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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Semen Mikhailovsky

Semen Mikhailovsky

Rector, Ilya Repin St. Petersburg Academy of Arts
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03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
International Business and Global Values: Risks and Opportunities for Creative Industries in the Next Stage of Development
We keep looking back trying to find something in the past that would help us go to the future. This is probably the reason why we have a double-headed bird [on the Russian coat of arms, – Ed.]. One head looks into the past, the other looks into the future. One head looks at the West, the other one looks at the East. This is precisely the difficult situation we find ourselves in. We keep talking about tradition, heritage and so on, turning it into a mantra. You cannot play the young – they are smart folk. They are looking for sincerity now. <...> All those rusty things, this mumbo-jumbo, reports and preaching will never work. We need a live dialogue