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 – 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 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 130 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Igor Drozdov

Igor Drozdov

Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Quotes
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
Improving National Jurisdiction and Protecting Investors’ Rights
The problem of protecting the rights of entrepreneurs is broader. <...> Our society displays a distinct lack of tolerance towards entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurship is not promoted in our country
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
‘Regulatory Guillotine’: A New Look at Old Requirements
Legislation must be kept technically neutral. In other words, the Civil Code should not specify what type of electronic signature is required. Or traffic regulations should not describe equipment of a driving school vehicle, because everything changes quite rapidly. We need to take edit out all those technical standards from the acts of higher legal power
15.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Smart Regulation Tools for the Digital Economy
Why the legislation is not changing fast enough, <…> officials assess the risks using the ‘do no harm’ principle
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Export Accelerator: Learning to Trade Globally
It is necessary to do networking, especially for small companies, because they cannot find contact with a potential large client without assistance from the outside
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
National Champions Pitch Session
Skolkovo is on the lookout for tech projects, and we do have plenty of them – around 2,000. Of course, far from all of them manage to come hurtling out of the starting blocks, and not all of them find themselves in the complex world of tech entrepreneurship <…> The number of mature companies in Skolkovo’s portfolio is growing. While companies with revenues of over 100 million roubles accounted for 4.5% of its portfolio in 2016, in 2017 that figure grew to around 7%
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Regulating the Technological Singularity: How Can We Open Doors to the New?
I would not<…> exaggerate the role of law here. <...>It depends. If we address unmanned vehicles, <...> they cannot appear until we change traffic control in our streets. And let’s say, we address cryptocurrency, of course, we can regulate certain things or not, but these processes will happen sooner or later
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Life Sciences in 2030: A New Era for Biotechnology
In order to create medical technology, you need to have data. And data collection is a sensitive story. The attitude towards collecting biomaterial is ambiguous. We, on one hand, can not do without digitizing this data, but on the other hand we have an issue of information security and legislation
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Life Sciences in 2030: A New Era for Biotechnology
There is a definite trend not to cure on-going illnesses, but rather to predict the propensity, predisposition of a particular person to a particular disease. Whether it's gene editing or selecting individual treatment and customized drugs
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
New Investment Policy Mechanisms: Engines of Growth
Comprehensive assessment of development mechanisms and institutions <…> is not only an occasion to clarify the development strategy of an institution, but also an opportunity to identify the so-called best practices and start replicating them,” Alexander Shokhin. “In debating legislation we should consider the impact of a bill to be adopted on already existing business