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 Ignatiyev

Andrey Ignatiyev

President, Russian Tourism Union
Biography
1990 – 1996 – cofounder and director of group of tourist companies BSI Global Group

1998 – 2000 – General Director of the Russian Tourism Company with the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Physical Education, Sports and Tourism

2006 – 2012 – Consultant to Russian company VFS Russia

2012 –2018 – Business Consultant to global international company VFS Global.

March 2020 – present — president of Russian Union of Travel Industry.

1995–2009 headed some of the largest non-commercial organizations in the Russian tourism industry (NTA, ASTOR, ATOR and etc). As a member of a council of experts took part in the creation of the law regulating tourism.

2012 - founded the international volunteer initiative Dadobro.com

Education:

1987 – graduated Moscow State Aviation University as Mechanical Engineer;

2011 - received PhD in economics