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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Vladimir Potapov

Vladimir Potapov

Chief Executive Officer, VTB Capital Investments; Senior Vice President, VTB Bank
Biography
Vladimir Potapov is the head of VTB Capital Investments, the investment management platform of VTB Group. Providing all types of money management solutions to clients.

VTB Capital Investments unites: the largest management companies for Russian and international investors, brokerage services for retail clients, brokerage services for institutional investors, and FX services for individuals.

Since 2018, under Vladimir’s leadership, total Assets under Management has quadrupled and now exceeds RUB 3.8 tn. The client base has grown 4.7x to over 1.4 m.

The business continued to thrive in 2020 despite the pandemic: assets grew by 74%, the number of customers by 66%, and revenue by 93% to RUB 22 bn. Total trade turnover tripled to RUB 23 tn.

The business pays special attention to the VTB My Investments mobile application, the flagship digital product of VTB Capital Investments. The number of users in 2020 increased 4x and now exceeds 1 m, the number of active customers per day increased 5x to 260 k. The number of in-app transactions quadrupled in 2020.

The VTB My Investments App saw significant improvements in 2020 with the following added: the opportunity to use artificial intelligence to form portfolios through the roboadvisor; a new "investment targets” service; and the ability to participate in primary (IPO) and secondary (SPO) placements on the Moscow Exchange. Sovcomflot's IPO was the first IPO made available via a mobile investment app in Russia. In 4Q20, the ability to participate in OTC IPOs was also added, as well as the ability to connect various investment consulting services to different sub-accounts, along with support for reflecting funds credited under the new "Investments" bonus option.

VTB Capital Investments is developing as a socially responsible business. For the first time in Russia, funds with built-in charity were launched in 2020 along with a policy of responsible investment taking into account sustainable development factors and excluding investments in companies with unacceptable ESG risks.

Vladimir takes an active part in the development of the Russian financial market as a member of the world's largest association of business leaders “Young Presidents Organization (YPO)” and the Moscow Exchange Council, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of:

- Association of Professional Investors (IPA);

- CFA Association (Russia);

- NAUFOR;

- St. Petersburg Stock Exchange.

In 2020, Vladimir received the LCA-2020 award “Leader as a coach, Stars among us" and is included in the list of "TOP-1000 Russian Managers” among top managers of financial companies published by "Kommersant" and the Association of Managers.