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 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 122 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Alexei  Yakovitsky

Alexei Yakovitsky

Global Chief Executive Officer, VTB Capital
Quotes
22.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Fathers and Sons: ESG Issues and the Generation Gap
We are moving towards making money through ESG. Companies that incorporate ESG into their strategy gain a competitive advantage that will be translated into higher capitalization
22.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Fathers and Sons: ESG Issues and the Generation Gap
The topic of ESG emerged three years ago as a controversial element, and now it has become a significant factor in terms of raising capital in a company, an investment multiplier, because more and more foreign investors include ESG in their investment analysis. Russian companies, including those involved in the natural resources segment, cannot but address this in their activities
22.01.2020
Russia House in Davos 2020
Fathers and Sons: ESG Issues and the Generation Gap
Russian companies have a chance to stand out in terms of ESG. The G – corporate governance – has long been of great importance for Russian companies. Improved governance after the 1998 crisis played the role of an investment multiplier and had a huge effect. Adherence to ESG principles creates a basis for higher appreciation of Russian companies
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
The ESG Race for USD 30 Trillion of Investment is on
Of the three letters which we are discussing today, the most important one from the point of view of investors looking at new Russian companies is probably ‘G’
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Economic Protectionism and Global Markets
Evidently, emerging markets as well as larger ones like Russia can no longer rely on Western capital markets. <...> The increase in restrictions changes the flow of funds <...> it dictates the need for each market <...> to create its own infrastructure, develop domestic capital markets at an accelerated pace
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Betting on E-Commerce: The Winner Takes It All
We do not believe in the organic development of the e-commerce platform from within one institution located in the same sector, even if it is a very large banking institution like ours. It is the path of partnerships that is the path that we have chosen for ourselves. Why? Because the consumer wants a single window
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Betting on E-Commerce: The Winner Takes It All
Logistics and delivery time and generally infrastructure in a broader sense — this is probably the main obstacle to the explosive growth of e-commerce, which, we all hope, will continue in Russia
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Betting on E-Commerce: The Winner Takes It All
We announced that we will actively cooperate and finance the construction of a three-level logistics system. We have attracted about 340 billion roubles over the past 10 years into the development of various elements of Russia's infrastructure, while only 100 billion were our money, the rest is the money of our partners, including foreign ones