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 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 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Georgios Katrougkalos

Georgios Katrougkalos

Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
Biography
George Katrougkalos is Minister of Foreign Affairs and Professor of Public and Constitutional Law at Democritus University of Thrace.

He has served as Alternate Minister responsible for European Affairs and International Economic Relations from November 2016 until February 2019. He has also served as Minister of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity (2015-2016) and previously as Alternate Minister (State Minister) of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction (2015). He was also Member of the European Parliament from May 2014 to January 2015.

Minister Katrougkalos has studied law at the University of Athens and at Sorbonne University.

During 2000 – 2003 he was advisor to the Greek Permanent Mission to the United Nations for the works of the 3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly and a member of the committee of experts advising the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the drafting of the European Constitution. He has also been legal advisor to the Albanian Parliament on the drafting of the Albanian Constitution (1998-1999) and constitutional expert in many projects of institution building in Uzbekistan, Armenia, Syria and the Balkans.

Additionally, he has taught as visiting professor or guest lecturer at several Universities in Europe, the USA, Latin America and Asia and has been a visiting scholar at the Law School of New York University (2007 and 2012), as Emile Noel Fellow and Senior Emile Noel Fellow, respectively, and at Roskilde University (1994-1995), as a fellow of the Danish Academy of Science.

Minister Katrougkalos is a member of the board of the Association of Greek Constitutionalists and the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL).

He has been a member of the board of KETHEA (Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals) and founding member of the Greek Committee of Unicef and of the Audit Committee of Public Debt.

He has published extensively in Greek, American and European legal reviews.