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, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Dmitry Pristanskov

Dmitry Pristanskov

State Secretary – Vice-President, Norilsk Nickel
Quotes
07.09.2022
EEF 2022
Sports in the Far East: Creating New Opportunities
For us, for the business sector, investing in sport is a social investment. [Norilsk Nickel’s – ed.] total investment in the development of sports for 2021–2022 is more than RUB 4 billion. This year we are allocating more than RUB 2.5 billion. Norilsk Nickel has proven itself to be a reliable partner. We pay particular attention to sports for children and young people... we developed a separate programme to support Paralympic athletes as part of the Universiade in Krasnoyarsk
07.09.2022
EEF 2022
Sports in the Far East: Creating New Opportunities
There is a problem with import substitution. Curling stones, for example, are made exclusively in Scotland and Canada
01.07.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
The Legal Framework for the Development of the Arctic in the Context of Global Change
Long terms of investment cycles in the mining industry are 7–10 years. Seven years have passed by the time you put the facility into operation, the terms of financing and legislation have been changed, the worst thing is that the demand for products or the price for it has changed. And the project that you considered effective becomes unattractive after some time
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
B20 Regional Consultation Forum
Just recently we discussed fostering the role of emerging markets with BRICS playing the lead role. <…> We discussed possible financial conference within the upcoming chairmanship of India in 2023. We discussed introduction of BRICS-Pay with the interested states – the list also included Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Indonesia, and Argentina. Russian business circles have a voice and a meaningful agenda on the international platforms
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Transition to a Sustainable Development Trajectory: Strategy, Resources and Implementation Tools
As in the case of the sulphur project [general name for the environmental programme providing for a 75% reduction in total sulphur dioxide emissions in the Polar Division of Norilsk Nickel by 2023 from 2015 levels — Ed.], more than 70% [of equipment — Ed.] is the localization of domestic. Because, as I said, there are no global precedents. As a result, we were forced to find and optimize industrial solutions of this kind within the Russian Federation
03.09.2021
EEF 2021
Transition to a Sustainable Development Trajectory: Strategy, Resources and Implementation Tools
Business will always find money in wide-reaching and major investments with which to modernize its production activities and introduce the latest technologies. What we expect from the state is help in getting domestic producers into the market
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
The Resource Base of the Far East and the Arctic: Current State and Development Prospects
When carrying out regional projects and geological exploration, any investor suffers from highly excessive expenditure and very high geological risks, as, on average, only one out of ten explored areas yields positive outcomes
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Protection of Investor Rights as a Catalyst for Economic Development
For any business entity <...> the most important thing is the predictability of the legal environment, business climate and government resolutions. The law should evolve, but its provisions should not change constantly, as it happens here, particularly, with the Tax Code or the legislation on preferential regimes
10.04.2019
International Arctic Forum 2019
The Accessible Arctic: Standards, Safety, and Sustainability
Since 2013, a new long-term program has been adopted, and now we have a rather unprecedented volume of investments in the production reconfiguration. From 2019 to 2022, we plan to invest more than eleven billion dollars in the presence regions. But the main thing is, after all, the quality of life of our employees. It is clear that projects are being implemented in an extremely aggressive environment, and if the usual environmental standards are applicable in other regions, then, of course, in the Arctic, the requirements are much stricter
09.04.2019
International Arctic Forum 2019
Russia’s Support for Private Investment in the Arctic: A New Approach
We propose, as we did previously, to make changes to the tax code, so that the companies that operate in the Arctic zone could apply the increased depreciation coefficient of 2, once assets are put into operation after 1 January 2020. The main thing that we have always asked for is to extend the taxation rules for prioritized regional investment projects – those that are in place for the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District and certain regions of the Siberian Federal District – to the entire Arctic zone