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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Mariya Grudina

Mariya Grudina

Ideologist, Founder, First Line. Health Care Resort
Biography
Maria Grudina graduated with honors from the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in 2008 with a major in World Economics. In 2014, she completed the program “Management in the international hospitality industry” at the Russian-Swiss business school SWISSAM.



In 2018-2019, she completed the Leadership Development Program at the Skolkovo Business School.



Maria has been working in the field of real estate and hospitality for more than 10 years, and for 3 years in healthcare.



Since 2009, she worked as Executive

Director of the non-profit organization called “Real Estate Market Consumer Center” and was the CEO of the “Life” hotel.



In 2016, Maria began her work with the “Pioneer” group of companies, and founded the project “First Line. Health Care Resort ”. Maria is developing this project to the present. The launch of the resort took place in January 2018. The official opening with the participation of the Governor of St. Petersburg was held on the Day 0 of the Economic Forum on May 23, 2018. The project became the leader of preventive rehabilitation in St. Petersburg and Russia in a short time. As part of the work of the First Line, in November 2018 the first international conference on prevent age in St. Petersburg was held with the support of the SPB Government. More than 3,800 people have attended health improvement programs at the resort.



In 2019, she received the award “Influential Women of St. Petersburg” from Business Petersburg, and won the Sobaka.ru magazine award “TOP 50.Most famous people of St. Petersburg”.



Maria is married with three children, speaks English and French, enjoys Pilates and healthy lifestyle. She has written a short stories book, and studies the methodology of thinking.