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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Stefanos  Vafeidis

Stefanos Vafeidis

General Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Russia
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25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Circular Economy: The Russian Model and Foreign Experience
In a closed cycle everything depends on how we collect waste. Russia doesn’t have appropriate infrastructure. There are people, who want to do waste collection, but this requires incentives. There should be a general legislative framework for regulation. In 2016, we launched a project called Sorting Together. It aimed to educate and train consumers. We need to create a new mentality for separate waste collection
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Circular Economy: The Russian Model and Foreign Experience
It takes high cost to be successful in recycling because there is not enough scale. If it ever gets to a large scale, it won’t be costly anymore, and can possibly become profitable. The key question is how to create the scale when all the volumes that we collect are recycled at the highest benefit possible
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
How to Win the Trust of Tomorrow’s Consumer
They (Deloitte - Ed.) discovered that food producers react rather aggressively to these challenges. In 2016, 68% of large producers reduced sugar content in their products, 65% reduced salt content, and 50% of companies reduced the number of trans-fats in their products. Moreover, 88% of all newly launched products refer to segments and categories with low fat content, low sugar content or zero sugar content
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
How to Win the Trust of Tomorrow’s Consumer
The trend that we see around the world as well as in Russia for several years now is an active healthy lifestyle. More than 84% of Russian consumers think about healthy lifestyle when they go shopping. <...> 77% of consumers on the Russian market, like all over the world, pay a lot of attention to the origin of the ingredients of the products they buy and believe that the quality of the ingredients is a major factor for selection