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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Anatoly  Popov

Anatoly Popov

Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Head of the Corporate Business Block, Sberbank
Quotes
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises as a Driver of Economic Growth
Full online financing is now available in the Far East. <…> Thanks to the Central Bank, which introduced changes to the 590-P, a loan of up to RUB40 million can now be submitted without mandatory reporting
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises as a Driver of Economic Growth
Last year, our SMEs lending grew by 20%, which is approximately RUB 1.5 trillion. This year we expect that the growth rate of lending to SMEs will be twice as high as our average. Average rates are below 10% thanks to support programmes
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
The Digital Transformation of International Trade: E-commerce and Beyond
We have created our own platform, a bank for business partners. <…> We now have 32,000 clients registered on the platform, and 500 companies have already signed up to our export accelerator. <…> We hope that, by working alongside the REC [Russian Export Center, – Ed.], we will be able to build up our platform completely from scratch, exporting to new countries and developing our commodity nomenclature
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Reform of the Construction Industry. Transition to a New Mechanism of Housing Construction
On 19 April, we launched a pilot project. The downpayment for this type of construction used to be 25%, now it is 20%. There used to be some additional requirements: a cost sheet, land cheques, security deposit, now they are lifted. Before the credit was divided into tranches, now it is immediately provided in full. The rate is 10.9% per annum. We are testing this product
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Reform of the Construction Industry. Transition to a New Mechanism of Housing Construction
If we talk about escrow figures, 206 credit deals with a total value of 193 billion roubles have been approved. In residential buildings these are 3.3 million square metres, 316 buildings. There are 5.5 billion on escrow accounts, with 2,655 opened accounts. 301 requests are being considered
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Export Accelerator: Learning to Trade Globally
The most important thing is to create the blueprint for exports and solve the problem of leadership, overhaul the enterprises and get them to export