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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Xenia Frank

Xenia Frank

Chair of the Supervisory Board, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation
Quotes
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Inheritance and Succession
It seems to me that we all want to pass on [to children – ed.] values, and the skills and resources they need to assume these values and live by them in the world. In principle, one of the best ways to do that is to create a multi-generation family fund, a charity fund. <…> Our foundation has always, since its inception, recognized the huge disparity in opportunities, quality of life, and resources offered between large cities and small towns and villages. <…> I have always been convinced and knew that a large proportion of our population – I would say 53% – live in small or medium-sized towns and villages. And I endeavour to pass this on to my children when I take them on trips, so they can see what the foundation is doing, and can evaluate its programmes. And it seems to me that the charitable work done by the foundation offers a very practical way to show and transmit specific family values, and to do so in deeds, not words
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Inheritance and Succession
Clearly, when you’ve not even inherited a business as such, but rather become a successor, you will regard yourself as someone who, in all likelihood, is not worthy or doesn’t possess the right qualities, and just got handed everything on a silver platter. <…> And if you lose it all for some extraneous reason, for example, <…> then you become that fool that lost the family legacy. So, it becomes very hard to come out well in this role. <…> Of course, it is a great deal of responsibility
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Public–Private Partnerships for Charity
We need to learn how to measure result that would reflect on the change in the child’s well-being and quality of life. First we wanted to find a ready-made system, but when we failed to do so we adapted an international one that tracks several parameters of the child’s life: health, relations with parents, performance at school
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Healthy Life Expectancy: The Foundation of Social Development
Almost half of the people who are cared for by their family may die prematurely simply because the family cannot provide this care
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Russian Youth Economic Agenda 2018–2024
In our programs we pledge as much money for education and internship as much as we budget for the grant itself, because the opportunity to travel around Russia, go abroad, feel the project first hand, what a sociocultural project can grow into, - we consider it our key contribution,
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Efficient Development of Long-term Care and Palliative Care: the Responsibility of Government or Society?
We stand for the informal care system, which is impossible without a strong community, which in turn also needs to be cultivated
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Made in Russia: National and Regional Branding as Tools for Economic Development and Promoting Russia around the World
We must teach ourselves to sell our traditional crafts in such a way as to win the attention of today’s consumer. <...> We need to unite the efforts of the entire community around these small brands, and primarily those of the local community and local government