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 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 132 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Don Hugo Salinas Price

Don Hugo Salinas Price

President, Mexican Civic Association Pro Silver
Biography
Don Hugo Salinas Price is a Mexican business magnate, investor, founder of Elektra Corporation (Grupo Salinas) and Azteca Bank. The owner of the second largest gold mine and silver mines in the state of Durango (Mexico). Today Grupo Salinas (http://gruposalinas.com/en/descripcion) is a group of dynamic, fast growing and technologically advanced companies: TV Azteca (media), Group Elektra, BANCO Azteca (bank), Azteca Segura, Aforex Azteca, Italica, Punto Casa de Bolsa, Azteca network, Totalplay, etc.

Don Hugo is the author of several books about the advantage of silver money (in English and Spanish), articles on economics and politics. In 1996 created the Mexican Silver Civil Association "Pro Silver". Now is the President of this association. Holds academic degrees in economics and law.

In 2002-2012, the association "Pro Silver” lobbied in the Congress of Mexico a law project on the introduction of a silver coin, which could be used by the citizens as a means of payment in parallel with the peso - the current national currency. This proposal was widely supported by public opinion and lawmakers from all political parties, both right and left, during the three convocations of the General Congress of Mexico. Several times the project was close to approval and in 2018 the Congress of Mexico might take this decision.

In May 2014, sent a large message to the President of Russia V. Putin in which Don Hugo expressed support for the President’s steps at the international arena.

In May 24 2017, Don Hugo became an Honorary Professor of the North-West Institute of Management - branch of RANEPA.

Also in the earliest 90's he moved away from active business activity and put forward his son Ricardo Salinas Pliego, who today is chairman of the conglomerate of companies Grupo Salinas (Elektra), which includes banking, retail and TV Azteca.