A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

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 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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.

RC personal account
Восстановление пароля
Введите адрес электронной почты или телефон, указанные при регистрации. Вам будет отправлена инструкция по восстановлению пароля.
Некорректный формат электронной почты или телефона
Nikolay Tsekhomskiy

Nikolay Tsekhomskiy

First Deputy Chairman – Member of the Board, VEB.RF
Quotes
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Innovations and Investment Driving Broad Regional Development
There is an aspect associated with the task of breathing new life into old industrial facilities, the ones that are often located in the centre of cities and are very difficult to get to. In this regard, it’s quite difficult to think about how this situation could be changed without a development institution that could bring everyone together in one place. One example of this is the project [to develop] the Ivanovo Manufactory. We all know the city of Ivanovo and how the centre of the city is home to the most beautiful manufactory of the 18th century, but it’s not in very good condition
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
Long-Term and Affordable Capital for Investments: New Fundraising Opportunities
We are undoubtedly interested in attracting finance from our partners in Asia, and believe it is crucial to do so. Why? Because it is indeed difficult to find long-term financing, and long-term financing, long-term financing in roubles is a major challenge
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
Long-Term and Affordable Capital for Investments: New Fundraising Opportunities
Today, we have 18 partner banks in our factory [for project finance, – Ed.]. Naturally, we would like to see these banks play a more active role in our projects, alongside the three biggest banks. Of course, the biggest players in our factory are Gazprombank, Sberbank, and VTB
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
Long-Term and Affordable Capital for Investments: New Fundraising Opportunities
Today, not a single commercial bank is willing to provide 30-year financing for a new construction project, for a fully-fledged construction project which has not been approved by a major expert evaluation. And of course, VEB acts here as a state development institution. Let’s say that it acts in such a way as to assume all the risk at the initial stage and participates in very close cooperation with the initiator in developing the project
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
Long-Term and Affordable Capital for Investments: New Fundraising Opportunities
Today, we have had seven major projects approved in our factory [for project finance, – Ed.]. These include the Udokan Copper Mine, a large project, the Nakhodka Mineral Fertilizer Plant, and an entire range of other projects which we have already announced. So clearly, our partners – commercial banks – are interested in the factory for its long-term and relatively cheap resources linked to the key rate. However, they are also covered with regards risk, i.e. they are hedged from the point of view of risk for our partner banks
04.09.2019
EEF 2019
Long-Term and Affordable Capital for Investments: New Fundraising Opportunities
In terms of projects in the Far East, we can already cite a number of major infrastructure projects that VEB is involved in together with the Far East Development Fund. <...> These are obviously deals related to manufacturing. <...> One of the biggest deals in shipbuilding is a project at the Zvezda plant, in which we are financing 15 gas carriers. The deal is valued at a total of more than RUB 300 billion
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
Russia–Japan
Creating a high-quality urban environment is today’s most important topic and the most important area for us; our big customers will be Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. We count on the support of our strategic partner JBIC in helping us bring in our Japanese colleagues as well as the technologies that can be in high demand, and can be implemented here
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Defeating Trash: Russian Reform and International Practices
Our goal is to make participation in syndicated financing of such projects attractive for investors and profitable for both investors and banks
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Defeating Trash: Russian Reform and International Practices
Disposal of municipal solid waste is undoubtedly a very important topic. Probably, it is a large social and cultural issue, an issue of the quality of life
11.09.2018
EEF 2018
Agricultural Logistics in the Russian Far East: A Driver of Agroindustrial Growth
It is very important for us that commercial banks become interested in these projects […] Our participation will be a maximum of roughly 40%. We will definitely attract partners […] There is a separate IT-platform that unites all these centres
11.09.2018
EEF 2018
Agricultural Logistics in the Russian Far East: A Driver of Agroindustrial Growth
We are now considering a rather large project […] wholesale distribution centres, which could become a sort of backbone of the distribution system for fresh products above all else. Most of the fresh products today involve grey, shadow processes with goods that spoil quickly and are redistributed quite chaotically. This is a very big problem