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 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, 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 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Koh Jean

Koh Jean

President, Korea Mobile Internet Business Association (MOIBA)
Biography
Dr. Jean Koh is the President of the Korea Mobile Internet Business Association, and a Commissioner of several Governmental Committees related convergence among industries via ICT.

He founded Varo Vision (1994), and he led Korean video compression technology industry. Varo Vision developed the first commercial VOD mobile phone with Samsung Electronics (2001), and built mobile VOD service platform with SK Telecom, which enabled the first commercial mobile VOD service in Korea (2003). He served as a CEO & CTO of Galaxia Communications, a company in electronic payment and O2O business (2009~2017).

As a president of Korea Mobile Internet Business Association (MOIBA), Dr. Koh has contributed to establishing eco-system of Korean mobile industry by strengthening global competitiveness of mobile contents for smart devices, supporting win-win partnership among large incorporations and SMEs, and protecting consumers from illegal and harmful contents.

With his experiences and expertise on Korean ICT sector, Dr. Koh participated in the High Technology and Convergence Research Experts Committee (2013~2014) and chaired the ICT Convergence Research Experts Committee (2015~2016) in National Research Council of Science and Technology. He has been working for the Convergence Research Committee of government-funded research institutes (2014~).

Since 2017 Dr. Koh has been chairing the New Growth Special Committee under the current ruling party, The Minju (Democratic Party) and the sub-committee on Industry and Economy Innovation of the Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, while his co-representation of the Innovative Economy Forum in Korean National Assembly since 2018.

He received his undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering from the Seoul National University, Republic of Korea in 1984, and his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the Syracuse University, New York, United States in 1994.