Accreditation badge

Access to the Russia–Africa Economic Forum venue is only by accreditation badge.

To avoid any inconvenience when accessing the venue, participants are advised to leave any items prohibited at the Forum venue at their accommodation or in their vehicles.

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Participants should keep their badges and identity documents with them at all times at the Forum venue.

The badge is personalized and non-transferable.

If the accreditation badge is lost or damaged, the participant should go to the Help Desk or any accreditation point. The lost badge will be blocked and a duplicate issued at the written request of the badge holder.

How to pick up your badge

Participant accreditation badges may be picked up in person (upon presentation of the identity document indicated in the personal web office) or by a third party holding a power of attorney.

If there have been any changes to a participant’s ID since the application was made, the personal data in the personal web office needs to be updated accordingly. If changes need to be made to fields that cannot be edited, the participant should inform Forum organizers through the Roscongress Foundation specialist.

Before issuing a badge, the accreditation point attendant will make sure that the data specified in the personal web office match the ID document. If there are any discrepancies, it will not be possible to issue a badge the same day.

If a participant’s badge is picked up by a third party holding a power of attorney, the authorized person must present the following:

* A power of attorney form on behalf of a legal entity:
A power of attorney form for picking up participant accreditation badges
Example of how to complete a power of attorney form for picking up participant accreditation badges

** The power of attorney is not valid without a list and copies of the passports of all participants to be accredited. Copies of passports will be returned once the badges have been issued.

Accreditation point operating hours

Would you please pick up your accreditation badge in advance at Accreditation Centre 1 in Sochi.

Point Date Time
Accreditation Centre 1
entrance pavilion to the Olympic Park
16–19 October 10:00–19:00
20 October 07:30–22:30
21 October 07:30–23:59
22–24 October 00:00–23:59
25 October 00:00–15:00

Directions to Accreditation centre 1

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Participants may contact the Media Relations Directorate for additional information via:

+7 (812) 406 7709

To participants in the Russia–Africa Economic Forum

Ladies and gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you at the opening of the Russia–Africa Economic Forum.

The rich history of relations between Africa and Russia has never seen an event of a similar scale. Members of government agencies and business community, and experts are meeting at this Forum to substantively discuss the current status and prospects of cooperation and a wide range of topical issues of the world economy.

Today, the countries of Africa are well on their way towards social, economic, scientific and technological development, and are playing a significant role in international affairs. They are strengthening mutually beneficial integration processes within the African Union and other regional and sub regional organizations across the continent.

In recent years, the traditionally friendly ties of partnership between Russia and Africa have gained new momentum, both at a bilateral level and in various multilateral formats. In addition to preserving our past experience of successful cooperation, we have also managed to make significant new steps forward. Trade and investment are growing dynamically, and new joint projects are under way in extractive industries, agriculture, healthcare, and education. Russian companies are ready to offer their scientific and technological developments to their African partners, and share their experience of upgrading energy, transport and communications infrastructures.

I hope that the Forum will help identify new areas and forms of cooperation, put forward promising joint initiatives that will bring the collaboration between Russia and Africa to a qualitatively new level and contribute to the development of our economies and the prosperity of our peoples.

I wish the Forum’s participants fruitful work and all the best.

Vladimir Putin

The Russia–Africa Summit, which is taking place in Sochi on 23–24 October 2019, encapsulates the historically friendly relations between the African continent and the Russian Federation. This Summit carries great significance as it is the first of its kind to emerge during a period of major global and international transformations. In response to the aspirations of the people it is representing, the Summit intends to build a comprehensive framework for expanding Russian–African relations into broader horizons of joint cooperation across different fields.

The African nations and Russia share a common understanding of international relations, based on the principles of respect for the rule of international law, equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of states, and the peaceful resolution of disputes. Both sides affirm their commitment to support multilateral actions to oppose new international threats, be they terrorism and extremism in all their forms, or declining growth rates. The two sides share a firm conviction regarding the importance of developing trade flows and supporting mutual investment in such a way as to ensure security, peace and development for the African and Russian people.

African countries have huge potential and opportunities that will allow them, once efforts to streamline their economies have been achieved, to emerge as real global players. In recent years, the nations of this continent have achieved major successes spanning the political, economic, social and administrative spheres. Africa has flourished in terms of growth over the past decade, reaching a continent-wide growth rate of 3.55% in 2018.

The African Union Summit, which was held in Niger in July 2019, continued the efforts of the African countries and saw the African Continental Free Trade Agreement come into force, along with its operational instruments. The agreement is one of the key objectives of Agenda 2063, an African development strategy that has been created to address the African people’s desire for prosperity and decent living standards.

These successes are opening up wide-ranging prospects for cooperation between African countries and the Russian Federation, and confirm the determination of African governments and their people to cooperate with multiple partners in order to establish mutually beneficial relations.

With this in mind, we express our hopes that the Russia–Africa Summit will help in the establishment of constructive strategic relations, based on partnership between two sides across various fields, and in the service of fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the African people and their friends in Russia.

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Abdelfattah ALSISI