Strategic partnership agreement signed between TASS and the Roscongress Foundation
Parties agree to cooperate on all aspects of media and news gathering to cover events organized by the Roscongress Foundation
Sergei Mikhailov, Director General of TASS, and Alexander Stuglev, Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation, signed a strategic partnership agreement today in Moscow.
Under the agreement, TASS will make all possible efforts to provide full coverage of the operation of the Roscongress Foundation and thus comprehensively inform the general public in Russia and abroad about the events arranged by this organization.
The Roscongress Foundation will regularly provide TASS with various information materials regarding its activities – both planned and ongoing – in Russia and abroad.
Alexander Stuglev, Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation, remarked on the significance of this agreement in terms of promoting the Foundation’s business events. “We have been working closely with this news agency for about ten years on issues relating to media coverage of our activities. The range of business events operated by the Roscongress Foundation has expanded significantly this year,” Stuglev said. “This agreement heralds a new landmark in news-related cooperation between the Roscongress Foundation and TASS. I look forward to further constructive and effective cooperation between our organizations in this area.”
Sergei Mikhailov, Director General of TASS, commented that the news agency has always paid particular attention to its coverage of major forums in Russia. “I firmly believe that with TASS’s support, news on the events held under the aegis of the Roscongress Foundation will reach the widest possible audience, not only in Russia, but around the world,” he said.
TASS was the most frequently quoted Russian news agency in 2015. In recent years, the agency has been acting as general media partner and official photo hosting provider for Russia’s biggest forums and congresses.
The Roscongress Foundation is the organizer of major international forums and conferences held in Russia, which are attended by heads of state and government from around the world. Events managed by the Foundation include the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Eastern Economic Forum.
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The Roscongress Foundation (formerly the SPIEF Foundation) is the organizer of international forums, congresses, exhibitions, and special events, which are attended by heads of state and government from around the world. The Foundation convenes the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Eastern Economic Forum, and the International Financial Congress, and has played an active part in preparing and holding the International Investment Forum in Sochi, the Open Innovations Forum, and a number of multilateral events where Russia was the host country (APEC, APPF, G20, SCO, BRICS, Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, and others).