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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Dmitry Mezentsev

Dmitry Mezentsev

State Secretary of the Union State of Russia and Belarus
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16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Integration for Development: New Horizons
We have repeatedly said that 28 Union programmes envisage the convergence of the legislation of Belarus and Russia and the signing of new regulatory documents providing for a fundamentally different level of interaction. From the second half of this year, our customs services will be practically unified; today we are talking about the tax services' entry into a single toolkit, ensuring a high level of traceability of goods within the common space of the Union State
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Integration for Development: New Horizons
We remember how pretty much all the former Soviet countries negotiated joining the WTO. We thought it would help us become equal partners in trade disputes and would give us certain advantages.   <…> Today, I have not heard a single statement about the unfair sanctions against Belarus and Russia. <…> It indicates that international institutes are not influential enough in squaring this disbalance in international relations we are forced to witness today
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Union State: Economic Integration – New Challenges
We must understand how business is feeling. We realize that the structures of the economies in Russia and Belarus are not identical. There is a tremendous share capital that determines, among other things, stability on the labour market in the Russian Federation
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Transport in Russia: Supporting the Development of Major Infrastructure as a Cornerstone of Economic Growth
Today there are 20 regions that have prepared their requests to include their justified propositions into the comprehensive plan. We would like the chamber [Federation Council] to become our partner in managing the implementation of the comprehensive plan. Support of the regional propositions will provide a shared benefit
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Transport in Russia: Supporting the Development of Major Infrastructure as a Cornerstone of Economic Growth
We need to introduce amendments to the Tax Code, to economic legislation, that will facilitate the interaction between the state and the business, and in some cases will provide tax deductions
11.09.2018
EEF 2018
Crossroads on the Silk Road
Fortunately, today there are no critical problems or contradictions, but one of the issues that should be carefully considered is the issue of combining Russia's bilateral economic relations with China, Kazakhstan with China, and other EAEU countries, and the format of these combinations. We need to avoid collapsing into unnecessary counter-productive competition, so that it does not become the basis for some format of distrust
11.09.2018
EEF 2018
Crossroads on the Silk Road
Over a very short period of time, the EAEU proved to be the first well-balanced integrative economic association on the territory of the former Soviet states, demonstrated its high efficiency in the negotiation process. The agreements concluded this year as well as previously, show that the work is really being done
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Uncovering the Potential of the Arctic through the Northern Sea Route
The governors of the Arctic regions are all for having a single coordinator for this enormous project.
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
New Platforms for Cooperation between China and Russia: Prospects for Development
Regions, business alliances and legal entities are not always able to maintain a high level of political communication. The potential of interregional communication is one of the most promising. 51 regions of Russia are twinned with Provinces of China. This is an enormous potential for partnerships