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.

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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Yong Li

Yong Li

Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

On June 24, 2013, Li Yong was elected by UNIDO’s Industrial Development Board to succeed Kandeh Yumkella as Director General of UNIDO.

Mr. Li has had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policy-maker. He was involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies, and in supporting sound economic growth in China. Li Yong gave great importance to innovative programs in favor of agricultural development and SMEs, considering them as the cornerstones for creating economic opportunities, reducing poverty and promoting gender equality. He also played a key role in China’s cooperation with multilateral development organizations, such as the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank.

June 2013 ‑ now Director General of UNIDO

2003 ‑ 2013 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Finance (MOF), People’s Republic of China

2002 ‑ 2003 Assistant Minister, MOF

1999 ‑ 2002 Secretary General, Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants

1996 ‑ 1998 Executive Director for China, World Bank Group

1992 ‑ 1996 Deputy Director General and then Director General, World Bank Department, MOF

1990 ‑ 1992 Senior Advisor to Executive Director for China, World Bank Group

1989 ‑ 1990 Director, World Bank Department, MOF

1985 ‑ 1989 Second Secretary and then First Secretary, Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations

1984 Deputy Director, Foreign Fiscal Research Office, Research Institute for Fiscal Science, MOF