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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Igor Shuvalov

Igor Shuvalov

Chairman, VEB.RF
Quotes
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Quality of Life as a Key Driver of Contemporary Development
Today, a qualified request comes from the Muscovites: somewhere we are ready for a dialogue, somewhere we can tolerate something, somewhere we do not like something. The city that we have now makes us all tolerate something, and forces us to become more flexible in the dialogue, because after certain inconveniences are resolved the quality is created. It is this quality that allows us to develop. <...> You can look at monocities. <...> If a team is hungry for new knowledge, if they act professionally and interact with people –  even if it is a town of 50 thousand residents – literally in a year or two people see huge changes
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Quality of Life as a Key Driver of Contemporary Development
Often times we hear that Moscow has a large revenue base and its experience cannot be replicated. This is not true
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Business in National Development Projects: Ways to Succeed
There are a lot of development institutions, especially in the area of innovation. <...> We proposed creating horizontal management lines and supporting each other [corporation members] with skills and capital
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Investments into the Urban Environment
In Russia, there are 319 monotowns, 100 of them are in the red zone, where there is no money, there is a closed enterprise, pressure on the labour market, no comfortable urban environment, but people really want to change the life around them. Over the last six months, we achieved huge transformations. <…> Government handed out grants, but they were very small. That is why a modern urban environment is not necessarily how it is in Moscow. <…> In a town with 15,000 or 50,000 people, comfortable urban environment is very different. So, there is enough money for everyone
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Integration vs. Protectionism: The Role of Development Institutions in the Creation of a Common Economic Space in Greater Eurasia
The agenda of integration and development of Russia is based on the fact that there should be a certain level of freedom, and that this level should be increased constantly. Without trade, without one person earning anything, while others get the chance to earn, there will be no prosperity. You cannot build prosperity on limitations
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Business in National Development Projects: Ways to Succeed
From the major projects we are accustomed to and know how to finance, we need to [move] to projects in specific municipalities, where you can create both transport infrastructure and a modern city block. This is our job now
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Integration vs. Protectionism: The Role of Development Institutions in the Creation of a Common Economic Space in Greater Eurasia
Protectionism cannot stop integration. It can weaken it a little, change the track, the pace. But it is impossible to stop integration
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Integration vs. Protectionism: The Role of Development Institutions in the Creation of a Common Economic Space in Greater Eurasia
A large economic space is the basis for achieving national development goals. <…> What we are doing together is creating new, larger markets so that in Russia and in the EAEU, people can produce and sell as much as possible. This is the basis of the wealth of the ordinary citizen
07.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Integration vs. Protectionism: The Role of Development Institutions in the Creation of a Common Economic Space in Greater Eurasia
We have achieved great successes. We built the Customs Union very quickly. <...> From the Customs Union, the agenda for forming a single economic space and then the EAEU was quickly set
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
National Projects: What Will Be Done in the Far East? Housing and Urban Environment
Housing and open environment of the Far East should be discussed with passion. <...> By and large in this macroregion, at least in the Primorye Territory, things can develop way more dynamically than in the rest of Russia. And the competitor of the Primorye Territory, beg your pardon, is not Moscow and the Moscow region, but California. But our mindset is completely different
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
The Economics of Urban Comfort
A city needs a contemporary concept and development plan, along with new residential neighbourhoods and public spaces. <…> A new city block, a new start need more than large infrastructure projects. The heart and quality of this life can only be obtained through small, medium-sized and micro enterprises providing this comfort
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
The Economics of Urban Comfort
Why are we talking about cities? 75% of the population lives in cities. Exploring or pursuing this goal we still keep in mind small Russian communities. Nevertheless, developing places where 75% of the population lives, all the rest will benefit as well