About the project

Russia House in Davos has proven its effectiveness as a platform for promoting Russian initiatives among representatives of international business and official circles who come together in Davos, Switzerland, during the World Economic Forum.

In 2018, Russia House was granted the status of Russia’s official residence in Davos. The initiative is highly valued and supported by Roscongress Foundation partner the World Economic Forum (WEF) International Organization for Public–Private Cooperation.

Russia House in Davos is a multi-format space whose status and technical capabilities will enable project partners to hold open and private business events of all types, including panel sessions, business breakfasts, lunches, meetings, and presentations, and to take part in its cultural and sporting programme. Russia’s official residence in Davos includes a comfortable suite of meeting spaces, with a conference hall for 80–90 attendees and a room where business breakfasts can be hosted. It also features lounge areas, where visitors can take part in sessions and conduct meetings in a more relaxed setting.

The Russia House business programme is developed afresh each year to ensure that the discussions that it generates are as current and informative as possible. The sessions attract prominent figures from Russian and international business and official circles. Russia House in Davos serves to demonstrate Russia’s readiness to engage in dialogue and cooperation.

In 2018, Russia’s official residence in Davos welcomed more than 1,000 guests from 60 foreign countries. Over 120 media representatives covered the events. Russia House hosted more than 50 business events and panel sessions.

“Russia House in Davos has come to truly embody business Russia in Switzerland, acting as a kind of hub for national ideas and competitive breakthrough technologies. It is a place where you can connect with colleagues, partners and friends. There is a remarkable symbiosis here between the business space and the informal setting, which is perfectly suited to promoting productive dialogue at an important international event.”

Maxim Oreshkin,
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

“This was not Russia House’s first year at Davos, but what was created here in 2018 was on a whole new scale, opening up new possibilities for the entire Russian delegation: the organization of the space, the visual identity, opportunities for meetings and the superior level of hospitality. I’m delighted that it was possible to establish this platform, and I am confident that it will expand in the future, given that Russia House will be located here until at least 2020.”

Dmitry Konov,
Chairman of the Management Board,
SIBUR Holding; Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR LLC

“Thank you to Russia House for their fantastic organization of these events. The VTB team made full use of the opportunities available to us. We look forward to working together in 2019.”

Andrey Kostin,
President, Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank

“We are pleased to take part in a project that allows us to engage in an open dialogue with the international community and share experience and best practices with colleagues on ways to improve the investment climate and create favourable conditions for transforming Russia into a digital leader”.

Andrey Kuzyaev,
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding

“Russia House has shown itself to be an effective platform for conducting business meetings and unofficial events on the sidelines of the Forum. For several years in a row, Russia House has hosted meetings of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council (FIAC), where representatives from international business circles have been able to engage in discussions with economic officials from the Russian Government in an informal setting.”

Alexander Ivlev,
EY Country Managing Partner for Russia