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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Tembinkosi Bonakele

Tembinkosi Bonakele

Commissioner, Competition Commission of South Africa
Biography
Tembinkosi Bonakele has been the Commissioner of the South African Competition Commission since 2013. Mr Bonakele joined the Commission in 2004 and occupied various positions in the Commission’s core divisions. He was appointed Deputy Commissioner in 2008, and prior to that worked as head of mergers, head of compliance, and senior legal counsel respectively. Mr Bonakele’s accomplishments at the Commission include establishing the Cartels division.

Mr Bonakele is an admitted attorney and previously practised with Cheadle Thompson and Haysom in Johannesburg largely in the areas of labour law, regulation, and health and safety. He has also spent a year working in corporate finance and antitrust groups at Clifford Chance, New York office.

He has recently co-edited a book titled, Competition Law for the New Era. He holds a BJuris and an LLB from the University of Fort Hare and an MBA from Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria. Mr Bonakele currently serves as the Chairperson of the African Competition Forum, is a member of the BRICS competition forum and a member of the International Competition Network Steering Group. Bonakele is also a member of the JSE’s Take-Over Regulation Panel and is the Chairperson of Buffalo City Development Agency. Bonakele is an activist who has been a leader in the youth and student movement and is a former President of the Student Representative Council of the University of Fort Hare.

He is a recipient of the Black Management Forums’s Black Excellency Award and is a regular speaker at international competition policy conferences.