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 179 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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Elena Shmeleva

Elena Shmeleva

Head, Talent and Success Foundation; Member of the Presidential Council for Science and Education
Biography
Education

Saint-Petersburg State University (SpBU), Sociology department (1995), Candidate of Sociological Sciences (2005).

Experience

1993-1999 — Research Institute for Complex Social Studies, Saint-Petersburg State University;

1999-2006 — Director of the research agency, Director of the Russian branch of Media Tenor International, international media research institute;

2006-2007 — Expert at The Center for Strategic Research Foundation, Head of Analytical department at General Executive Committee of the «United Russia» political party;

2007-2011 — Head of the Journalism department, Saint-Petersburg State University;

2011-2014 — Vice President of the «Sistema» Charity Fund;

2012-2014 — Head of «Lift to the Future», non-profit partnership for promotion of intellectual and creative potential of the youth;

2012-2014 — Acting Dean of Higher School of Management and Innovation of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Author of two monographs and 32 scientific articles;

Since 2015 — Head of Educational Foundation «Talent and Success», Member of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation for Science and Education.