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, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Nelly Galimkhanova

Nelly Galimkhanova

Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia
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29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
The Responsibility of Senior Executives in the New Reality
There should be no excessive, unjustified pressure on business. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about this recently at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. He stressed that a risk-based approach should be applied. This is now the main line of state policy, in particular antimonopoly policy. The Federal Antimonopoly Service has been on this for a long time. We have introduced the institution of a warning […] In the new reality, the principles of the work performed by the Russian FAS remain the same, while some detailed issues and enforcement mechanisms may be adjusted additionally, and adjusted together with business
29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
The Responsibility of Senior Executives in the New Reality
It’s a completely new reality for all of us. As of mid-2022, we have an economy that first survived the two difficult years of the pandemic, and then came under pressure from sanctions. It’s not an easy situation [...] The exit of a number of foreign companies from Russia was sometimes not an economic decision, and this has led to the structure of our markets changing. This has forced us to reconsider the methods and approaches used to assess competition. We are changing our approach to factors that we previously considered, for example, when conducting antimonopoly investigations. Today, when analysing the state of competition, it is impossible to objectively and accurately assess the feasibility of switching a consumer to foreign suppliers
29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
The Responsibility of Senior Executives in the New Reality
After assessing the risks, most senior managers take a responsible approach to the issue and respond to our warnings. I’ll give you some statistics. Each year, more than two-thirds of the warnings issued are fulfilled. So, for 2020, this number is about 70%, which is a large figure. Moreover, the number of antimonopoly cases we open is decreasing every year [...] For example, in 2020, 868 cases involving violations of antimonopoly laws were opened. In 2021, it was already down to 795 cases. We will continue to develop the institution of prevention and actively apply it in our practice and [...] we will also motivate companies to behave correctly. We are proceeding from the presumption of business integrity and believe it as an important participant in our economy and a partner of the state