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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Svetlana Yachevskaya

Svetlana Yachevskaya

Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Member of the Management Board, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Quotes
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Global Competitive Position and Export Potential for Russian Education
The right combination of [actions] by business and by state will help not only implement the national ‘Education’ project in a proper and efficient manner, but also create a new educational reality. <…> We have suggested a financial model for increasing the number of foreign students that could study in Russia that uses public-private partnership. <…> It is important to us to make this project interesting for investors
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Global Competitive Position and Export Potential for Russian Education
Physical presence of a student is crucial. Distance learning will not substitute it in the near future
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Partnerships Between the State and Society to Provide Social Guarantees
The key element of SIB is that we transfer the risk of project implementation from the state to the business: we use private investments rather than budget funds, and we focus on the result that we are achieving. If the goal is achieved, the state compensates expenses and remunerations to investors
15.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Education: A Tool for Attracting Investment to the Regions
We have offered the market a new financial instrument, the so-called sib. It stands for social impact bonds. In Russian terminology, social impact projects. The government does not spend money at the beginning, but attracts an investor and a private provider, who is better than the government at providing a particular service. The investor spends their own money, but agrees with the government at the very beginning what social impacts the government wants, how much the government is spending today and how much it is prepared to spend to achieve those impacts. If the impacts are not achieved in the agreed time, the government buys it
15.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Education: A Tool for Attracting Investment to the Regions
It is clear today that every student is worth the same amount of budget money. But in the end, we get children with completely different levels of preparedness. The result has nothing to do with money
15.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Education: A Tool for Attracting Investment to the Regions
We need to do everything simultaneously. We cannot just create an infrastructure and then think how exactly we are going to use it. We have to approach the issue systemically from the start
15.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Education: A Tool for Attracting Investment to the Regions
The manifold increase is due to the volume being very small at the moment. But the potential is enormous.  Investment growth will depend mainly on the presence and participation of the government.  If the government takes the risk and reduces its participation in education, there will be significant growth