A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; 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 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Sergei  Shoigu

Sergei Shoigu

Defence Minister of the Russian Federation
Biography

Born 21 May, 1955 in Chadan, Republic of Tuva.

Graduated from the Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute (1977) with a degree in Construction Engineering. PhD (Economics).

Army General, Hero of the Russian Federation.

1972-1977: student at the Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute.

1977-1978: foreman at the Promkhimstroy Construction Trust, Krasnoyarsk.

1978-1979: foreman, section head at the Tuvinstroy Construction Trust, Kyzyl.

1979-1984: construction supervisor, chief engineer, director of the Achinskaluminystroy Construction Trust, Achinsk.

1979-1984: construction supervisor, chief engineer, director of the Achinskaluminystroy Construction Trust, Achinsk.

1984-1985: Deputy Head of the Sayanaluminystroy Construction Trust, Sayanogorsk.

1985-1986: Head of the Sayantyazhstroy Trust, Abakan.

1986-1988: Head of the Abakanvagonstroy railway car manufacturing facility, Abakan.

1988-1989: Second secretary of the Abakan City Communist Party Committee, Abakan.

1989-1990: Inspector at the Krasnoyarsk Territory Communist Party Committee, Krasnoyarsk.

1990-1991: Deputy Chairman of the RSFSR State Committee for Architecture and Construction, Moscow.

1991: Chairman of the Russian Rescue Corps, Moscow.

1991-1994: Chairman of the RSFSR State Committee for Emergencies, Moscow.

1994-2012: Minister of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief (10 January, 2000 — 7 May, 2000: Deputy Prime Minister — Minister of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief).

Appointed Governor of the Moscow Region in 2012.

6 November, 2012: appointed Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation.

State awards: Commendations from the President (1993 and 1999), Certificate of Merit from the Government (2000), Order of Service to the Fatherland, 3rd Class, (2005), and Commendation from the Government (2005), et al.

Merited Rescuer of the Russian Federation (2005).