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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Ivan  Merinov

Ivan Merinov

Chief Executive Officer, SMSFINANCE Group
Biography
Professional Experience

Since 2009, he has taken various management positions in large holding companies including branches of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and Mars Capital.
Between 2016 and 2018, Ivan supervised Russian business in Finstar Holding, where he transferred from Quadriga Capital, a large investment fund. During that time, he also managed the Department of Financial Products and Services in SUN LION SDN BHD (Malaysia).
In 2018, Ivan took the position of CEO in SMSFINANCE Group.
Ivan Merinov takes part in the development of a new Master’s Programme in the School of Economics at Novosibirsk State University.

Education

In 2006, Mr. Merinov graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. In 2016, he graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology majoring in Financial Technologies.