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

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Sophie Shevardnadze

Sophie Shevardnadze

Journalist, Anchor
Biography
Sophie Shevardnadze is a TV and Radio Journalist, television and radio show host, op-ed writer and interviewer for Russia’s leading magazines and public figure in Europe and Russia



For the past five years, Sophie has hosted her own program SophieCo, on Russia’s English language network channel RT (Russia Today) interviewing prominent politicians and newsmakers from around the world.Sophie co-hosted two radio shows on Echo of Moscow and has hosted shows for Russia’s Chanel One.



Sophie also writes op-ed articles, columns and flagship interviews for Russia’s leading magazines and newspapers. She moderates various panels and public talks, all around the world, on various topics from politics to charity. Some of the venues include United Nation, the St.Petersburg Economic Forum, Eurasian Forum. Sophie has been a speaker at Harvard and Yale on matters of media and foreign relations.



She often conducts lectures, seminars and master classes on Journalism and Media. Sophie has been heavily involved with the philanthropic fund of Russia, VERA foundation with a focus on hospice care for both adults and children, and a Board Member of the Global Teachers Prize Academy and the Russian TV Academy.



Sophie was born in a political family, as a granddaughter of the last foreign minister of the Soviet Union and later president of Georgia, Edward Shevardnadze. Raised and educated between Tbilisi, Paris and New York, she is fluent in 5 languages (English, French, Russia, Georgian and conversant in Italian). She has earned her BA degree at Emerson College, and an MA degree from NYU in Broadcast Journalism.