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 Russia also cooperates with 92 Russian public organizations and 54 regional governments.

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Annette Thomas

Annette Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, Scientific and Academic Research, Clarivate Analytics
Biography
Annette was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Scientific & Academic Research business of Clarivate Analytics in September 2017; having served on its board since March 2017.

Her career spans nearly 25 years in scientific and educational publishing – most recently, she held the post of Chief Scientific Officer at Springer Nature. She began her career as a cell biology editor for Nature, before being appointed managing director of Nature Publishing Group, followed by Chief Executive of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, and then Chief Executive Officer of Macmillan Science and Education.

Annette holds a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Harvard University and a Doctoral degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Yale University. She also serves as a trustee and board member of The Yale Corporation and was awarded the Kim Scott Walwyn prize, set up in 2004 to celebrate outstanding achievements by women in publishing.

Annette is also recipient of the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, which is awarded to outstanding alumni of Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for distinguished achievements in scholarship, teaching, academic administration, and public service.