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 179 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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Mikhail Kozhevnikov

Mikhail Kozhevnikov

President, Prosveshcheniye Group of Companies
Biography
Number of years in company – 16 yrs.

2001 – 2015 – Commercial Director. OJSC "Publishing house "Prosvescheniye"

2015 – 2017 – Managing Director. JSC "Publishing house "Prosvescheniye"

January 2017 – until now – Senior Vice President. JSC “Holding company "Prosvescheniye"

Mikhail Kozhevnikov has held key management positions in the largest publishing and book-selling business structures for more than 20 years. He is an expert in the fields of commerce, marketing, regional business development. He has considerable experience in the spheres of organizational reforms, reengineering of business processes and accompanying management processes of large companies.

In September 2016, he entered the top-1000 of Russian managers and the top-10 of top executives of the media business.

In 2016, under the supervision of Mikhail Kozhevnikov and with the participation of PwC, the Development Strategy of "Prosvescheniye" until 2025 was developed. It is to determine the Company's development for the next 10 years.

Today, under the guidance of Mikhail Kozhevnikov, in "Prosvescheniye" significant changes are underway to improve management processes, upgrade the team, develop the product portfolio and enter adjacent segments of the market.

These transformations have made it possible to improve the efficiency of the company. In particular, the volume of pressrun of "Prosvescheniye" in 2017 exceeded 100 million copies. This is the most impressive result for the entire modern history of the company.

Mikhail Kozhevnikov took the Executive MBA program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.