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 162 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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Stuart Max Merrifield

Stuart Max Merrifield

Managing Director, Novartis Pharma LLC
Stuart Merrifield was appointed Managing Director at Novartis Pharma Russia on April 1, 2019. Prior to this since 2013, Stuart was a General Manager of the group of Indirect Markets in Central Eastern Europe cluster (iCEE) leading the organization during a period of sustained growth and organizational development, including many successful product launches and expansion from 9 countries to the current 26.

Stuart joined Novartis in 2004 as a Global Brand Manager in the Dermatology Business Franchise. During the last 15 years, Stuart held a number of global, cluster and country commercial and general management positions at Novartis including Global Brand Director, CPO Business Franchise Head, General Manager Bulgaria and Head Marketing and Sales CEE. From 2006 to 2009, he worked as a Head of Marketing and later Business Unit Head at Novartis Pharma Russia.

Before joining Novartis, Stuart worked at Mars Inc. in a number of regional and country marketing positions originally in the UK and afterwards in France, Czech and the Middle East.

Stuart was born in Oxford, UK. He graduated from QMC, University of London, where he studied Literature and Culture. Stuart speaks English, Bulgarian, Czech, French, and Russian languages.