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, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Igor Shchegolev

Igor Shchegolev

Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Central Federal District
Biography
Born 10 November in Vinnitsa

1988: graduated from the Translation Faculty of the Moris Torez Moscow State Institution of Foreign Languages and the German Faculty at Leipzig University.

1988–1993: editor for the Chief Editorial Department for Foreign Information, TASS.

1993–1997: ITAR-TASS correspondent in Paris. On his return, headed the ITAR-TASS Editorial department for the countries of Europe, then became Deputy Head of the News Service.

1998: Deputy Head of Government Information Directorate of the Administrative Office of the Government of the Russian Federation. The same year, became first Press Secretary of the Prime Minister and then Head of the Government Information Directorate.

1999: from May, Advisor to the Prime Minister.

2000: in January, headed the Press Service Administration of the President of the Russian Federation.

2002: in January, appointed Head of Protocol of the President of the Russian Federation.

2008: from 12 May – Minister of Communications and Telecommunications of the Russian Federation.

2012: from 21 May – Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.

Speaks English, German and French.