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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Konstantin  Polunin

Konstantin Polunin

Partner, Associate Director, Head of Business Development for Public Sector Practice Area in Russia, BCG
Quotes
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
How to Improve Export Efficiency and Trade Without Fear
Trading without fear is impossible, but fear can be reduced. It will happen if you trust your counterparties, if you are certain that the funds will arrive on time, and if you know you will not lose money on the exchange rates fluctuation. It makes sense to develop trade in national currencies. <...> It is necessary to create mutual interest and stability for national economies and systems of partners trading with each other. This implies long-term partnerships. Changing the financial system does not take a day or even a decade. <...> Creation of strong independent exchanges will allow to determine pricing and increase mutual trust among trading partners. Then there is development of financial institutions. Then there is export-import crediting for purchase of capital goods, related to project financing, and so on
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
How to Improve Export Efficiency and Trade Without Fear
We see new developments: trading sometimes takes place not only in dollars, euros, and national currencies, but also in cryptocurrencies. And these volumes are very significant
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
How to Improve Export Efficiency and Trade Without Fear
The world is changing. <...> For 20 years the distribution of currencies in global reserves has changed, the dollar's share has fallen by 11%. <...> There has been a diversification in the world of national currencies. <...> In addition, changes in reserves mean changes in trade. <...> Russia has reduced the share of the dollar in trade settlement reserves in eight years and switched to significant trade volumes in yuan and rubles
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Partnership and knowledge-sharing: new sources to drive development
In these conditions [of limited resources, – Ed.], the way out is to utilize energy and ideas of our citizens and communities to find solutions and to create a sensor that would detect these ideas. Ideas and knowledge have been and will be a growth driver. <…> The value of ideas and knowledge grows as they are shared
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Role of Creative Spaces in Today’s Business Environment
Today’s business environment is built upon creative components. It is not excavators, vacuum cleaners and speakers that are being sold any more, but services. Therefore, in order to work in this area in these new conditions, we need completely different skills and people. And one of the most important abilities today is the ability to learn, develop and be creative
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Role of Creative Spaces in Today’s Business Environment
It’s important to create a context to change the way business is done, a context which will lead to the emergence of added value
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Place for Traditional Players in the Digital Economy
Digitalization is an incentive for economic growth, linear or exponential. <...> Usually when we speak of digitalization, we mean the players of the digital economy: Facebook, Yandex, Google. Traditional players differ from them since they have real physical assets and real physical products; they can be players in the infrastructure, they can represent the state or regions and, most importantly, that they have scale and size, they have a traditional culture