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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Andrey Ignatiyev

Andrey Ignatiyev

President, Russian Tourism Union (until 2022)
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

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