A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

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 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 122 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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John Boynton

John Boynton

Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Yandex
Quotes
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Russia: DNA of the New Entrepreneur
If Russian entrepreneurs want the opportunity to sell their companies to bigger companies or go public in the West. Now 80–90 Russian companies are listed at the foreign exchange, roughly 90% are listed in London and New York. So accessing those markets doesn’t happen without good governance
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Russia: DNA of the New Entrepreneur
I think that governance plays an important role in the businesses
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Russia: DNA of the New Entrepreneur
When we started Yandex back in 2000, we added good business practices in the DNA of the company back at the time. And I think it’s one of the critical factors that’s enabled the company to grow. So we need to educate these up and coming entrepreneurs on the importance of incorporating good governance practices into their businesses
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Russia: DNA of the New Entrepreneur
A lot of it is inborn in terms of the ambition. But what needs to change and continues to evolve is solid business practices and corporate governance in particular
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Russia: DNA of the New Entrepreneur
One sector where Russia has particular strength is the technology sector. Russia is regarded around the world as one of top producers of the greatest math and engineering minds. Success breeds success
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Russia: DNA of the New Entrepreneur
I think it takes time to change. These are things that are deeply imbedded into cultures. I think we need to continue to tell positive stories, and let’s make heroes out of entrepreneurs. That will inspire others to proceed that path
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Russia: DNA of the New Entrepreneur
As long as there’s a risk of negative perception in the West, it’s going to make it very hard for Russian businesses to extend out of the borders. We need to get back to a place where we had more trust
23.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
Russia: DNA of the New Entrepreneur
The Russians have proven themselves to be among the best entrepreneurs in the world. There’s no lack of ambition or lack of creativity. So I think it’s an area that’s going to be a more and more important driver of the Russian economy