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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Vasily Ignatiev

Vasily Ignatiev

General Director, R-Pharm
Biography
Born in Moscow, Russia on 27 November 1968.

Ignatiev holds an MD – diploma with honours from the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. Expert in clinical pharmacology. Holds a Candidate of Medical Research Degree. Studied at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York, USA). Holds MBA degrees from Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS and London Guildhall University (now part of the London Metropolitan University).

For 7 years Ignatiev worked in the Russian branch of the international pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb in the positions of Product Manager, Franchise Manager, Marketing Director.

For 5 years Ignatiev served in the Russian branch of the international pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in the leading positions of Marketing Director and Sales Director.

In 2008, Ignatiev was appointed Director for Business Development in CJSC R-Pharm, a Russian pharmaceutical company. And now he is the Chief Executive Officer.

In 2018 Ignatiev was elected to become Vice Chair of the Board of the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.