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 – 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 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 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Frank Schauff

Frank Schauff

Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses
Quotes
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
Russia–Europe
One of the obvious tasks is to increase productivity. <...> Russia is somewhat behind in this area. Statistics show that Russia's productivity is about a third or half of that in the European countries, and this gap needs to be bridged. <...> Robotization and digitalization are necessary to increase labour productivity
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Russia–Switzerland
In regards to sanctions, Switzerland has its own position that is different from the EU. Accordingly, there are different possibilities for economic ties with Russia
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Are We Witnessing a Paradigm Shift in the Global Economic Order?
You look at the growth of the global economy – it slows down, trade slows down, globally speaking. On the other hand, you have global megatrends – new ones like the digitalization that we see at the moment, and climate change. And obviously these megatrends need more international cooperation in the end, in order to be able to regulate it in a proper manner
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Are We Witnessing a Paradigm Shift in the Global Economic Order?
It is not possible to see it now, but the long-term erosion of the dollar’s position is going to take place most probably. That is because if you use it as a political instrument then it is not on the same level of value as it was before, because it is politically defined. It is politically used, and it is certainly from my point of view in the long run very dangerous for the US position
04.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Prospects for Partnership between Russia and the EU in Energy and Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is one of the most promising areas of cooperation between Russia and the EU. Working together in this area will allow Russia to improve energy security, increase the competitiveness of Russian-made products in foreign markets, and will allow European countries to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. European companies are ready to actively participate in the development of energy efficiency policies in Russia by offering their knowledge and technologies
04.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Prospects for Partnership between Russia and the EU in Energy and Energy Efficiency
The topic of a partnership is vital; we have a long history of relations in the energy sector. [European investor countries] have been working with the Russian Federation for many years and are aiming to continue to develop partnership relations between Russia and the European Union further
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Circular Economy: The Russian Model and Foreign Experience
At the beginning of the decade, responsibility of car makers for recycling old cars was under discussion. As a result, a recycling fee was introduced. But it is not used to develop the waste management industry
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Circular Economy: The Russian Model and Foreign Experience
The title of our session mentions the Russian model. But we need to talk about the future Russian model, because Russia is only starting the path towards a circular economy
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Economic Protectionism and Global Markets
If we look at the latest US sanctions that were imposed against Russia and Iran, then <...> these sanctions are an unconventional expression of protectionist measures
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Economic Protectionism and Global Markets
The Association is considering 717 trade measures undertaken by different countries, and 570 of them have a discriminatory or protectionist effect