Participation in the Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum is free of charge.

Attendance at the Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum plenary session is not included in participant packages and is by invitation only.

Participant package

Participant package

Participation is free of charge

  • entry to all business and cultural programme events at the Forum (excluding the plenary session and invitation-only events)
  • access to networking areas at the Forum venue (excluding locations for invitation-only events)
  • information support

Attendance at the Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum plenary session is not included in participant packages and is by invitation only.

Application form

If you wish to submit an application to attend the Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum, please sign up for a Roscongress personal account on the official 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 you wish to attend. You can select the Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum when you register for a Roscongress personal account or you can submit an application from your account at a later stage.

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..

You already have your Roscongress personal account if you attended a Roscongress Foundation event in 2020, 2021 or 2022 (St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, Eastern Economic Forum, Russian Energy Week).

If you have a Roscongress personal account, you can apply to participate in the Forum in the ‘Upcoming’ section of your personal account. The details from your account profile will be added to your application automatically.

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:

Application review process

The status of your participation application for the Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum will be shown in the ‘My events’ section of your account. Applications for participation will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee. 

If your application is approved, you will receive an invitation to the Forum and the status of your participation application will be updated in your account in real time. The length of the review period varies by participant. The application review will take at least ten days.

Participation in the Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum is by invitation from the Organizing Committee only. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to refuse requests without explanation.

After receiving your invitation, please confirm your participation in the Forum in the ‘My events – Event dashboard’ section of your account. If you decide not to attend the event, please inform the organizers of your decision through your personal account.

Declining participation

If you have received an invitation but have decided not to attend the Forum, or have previously confirmed your participation but no longer plan to attend, please decline your participation via the Roscongress personal account or by informing the Roscongress Foundation specialist you are in touch with regarding your participation in the Forum.

Substituting a participant

A participant can only be substituted with the approval of the Forum Organizing Committee. If you have confirmed your participation but no longer plan to attend the event 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 event.

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

COVID-19 safety measures

The Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum will adhere to all COVID-19 safety measures and recommendations set out by the Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) and the World Health Organization.

You can keep up to date with the latest safety measures through the website and newsletters.


For additional information, please contact the Russia–Africa Economic Forum information centre:

+7 (812) 406 7471


“We highly value the results of our joint work at the summit. I am sure the achieved results are creating a good foundation for further deepening the Russia-Africa partnership in the interests of our nations’ prosperity and wellbeing.”

President of the Russian Federation
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