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

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 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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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Aleksandr Sobolev

Aleksandr Sobolev

Director for Strategy and Business Development, MegaFon
Quotes
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Arctic Economic Council Meeting
Connectivity needs to be everywhere. It is much like water and air – there is no development without it. Communications is the only industry that is growing twofold, threefold. It is important to ensure coverage in remote communities, so that local residents can stay up to date. Digitalization, which is a major thing, is the next in line. Without bus ducts and broadband access, one cannot fully ensure comprehensive digitalization of this region and effective dialogue
08.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
How to Raise New Technological Leaders? An Effective Model of Interaction Between Corporates and Start-Ups
Second big idea is radical simplification. When working with a start-up, you need to have an opportunity to sign a contract within a week and complete a pilot in three. We did that and created a fast-track system
08.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
How to Raise New Technological Leaders? An Effective Model of Interaction Between Corporates and Start-Ups
Start-ups are often fixed on their innovation and do not notice the customer
08.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
How to Raise New Technological Leaders? An Effective Model of Interaction Between Corporates and Start-Ups
We launched a business technology sandbox. When working with a large corporation, a start-up can do with 300-400 thousand roubles for a short pilot. <…> This allowed us to go through 800 ideas. Unlike a venture fund, we do not pick 20 ideas and bet on them, but rather go for a wide net