A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

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 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Pavel Kolobkov

Pavel Kolobkov

Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation (until 21.01.2020)
Quotes
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Football and the Big City
We plan to allocate 27 billion to develop the programme [of football support, – Ed.]. This money combined with the regional funds will help build 25 indoor arenas, over 100 football fields, and get over 5,000 coaches trained or retrained
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Football and the Big City
Part of this legacy is the use of the arenas. <…> We have approved the business plan. We expect the arenas breakeven by their fifth year of their operation
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Football and the Big City
Now football is the main sports for us because of its popularity. <...> Now about 2.9 million athletes play football in our country. We see a boost in its popularity driven by the World Cup. Over the last two years, there were 15–18% more people playing football
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Football and the Big City
Thanks to the World Cup, we got 12 new arenas in 11 Russian cities that now are the centres of sports and culture life of many cities. <…> If you take a look at the cities where those arenas are located and that hosted the World Cup, they truly changed. <…> 30 regions were involved in hosting the World Cup one way or another. These regions got an invaluable experience in dealing with the tourist flow, as well as a new sports, training, and logistics infrastructure. <…> This economic effect will last for many years to come
11.09.2018
EEF 2018
PPP in Sports: New Opportunities for Investors
As of today, sufficiency of sports facilities stands at about 50%, and we believe that with private investment we can increase that number by 20% in a short term, but for that we need, of course, as I said in the beginning, the coordination of the parties that implement these projects
11.09.2018
EEF 2018
PPP in Sports: New Opportunities for Investors
Public-private partnership allows countries to save 15 to 20% of government spending. In Russia, public-private partnerships are developing rapidly: in 2010 there were only 10 projects totalling 43 billion, over 7 years the number of projects multiplied and amounted to 2,500 projects in absolutely various sectors of the economy