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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Jean-Claude Knebeler

Jean-Claude Knebeler

Head of Sustainable Development Department, International and Comparative Law Research Center (ICLRC)
Born 16 August 1977 in Luxembourg. Currently based in Moscow, Russian Federation.

Graduated from London School of Economics & Political Science (UK) with BSc. Government & Law, followed by a postgraduate diploma from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (FR). Executive education at the J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (USA).

Prior to taking up his present position, Jean-Claude Knebeler was a Luxembourg career diplomat whose career gave him unique insight into issues of economic development and finance, with a particular focus on emerging markets:


Director general for Trade & Investment Promotion at the Ministry of the Economy & Foreign Trade, Luxembourg. In charge of all strategy to promote exports and attract foreign direct investment, diplomatic advisor to the Minister. Main focus on Russia, China & Middle East.

Member of the Board of Directors of Cargolux International Airlines S.A. (freight airline) and Enovos International S.A. (energy producer and distributor).


Consul General and Executive Director of the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office in New York City. In charge of economic diplomacy in the Eastern half of the United States and Canada, focusing on financial services and innovative technology.


Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the Russian Federation. Ambassador to Kazakhstan and Belarus (with residence in Moscow).

Since 09/2020 Head of the Sustainable Development Department, International & Comparative Law Research Centre, Moscow.

Independent member of the Sustainability Council of Gazprombank.

Drawing on experience and a global network of contacts and partners, Mr. Knebeler provides expertise and independent advice on matters related to international aspects of sustainable development, sustainable finance as well as the geopolitical factors affecting international business.