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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Sergey Frank

Sergey Frank

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sovcomflot
Biography
Mr Sergey Ottovich Frank was born on 13 August 1960 in Novosibirsk.

In 1983 Mr Frank graduated with honours from the Admiral G.I Nevelskoy Maritime State University in Vladivostok, specialising in ship navigation on sea routes. In 1995 he completed a law degree at the Far Eastern State University in Vladivostok. In 2007 he defended his PhD dissertation in technical sciences.

1984-1989 – Deputy director of the Admiral G.I Nevelskoy Maritime State University.

1989-1995 – Head of the external economic relations department, Deputy head of finance and economics, and deputy general director at the Far Eastern Shipping Company.

1995-1996 – Deputy director of the department for maritime transport at the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

1996-1998 – Deputy, then First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

1998-2004 – Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

Since October 2004 – President and Chief Executive Officer of PAO Sovcomflot.

Simultaneously from 2014 – Chairman of the Board of AO United Shipbuilding Corporation;

Member of the presidium at the Maritime Board under the Government of the Russian Federation ;

Member of the State Committee for issues of development of the Arctic;

Member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; deputy head of the Union’s committee for transport and transport infrastructure;

Head of the Council at the Russian Chamber of Shipping.

Head of the supervisory board and The Honourable President of the Admiral G.I Nevelskoy Maritime State University;

Member of the supervisory board of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Member of the supervisory board of the Russian Geographic Society.