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

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, 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, 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 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 159 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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Anatoliy Chubais

Anatoliy Chubais

Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for relations with international organizations to achieve sustainable development goals
Quotes
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Is Russia Prepared for a Global ESG Transformation?
There has been a slight geopolitical evolution on the globe in two years, which for some reason we have not noticed. There is nothing to say about the United States. Biden (US President Joe Biden – ed.) reentered the Paris Accords on the second day after he came into office. It's obvious as it is. But somehow, we've also lost a "small" China of a billion and a half in the interim. China, which has declared climate neutrality, unlike us, by 2060. China, which launched the world's largest carbon exchange ... China, which … has radically revised its policies
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Low-carbon Development and Climate Policy: Opportunities for Russian Businesses on the Global Decarbonization Agenda
Over the past 20 years, the European Union has reduced emissions by 30% and has now set the goal of reducing them by 55%. We’re going in the opposite direction [...] And if we fail to properly evaluate the starting picture and say that everything is fine with us, then the wrong conclusions [will be made] […] We aren’t just lagging behind, we are lagging behind to the point where we are at a fork in the road between the reversible lag and the irreversible lag. This is where we are now, if we are calling a spade a spade. Yes, we have a wonderful energy balance. Everything is fine
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Low-carbon Development and Climate Policy: Opportunities for Russian Businesses on the Global Decarbonization Agenda
It appears to me that 100% of industries in Russia and 100% of businesses in Russia have already found themselves in a situation that can be described as either transformation with deep restructuring, or lagging behind. It’s just that 1% of industries and 1% of businesses have understood this so far […] We are lagging very far behind. Everything we boast about was made 10 years ago [...] We are entering transformations on a scale that Russia has not encountered over the past 100 years of its history. This is what we are talking about, and we also need to respond to this appropriately
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The Greater Eurasian Partnership in an Era of Technological Transformation
Is there an answer to where we need to go? Let’s flip the script. We were presented with a cross-border tax, and our Russian, Belarusian, and Kazakh businesses are going to pay money to a foreign state? Let’s try to move from a defensive position to an active one. [...] And let’s think in the opposite direction. Maybe through EurAsEC and through the Eurasian partnership, in the era of technological transformation, we should think about us introducing a cross-border carbon tax
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The Greater Eurasian Partnership in an Era of Technological Transformation
This is the essence of the challenge for the Eurasian partnership, which I believe will require thorough restructuring of 100% of economic sectors and 100% of business
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The Greater Eurasian Partnership in an Era of Technological Transformation
What is the essence of the possible reaction, including in the Eurasian space and in EurAsEC? What can be done and how should it be done? The crux of the matter is that mankind has made a decision. Mankind has decided to give up hydrocarbons. This is a revolution on a scale comparable with the English Industrial Revolution. [...] Even the industrialization that took place in our country in the middle of the 20th century seems smaller in scale to me than the rejection of hydrocarbons
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Sustainable Development on the Agenda of Multilateral Institutions
The European Union, the U.S. and China are enough for the world to decide on a radical change in all economic policies in terms of the energy transition. The scale of this transformation, in my view, is comparable with the Soviet industrialization or with the Industrial Revolution in Britain in the 18th century. Nothing like this has happened in the world in the last hundred years
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Sustainable Development on the Agenda of Multilateral Institutions
The European Union has decided to revise its climate policy goals for 2030. The original goal was to reduce CO2 emissions by 40%. Instead of the original 40, it was decided to reduce it by 55%. This is a very major change, which actually started the European Green Deal and all things connected with it. The second event was Biden’s victory, which was immediately followed by the United States return to the Paris Agreement. They announced that in 2030 the emissions in the United States will be 50% lower than in 1990, and now they are finalizing the detailed course in this direction. <...> China has officially announced a goal of carbon neutrality by 2060. And for an economy with this rate of growth, it is an incredible challenge of incredible complexity. <...> In addition to that, just a couple of months ago, China opened a carbon exchange. I think it will be bigger in volume than the European exchange
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Russia–Finland
Adversaries of alternative energy used to say that Russia has so much gas alternative energy sources are pointless as they’re more expensive. It used to be true, so the discussion went on for 10 years. <…> Now the discussion is over loud and clear: Russia needs renewable energy
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Are Global Climate Challenges Restricting or Driving Development?
Businesses find themselves in a complicated situation. But we understand that we need to find solutions somehow. As soon as the frightening phrase ‘carbon tax’ is uttered, businesses are up in arms, ready to protect their interests
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Are Global Climate Challenges Restricting or Driving Development?
Over the last 150 to 200 years, the use of hydrocarbon fuels has led to CO2 emissions. What is important is that this is not a side effect, it is a direct product of the use of any type of hydrocarbon fuel
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Are Global Climate Challenges Restricting or Driving Development?
For the world at large, the issue of global warming is more pressing than fundamentalist terrorism, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and uncontrollable migration. <...> Global warming is also more serious and dangerous because, unlike all of the problems I just mentioned, it affects each and every one of us
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
We are getting close to solving a fundamental problem called letting Russian private pension funds join investment partnerships, including in wind-renewable energy. We welcome the fact that there has been progress
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
We are talking about dozens of government resolutions and directives, a large number of documents from the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Energy, etc. that were adopted and created the entire support system
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
The basis for the whole renewable energy industry that is emerging before our eyes is the complex, serious, and solid support system that has been built in the country. Once again, I would like to stress that the competitive nature of applications for power supply agreements is a fundamental advantage of the state support system that has been created in the Russian Federation
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
Microgeneration will take place in smart cities and in construction. There will be build-in [technology]. This is the next stage of development of solar, when solar panels will be built into the building. Another idea — transparable — involves a window that does not darken and at the same time is a solar battery that generates electricity. All these wonderful prospects that I have described are not for 2018, but for 2020–2025
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
In order to maintain production and R&D, we need to get [power supply agreements] in the amount of 10 GW for the second period in 2025–2035
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
We are proposing a basic category of clusters that include generation, production, R&D, and education [...] In the Russian Federation, we need a holistic, self-producing, balanced cluster with export potential by 2035
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
We produce 60 million tonnes of garbage each year. The country has total processing capacity of 800,000 tonnes. Unfortunately, it so happens that none of these plants are included in the support system [...] In America, 7% of garbage is processed into electricity, while in Sweden, it’s as much as 50%. At any event, it is absolutely clear that our parameters are no good here
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
Investment potential of RUB 1 trillion is a serious thing on a national scale. We have analysed its impact on GDP in the country. There are two groups of studies: the minimum estimate is 0.1% and the maximum is 0.5%
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
This project was created under investment demand of RUB 700 billion. The numbers are quite serious [...] Everything that I have said so far only applies to the wholesale electricity market. If we are talking seriously, then in addition to the pillar called the wholesale market, there is also the retail market and there are also isolated systems. There is still work to do there
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
Solar, as the first of the three industries that was launched, has passed through all three stages. The selection process has taken place. The plant has been built. Not only our plant. The technology has been upgraded. This year, Hevel made its first fairly successful exports abroad. Wind is a little behind, but we’ll get through it, then the garbage will be recycled. I would rate the overall picture at about 65% [readiness level] today, keeping in mind that it will be brought to completion by 2024
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
By 2024, the Russian Federation will build if not 5,400, then 5,200 MW of new power generation facilities. I do not see any insurmountable problems. The train is chugging along, rolling along the rails, and will go where it needs to go. Everything has been built
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
Russia is a cold country, but it’s not dark in every sense of the word [...] In this sense, Russia’s natural potential in terms of the sun is very significant. It is far from being confined solely to the southern regions alone [...] [In Russia], not only Krasnodar or the southern regions are higher [in latitude] than Berlin, but Chelyabinsk, Buryatia, Altai, Saratov, and others are higher than Berlin. Like all of Germany, Berlin is the world leader in solar energy [...] In terms of wind potential, the Russian Federation is the number one country on the planet
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
The basis for developing a strategy is network parity [...] Since strategically we can already all see that renewable energy is decreasing in price, and thermal energy is growing in price, getting to this point is inevitable. Moreover, a number of countries have already passed it. In the Russian Federation, we will pass this point at a later time for obvious reasons, but it will also be passed
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Renewable Energy in Russia: Current State and Future Prospects
In 2006, 45 countries had created their own renewable energy support system. In 2018, there are more than 170 such countries, i.e. basically the whole world [...] [In Russia], we did not have a country support system in 2006. Today, as we all know, we do. The Russian Federation appears very modest against this backdrop, so as not to use other words and terms
03.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Unlocking Russia’s Potential in the Global Renewables Industry
My <...> assessment of the next stage is alarming <...> I am talking about the difficult battle that is now underway called DPM-2 (power supply contracts programme, – Ed.), and the decisions made in this field <...> We have carried out <...> the work for us to understand, how much wind power and renewable energy in Russia we need <...> Is it possible to limit ourselves to those [power supplies], that are going to be introduced in 2024? Definitely not <...> Because <...> we need a balanced, self-reproducible cluster with export potential, which includes generation, industry, science and education <...> If at least one [component] falls, and the most vulnerable one <...> is science, this would mean that there will be no technological cluster in Russia. This means that <...> after 2024, in the event that an adequate decision to develop DPM-2 is not made, all the previously born renewable energy in Russia withers. And that means Russia will simply stop playing the role of the global energy power after 2024
03.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Unlocking Russia’s Potential in the Global Renewables Industry
It is obvious to everyone that the [RES] industry has been born <...> The president spoke about it among other priorities <...> This is the most important result. It is provided by the colossal work of the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Industry, dozens of regulations, the most complex regulatory system that is working