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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Mikhail Shchelkanov

Mikhail Shchelkanov

Director, Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after G.P. Somov
Biography
Mikhail Shchelkanov was born 25.01.1969 in Sverdlovsk. During 1987-1989 he did military service in the Soviet Army. In 1995 he graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and arrived in a postgraduate study of the Russian Academy of Medical Science, after which received academic degree of Ph.D. in physics and mathematics (1998) and Ph.D. in biology (1999). Since the fourth year of the Institute M. Shchelkanov began to work in Ivanovsky Institute of Virology (Moscow) having passed in it the way from the laboratory research assistant to the head of the laboratory. In 2006 he received an academic status of the associate professor in "Virology". In 2010 he received academic degree of Doctor of Sciences in Biology.

In 2014 M. Shchelkanov moved to Vladivostok to a position of professor of Department of Microbiology and Virology in the Pacific State Medical Institute. In 2015, having won international contest "on the attraction of world-class research and educational personnel in the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)", he held a position of the head of Laboratory of Microorganism Ecology in the School of Biomedicine of FEFU. In 2018 on the basis of this Laboratory the International Scientific and Educational Center of Molecular Technologies was created and successfully functions. He heads Laboratory of Virology in the FSC of Biodiversity (FE Branch of RAS) and is official expert of the "Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Primorsky krai".