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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Giovanni Salvetti

Giovanni Salvetti

Managing Director, Head of Russia & CIS, Rothschild
Giovanni Salvetti specializes in transitional economies with a focus on CIS-CEE.

Giovanni Salvetti joined Rothschild in 2003. He has been advising clients in the emerging markets since 1996. Giovanni has been advising on M&A, debt and equity projects in different sectors, particularly in the banking, consumer/agri, O&G, healthcare and industrial sector.

Prior to joining Rothschild, Giovanni was a Partner of the M&A boutique Franco Bernabè & C. S.p.A., specialized in telecommunications, from 1999 to 2003.

Giovanni graduated from Bocconi University (1996) and holds a Master in International Economy, from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Selected advisory experience:

— Advising lenders of Mriya Agroholding on the disposal of Salic (2018);

— Advising the creditors of Mriya Agroholding on US$ 1.1bn bonds and loan restructuring (2018);

— Advising independent directors of KazMunayGas EP JSC on the recommended buyout of minority stakes in the amount of US US$ 1.95bn (2018);

— Advising Ad Hoc Committee of Fesco bondholders on US$ 875m debt restructuring (2017);

— Advising the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on its 15-year Eurobond issue in the amount of US$ 3.0bn and tender offer in the amount of US$ 1.6bn in Eurobonds with maturity in 2019 and 2020 (2017);

— Advising Belarusian Alutech Group on disposal of 75% of

Alutech’s shares to the Hörmann Group (2017);

— Advising QIA on a joint acquisition with Glencore of a 19.5% stake in Rosneft for EUR 10.2bn (2017);

— Advising PrivatBank on restructuring of the loan portfolio related to the former UBOs (2017);

— Advising DTEK on restructuring of US$ 2.5bn debt (2017);

— Advising Metinvest on restructuring of US$ 3.2bn debt (2017);

— Disposal of Ukrsotsbank by UniCredit in exchange for a minority stake in ABH Holdings (2016);

— Advising consortium of Indian O&G companies on acquisition of 23.9% stake in Vankor and acquisition of 29.9% stake in Taas

— Yuryakh from Rosneft (2016);

— Disposal of Pietro Barbaro Group shipping assets in Russia to Rosneft (2015);

— Disposal of Arawak Energy Russia (2015);

— Advising Lenta on its US$ 1.1bn IPO on the London Stock Exchange and the Moscow Exchange (2014);

— Advising Tele2 on the disposal of its Kazakh JV at an implied valuation of $800m.