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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Alexey Goreslavsky

Alexey Goreslavsky

Director General, ANO "Internet Development Institute" (IRI)
SPIEF 2022
Creating Impact Content: How to Enhance the Media’s Contribution to Positive Social Change?
When you drive in Moscow, for example, you see these billboards vying with each other to get you to buy a dog or cat from some breeder. I counted four different organizations in a row, but I couldn’t remember them. I specifically tried to recall their names and who to contact. But I couldn’t. That’s an example of a poor marketing funnel. This kind of wishy-washy advertising can end up having no result whatsoever. Maybe you go home and two days later you wonder, ‘I should get a dog. I saw an advert about it somewhere – I wonder what I could do.’ And later, as we all know, attention wanes, the person leaves, and the problem is left unresolved. Only by consolidating efforts to tackle the main challenges can we achieve a clear, tangible result
SPIEF 2022
Financial Wellness Culture Code: How Media Forms Behavioral Patterns
From the projects we have seen and the applications we have received, there is an entire stratum of society whose cultural code has already been changed. These are the people who grew up with iPads and phones in their hands. Most members of this generation are still in their adolescence, but still, they react differently. For them, buying an in-built game with the tap of a button is the standard, and they consider anything else to be strange. The very idea that a free product can contain a paid-for element has been ingrained right from the beginning. And there’s a default feeling that this could be the case everywhere
SPIEF 2021
Digital Sovereignty and Cybersecurity
The state can build all the new universities and places to promote IT that it likes, but without what’s known in business as a call to action, without a dream, without some great idea compelling people to pursue it, all you’ll have is a simple scaling-up. I think that to a large degree, we should be looking at the government doing something to support this idea, in the way that space exploration was supported in the past, or in the way physics was in the 1960s. There needs to be a dream which can be sold around the world by an Elon Musk-type figure. <…> We need similar, exciting projects and dreams. <…> In essence, a cult of sorts needs to be built around IT, one which is both popular and accessible,