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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Maxim Chereshnev

Maxim Chereshnev

Chairman, Russian Trade and Economy Development Council
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18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
International Commerce Today: New Opportunities and Success Stories
Today, exporters have access to an entire support package, ranging from subsidies and incentives to subsidized financing. This is a big thing for us [the Ministry of Economic Development – ed.], and companies are constantly contacting us. Subsidies for the IT sector are off the charts: we offer up to RUB 500 million in non-returnable subsidies to implement a project, both via the Ministry of Economic Development, and the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media. In addition, we are able to offer up to RUB 2 trillion in subsidized loans, which have been allocated from the budget. So, exporters today are able to benefit from unprecedented support
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
International Commerce Today: New Opportunities and Success Stories
Exporters are of course faced with a number of issues which have yet to be fully resolved, and which are making products more expensive. These issues concern logistics and the transactions themselves. We can see that today, direct SWIFT transactions are not going through, with rare exceptions, and the same is true of euros, with rare exceptions. Again, the only transactions which are going through are those via friendly countries
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
International Commerce Today: New Opportunities and Success Stories
Whereas 1–3 years ago the word ‘cryptocurrency’ held negative connotations, particularly as far as the government and officials were concerned, today everyone understands that it offers an excellent option for transnational payments. This is only true for services, of course. <...> If changes will one day be made to the Customs Code making it possible to pay in cryptocurrency, report on its use, and deliver [goods – ed.], then this will probably result in incredible progress. This is not something we expect to be in the works. But this trend is continuing
08.09.2022
EEF 2022
How to Bring Russian Start-Ups to Asian Markets?
If you already have an IT company, if you have a product – start by making sure it is ready and adapted to Asian markets. Start by choosing a business model that would allow you to try and test these markets with Asian partners at minimal cost
08.09.2022
EEF 2022
How to Bring Russian Start-Ups to Asian Markets?
In terms of entering foreign markets: we have been doing this for the last 10 years, it is always a difficult process. Whether there is a special operation or unfriendly countries or not, it is always a process that requires a special focus and special attention... The European market is also difficult because there are many different languages in European countries. But the European market is much richer than the Asian markets per capita. You need to understand that people will not be as well-off as in the European Union, or in the US, or even in the Arab world. But at the same time, the technological backwardness of a number of countries allows new companies, new IT technologies to find their niches
04.09.2021
EEF 2021
Export Opportunities for SMEs: Start Right and Succeed
We must take into account that we are part of the global competition, and marketplaces leave us no chance to forget this. A specific product detail page becomes more important than some local brand, even if it is very well-known in our country
04.09.2021
EEF 2021
Export Opportunities for SMEs: Start Right and Succeed
Franchise as an export model is also an emerging trend, and we see that often a successful business can be scaled up through a franchise sale. In terms of export, it is a fairly new direction which is not yet fully exploited by Russian companies, but they are starting to do it already