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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Dmitry Pristanskov

Dmitry Pristanskov

State Secretary – Vice-President, Norilsk Nickel
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
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
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
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
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
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