Business programme

The Changing Face of Small Business: New Challenges and Objectives

03 Jun , 09:00–10:15
Delivering on National Development Targets
Congress Centre, conference hall D3

The pandemic has had a massive impact on all areas of life. Over the past year, most business owners have overhauled and adapted their business to adjust to the new normal. Entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly important for the economy and for the social development of society. Involving the business community in solving socio-economic issues is in line with a policy of sustainable development and can help achieve Russia’s national development goals. How have the key priorities of SMEs and the state changed? How can we achieve national goals and facilitate sustainable business development? Do SMEs need digital transformation? What knowledge do businesses need today to be successful tomorrow? What is the role of associations in supporting small businesses during the pandemic?

Alexander Kalinin, President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Konstantin Basmanov, Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Unit, Promsvyazbank
Jan Dunning, Chairman of the Management Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Magnit
Elina Isagulova, Vice President for B2B Commerce and Operational Management, Group
Alexey Sazanov, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
Alexey Texler, Governor of Chelyabinsk Region
Matthias Schepp, Chairman, Russian-German Chamber of Commerce; Delegate of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in the Russian Federation