and Arabic fluently.