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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Vitaly Mutko

Vitaly Mutko

Chief Executive Officer, DOM.RF
Biography
Born on December 8, 1958 in the Krasnodar Territory.

Studied in Leningrad, where he graduated from the River Vocational College, the Water Transport Institute and (by correspondence) the Law Department of Leningrad State University.

Worked as a technician on the vessels of the North-Western River Shipping Line and was chairman of the trade union committee of the River College.

1983-1991: instructor, section head, secretary, chairman of the Kirov regional Council of People's Deputies, head of the region's administration.

1992-1996: Deputy Mayor of St Petersburg, Chairman of the city Committee on Social Issues.

From 1993: President of Football Club Zenit; under his leadership the team moved into the Russian football elite. In 1999, it won the Russia Cup and in 2002 won bronze at the Russian football championship.

The Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) was organised in 2001 at the initiative of Mutko, who is a member of the Executive Committee of the Russian Football Union, President of the Russian Football Premier League and Vice President of the Football Federation of St Petersburg and North-West Russia.

2002: elected to the Executive Committee of Russia's Paralympic Committee. For the past 13 years, Mutko has been the volunteer chairman of St Petersburg's Special Olympic Committee for the rehabilitation of people with mental disabilities. For 10 years he has chaired the Golden Pelican charity movement.

2003: appointed member of the Federation Council of Russia's Federal Assembly, representing the St Petersburg Government.

2008: appointed the Russian Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy.

May 21, 2012: Reappointed Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation by a presidential decree.

October 19, 2016: appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Russia by a presidential decree.

Married, with two daughters.