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 188 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, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Nikolai Toivonen

Nikolai Toivonen

Vice Rector for Strategic Development, St. Petersburg State University of Economics
Biography
N.Toivonen graduated from Leningrad State University named after A.A.Zhdanov with degree in Physics. He is PhD holder in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor. He has extensive experience working for different Russian Higher Educational Institutions, in particular, Petrozavodsk State University, St. Petersburg State University, ITMO University, St. Petersburg State University of Economics in various positions. From 2014 to 2016, he headed the International Department of the Russian Federation Ministry of Education and Science.

The competence of N.Toivonen — strategic, including international, development of scientific and educational organizations, development of project and innovation activities, R&D. He has extensive experience in fundraising.

Awarded the badge «Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation.»