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 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 132 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Anatoly  Torkunov

Anatoly Torkunov

Rector, MGIMO University
Quotes
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Russia–France
We recently had a meeting in Versailles that brought together 40 Russian start-ups with 100 French business community representatives. The meeting is still producing results. We are planning another meeting in Moscow, as it was highly efficient
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Trianon Dialogue Providing Education of the Future
The most promising line of work is creating mutual education programmes <…> that would allow the applicants obtain either a Master’s degree <…> or a PhD. Quite a lot has been done with Master’s, but PhD are still a problem from a legal standpoint. 21 universities in Russia do not have the right to award either Master’s or PhD without Higher Attestation Commission <…> while it is them who need to pioneer the promotion of double post-graduate programme
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Trianon Dialogue Providing Education of the Future
During the past years we have reached a lot in the interuniversity cooperation. 10–15 years ago, we had only a few projects with French universities. Today, it is nearly every year we have new master’s programmes appearing and it is happening on the level of regional universities of France and Russia
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Trialogue of Dialogues: St. Petersburg, Sochi, and Trianon
Our educational institutions, primarily universities, are implementing a huge number of joint programmes. We have French, German, and Austrian graduates of Russian institutions, as well as Russians who have studied abroad. <...> We need to do more to bring these graduates together
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Trialogue of Dialogues: St. Petersburg, Sochi, and Trianon
When setting targets, our dialogues are primarily focused on objectives related to communication between people – personal communication – and helping as many people as possible in our countries to become involved in this process. They aim to involve them not on a bureaucratic level, but on the level of the heart. They aim to bring them together according to professional interests and plans
03.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Energy-Efficient and Smart Cities: French and Russian Experience
[A smart city] that provides comfortable living conditions not only for the present but also for the future generation is a city that operates based on the principles of sustainable development. And the availability of energy resources and their sustainable consumption are generally recognized conditions for urban development, while new efficient technologies are their essential means
03.10.2018
Russian Energy Week 2018
Energy-Efficient and Smart Cities: French and Russian Experience
Cities that occupy only 2% of the Earth’s surface account for 75% of energy consumed and 80% of CO2 emissions
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The City of the Future
Given the growing demand for electricity, availability, reliability of energy supply of such cities, this will become the main parameter of the city's future development. And we, as the energy sector, as an infrastructure branch, must provide the appropriate reliable infrastructure in these cities
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The City of the Future
The government has a plan that is associated with the construction of waste incineration and other plants. But the people of towns near Moscow do not want these facilities to be built near these towns, because they believe that they will cause damage and, of course, today the authorities are trying to prove that this is not the case, and show films <...> But the citizen of towns of Moscow area still go protesting