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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Oleg  Matytsin

Oleg Matytsin

Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation
Biography

Born on 19 May 1964 in Moscow

1985: Graduated from the Order of Lenin State Central Institute of Physical Culture with a degree in Physical Culture and Sport; 2006: the Russian Presidential Academy of State Service with a degree in Public Administration.

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor.

1987–2001: Teacher, senior teacher, assistant professor at the department of tennis; supervisor, professor at the department of individual sports and games; pro-rector on the training activity at the Order of Lenin State Central Institute of Physical Culture.

2001–2006: Rector of the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, a government institution of higher professional education.

2006–2016: President of the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport, Youth and Tourism, a federal state-financed institution of higher education.

2016–2020: Advisor to the President on the development of student sport at the Olympic Committee of Russia national union of public associations.

2005–2015: President of the Russian Student Sport Union. Elected president of the International Federation of University Sports and re-elected to this position in 2019.

January 21, 2020: Appointed Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation by a presidential executive order.

Government citations: Order of Friendship (2006), Order of Honour (2017).

Has received a number of departmental awards.⁠