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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Sergey Shishkarev

Sergey Shishkarev

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Delo Group of Companies
Born on the 2nd of February 1968 in Novorossiysk.

Proficient in 4 foreign languages: English, Portuguese, Hungarian and Italian.

Professional Experience

In 1993 Sergey Shishkarev founded one of the largest transportation holding companies “Delo Group” and was in charge of it until 1999.

Mr. Shishkarev was elected twice to the Board of Directors of Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP).

In 1999 – 2012 Mr. Shishkarev was elected in three convocations of the State Duma of Russia, where he held various executive positions in the Committee on International Affairs, the Committee on Energy, Transport and Communications and was Head of the Committee on Transport till 2012. He is an author of over 50 bills in sphere of transport.

In 2008-2011 he held the position of a Chief Delegate of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.

In 2013-2018 Mr. Shishkarev held office of a member, First Deputy Chairman of the Marine Board under the Government of the Russian Federation and Head of the Presidium.

Since 2014 Mr. Shishkarev is President of Delo Group.

In 2015 - 2018 Mr. Shishkarev was a member of the State Commission on Arctic Development and Head of its Business Council.

Since April 2015 Sergey Shishkarev is President of the Handball Federation of Russia (HFR).

In 2017-2018 Mr. Shishkarev was a member of the Board of Directors of GLONASS as an Independent Director.

In May 2018 Mr. Shishkarev was elected a member of the Global Port Investments Board of Directors.

Mr. Shishkarev actively supports social projects such as development of sports, children’s sport, and yachting. The Companies of Delo Group lead targeted charity programs and initiatives.


In 1985 entered Minsk State Institute of Foreign Languages, since the second year Mr. Shishkarev was called in military service where he served in the Marine Corps of the Northern Fleet.

In 1992 graduated from the Military Red Banner Institute of the Ministry of Defense, Department of Western Languages, Portuguese and Hungarian.

In 2001 Mr. Shishkarev defended Ph.D. thesis in Legal Science on the subject “France Police system”.

In 2003 he graduated the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RAPA) cum laude, with degree in State and Municipal Management specializing in Finance, Taxation and Credit.

In 2010 he defended doctoral thesis “Legal Order in Prevention of Corruption Realm: Theoretical and Legal Research”, Doctor of Law.


Sergey Shishkarev is the honoree of the Medal of the Order for Merit to the Fatherland Second Class, “300 years of Russian Fleet” Medal, Badge of Honor of Russian State Duma for “Merit in Parliamentarism Development” and other official rewards. He is awarded for restoration of Orthodox Churches with The Order of Russian Orthodox Church of Blessed Knyaz Daniil Moskovskiy, Order of Russian Orthodox Church of Reverend Sergiy Radonezhskiy.

Honoree of the Order of Friendship by the Presidential Decree of 18 May 2017 “for successful preparation of athletes who achieved high sporting results (gold) at XXXI Olympic Games-2016 in Rio-de-Janeiro (Brazil)”.

On 17th of July 2018 Sergey Shishkarev was awarded the honorary title of the Honorary Citizen of Novorossiysk by the City Duma Decree No 317.