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 – 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 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 131 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Katarina Gardfeldt

Katarina Gardfeldt

Director General, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
Biography
Gårdfeldt has been appointed by the Swedish Government as Director-General of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. The Secretariat is mandated to co-ordinate and promote Swedish polar research; it organizes and supports research expeditions to the polar regions and manages research infrastructure.

Gårdfeldt is the initiator of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Northern Europe and is a member of the Leadership Council.

She is Associate Professor in Environmental Inorganic Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology, and is Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV, at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. She is principal investigator in ‘SWEDARCTIC and SWEDARP Swedish national polar research programmes – 2014 and beyond’, a roadmap for Swedish polar research, and was selected through a peer review process by the Swedish Research Council VR and SPRS.

Her research focus has been devoted to atmospheric transport and transformation of mercury species. She has participated in several scientific expeditions, including to the Arctic, Antarctica, and the Mediterranean Sea. Gårdfeldt is the vice chairman of the Environmental Committee at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.