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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Shao Yiming

Shao Yiming

Director of Virology and Immunology Division, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Biography
Prof. Yiming Shao, MD, Ph.D., is the Chief Expert on AIDS in China CDC and director of Virology and Immunology Division of National AIDS/STD Center. He led national HIV molecular epidemiology survey and drug resistance surveillance, discovering the origin and spreads of HIV-1 clades and mapping the HIV-1 drug resistance profile circulating in China. His team conducted the novel HIV vaccine research based on replicating vaccinia vector of the Chinese small pox vaccine and have concluded phase I and II clinical trials. The vaccines induced HIV specific antibody and T cell responses and are in preparation for Phase IIb trials, which will add gp145 trimer boost in collaboration with NIH. He published over 800 research papers in English and Chinese journals and got several China’s National Science and Technology Awards. He served as chair and vice chair on Chinese Virology Society and Microbiology Association respectively. He also served on WHO’s Advisory Committees on Product Development for Vaccines and HIV Vaccine and is the Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.