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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Igor  Shchegolev

Igor Shchegolev

Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Central Federal District
Born on November 10, 1965, in Vinnitsa, Ukraine.

1988 — Graduated from the Translation Department of the Moscow Maurice Thorez State Institute of Foreign Languages, and then from the German Department of Leipzig University.

1988–1993 — Editor of the European Department at the TASS/ITAR-TASS news agency.

1993–1997 — ITAR-TASS correspondent in Paris. After returning to Russia — editor-in-chief of the European Department at ITAR-TASS and deputy director of the ITAR-TASS news service.

1998 — Deputy Head of the Government Information Directorate of the Russian Government Office.

1998 — Press Secretary to the Russian Prime Minister, and then Head of the Government Information Directorate.

1999 — Advisor to the Russian Prime Minister.

2000 — Head of the Presidential Press Service.

2002 — Head of the Presidential Protocol.

2008 — May 12, 2008 — appointed Telecommunications and Mass Communications Minister of the Russian Federation.

Since May 21, 2012 — Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.

Since June 26, 2018 — Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Central Federal District.

Fluent in English, German and French.