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 160 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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Yelena Mikhailova

Yelena Mikhailova

Adviser to the General Director, Russian Public Opinion Research Centre
EEF 2021
New Ideas and Ideals: The Far East Mission
Areas of growth [in the Far East – ed.] have been a lively topic of discussion throughout the entire Forum. However, we should probably proceed from our session, because the setup and motivation that exist are what determine the development strategy for the region. That is because if there is no human capital, it is useless to discuss investment – to consider how to do something, why it should be done, and the point of investing in it. <...> Indeed, the way Russian people look at the Far East has changed considerably in the last few years. Six years ago or so, we asked ‘The Far East? What’s that?’ [And the typical answer was – ed.] first of all, it’s associated exclusively with natural resources – fish and what nature provides. <...> People did not even know what regions make up the Far East. <...> Today, however, there is much more interest, and there’s a great deal of potential in terms of tourism