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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Sabine Haag

Sabine Haag

General Director, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Quotes
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Sochi (Russian-Austrian) dialogue. Economy of culture
Money that comes from the budgets is an investment, not a subsidy. This is an investment into the development of society. <…> These are very special investments, that are going to recuperate time and time again as they form the society and the state
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Sochi (Russian-Austrian) dialogue. Economy of culture
Culture is a nurturing ambiance for everything. It is a foundation for foundations. Personalities come from culture
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Sochi (Russian-Austrian) dialogue. Economy of culture
The economy needs culture because the economic sphere needs spiritual and cultural development. Economic development is only possible when it is mitigated by culture. These impulses have always been important, culture always possessed an economic dimension. <…> But the following point is extremely important: one has to understand that cultural institutions drive the economy, even though they themselves depend greatly on various factors, including financial support from the state