A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, 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 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 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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Sergey Zverev

Sergey Zverev

Chairman of the Board of Directors, CROS
Biography
Sergey Zverev was born on November 19, 1963 in Moscow.

In 1984, he graduated Plekhanov Russian University of Economics "National Economy Planning", majoring in "National Economy Planning".

In 1990, he was a member of the group of the leading economists that designed the “500 Days” national development program.

In 1991-93, Sergey Zverev was the head of Information and Analytical Department at the Centre for Economic and Political Studies (EPIcentre). In 1993-98, he was Deputy General Director, president of the MOST Group. He was one of the founders of NTV, the leading TV company in Russia, Segodnya newspaper, and Itogi magazine.

In 1998-99, Sergey Zverev was Vice Chairman for external and internal communications of RAO “Gazprom” Management Board, and supervised the creation of Gazprom Media Holding. In 1999, he worked as the Deputy Head of the Presidential Executive Office.

Since 2000, Sergey Zverev is the Board Chairman and the President of CROS, one of the largest Public Relations and Public Affairs consultancies in Russia.

Since 2010, he has been the head of the School of Integrated Communications at the Higher School of Economics — National Research University.

Sergey Zverev is a member of a number of Russian and international communication associations, as well as advisory councils under government bodies. He is a member of Expert Council under the Finance Ministry of the Russian Federation, a member of the Independent Directors Association (IDA), Certified Director (Institute of Directors UK).

Sergey Zverev holds Russian and international industry awards; state awards.