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.

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Vadim Lobov

Vadim Lobov

President, Synergy Corporation
Biography
The founder of the educational Corporation «Synergy», which includes more than 15 educational institutions, among which are Moscow University for Industry and Finance «Synergy» (Synergy University), Synergy Business School, Moscow Open Institute, Moscow Academy of Entrepreneurship and others.

Education

Candidate of Economics Sciences, Associate Professor. An honored graduate of the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics. In 2004 he defended his thesis on «Entrepreneurial Activity of Higher Education Institution in the Russian Education System». After graduating from the University he had an internship in the USA.

Professional activity

He started his entrepreneurial activity in the field of education in 2001. He is the founder of the educational Corporation «Synergy», which includes more than 15 educational institutions, among which are Moscow University for Industry and Finance «Synergy» (Synergy University), Synergy Business School, Moscow Open Institute, Moscow Academy of Entrepreneurship, School of Managers «Arsenal» and others.

Synergy University implements more than 100 educational programmes at all levels of training: college, bachelor, master, postgraduate, business education (MBA, professional retraining, seminars, and courses). The University trains students in such fields as Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, IT, Law and other popular specialties.

Under V.G. Lobov leadership, a number of divisions were opened at Synergy University, contributing to the scientific development of the University, quality education, and adaptation of young people: Center of Patriotic Education, Center for Sociological Studies, Economic Research Center, Volunteer Training Center, and British Education Center.

In 2007, the satellite TV-channel «Synergy TV» specializing in educational content was launched. Guests of the channel are leading business speakers, experts in the field of management, entrepreneurship, and other areas.

On the initiative of V.G. Lobov, the Venture Fund «Synergy Innovations» was established on the basis of Synergy University. The Fund assists in the implementation of state policy in the field of science, technology, and innovation, invests in fast-growing companies and projects developing in promising markets.

For success in the formation of a new model of the educational process on the basis of Synergy University, V.G. Lobov was awarded the prize of the Russian Biographical Institute «Man of the Year 2010» in the nomination «Higher School».

Activities abroad

In 2012, Synergy University opened the campus in Dubai (UAE), where students are currently undergoing undergraduate, graduate and MBA programmes. Synergy University became the first Russian University to enter the UAE education market.

In 2015, the representative office of Synergy University in Tehran (Iran) began its work, in 2016 — a representative office in Damascus (Syria) was opened. Among academic partners of Synergy are the best business schools in China, the UK, Spain, Germany, and the USA.

Humanitarian activities

V. G. Lobov is the author of the concept of «Russian Humanitarian Expeditions» — a series of events aimed at promoting the Russian Language and culture in foreign countries, supporting compatriots living abroad. In 2013-2016, humanitarian expeditions to Spain, Germany, Poland, Finland, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Montenegro and a number of other countries were conducted under the auspices of Synergy University.

At the initiative of Synergy University in 2015, an Interuniversity Russian Language Department was created and provided with methodological materials at the University of Damascus (Syria). The Department implements training and professional development programmes for teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language. In 2016, the University organized trips to Russian camps for Syrian children — winners of School Olympiads on Knowledge of Russia.

The Volunteer Training Center for the organization of world-class sports events works on the basis of Synergy University in Moscow. In 2014, more than 1,000 volunteers trained at the Center took part in the organization of the XXII Olympic winter games and XI Paralympic winter games in Sochi. In 2018, the University trained more than 1,500 volunteers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The level of volunteers training in the Center is confirmed by the award «For Significant Contribution to the Implementation of the Volunteer Program „Sochi-2014“ and the Development of Volunteer Movement in Russia».