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

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; 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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Pekka Viljakainen

Pekka Viljakainen

Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman, Aii Capital
Quotes
08.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
How to Raise New Technological Leaders? An Effective Model of Interaction Between Corporates and Start-Ups
There should be teams, both within and outside the companies, that are ready to take risks
08.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
How to Raise New Technological Leaders? An Effective Model of Interaction Between Corporates and Start-Ups
We see a lot of progress, over 10 thousand people working in Skolkovo. And these are not just start-ups, nearly 400 people represent private companies, large and state corporations
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Bringing Care Closer: New Possibilities for Rural Russia
Digitization is not just about technology. The government should simplify the legislation in that sector
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Bringing Care Closer: New Possibilities for Rural Russia
Nothing has helped the people living in rural areas more than digitization. <...> Today everything is feeling the impact of the digital age. Living in a village today is easier, much easier than it has ever been
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Betting on E-Commerce: The Winner Takes It All
There are several problems with export development through e-commerce channels. First and foremost, this is the inability to provide an effective mechanism to ensure zero VAT for legal exporters. Therefore, practically all exports are carried out by private individuals. Speaking about transit, volume of electronic commerce here is very low, although Russia has unique advantages from the point of view of location. We provide the shortest path from China to Europe
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Betting on E-Commerce: The Winner Takes It All
It is necessary to provide a complete chain. This is not only about delivery. For example, if the return of goods is carried out, then everything should be smooth and efficient. <...> It is necessary to work somehow with the customs. All these payment systems also need to be worked out, including legislation
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Betting on E-Commerce: The Winner Takes It All
If I order something from Helsinki from a Russian company, it's almost impossible to get it. For example, when you need to import these goods, you need to explain to everyone, why does a Finn want to buy something and bring it here. Then there are problems with money transfer — it is impossible to transfer to a rouble account, you need some euro account. For the boom in electronic commerce to take place, Russia needs to work out all these steps