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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Dmitriy Sergeev

Dmitriy Sergeev

Chief Executive Officer, AliExpress Russia
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04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Russia’s Golden Era for E-Commerce
The Russian market is very competitive. <...> There is a huge amount of money floating around which is being invested in this market. Take the players who are present here [at the session – ed.] and factor in those who are not here – I would say that you are looking at hundreds of millions of roubles which are being invested in the market. As a matter of fact, you get two sides benefitting from this. These are the two sides that make up a marketplace. The buyers benefit – and that is pretty evident to everyone. Consumers everywhere see the adverts, understand loyalty programmes, discounts, etc. But the sellers benefit too. In general, I believe that competition for sellers will only intensify, and ultimately, the seller will be the one who wins. And in fact, small businesses are set up to be the best sellers in a marketplace, because they are the healthiest players in this ecosystem, this process