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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Elena Khlestkina

Elena Khlestkina

Deputy Director, Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Genetic Resources Federal Research Centre
Biography
Born in 1975 in Novosibirsk.

In 1998, graduated from Faculty of Biology, Novosibirsk State University.

2002 – PhD in Biology.

2011 – Doctor of Biological Science (Genetics).

2016 – Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Before 2018, Chief Researcher in the Federal Research Center ‘Institute of Cytology and Genetics’, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICG SB RAS), and Chief Researcher in Food Security Research Center, Novosibirsk State University Department of Economics.

Since 2018, serves ad interim Head оf N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry in Saint Petersburg.

From 2014, a member of Federal Roster of Experts in Science and Technology. From 2018, a member of the Presidential Council for Science and Education. Since 2019, a member of Academic and Technological Council of ‘Talent and Success’ Education Foundation Board of Trustees.

Since 2014, a presidium member of Vavilov Society of Geneticists and Breeders. Since 2015, a member of European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA).

L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Laureate (2012), Russian Academy of Sciences Medal with the Prize for Young Scientists Laureate (2003).

Chief Editor of Proceedings of applied botany, genetics and breeding, and Plant Biotechnology and Breeding journals. Editorial board member of Hereditas, Vavilov Genetics and Breeding Journal, and Cereal Research Communication journals.