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.

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Sammy Kotwani

Sammy Kotwani

President, The Indian National Cultural Centre SITA
Biography

Date of birth: 05/11/1969 (51 years)

Birth Place & Residence : Mumbai (Republic of India) & citizen of the Russian Federation

Position:
— Owner of the company «The Imperial Tailoring Co.»
— President of the non-profit partnership Indian Business Alliance (IBA)
— President of Overseas Friendship of BJP
— President of non- profit organization The Indian National Culture Center SITA

Education:
— 1988 — Sasmira Institute of Textile of Mumbai University (Institute of Textiles at the University of Mumbai).
— 1993 — English Tailor & Cutter Academy (Institute of Silk) in London (UK).

Specialty:
— «An Engineer — Technologist»
— Top 10 living Tailors since 2007

Over the years:
— In 1988, Sammy (Manoj) Kotwani started working in the family business, in 1990, he came to Moscow and engaged in entrepreneurial activity. In 1994 — he opened the company «The Imperial Tailoring» (The Imperial Tailoring Co). Currently, the company’s customers include the Presidents of independent states; diplomats; prominent Russian and foreign public and political figures; representatives of the «business community»; culture and art; pop and show business stars.
— In 2009 the company «The Imperial Tailoring» was awarded by a Russian Award. «Company of the Year».
— In 2008, Sammy (Manoj) Kotwani was elected the President of The Indian Business Alliance (IBA) (Indian Business Alliance). He is leading significant public work, promoting the development of mutually beneficial cooperation thus helping in creation of a favorable investment climate between Russia and India. Organizes and holds an annual forum «Russia-India Business Dialogue» (with the participation of the CCI RF ), National Indian festivals such as «Spring Festival» (Holi Mela) and «Indian New Year» (of Diwali), which are important events in the cultural life of the Indian community in Russia.
— In 2008, Sammy (Manoj) Kotwani is the Winner of the «Person of the Year» premium in the nomination «For contribution to the development of international cooperation.»
— In 2014 PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA OFBJP (OVERSEAS FRIENDS OF BJP RUSSIA) (the political organization of foreign friends Indian People’s Party). Head of Delegation of Indian People’s Party (BJP) in the CIS.
— Invited twice for the Swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi in 2014 & 2017
— In 2016 started The Indian National Culture Center «SITA» which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor, promote and engage the beautiful Indian culture and heritage with the local Russians, foreigners and Indians in Russia. SITA organizes various large Indian events such as India day which had over 1.2 million attendees in 3 days
— Member of the expert advice of legislative (representative) and executive bodies of the federal government.
— Vice-President of «the All-Russian public organization to promote the protection of workers’ rights» Russia — our home «(created with the support of the Presidential Administration).
— Member of the Presidium of the All-Russian public organization «Federation of Migrants of Russia» (FMR) (FMR information posted on the website hhtp //: www.fmr.su).

Family: Married, has three daughters.