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 179 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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Artem Sokolov

Artem Sokolov

President, The Association of Internet Trade Companies
Biography
Candidate of Political Sciences, Attorney, Manager, RANEPA lecturer, Chair of the Academic Council of the Retail Management Master’s Programme at HSE University



Education

 Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) (2012);

 Moscow City Government University of Management (2006)



Career

 From 2006 to 2013 worked in the Moscow City Government (Control Directorate of the Mayor of Moscow; Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of the City of Moscow);

 From 2013, headed the GR block of Coca-Cola Hellenic;

 From 2015, served as the Executive Director of the Association of E-commerce Companies (AKIT);

 In 2018, elected President of AKIT;

 From 2019, Lecturer for the Digital Transformation in Business Master’s Degree Programme and the Digital Technologies in Commerce Bachelor’s Programme, Institute of Industry Management, RANEPA;

 From 2020, Chair of the Academic Council of the Retail Management Master’s Programme at HSE University.



Industry experience

 Member, Working Group on Creating a Development Strategy for Trade, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation;

 Member, Working Group on Remote Alcohol Sales, Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation;

 Member, Council on Developing the Digital Economy, Federation Council, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;

 Member, Expert Council, State Commission for Counteracting the Trafficking of Industrial Products;

 Member, Expert Council on Increasing Retail Market Competition, Federal Anti-monopoly Service of the Russian Federation;

 Member, Expert Council on Developing the Children’s Product Industry, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation;

 Member, Expert Group on Production, Sales, and Marking of Jewellery and Other Goods Made of Precious Metals, Federal Assay Chamber;

 Member, Expert Council on the Legislative Measures Facilitating the Development of Financial Technologies in the Russian Federation, State Duma Committee on the Financial Market;

 Member, Expert Commission on Evaluating Software for Inclusion on the List of Russian Software that Must be Installed in Advance on Individual High-Tech Devices, Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation;

 Expert, Regulatory Guillotine Working Group on Cash Register Regulations;

 Member, Regulatory Guillotine Working Group on Commerce and Consumer Rights Protection;

 Member, Regulatory Guillotine Working Group on Precious Metals and Stones;

 Expert, Regulatory Guillotine Working Group on Pharmaceutics and Medical Devices;

 Expert, Regulatory Guillotine Working Group on the Manufacture and Sale of Alcohol Products;

 Expert, Regulatory Guillotine Working Group on Communications and Information Technology;

 Council Member, Russian Jewellers' Guild;

 Member of the Board, NPP OPORA;

 Member, Committee on Supporting Entrepreneurship in the Extraction, Production, Processing, and Sale of Precious Metals, Precious Stones, and Resulting Products, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation;

 Member, Council on E-commerce, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation;

 Member, Council on Consumer Market Development, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation;

 Member, Council on IT and Digital Economy Development, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.





Awards

 Jubilee Medal from the Governor of Moscow Region for Contributing to the Development of Commerce (2020)

 Certificate of Honour from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation for Significant Contributions to the Development of Trade and Many Years of Diligent Work (2018)

 Letter of Acknowledgement from the Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Policy and Construction for Active Participation in the Capital’s Public Life and Personal Contributions to the Urban Development of Moscow (2019)

 Federal State Statistics Service Badge for Active Participation in the Russian National Census (2002)