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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Igor Drozdov

Igor Drozdov

Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Biography
Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1977.

In 1999 graduated cum laude from the law faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Has PhD in law.

Between 2004 and 2005 he worked as an advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.

From 2005 headed the secretariat of the Chairman of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation.

2006-2010 - chief of staff/administrator of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation.

In December 2010 he was appointed director of legal issues of the Skolkovo Foundation, and in November 2011, he was in addition appointed a vice president of the foundation. In September 2012, he became senior vice president for legal and administrative issues.

Member of the council on intellectual property of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia. Member of the expert council of the Russian government.

Associate professor at the civil law faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Has authored more than 30 studies of civil law issues.

Member of the board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia.

Has received state awards including the gratitude of the Russian President.

Chairman of the Board of the Skolkovo Foundation since June 14, 2016.