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ABOUT THE FORUM

Russian Energy Week International Forum was established in accordance with Russian Government Order 2026-r dated 27 September 2016, with further changes instigated by Russian Government Order 438-r dated 16 March 2018.

The Forum aims to demonstrate the prospects of the Russian fuel and energy industry and unlock the potential of international cooperation in energy. 

More information on the previous edition of the event is available in the Outcomes of the Russian Energy Week International Forum 2021 section.

REW 2022 will be held on 12–14 October at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow.

Address: 1, Manezhnaya Plochshad, Moscow.

Please visit the Forum venue section of the website for more information on the REW venue.

The Forum venue can be accessed via Mokhovaya Ulitsa. There are quite a lot of public paid parking areas near the Forum venue, and paid underground parking area is open at the Four Seasons Hotel.

The nearest metro stations: 

  • Biblioteka imeni Lenina (exit onto Mokhovaya Ulitsa and Ulitsa Vozdvizhenka)
  • Okhotny Ryad (exit onto Mokhovaya Ulitsa and Manezhnaya Ploshchad)
  • Teatralnaya (exit onto Teatralnaya Ploshchad)

The Forum is organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation with support from the Government of Moscow.

The Forum Organizing Committee is chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak. For a complete list of members of the Russian Energy Week 2022 Organizing Committee, please go to the Organizing Committee section.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially-oriented non-financial development institution and major organizer of international conventions, exhibitions and business, public, sporting and cultural events, founded in cooperation with and by decree of 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 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 162 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.

FORUM PROGRAMME

The Forum business programme includes plenary sessions, strategic and expert sessions, discussion platforms including with opinion leaders.

Russian Energy Week 2022 will include discussions of the development of the electric power, oil and gas, chemical, gas and coal industries, as well as topics related to import substitution, digital transformation, the energy transition and the situation around climate issues. As of today, the Forum business programme includes 37 events covering various topics on the agenda.

The main events of the programme are scheduled for 12 and 13 October, in particular, the plenary session of REW 2022 will be held on the first day of the Forum, while 14 October will be the Youth Day. 

More information about business programme will be published in the ‘Programme’ section closer to the Forum.

PARTICIPATING IN THE FORUM

If you wish to submit an application to attend the Russian Energy Week 2022, please sign up for a Roscongress personal account on the website of the Foundation (the operator of the Forum).

Once you have completed the registration process, an email will be sent to the address you specified, containing your login and password for your Roscongress personal account.

If you previously received an invitation to a Roscongress Foundation event in 2020, 2021 or 2022 (Russia House in Davos, the Russian Investment Forum, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Eastern Economic Forum, the Russian Energy Week), or if your application to attend said event was approved by the relevant organizing committee, then you already have a Roscongress personal account. In this case, you can submit an application to participate in REW 2022 via the ‘Upcoming events’ section of the Roscongress personal account. The application will be automatically completed using information from your profile.

If you have forgotten your login and password, you can use the login and password recovery function on the Roscongress personal account login page or contact us by email: weboffice@roscongress.org

Your Russian Energy Week application status will be visible in the ‘My events’ section of the Roscongress personal account. Participation applications will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee.

If your application is approved, you will be sent an invitation to the Forum, and your application status will be updated in real time in your account.

The review process takes a minimum of 10 days, although the exact time varies for each applicant. To participate in the Forum, you must be in receipt of a written invitation issued by the Organizing Committee.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to refuse an invitation to an applicant without explanation.

Once you have received your invitation, please confirm your participation in the Forum in the ‘My events – REW 2022 – Event dashboard’ section of your account.

If you no longer plan to attend the Forum, please also inform us of your decision via your Roscongress personal account.

For a description of the packages and details on the participation fee, please visit the Participation terms and conditions section of the website. Prices are indicated per person. There are no discounts available for the event.

There are no discounts available for the event. 

In order to maintain a high level of representation, the number of Forum participants permitted from any one company is limited.

If the quota for participants from a given company is exceeded, the participation fee for the first additional participant will be 20% above the package price. The participation fee for each subsequent participant will increase by 50% of the package price.

Prices are indicated per person. There are no discounts available for the event. 

For more information on the terms of the quota system (maximum number of participants from any one company), see the Participation terms and conditions section of the website.

Access to the REW 2022 plenary session is by special invitation only, and is not offered as part of any participation package.

Participants who have received an invitation but have decided not to attend the Forum, or who have previously confirmed their participation but no longer plan to attend are kindly requested to officially decline their participation via the Roscongress personal account or by informing the Roscongress Foundation specialist you are in touch with regarding your participation in the Forum. Specialist’s contact information can be found in the Roscongress personal account and in your Forum invitation letter.

Your login and password for the Roscongress personal account were emailed to you when you first applied to attend a Roscongress Foundation event. If you have forgotten your login and password, you can use the login and password recovery function on the Roscongress personal account login page or contact us by email: weboffice@roscongress.org.

A participant can only be substituted with the approval of the Forum Organizing Committee. If a participant who has confirmed their participation can no longer attend the Forum for any reason, and you wish to arrange a replacement, please contact the Roscongress Foundation specialist you are in touch with regarding your participation in the Forum.

Specialist’s contact information can be found in the Roscongress personal account and in your Forum invitation letter.

PAYMENT OF PARTICIPATION FEE

To pay the participation fee, go to the ‘My events’ section of the Roscongress personal account, select REW 2022, go to the 'Event dashboard' section and open the ‘Payment’ tab.

Once in the ‘Payment’ section, enter the payer’s information, and select the payment method (invoice in roubles or bank card for residents of the Russian Federation, or invoice in roubles/US dollars/euros or bank card for residents of other countries). The participant may then select the type of payment document: an agreement or invoice agreement (a document acting as both an agreement and an invoice).

For more information on the payment process, please visit the Participation fee payment section on the website.

The participation fee may only be paid by the individual or legal entity indicated as the Customer in the participation agreement.

Steps for paying the participation fee by agreement:

  1. Download the participation agreement from the Roscongress personal account.
  2. Print and sign the agreement, and email a scanned copy to the Roscongress Foundation specialist you are in touch with regarding your participation in the Forum.
  3. Download the generated invoice.
  4. Pay the participation fee via your bank (payment may take more than 3 banking days to process) or by bank card via the Roscongress personal account (payment will go through immediately).

Acceptable payment forms include:

  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, UnionPay, and MIR payment system cards issued by Russian banks;
  • UnionPay payment system cards issued by foreign banks. 

Payments are made in Russian roubles.

Before proceeding to payment, please make sure that:

  • there are sufficient funds on the bank card;
  • the payer’s bank has not set a one-time transfer amount limit.

For more information on the payment process, please visit the Participation fee payment section on the website.

The participation fee may only be paid by the individual or legal entity indicated as the Customer in the participation invoice agreement.

Steps for paying the participation fee by invoice agreement:

  1. Download the invoice agreement from the Roscongress personal account
  2. Pay the participation fee via your bank (payment may take more than 3 banking days to process) or by bank card via the Roscongress personal account (payment will go through immediately).

Acceptable payment forms include:

  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, UnionPay, and MIR payment system cards issued by Russian banks;
  • UnionPay payment system cards issued by foreign banks. 

Payments are made in Russian roubles.

Before proceeding to payment, please make sure that:

  • there are sufficient funds on the bank card;
  • the payer’s bank has not set a one-time transfer amount limit.

For more information on the payment process, please visit the Participation fee payment section on the website.

ROSCONGRESS PERSONAL ACCOUNT

The Roscongress personal account is an information space, communication tool, and service platform for participants of all Roscongress Foundation events.

Features:

  • submit applications to attend events organized by the Roscongress Foundation;
  • browse upcoming events and plan your personal schedule using the business calendar;
  • receive updates to your participation status and learn about services offered at various events organized by the Roscongress Foundation;
  • access resources and analysis on previous events organized by the Foundation.

You can register for a Roscongress personal account on the Roscongress Foundation website.

You can register for a Roscongress personal account in five simple steps. Step one is to fill in your personal details. You will then be prompted to provide your passport details, information about your organization and your contact details. The fifth and final step is to select the event.

Once you have completed the registration process, an email will be sent to the address you have provided containing your login and password for your Roscongress personal account.

To log in to your Roscongress personal account, please enter the login and password emailed to you when you first registered for your account. If you have forgotten your login and password, you can use the login and password recovery function on the Roscongress personal account login page or contact us by email: weboffice@roscongress.org.

The Roscongress Foundation strictly adheres to legal requirements governing the protection of every participant’s personal data.

The Roscongress personal account has been developed using SSL data encryption technology to ensure the highest levels of security and confidentiality of your personal information.

When registering for a Roscongress personal account or applying to attend Russian Energy Week, participants must consent to the processing of their personal data. This consent is a requirement under Russian law, and applications to participate in events cannot be processed without it.

The full terms and conditions for processing personal data can be found on the Roscongress personal account registration page.

Should you wish to edit your personal information, go to the ‘My events’ section of the Roscongress personal account and select REW 2022.

If you need to edit your personal information as it appears in the general settings of your Roscongress personal account, or if you need to make changes to uneditable fields, please contact the Roscongress Foundation specialist you are in touch with regarding your participation in the Forum. 

Specialist’s contact information can be found in your Forum invitation letter. Alternatively, call the Forum information centre on +7 (495) 640 5844.

Participants who have received an invitation can confirm their participation in REW 2022 in the ‘My events – REW 2022 – Event dashboard’ section of their Roscongress personal account

Participants can also use the ‘Event dashboard’ to do the following:

  • Edit their personal data
  • Upload badge photograph 
  • Generate an agreement or invoice agreement and pay the participation fee
  • Provide information on their COVID-19 immunity status
  • Generate an invitation for foreign visitors (if a visa is required to enter the Russian Federation)
  • Schedule meetings with other Forum participants at the REW 2022 venue and other locations
  • Book hotel accommodation

All participants have to submit information on their COVID-19 immunity status (presence/absence of antibodies and vaccination information) in the COVID-19 section of the Roscongress personal account.

More information will be published on the Forum website nearer the time of the event.

ACCESS TO THE FORUM VENUE

An accreditation badge will be required to access the Forum venue, as well as a number of events on the cultural programme.

The badge is a pre-programmed proximity card and a unique key linked to the participant’s information on the Forum’s IT system. The badge specifies the holder’s name and surname in English, their organization, level of access, and photograph. It also includes the Forum logo.

Badges are issued to specific individuals and are not transferable. You must keep your badge and ID with you at all times while at the Forum venue. 

A range of items will be prohibited from the Forum venue. In order to avoid any inconvenience when accessing the venue, participants are advised to leave any such items at their accommodation or in their vehicle. A full list of prohibited items will be published on the website closer to the Forum dates.

Before collecting their badges, participants are advised to ensure the following:

  1. Participation in the REW 2022 is confirmed via the Roscongress personal account
  2. Personal information provided in the Roscongress personal account matches participants’ ID (passport) exactly
  3. A badge photo* has been uploaded to the Roscongress personal account

    * colour photograph on a light background; 480x640 pixels in size; image format – JPG or JPEG; front view of the participant’s entire face, without head covering; subject’s face must take up at least 70% of the image.

  4. Participation fee is paid.

Processing of data indicated in the Roscongress personal account. Process takes at least one day.

In order to expedite the procedure for issuing a badge, participants may upload a scan of their passport (pages containing photo and ID info) in the ‘My events – REW 2022 – Event dashboard’ section of the Roscongress personal account.

Please ensure that scans are legible and contain all the information entered during registration, including passport number and serial number (if applicable), passport issuing authority, date of issue, and photograph.

Photograph requirements:

  • colour photograph on a light background;
  • 480x640 pixels in size;
  • image format – JPG or JPEG;
  • front view of the participant’s entire face, without head covering;
  • subject’s face must take up at least 70% of the image.

You will receive an email notification, when your badge is ready. You can check whether your accreditation badge is ready for collection in the Roscongress personal account, via the Roscongress Foundation specialist you are in touch with regarding your participation in the Forum, or by calling the Forum information centre on +7 (495) 640 5844.

A participant badge can be collected in person upon presentation of ID (info must match that in the Roscongress personal account) and the original copy of the personal data processing consent form. Alternatively, badges may be collected by an authorized representative under power of attorney.

If information contained in the participant’s ID has changed in the time since a participation application was submitted, the participant’s Roscongress personal account must be updated accordingly. If changes need to be made to uneditable fields, please contact the Roscongress Foundation specialist you are in touch with regarding your participation in the Forum.

Before issuing a badge, a member of staff at the accreditation point will check that the information in the Roscongress personal account matches that on the document provided. Should there be any discrepancies, it will not be possible to issue a badge on the same day.

If the badge is being collected by an authorized representative, they must provide the following:

The power of attorney form and an example of how to complete it will be available for download from the ‘Badge сollection’ section nearer the time of the event.

The power of attorney is not valid without a list of all participants to be accredited, copies of their passports, and original copies of their personal data processing consent forms. Copies of passports will be returned once the badges have been issued.

Badges can be collected from one of the Forum accreditation points. The locations and operating hours of the accreditation points will be published in the ‘Badge collection’ section of the website nearer the time of the event.

If your accreditation badge is lost or damaged, please go to the Help Desk or any accreditation stand immediately. The badge will then be blocked, and a replacement badge will be issued to the holder upon written request.

SERVICES

To place a booking, please go to the ‘My events’ section of the Roscongress personal account and select REW 2022. Next, go to the ‘Event dashboard’ section and open the ‘Hotel accommodation’ tab.

Coffee break areas with free catering services will be organized at the Forum, as well as several cafés that will operate on a paid basis.

All catering areas for participants and media representatives will be organized in accordance with Rospotrebnazdor requirements on organizing and holding convention and exhibition events.

CURRENCY AND BANK CARD TRANSACTIONS

We do recommend having cash with you for the entire duration of REW due to restricted use of foreign bank cards in Russia.

In Russia, MIR and UnionPay payment systems work without restrictions in any currency. Participants are advised to apply for a card or bring their existing card of any of these payment systems, if possible.

Please note that the UnionPay payment system has started operating in Russia only recently, so the use of UnionPay cards may occasionally fail and transactions may not be completed.

Please note the following currency exchange restrictions:

  • only USD and EUR cash can be freely exchanged for RUB cash.
  • you must present your ID (passport) for transactions over RUB 40,000.
  • there is NO exchanging non-cash currency for RUB cash using MasterCard or Visa bank cards issued outside of Russia. It is also not possible to withdraw RUB cash from these cards.

For up-to-date information on exchange rates, please visit the website of the Central Bank of Russia: cbr.ru.