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, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Zakhar Smushkin

Zakhar Smushkin

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ilim Group
Quotes
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Russia–USA
Today, as different data shows us, over 70% of GDP is produced by companies with state ownership or state companies, which, in its turn, makes the state companies procurement law seem too protectionist.  This is why international companies do not get so many opportunities to access this market. <…> We have a suggestion for the Russian leadership to avoid making these laws so protectionist
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
From Carbon to Oxygen: The Economy of a New Era
Virtually all equipment in the pulp and paper industry is imported, just like any wood processing equipment
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
From Carbon to Oxygen: The Economy of a New Era
We hear numerous appeals to increase wood processing capacities, because, indeed, Russia has such a huge potential, which should be used. But we must understand that domestic market is not growing as fast. Our consumption, unfortunately, does not demonstrate high growth rates. Therefore, when we talk about new operations, it is basically 90% export oriented. And when it comes to export oriented products, first of all it means<...>highest competitiveness
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Russia–USA
The subject of sanctions does not concern us directly. The timber industry complex is not yet a sphere of change, but the missiles are landing close