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 – 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 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 129 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Alexey Kuleshov

Alexey Kuleshov

Vice President, OTR 2000
Quotes
15.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Counterfeits vs Everyone: The Damage to Legal Business and the National Economy
Reducing the share of counterfeit in the supervised markets to 5% by 2025 is realistic, provided that additional measures to tackle counterfeiting are adopted. To do this, it is necessary that the decisions made in regard to turnover fines are scaled up to other markets. We need to adopt informatization of control and supervisory activity, and to introduce information systems, using the example of the fuel traceability system – from refineries to gas tanks. It is necessary, following the instructions of the Government, to revise outdated requirements of control and supervisory activity, and to inform the market participants about existing standards and requirements as part of preventive work. And it is necessary to introduce the possibility of test purchases in the supervised markets
15.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Counterfeits vs Everyone: The Damage to Legal Business and the National Economy
A pilot project on the introduction of incoming documentation control in the field of cable products reduced the proportion of counterfeit goods from 32% to 11% – that is from 40 to 27 billion roubles in monetary terms. As a result of various enforcement actions, it was possible to reduce the share of illicit businesses in other markets. For instance, the share of the shadow sector in the cement market was reduced by 48% or 11 billion roubles, which is now in transition to the legal segment of this market. The growth of production in the legal sector in the aluminium wheel market, as a result of tackling counterfeit goods, was 9%. In the fuel market, it became possible to reduce the share of fake products from 20% to 9%; in terms of rouble value, we managed make nearly 300 billion roubles available for legitimate businesses. That means taxes and legal jobs