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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Olga Dergunova

Olga Dergunova

Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank; Director, Graduate School of Management, Saint Petersburg State University
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07.09.2022
EEF 2022
Human Development in the Far East: The Key Asset Is People
Just the other day we announced that we will be making mortgages for families with at least three children at 0.1 per cent. Because when we talk about securing a foothold in a territory, about leaving money for people to educate their three or more children, to send them to a higher education institution – these are all the financial tools that allow a family to properly plan their expenses and build on the territory in which you are developing
07.09.2022
EEF 2022
Human Development in the Far East: The Key Asset Is People
We live in such time that <...> there is a niche for universities to become meaningful interlocutors in the field of further education. And when we, as a business, come in with these kinds of programmes and run them through ourselves, teaching our people, <...> testing this system, making it improve – we get another actor in the market who becomes an economic entity, making money and becoming more independent in its further development
05.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The New Elite: How Accumulated Knowledge Can be Converted into Capital
We [business] are forced [...] to look for new ways of getting inside universities so that together with the university we can give students the opportunity to essentially work to acquire these professional skills directly within the walls of the university […] When they get out, we have […] a student who doesn’t need to be retrained,
05.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The New Elite: How Accumulated Knowledge Can be Converted into Capital
A student has very little time if you want him to ultimately be a quality product. The student must study. And if you are doing a good balanced curriculum, you don’t want the student to be distracted by work […] in order to earn money […] We don’t want him to go for an internship just to tick a box that he was there. We want him to leave pollinated with new knowledge,
05.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The New Elite: How Accumulated Knowledge Can be Converted into Capital
An entrepreneur […] comes in with an excellent idea for a fellow student […] to make money. Because […] friends and family and the people who make these first investments are the people you know well,
05.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The New Elite: How Accumulated Knowledge Can be Converted into Capital
Over the past five years, the quality of graduates leaving university has nevertheless become much closer to us and to employers. This is partly because the generation of teachers has changed […], on the other hand, it’s because […] business works differently with the education system,