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 179 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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Anton Buzdalin

Anton Buzdalin

General Director, eApteka
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04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Russia’s Golden Era for E-Commerce
I think that we will grow fairly independently, although we are currently using, or rather beginning to use <...> some elements of an ecosystem, which are undoubtedly helping us a great deal. But if we consider large online marketplaces and pharma, everyone greedily looks at this category, but underestimates the confines created by legislation. That’s because a large marketplace creates an expectation among consumers. People are used to having a single, integrated service, which also offers delivery. You can get your orders sent to a collection point, or get them delivered to your home. People are used to this service. No matter what you order, there is a single customer pathway. However, when it comes to medicines, you cannot get them sent to collection points. It’s impossible to pick up medicines from a parcel station, and medicines cannot be shipped a long way without using specialized vehicles. It’s also impossible to store medicines at central warehouses, because the warehouses need to be specially licensed for that purpose. Specialized pharmacists need to work there, and you cannot store non-pharmacy-related items in the same place. So, essentially, in order to provide the same kind of customer experience for non-prescription medicines alone, you need to build an entire chain – the kind that the retail sector has spent 20 years building
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Healthy Regions: Projects and Best Practices
Athletic events must be supported by healthcare-related private businesses, i.e. private clinics, drug stores, those people who can provide medical or pharmaceutical services in return for advertising. We support a whole range of marathons and hockey events