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 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 122 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Veronika Peshkova

Veronika Peshkova

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Goodwill Ambassador. President of the Foundation for the Development of Public Diplomacy ‘Women’s Perspective’
Quotes
24.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Women in Russian–African Relations: Gender Balance in Politics, the Economy and the Social Sector
We are now launching a digital skills training programme for female entrepreneurs. We view the digital agenda as a crucial development tool. We live in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution, when the so-called creative industries are the fastest growing. They are faster than the global economy on average. These are segments that still involve a very large number of women, but will remain employers when regular office work, sales and services will get automated – that is something we are moving towards. Today, creative industries contribute to the global economy more than the Indian economy and provide more jobs than the automotive industry in Western Europe, the United States and Japan combined
24.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Women in Russian–African Relations: Gender Balance in Politics, the Economy and the Social Sector
The Gender Equality Agenda is the fifth Sustainable Development Goal adopted by the UN General Assembly for the period until 2030. UNIDO gender agenda is very important and builds on the development of women's economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and leadership
23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Promotion of Russian culture among foreign youth
It is important to show techno parks, companies, and business opportunities. When there is practical interest to working in Russia, or cooperating with a Russian partner, this pushes foreign youth to studying the Russian language, and, consequently, Russian culture
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Role of Women Executives in Building Successful Business Models
Our country is a global leader in the number of female executives, with 41%. Work to develop the women’s agenda in Russia is continuing apace. A proposal was prepared this year on developing the women’s agenda on the global stage using Russian experience. It involves a comprehensive model to develop the ecosystem for women’s participation in the economy. The development of an expert council is envisaged for the UNIDO platform. This will aim to form best practices and roll them out globally in order to achieve female leadership and entrepreneurship goals
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Role of Women Executives in Building Successful Business Models
Up to 47% of women’s jobs may become automated as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We need to review women’s participation in sectors which are growing faster than the economy as a whole. One such sector is the creative industry
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Role of Women Executives in Building Successful Business Models
Today, the question of promoting women’s leadership is relevant throughout the world. By increasing women’s involvement in the economy, it will be possible to add USD 28 trillion to global GDP. That would be akin to adding the economies of another China and USA. According to studies, when women develop their career or business, they spend money on healthcare, improving living conditions, and education for their children. This has a social effect – it makes the next generation more competitive
05.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Strengthening International Alliances for the Localization of Waste-to-Energy Solutions
Recycling can really be a big market in the future and a basis for development, including for small and medium-sized businesses