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May 2018
24 May
Panel Session

BOTTOM UP DEVELOPMENT: MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS SPURRING RUSSIAN GROWTH

12:00-13:15 Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.1


Against the backdrop of slowing economies, a number of municipal governments have sought to revamp the local business climate and promote entrepreneurship. What instruments and approaches are successful local governments implementing to support the business community to bring in investment and create jobs? How can these practices be replicated and adopted by other cities?


Moderator:
Anton Khrekov, Managing Partner, Finjecto
Panellists:
Gleb Arhangelsky, General Director, Organizatciya vremeni
Alexander Lohno, Head of the Administration of Kostomuksha Town District of the Rebublic of Karelia
Andrei Nikitin, General Director, Agency of Strategic Initiatives
Nikolay Noskov, Head of the Administration of the Semenov City District of Nizhny Novgorod Region
Eduard Omarov, Chairman of Tyumen Regional Department, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Thomas Palmgren, Head of International Affairs, The Federation of Finnish Enterprises; Member of the European Economic and Social Committee
Vadim Shumkov, Deputy Governor of Tyumen Region; Director of Department of Investment Policy and State Support of Enterprising of Tyumen Region; Member of the Government Presidium

Highlights

“We’ve got to actively instil a spirit of entrepreneurship among the population, especially the younger generation.”

Vadim Shumkov
Deputy Governor of Tyumen Region; Director of Department of Investment Policy and State Support of Enterprising of Tyumen Region; Member of the Government Presidium

“Mayors must understand that small business is not just a source of revenue … it’s also an area for growth.”

Andrei Nikitin
General Director, Agency of Strategic Initiatives

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