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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Pontus Erntell

Pontus Erntell

General Director, IKEA Russia
Biography
Pontus Erntell headed the IKEA Retail Chain in Russia on 1 January 2018. He joined the company upon graduating the university in 2001 and started to work as a supply planning specialist in IKEA of Sweden. Later, he occupied various managerial positions including audit in the department on cooperation with production factories, and head of the department on supervision and planning of financial and operational activity of IKEA in Russia. Before the assignment to Russia, he was a Deputy CEO of IKEA in Italy.

Pontus Erntell graduated Gothenburg University (Sweden) in 2001. He received Master’s degree in the London Business School in 2012.

Married, with two children.