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 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 122 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Svetlana Chupsheva

Svetlana Chupsheva

Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Biography
Svetlana Chupsheva, the director of the Social Projects direction of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, graduated from Samara State Academy of Economics, the Department of Economics, majoring in Finance and Credit in 2001.

In 2001–2011, Svetlana occupied a number of positions in the financial sector. She started as a leading specialist at the Samara Regional Division of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation to make it up to the position of the general director at the Agency for Economic Development of Samara region in charge of promoting investment in regional economy.

In 2011, Svetlana was among the initiators of the business concept of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and became corporate director at the Agency. In her position as corporate director Svetlana monitored cooperation with government authorities, business development projects, preparations for the sittings of the Agency’s supervisory and expert boards. The Agency’s regional network was established from scratch and the National Rating of Investment Climate in the Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation was launched and is successfully implemented under her supervision.

In 2015, Svetlana was appointed director of the Social Projects direction where she took the implementation of the New Model of Additional Education System for Children strategic initiative to a new level. She supervised the foundation of the first three Quantorium children’s high-tech parks and the establishment of the federal operator of children’s technology parks.

Svetlana is also involved in activities aimed at improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and in socially responsible business development in our country, coordinates the operations of two workgroups of BRICS Business Council, and supervises the National Rating project office.

Among other things, she is an independent director at governing bodies of companies with government share and member of the workgroup for monotowns upgrade under the Government Commission for Economic Development and Integration.