A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; 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 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide Russia also cooperates with 92 Russian public organizations and 54 regional governments.

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Andrey  Kuzyaev

Andrey Kuzyaev

President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding
Quotes
22.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Cultural Ties to Enhance Cooperation between Russia and the West
We need to contribute to the next generation, nurture the generation that will create the new era of greater trust, openness and cooperation
22.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Cultural Ties to Enhance Cooperation between Russia and the West
The time has come for Russia to be more culturally active, to share its values with the world through new digital technologies. The world needs our values, and we do not need cultural exchanges for this. There are a lot of communication channels that modern technology provides when contemporary Russian culture can become available to the world
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
The Potential and Prospects for Developing the Digital Economy in the Russian Regions
First of all, there is a need for a solution, to have cheap office spaces, infrastructure and data centres, so that young people could easily start their business. The Ministry of Economy came up with an idea to create a virtual Skolkovo. This idea will open up an enormous potential to expand and develop IT companies and regional digital business
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Investing in Russia’s Future: How Can National Projects Become Attractive to Investors?
Today there are not enough companies or entrepreneurs involved in national projects. We need to create new markets and re-establish trust between the state and entrepreneurs
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Sochi (Russian-Austrian) dialogue. Economy of culture
When we talk about new technology our main costs are people. <…> Culture of economics, of business – they become paramount. This is how people think, this is how they interact, this is how they match the values in business, and that is what defines the entire business efficiency
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Sochi (Russian-Austrian) dialogue. Economy of culture
Culture today is one of the key elements to making a successful business. Corporate culture, corporate values, people’s adherence to those values – whether long-term or short-term – drive the success of that company. <…> So, I would like to see culture interpreted wider than museums and theatres
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Smart City: From Theory to Practice
“For us, a smart city is a new market. Smart cities are what we do. We will create the infrastructure for smart cities,”
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Investment Breakthrough: Infrastructure and Technology of the Future
Our objective <...> is to create a new technological wave. <...> We must develop our technologies, and then take them to the global market.
25.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia: New Production Hub
“Russia is already able to conceive new products, when the Russian technology uses available production facilities in China and then exports products worldwide. There is a number of such projects already implemented,”
25.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia: New Production Hub
“Let’s not worry about the legislation gaps that may appear, through which some would pay less taxes. Let’s engineer a growth environment first, and then we can start clipping,”
25.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia: New Production Hub
“Russia has a chance to become one of the technological centres of the world. We have a new generation of citizens. They are young, ambitious entrepreneurs capable of creating something big, global. There are not that many of them, but they do emerge, with new products, pursuing growth and development on a global scale,”
25.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia: New Production Hub
“We must secure a new generation of Russian scientists, entrepreneurs and IT specialists to stay and earn money here,”
25.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia: New Production Hub
“Much has been said about the human and educational potential, but we would be better off asking how this translates into practice. Does Russia actually have a chance with its new technologies’ (digital economy and telecom) share of 3.5% in GDP to catch up with or at least be comparable with the share of natural resources supply and energy production,”
23.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia and the Global Digital Agenda
“We need to make sure that more programmers are trained, more conditions are created for those people so that they would not leave, but create their products in Russia,”
23.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia and the Global Digital Agenda
“From the standpoint of infrastructure, we develop more than satisfactorily, and we are comparable to the leading economies by the number of Internet users as well. In Europe we are number one, globally we are number six,”
23.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia and the Global Digital Agenda
“Not only we need the infrastructure, not only the production of sensors; it is necessary to increase what is called the software component,”
23.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia and the Global Digital Agenda
“In terms of infrastructural success, we can say confidently that in the last 5 to 7 [years] there have been dramatic changes. When our company became engaged in broadband access, the share of people connected to broadband [Internet] in Russia was less than 10%. Today – obviously, not only due to our success, but also the entire sector’s community and the government programme to overcome digital divide – 75% of the Russian population have access to broadband [Internet], and the programme has not been completed yet. The goal is: up to 90%,”
23.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia and the Global Digital Agenda
“The future and the global agenda start at your home. First you have to make the best product for home, and if it works, you can replicate it for the whole world. But when making products at home, we need to think globally, we need to see the whole scale of the market that is behind every one of our special applications for the sector,”
23.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia and the Global Digital Agenda
“We must focus on the areas that have a significant effect in the foreseeable future, because the digital economy is here and now, it is not sometime in 10 years,”
23.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia and the Global Digital Agenda
“I see our opportunities in what is called the Internet of things. With regard to the IoT, all economies of the world are in an equal position, all ready to take off. Russia is still an industrial economy, and introducing new technologies can lead to explosive effect, explosive growth,”
23.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia and the Global Digital Agenda
“It is very important to create conditions for new investment, new investors, new technologies to be driven into the sector. Otherwise we will be overcoming digital inequality once again,”
23.01.2018
Russia House in Davos 2018
Russia and the Global Digital Agenda
“We should never become self-complacent when it comes to digital infrastructure,”