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

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, 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, 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 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

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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Maxim Sokolov

Maxim Sokolov

President, AVTOVAZ
Biography
Born in 1968.

Education:

In 1991, he graduated from the Economics Faculty of St Petersburg State University, majoring in Political Economy, Ph. D. in Economics.

Experience:

In 1991–1993 — Teacher in the Economics Faculty of St Petersburg State University.

In 1992–1993 — Commercial agent of Frezi Grant JSC.

In 1993–1999 — General Director of Rossi CJSC.

In 1999–2004 — General Director of Corporation S LLC.

In 2004–2009 — Chairman of the Committee on Investments and Strategic Projects of the Government of St Petersburg.

In 2009 — Member of the Government of St Petersburg, Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade.

In 2009–2012 — Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation.

In 2012–2018 — Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

June-August 2018 — Chairman of the Strategy and Investment Committee of the Board of Directors of LSR Group.

Since August 2018 — Chairman of the Executive Committee, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of LSR Group.

Since 2019 — Vice Governor of St. Petersburg

Current State Adviser of the Russian Federation of second class.

List of honors and awards received: Order «For Merit to the Fatherland» 4th degree, Order

of Honour, Medal of the Order «For Merit to the Fatherland» 2nd degree, Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour, Commendation from the President of the Russian Federation.

Mr. Sokolov also received numerous insignias for services to Moscow and St. Petersburg.