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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Andras Horvai

Andras Horvai

Country Director, Resident Representative for the Russian Federation, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Group
Quotes
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Partnerships Between the State and Society to Provide Social Guarantees
The next thing is the assessment process. We need data and information in order to control the course of our actions. <…> The method of monitoring is another important thing
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Partnerships Between the State and Society to Provide Social Guarantees
Our experience shows that we can manipulate the results, demonstrate certain results based on which funds are allocated; but in reality the situation can be quite different
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
The Potential and Prospects for Developing the Digital Economy in the Russian Regions
Talks about the rating [of digitalization, – Ed.] are a good thing. In the World Bank, we support this approach, because this type of analysis helps regions benchmark. As a result, [it] forms a more favourable climate for introducing a digital economy
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Leaders in Productivity: International Experience in Achieving National Goals
If a company adopts more advanced management technologies, it improves its own performance by 40%
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Big Data as a New Form of Public Administration
The digital technologies introduction index: we analysed roughly 180 countries, and of these, the Russian Federation ranked 28th in this index. In terms of the state and its readiness for the introduction of digital technologies, Russia ranked 18th out of 180 countries. We see that the state has achieved rather good results. The next step will be an attempt to pull the population and business up to this level
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Big Data as a New Form of Public Administration
One of the reasons why we start talking about national strategies of this kind is the explosive growth in the amount of data. Ninety percent of the data with which we work today has only appeared in the last 2 years [...] If you look at the dozen or so companies that have the largest capitalization – I’m referring to global companies, seven of these dozens are companies whose work is based on data, while five 5 of them are companies that use platform solutions
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Public Financial Literacy as the Basis for Financial Stability
We have managed to achieve a lot over the last 6–7 years, in many ways because the programme was universal and involved educating not only children and students, but adults as well. It was important to engulf both educational facilities and organizations responsible for consumer rights