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

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Afshan Khan

Afshan Khan

Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Biography
Afshan Khan is the UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, and

the Special Coordinator for the Refuge and Migrant Response in Europe. She is

based in Geneva.

Ms. Khan has been an international public servant for over 28 years. Previously

she was the Director of Emergency Programmes for UNICEF, and she has also

held other senior positions including Director of Public-Sector Alliances and

Resource Mobilization; Associate Regional Director for Eastern and Southern

Africa; and the UNICEF Representative in Jamaica. Ms. Khan has extensive field

experience including assignments in Kenya; Mozambique; Democratic Republic

of Congo; and Colombia. She also has broad United Nations-wide expertise

stemming from assignments with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for

Humanitarian Affairs (IASC) in Geneva; the Executive Office of the Secretary-

General; and the United Nations Development Group. From 2012 to 2014 Ms.

Khan took leave from the United Nations to become the CEO of Women for

Women International. In that role, she was responsible for setting the strategic vision and mobilizing the

necessary resources for women rebuilding their lives after war.

Ms. Khan was born in Hyderabad, India, and grew up in Montreal, Canada. She has a Master’s degree in Public

Policy from the Johns Hopkins School