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Alexander Stuglev Awarded Order of Friendship

14 November 2022
Александр Стуглев награжден Орденом Дружбы

Roscongress Foundation Chairman of the Board and CEO Alexander Stuglev has been awarded the Order of Friendship according to Decree No. 816 of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin dated 14 November 2022 “On the Presentation of State Awards of the Russian Federation”, which was published on the official legal information portal.

The document states that Stuglev was awarded the Order of Friendship “for his labour achievements and many years of conscientious work”.

Advisor to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov said: “Over the quarter of a century of his work in the congress and exhibition industry, Alexander Anatolyevich Stuglev has made a special personal contribution to its development. His merits include establishing high industry standards – a ‘professional bar’ for all market participants – creating a successful organizational structure and project implementation team, as well as special successes in professional cooperation. The Order of Friendship is a state award of the Russian Federation that is awarded to citizens of Russia and other countries for special merits in strengthening peace, rapprochement of cultures, and exceptional labour successes in various sectors of the economy.

After graduating from Ustinov Voenmeh Baltic State Technical University in 1996, Stuglev worked at the company Exhibitions-Seminars-Business. Ten years later, he took over the company Restec Congress, which was in charge of organizing the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Stuglev held senior positions at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Foundation, and in 2018 he became chairman of the board of the Roscongress Foundation, and also chairman of the board of the National Convention Bureau Association. In 2019, he graduated from the management talent pool development programme of the Graduate School of Public Administration of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

Under his leadership, dozens of prestigious congress and exhibition events have been held in Russia and abroad, which brought together top officials from other states and governments, CEOs, and entrepreneurs. The Foundation’s major events include the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Eastern Economic Forum, Russian Energy Week, the Russian Investment Forum, the 21st session of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the first Russia–Africa Summit and Economic Forum, Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council, foreign business forums, the events of Russia’s chairmanship in APEC, the G20, the SCO, the BRICS association, and numerous others.