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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Sergey Kapkov

Sergey Kapkov

Head of the Centre for Culture Economy, Urban Development and Creative Industries Research, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Born 10 December 1975 in Gorky.

1998: graduated from the State and Municipal Administration Department of the Volgo-Vyatka Academy of Public Service.

1998–2001: сontinued post-graduate studies at the Volgo-Vyatka Academy of Public Service in the field of Social Philosophy.

2001–2003: Deputy Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous District, Head of the Chukotka Autonomous District Department of Culture, Youth, Sports, Tourism and Information Policy; was a government memberof the Chukotka Autonomous District.

In December 2003, Sergei Kapkov was elected to the Fourth State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (member of the Committee on Civil, Criminal, Arbitration and Procedural Law).

June 2004 to 2014: Chairman of the Board of the National Football Academy Foundation.

April 2006 to 2014: Vice President, Russian Football Union.

In December 2007, he was elected to the Fifth State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (Senior Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Telecommunications).

In March 2011, he resigned from the State Duma after being appointed Director of the Moscow City Management Company M. Gorky Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

In August 2011, he was appointed Deputy Head of Moscow’s Department of Culture and promoted to Department Head in September 2011.

May 2012 to March 2015: Minister of the Government of Moscow, Head of Moscow’s Department of Culture.

Since September 2015: Head of the Research and Study Laboratory Centre for Research into the Economics of Culture, Urban Development and Creative Industries at the Moscow State University Department of Economics.