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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Zhanna Sedova

Zhanna Sedova

General Director, Enel Russia
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29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
The Responsibility of Senior Executives in the New Reality
Several electric power companies, when unilateral restrictive measures were introduced by foreign states [...], found themselves in a situation where the boards of directors that predominantly consisted of citizens from foreign states, namely those that imposed the sanctions, could not adopt decisions on a number of transactions, while the company’s operating activities continued. Lots of generating companies perform a very important function – uninterrupted reliable energy supply to the country [...] What ends up happening is that the executive body – the CEO – is faced with a dilemma transactions need to be concluded, but the transactions are subject to approval by the board of directors
13.10.2022
Russian Energy Week 2022
Russia’s Fuel and Energy Sector Under Sanctions: Help or Hindrance?
The courts understand their role in protecting Russian business. They understand that companies that were previously controlled by foreign capital still perform a public law function, protect public interests, and are engaged in reliable uninterrupted power supply. And they have never forgotten about this [...] We are specifically defending our energy sovereignty and fighting technological aggression [...] I put my trust in the role of the courts, which, together with business entities, regulators, and law enforcement agencies, provide a single line of defence
13.10.2022
Russian Energy Week 2022
Russia’s Fuel and Energy Sector Under Sanctions: Help or Hindrance?
Import substitution. Such a support measure as conserving the fleet life was more important for us. We understand that spare parts for imported combined-cycle plants are not available. There is no domestic manufacturing to produce analogues yet. And now we are asking for the conservation of the fleet life, and not all our stations can afford it
13.10.2022
Russian Energy Week 2022
Russia’s Fuel and Energy Sector Under Sanctions: Help or Hindrance?
In terms of positive aspects from the sanctions imposed on Russia and Russian individuals, I would highlight the emergence of new effective administration of law […] The entire energy sector has realized the need to protect the energy sovereignty of the Russian Federation
29.06.2022
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2022
Balancing Public and Private Interests Amidst Mutual Limitations
As for the board of directors being paralyzed, it cannot fully exercise its authority, while it keeps getting approval of energy company deals on the agenda. <…> In this situation, the public and private interests collide. The private interest is about getting profit on selling electric and heat energy and power through ensuring regular repairs of energy equipment. The public interest lies in ensuring reliable uninterrupted operation of the electric energy system for satisfying the users’ demand for electric energy