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 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Sergei  Lavrov

Sergei Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Born on March 21, 1950, in Moscow.

1972: graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the USSR Foreign Ministry.

1972-1976: worked at the Soviet Embassy in Sri Lanka.

1976-1981: worked in the Department of International Economic Organisations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1981-1988: First Secretary, Adviser, Senior Adviser to the Soviet mission to the UN.

1988-1990: Deputy Head of the Department of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1990-1992: Head of the Department of International Organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1992: Head of the Department of International Organisations and Global Problems at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1992-1994: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

1994-2004: Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

March 9, 2004: appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.

May 18, 2018: Reappointed Minister of Foreign Affairs by a presidential decree.

Married, with a daughter.