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, 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 165 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 76 countries worldwide, and 154 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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Paulo Gomes

Paulo Gomes

Co-Founder, New African Capital Partners; Chairman, Paulo Gomes and Partners
Biography
Paulo Gomes has over 30 years’ experience in sovereign and corporate advisory. He advise on strategy and structural projects on the African continent.

After 8 years as an Executive Director at the World Bank, representing 25 African countries, he co-founded New Capital African Partners, investing in growing sectors across Africa. He is one of the founding team members of the $4.5b African Finance Corporation and the Green Climate Fund.

He is the co-chair of the AfroChampion initiative. He is the President of the BIOGUINE Foundation in Guinea-Bissau and was former member of the GCF in South Korea. He is also a Chairman of ASEACC in Singapore. He is Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Government of Singapore and NTU – SBF Centre for African Studies.

Holder of a BA Economics and International Trade from Sciences Po and ILERI and a MPA/Master’s degree with Honours in Economic Policy and Management, Harvard University.