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, 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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Sergey  Zhigarev

Sergey Zhigarev

State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development, and Entrepreneurship
Quotes
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Open Dialogue ‘Development Pathways for Young Entrepreneurship’
The incentive to attract small and medium-sized businesses should be the maximum affordability of credit resource. Low cost and volume of loans should be increased substantially. Availability of equipment, venues for doing business, logistics, connection to new digital technologies. This is the only way how we have a chance to create new jobs for people in the conditions where certain professions disappear
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Open Dialogue ‘Development Pathways for Young Entrepreneurship’
Historically, Russia has a background that impedes the development of small and medium-sized businesses
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Open Dialogue ‘Development Pathways for Young Entrepreneurship’
With the advent of the new technological revolution, a great number of professions and specializations will be extinct. <...> This is in no way synchronized with the education system in our country; people are not going to get an up-to-date profession that is in demand. And so, we expect them to join small and medium-sized businesses, because otherwise they would have a hard time finding a job
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Open Dialogue ‘Development Pathways for Young Entrepreneurship’
We now have an environment shaped out so that small and medium-sized businesses took everything they could. We provided them with maximum access to public procurement: the share of medium-sized businesses exceeds 3 trillion roubles
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Innovation in BRICS Countries: Main Directions and Prospects for Cooperation
We have to create a [legislative] framework which will operate throughout our space and which would make the environment attractive to IT companies. At the same time, it should protect the rights of our citizens and facilitate and codify work with IT companies
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
‘Rebooting’ Regional Development Tools
We need to give regions an opportunity for freedom. Every territory has its special features in attracting people, logistics and other areas
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
The Digital Economy: Opportunities and Prospects for the Far East
Digital economy does not belong to certain players or regions, it is of planetary nature. It is very important to agree with parliamentarians from other countries on the terms, <...> so that the most basic concepts are perceived in the exact same way
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
The Digital Economy: Opportunities and Prospects for the Far East
Digital legislation is being written from scratch. It is absent not only in our country today, there is none anywhere in the world
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
A Recent History of Blockchain and the Impact on Government and Business
International politics hinders our legislative ties, so that at least at the level of leaders we can agree on the terms
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
A Recent History of Blockchain and the Impact on Government and Business
The lack of legislation that regulates the blockchain is more of a minus than a plus. <...> Lack of a clear understanding of legislative regulation today creates unnecessary questions
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
A Recent History of Blockchain and the Impact on Government and Business
In terms of using blockchain technology for the state: for us it is an opportunity to store a huge amount of data and simplify the interaction between a citizen and the state, a chance reduce the state bureaucracy