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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Aleksandr Kolankov

Aleksandr Kolankov

Advisor to the Head of Service for Consumer Protection and Financial Inclusion, The Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)
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18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Financial and Legal Literacy of Young Entrepreneurs: How to Protect Yourself from the Start?
In addition to market methods, our country simply has a huge layer of state support measures. There are about a dozen measures. These are all measures for small and micro businesses. This is a mechanism that works perfectly fine, and you can find a guarantee organization in each region through the My Business portal
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Financial and Legal Literacy of Young Entrepreneurs: How to Protect Yourself from the Start?
It is crucial for entrepreneurs to understand that if they are at the stage of starting a business, where they only have a business plan and a strong desire to make money, it’s virtually pointless to go to a bank and say, please give me a loan. Because it’s highly likely that they won’t get anything. And this, of course, is a very common and very big mistake. So, during this initial stage, there’s no need to go somewhere where you likely won’t have any success. We need to use other financial instruments. Above all, we have various institutions, such as SKOLKOVO, which can help properly build a business plan. We have regional guarantee organizations that can help obtain surety guarantees. There is also an interesting and growing segment such as crowdinvesting
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Financial and Legal Literacy of Young Entrepreneurs: How to Protect Yourself from the Start?
For several years now, along with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, we have been implementing a comprehensive Russian programme that aims, on the one hand, to introduce the basics of financial literacy into the educational system. On the other hand, we are working with individual target audiences. And in this regard we are seeing a very important large target audience emerge – SMEs and start-up entrepreneurs