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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Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner

Administrator, The United Nations Development Programme
Quotes
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Transformation of Public and Private Sectors in the New Economy
We are now working with the Indian government on using our software. We have developed a special electronic programme, so that residents of the most remote areas could get access to vaccination. This is very important for India
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Global Food Security: Who Will Feed the Planet’s Growing Population?
You can imagine a more progressive system, when agricultural workers and farmers receive subsidies or tax breaks for supporting environmental sustainability of the natural environment of our planet
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Global Food Security: Who Will Feed the Planet’s Growing Population?
Farmers and agricultural workers (we are talking about small farmers here) produce the largest share of the world's food: it’s 70-75%, according to various estimates. However, today we can say that the policy in the field of agriculture doesn’t look up to them, but to large agricultural enterprises
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Global Food Security: Who Will Feed the Planet’s Growing Population?
In the next 20 years, one third of the world's population will live in conditions of water scarcity
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Forum Opening Ceremony
We have seen a rise in risks, and notably increased tensions surrounding trade and geopolitics. [...] Political instability also remains a fundamental obstacle to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. [...] Given the global nature of today’s challenges, this trust must be built at a multilateral level
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Forum Opening Ceremony
It is my great privilege and honour to represent Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, who has requested me to convey to you a message of greetings. [...] It is a pleasure to greet the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. This year’s Forum takes place at a moment when the global economy has strengthened, creating a more positive backdrop to policymaking compared to what has prevailed for much of the past decade
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Forum Opening Ceremony
We at the United Nations view the notion of an economy of trust as not only a geo-political and a business dimension. Clearly, for nations to trade, for business to succeed, for commerce to have a stable economy and global political situation, we need an economy of trust