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Dialogue with the World Economic Forum to be continued in Saint Petersburg

A meeting has taken place in Geneva between Alexander Stuglev, Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation, and Børge Brende, President of the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum. They discussed the opportunities for further cooperation within the forum format, particularly at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

 "We have a positive experience working together while organizing the Russia House in Davos. We expect our partners to actively participate in the events of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. I am confident that SPIEF 2018 will become yet another example of successful cooperation with our colleagues. We have had close ties for several years, and we will work to maintain and strengthen them in the future”, Alexander Stuglev noted.

In 2018, the Roscongress Foundation organized the Russia House in Davos as Russia's official residence. It became possible due to the memorandum on cooperation signed between the Roscongress Foundation and the World Economic Forum, international organization for public-private partnership, at SPIEF 2017. Over a thousand people visited the Russia House. For more information, see the Russia House official website

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place on 24–26 May.

Roscongress Foundation – a major organizer of congress and exhibition events

The Roscongress Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential and strengthening the country’s image by organizing conventions, exhibitions, and public events. The Foundation develops substantive content for such events, providing companies and organizations with advice, information, and expert guidance, and offering comprehensive evaluation, analysis, and coverage of the Russian and global economic agendas. It offers administrative services and promotional support for business projects and helps to attract investment, including in the form of public-private partnerships.

Today, its annual programme includes events held from Montevideo to Vladivostok, offering an opportunity to bring together global business leaders, experts, the media, and government officials in one place, creating favourable conditions for dialogue and the promotion of new ideas and projects, and assisting in the creation of social enterprise and charity projects.