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 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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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Markus Ederer

Markus Ederer

Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation
Quotes
13.10.2021
Russian Energy Week 2021
The Impact of Europe’s Green Pivot on Russian-European Cooperation in Energy
We were talking about green hydrogen, which is the preferred type of hydrogen in Europe. I think, however, that if we had the right technologies we could use not only gas, but also blue hydrogen. Russia has excellent opportunities for doing this: there is infrastructure, transportation routes and so on. It may become yet another export product for Russia
13.10.2021
Russian Energy Week 2021
The Impact of Europe’s Green Pivot on Russian-European Cooperation in Energy
The only purpose for the mechanism of trans-border adjustment is in avoiding carbon leakage. We would not want European companies to flow into those jurisdiction where the legislative measures for regulating carbon footprint are less strict and where they would take their manufacturing and produce their carbon intensive products
13.10.2021
Russian Energy Week 2021
The Impact of Europe’s Green Pivot on Russian-European Cooperation in Energy
Just as other trade partners, such as Korea, China and other countries, Russia has undertaken to reach carbon neutrality by 2050
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Russia-EU Relations: Responding to the Challenges of Time
<...> We need to focus on reducing carbon emissions and strengthening other ... areas. The Sakhalin project is also a great example of enhancing our cooperation, including in the future. These are the efforts that we should focus on, excluding the political context. <...> We must work on issues of compliance with the obligations of WTO member countries. The obligations of all WTO members must correspond
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Russia-EU Relations: Responding to the Challenges of Time
We must use the opportunity to strengthen our relationship in the context of ‘green’ transformation and creation of ‘green’ economy. This will be a new field for cooperation that is of interest for representatives of our business. The more our policy becomes oriented towards the development of a ‘green’ economy, the more seriously we move towards stabilizing our relations
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Russia-EU Relations: Responding to the Challenges of Time
We are now probably at the most difficult point in the development of our relations since the end of the Cold War. I think both sides value OUR relationship. Why are we at this negative point in our development? Of course, there are territorial and geopolitical issues, issues of human rights violations. I believe that all these problems contributed to the ‘suspension’ of our political dialogue, which is now affected by uncertainty. In this atmosphere it is difficult to go back to the normalization of these relations
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Who Will Pay for Today’s Environmental Challenges?
There is climate justice. Going back to the Paris Climate Accords, to the Paris Convention, if you apply the ‘polluter pays’ principle, then industrial countries have to pay more than countries that do not emit that much CO2. […] The issue that becomes very important today, and it has already been mentioned, is social justice. If you levy the CO2 emissions tax on everyone, then it hits the poor, the lower classes the hardest, and it affects the upper classes just a little
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Who Will Pay for Today’s Environmental Challenges?
We will have a huge discussion on fairness and justice of the [payments] issue between various population groups: between manufacturers and consumers, building owners and residents. I think we have to focus on it more because failure to arrive at a solution will also affect Russia–EU relations
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Challenges and opportunities for business in Russian–European relations today – and in the future
For both business and diplomacy trust is an important factor, and the situation with trust between our two countries is far from great
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Challenges and opportunities for business in Russian–European relations today – and in the future
The European Union was very clear that in order to change the paradigm between the EU and Russia, progress is required in fulfillment of Minsk agreements. Minsk agreements are not fulfilled yet, so it is early to talk about lifting the sanctions
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Science is Doing What Politics Cannot Do
Science can often lay the foundation for political rapprochement. An example of this is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Science is Doing What Politics Cannot Do
Science is one step ahead of politics when it comes to identifying solutions to humanity’s problems, such as water security and food security