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 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 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Igor Shpektor

Igor Shpektor

Chairman of the Commission on Housing and Utilities, Construction and Roads, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Biography
Born on 5 October 1938 in Kharkiv.

Graduated from the Kharkiv Civil Engineering Institute.

Since 1962 he was an engineer at Vodokanalproject (Kharkiv).

Since 1969 he worked as a manager at Teplovodokanal in Vorkuta.

Author of mine water treatment project, head of the construction of the only dam beyond the Arctic Circle.

From 1998 to 2007 he was the mayor of Vorkuta.

Multiple times elected as a member of city and district councils, member of Supreme Council and State Council of the Komi Republic, member of the Local Governance Council under the President B. Yeltsin.

Since 1992 – President of the Arctic and Far North City Alliance. Member of the Association of Polar Explorers of the Russian Federation, member of the Arctic and Antarctic Expert Advisory Board at the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

Member of the Supervisory Council for the Housing and Utilities Reform Facilitation Fund, Deputy Chairman of the Public Council at the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities, member of housing and utilities interagency working group at the Government of the Russian Federation, Head of the Committee of the Russian National Congress of Municipalities.

Academician, full member of the International Academy of Ecology and Life Protection Sciences.

Has a number of state and department awards of the Soviet Union and Russian Federation.