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 160 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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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Ivan  Zimin

Ivan Zimin

Director, Financial Technology Department, Bank of Russia
Ivan Zimin is head of the Financial Technology Department at the Bank of Russia and is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of innovative technology projects for the financial market and the Bank of Russia and for the development of digital financial infrastructure.
During his work at the Bank of Russia, Ivan Zimin launched a remote biometric identification mechanism for the financial market and a regulatory sandbox. Led by Ivan Zimin, the Financial Technology Department is currently working on a fast payment system, distributed ledger technology solutions, digital profile platforms, as well as other infrastructure projects.
One of Zimin’s key objectives is improving legislative regulation of digital technologies and electronic interactions in the financial market.

Professional Experience

From 2015 to the present day — Bank of Russia. Zimin previously held the position of Deputy Director of the Financial Technology Department. Since July 2018, he has been Acting Director of the Financial Technology Department.
From 2012 to 2015, Zimin worked in the Department of Law at the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. He headed the division responsible for the development of a common legally significant space for digital interaction and data protection.


In 2010, he graduated from the All-Russian State University of Justice with a specialization in jurisprudence.