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 – 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 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.

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Ilya  Velder

Ilya Velder

Managing Director for Strategy, Innovation and Corporate Communications, Ak Bars Bank
Biography
Professional Experience

From 2003 Mr. Velder worked as Attorney assistant at CB Richard Ellis international consulting company.
In 2004 he started working in Investments Project Financing at AK BARS Bank.
From 2010 to 2015 Mr. Velder worked as Managing Director of Investment Business Department coordinating projects in DCM including alternative finance. He coordinated the establishment of Financial Institutes Division and Investor Relations at AK BARS Bank.
Since March 2016 Mr. Velder has been Managing Director for Strategy, Innovations and Corporate Communications.
Since 2014 he has been a member of Supervisory Board of INNOPOLIS Special Economic Zone.
Since 2017 he has been Visiting Professor at Innopolis University.

Education

In 2002 Mr. Velder graduated from Kazan State University with a diploma of Specialist in Civil and International Law; later earned his PhD in Legal mechanism of personal data protection.
In 2002–2003 Mr. Velder received scholarship in ‘Legal protection of privacy and personal data in EU’ at University of Amsterdam.
In 2005–2006 he completed the course on Investment Management at CCIM Institute.
In 2011–2013 he graduated from MBA programme at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Honours

Letter of appreciation from the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Tatarstan for his dedicated work, high professionalism and significant personal contribution in the development of banking business (26 November 2008).
Letter of appreciation from the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan for the his dedicated work and major contributions to development of the banking sector in the Republic of Tatarstan. (13 December 2010).
Medal for Honourable Service from AK Bars Bank.