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

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, 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, 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 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Irina Potekhina

Irina Potekhina

Vice Governor of St. Petersburg
Quotes
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Strategy for Integration of Science, Education, and Business
One and a half million teachers, 42 thousand schools. These people do not know how to teach soft skills [a set of super professional skills that ensure high productivity and a successful workflow, – Ed.], because they themselves were not taught this in academic universities. And this is actually a big problem. <...> If we do not focus on teachers now, we will be stuck right where we are
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Government and Business in the Social Sector: Identifying New Sources of Growth
We need business to contribute intellectually. From educating people we proceed to forming competences. Experts are raising alarms: old competences are fading; kids do not remember as well as they used to because what is the point when you can Google anything. Tomorrow kids will stop picking up pen and paper and the skill of writing will be lost. We need to teach kids the things their survivial will depend upon. Yet, it is hard to imagine a school teacher doing so without any help from business
13.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Developing Young Enterprise in the Context of the National SMEs and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiative Project
We have a new project called Proektoria; it is a new format of edutainment: education and entertainment blended together, an educational show that we livestream on-line. More than 20,000 schools and more than a million children connect to it simultaneously and partake in those vocational guidance lessons
15.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Education: A Tool for Attracting Investment to the Regions
The Ministry of Education has a project with open online lessons, with over 20,000 schools connected. These are vocational lessons. The definition of supplementary education. Every lesson gets about 5 million views and half of those are from adults, not school children. ... we see from the reviews that parents are worried about their own future
15.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Education: A Tool for Attracting Investment to the Regions
At the moment the state has a monopoly on the market. Private money in the market accounts for no more than 20%.  Private money in the market accounts for no more than 20%. But even the fact that 20% is private money is encouraging