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 is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, 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, 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 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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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Andrey Kostin

Andrey Kostin

President and Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank
Biography
Andrey Kostin was born in Moscow in 1956. He educated Moscow State University in 1979 (major - teaching political economy), PhD in Economics.

He was at diplomatic service at the USSR Consulate General in Australia (1979-1982) and Embassy to the UK (1985-1990). In 1993 – 1995 he was Deputy Head of Foreign Investment Department of Imperial Bank. In 1995 he was elected First Deputy Chairman of National Reserve Bank. In 1996 he was appointed Chairman by presidential executive order of Vnesheconombank, in 1999 his term in office was extended for another three years. Since 2002 - President and Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council of VTB Bank.

He has Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Seraphim, 2nd class, Orders For Merit to the Fatherland (2nd, 3rd and 4th classes), Order of Honour, Order of Merit (France), Presidential Letter of Appreciation and Presidential Certificate of Honour, Certificates of Appreciation from the Government of the Russian Federation, Presidential Certificate of Honour, Letter of Gratitude of the Russian Government, Russian Government Certificates of Honour.