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 is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, 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 165 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 76 countries worldwide, and 154 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), and Spanish (t.me/RoscongressEsp). Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Igor Yurgens

Igor Yurgens

President, All-Russian Union of Insurers
Biography
Mr. Yurgens is the Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development, member of the Management Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, a member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights, a member of the Board of Trustees of Russian Council on International Affairs, a member of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Reform (CER).

In June 2013, Igor Yurgens was elected President of the All-Russian Insurance Association. In January 2015 he was elected President of Russian Association of Motor Insurers. In November 2016 he became the President of National Union of Liability Insurers.

Born in Moscow in 1952, Igor Yurgens graduated with a degree in economics from Moscow State University in 1974, when he began working in various positions with the international departments of the Professional Unions Central Council of the USSR and the UNESCO Secretariat.

From 1992 to 1997, he was the First Deputy Chairman of the CIS Trade Union Confederation. He later served as Co-Chairman of the Foundation for the Development of Parliamentarism in Russia (1997-1998). In 1998 he became President of the All-Russian Insurance Association (1998-2002).

From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Yurgens served as Vice President / Executive Secretary of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). From 2005 to the present, he has been Vice President of RSPP.

He is a professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Head of Department of Risk Management and Insurance.

He is the recipient of several state and international awards, including the Order of Honor of the Russian Federation, L’Ordre National du Mérite of France and Order of Saint Charles of Monaco.

Mr. Yurgens is also Honorary Consul General of Monaco in Moscow.

Fluent in English and French, Igor Yurgens is married and has one daughter.