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, 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 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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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Andrey Guryev

Andrey Guryev

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, PhosAgro
Quotes
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The Pandemic as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development through the Incorporation of ESG Principles
We have lots of major systemic social projects. [...] We are not only educating our own staff who will have to work in our enterprise, but also investing [...] in agronomists and agricultural technolo-gies, which will enable us to use today’s sustainable agriculture technologies in five years. Huge investments are also being made in the environment. We have modernized all enterprises. We practically don’t discharge anything from factories […] into the water. We have adopted a climate strategy […] to reduce the carbon footprint by 14%. We will provide our enterprises with 20% green electricity
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The Pandemic as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development through the Incorporation of ESG Principles
It has become obvious that we are doing little or not enough for the population. [...] All business initiatives have been aimed at cities and city residents
22.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Fathers and Sons: ESG Issues and the Generation Gap
The next 20 years is + 2 billion people and +60% of food to what we now produce. We should think how to solve this issue
22.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Fathers and Sons: ESG Issues and the Generation Gap
It is impossible to reach the SDG without Russia. We sell the world’s purest phosphorus, pushing the whole industry to change for the better, so that cadmium from fertilizers does not get on our children's plates or contaminate soil and water. This allows us to sell ourselves as an environmentally friendly fertilizer producer, forming a Russian brand of healthy and environmentally friendly food
22.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Fathers and Sons: ESG Issues and the Generation Gap
For seven years, our company has been implementing programmes of education and training – from schools to universities – and employment
22.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Fathers and Sons: ESG Issues and the Generation Gap
I support a balanced approach to sustainable development. We need to stop the rabid criticism that happening in the world today. The SDG is the continuation of economic growth, but it is also anthropogenesis – it is what we leave behind. We need to start tackling these problems in a creative way
22.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Fathers and Sons: ESG Issues and the Generation Gap
Leading companies are already focused on sticking to the CSD
24.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Sustainable Partnership in Agriculture: Institutions, Tools, and Guarantees
As Russian fertilizer producers, we base our production on the world's most environmentally friendly phosphorous feed stock. <...> It contains no heavy metals at all. <...> Speaking of sustainable development, first of all, we need to think about the health of the population
23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Russia and Africa: Uncovering the Potential for Cooperation
Africa is among the most promising markets for Russian-made fertilizers. The last three years the consumption volume here is growing 4–5% annually, when the average global growth is at 1.5–2%. Today, Russian companies supply over a ton of produce to Africa, which amounts to 10% of the overall fertilizer consumption on the continent
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Responsible Development vs. Sustainable Consumption: Nature and Technology
[Considering] the GMO’s ban, our agriculture is becoming the most environmentally friendly in the world. We are to create technology for the mass production of environmentally friendly green products complying with the UN sustainable development principles. It is to take up one step forward, make us competitive amid geopolitical restrictions
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Responsible Development vs. Sustainable Consumption: Nature and Technology
In 2050, 10 billion people are to inhabit the Earth, which translates into +50% of today’s food
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Identifying the Future Industrial Leaders
We are planning self-driving trucks that will go around our borrow pits. It is a unique project. <…> By and large, this is to make our personnel safer as they [trucks] work is grave conditions: inside mountains, mines, or chemical plants. <…> We see a great deal of efficiency there. Trucks can work despite any weather conditions, amid clouds of dust, there is fuel efficiency improvement, and so on
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Investing in Russia’s Future: How Can National Projects Become Attractive to Investors?
The way I see it the RDIF is the most successful national project; a project that garners a high level of trust, and in the investment world trust is key
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
We always look for new opportunities in our business, and we try to identify new emerging trends. The longest border is between Russia and China, most of the food products from Latin America and the US comeacross this border. The first thing we can do tomorrow is to work on that
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
Speaking of the fast-developing countries, such as Bangladesh and Pakistan, those are exactly the markets that we should bet on, particularly in some industries. First of all, it is agriculture, and today subsidies are being allocated for the agricultural development in the Russian Far East, in Khabarovsk and Vladivostok. Chinese companies are also interested, and there are several questions about legislation now on how Russian meat can be exported to China
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
We now see that the US is its own best friend. What can Russia do about it? What we do best: offer the best products, services and technological solutions. To keep everyone happy
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
We need to understand global trends that we see now, especially in the global economy. This applies to trade wars and currency wars between the US and Europe, the US and China
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
Most plants and factories built in the Soviet time have great potential. Certainly, it is necessary to introduce digitalization and robotics
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
Speaking of cooperation between Russia and India, countries of Africa or Brazil, we have already created all the necessary infrastructure, such as railways and ports. Everything for the maintenance and development of Russian agriculture and trade of Russian agricultural products, which today are the most environmentally friendly. This is a matter of government support and subsidies that were distributed in a proper and timely fashion
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
Today, the Government along with the President of the Russian Federation try to provide the export companies with all the opportunities, such as various subsidies and privileges in terms of taxation, so that companies would invest and grow
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
We need to strive for higher GDP growth. Perhaps, we need to talk not only about GDP, but productivity in general
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
62 or 64 different sanctions have already been imposed on Russia. We now see that as a rhetorical issue. We live with this reality, and we are not waiting for these sanctions to be lifted
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
Most Russian companies are now leaders in what they do not only in Russia, but in the world
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
Our company has basically doubled in the last five years. We started with 5 million tons of fertilizers, now we make 9 million tons
22.01.2019
Russia House in Davos 2019
The Russia Economic Outlook
Sanctions have an impact on the Russian economy, but frankly speaking, geopolitics and the state of the global economy have a much greater impact
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Russia–Japan
Four years ago we signed an agreement with Mitsubishi on creating a new high-tech production of ammonia – 760 thousand tons. Capital investment into this project exceeded USD 1 billion
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Investment Breakthrough: Infrastructure and Technology of the Future
Today, the RDIF is <...> a stamp of quality of sorts.
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Investment Breakthrough: Infrastructure and Technology of the Future
We made our deal with the RDIF last year. <...> Thanks to that organization and partners, six sovereign wealth funds became company shareholders. <...> We moved to a free float of 25%, and improved our index weight. <...> Turnover on our shares increased five-fold on the Moscow Exchange.