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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Maksut Shadaev

Maksut Shadaev

Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Born in 1979 in Moscow

2004: Graduated from Moscow State Social University, now Russian State Social University

1999-2004: Held managerial positions in the IT and communications sector, including at IBC Group where he headed the internet solutions division’s business development department and also worked as Director for Business Development.

2004: Advisor to the Minister and Director of the Department of State Programmes, Infrastructure Development and Use of Constrained Resources at the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications of the Russian Federation.

2008: Assistant to the Head of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation. Oversaw the organisation of the work of the Russian Presidential Council for Information Society Development.

February 2009: Listed among the top 100 members of the Management Personnel Pool under the Russian President’s Patronage.

2012: Advisor to the Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

2014: Minister of Public Administration, Information Technology and Communications of the Moscow Region.

2016: Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Moscow Region.

September 2018: Vice President for Digital Platforms at Rostelecom.

February 2019: Combined this position with that of RT Labs Director General.

21 January 2020: Appointed Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation by Presidential Executive Order.