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Cooperation agreement concluded between TIF-Helexpo and the Roscongress Foundation


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TIF-Helexpo has signed a cooperation agreement with the Roscongress Foundation, one of the largest congress and financial & social event organisers in Russia. In fact, the agreement was signed by the President of TIF-Helexpo, Mr Tassos Tzikas, and the CEO of the Roscongress Foundation, Mr Alexander Stuglev, during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, which is organised by the Russian organisation and was held this year from 1 to 3 June. TIF-Helexpo was the guest of honour at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, which is held under the auspices of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On the occasion of the signing of the agreement, the two sides discussed the possibility of TIF-Helexpo organising a national participation at the 2018 St Petersburg International Economic Forum, with the participation of Greek businesses interested in the Russian market. They also explored the possibility of holding a joint economic forum in Thessaloniki on Eurasian cooperation, while they also discussed how the Roscongress Foundation could act as a ‘bridge’ for the participation of Russian businesses in TIF-Helexpo trade exhibitions.


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Through this agreement, both sides aim at developing a mutually beneficial long term cooperation, which will bring the two countries’ business communities closer, contribute to the dialogue on investment, commerce, tourism and culture issues, and promote the events organised by TIF-Helexpo and Roscongress. Cooperation between the two sides will take the following forms:

Mutual exchange of information, consultation and support on issues relating to their economic and social agendas, organisation of joint congresses and events, including fora, round-tables, business meetings, exhibitions, presentations with financial and social content, and mutual promotion of joint actions in Russia, Greece and at the international level.

The agreement was signed in the presence of the Consul General of Greece to St Petersburg, Mr Panagiotis Beglitis, and the Chairman of the Hellenic Russian Chamber of Commerce, Mr Dimitris Bakolas.

The Roscongress Foundation was created in 2007 in order to contribute to the development of Russia’s economic prospects and to empower its profile by organising congresses and exhibitions with economic and social aims. Every year it organises the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, an event with international appeal. Its annual ‘portfolio’ includes over 400 events held in Russia and internationally. In fact, beyond Russia, the Foundation it is active in China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and other countries.