Business programme

Youth Entrepreneurship

03 Jun , 11:00–12:15
Delivering on National Development Targets
Pavilion H, conference hall H23 (first floor)

Today, a key factor of any country’s economic development is entrepreneurship. Youth businesses play a leading role in addressing socioeconomic problems, such as the creation of new jobs – thus reducing unemployment – and training skilled workers. Despite its importance, entrepreneurship is not a popular sector for young people in Russia, as the younger generation often lacks the understanding or motivation needed to pursue such opportunities. Is there a culture of youth entrepreneurship in Russia, and what can be done to further cultivate it? Do large companies need young entrepreneurs, and what barriers do young entrepreneurs encounter when entering the Russian marketplace? Should the tax burden on small, start-up businesses be removed?

Tinatin Kandelaki, General Producer, Match TV

Konstantin Basmanov, Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Unit, Promsvyazbank
Tatyana Ilyushnikova, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Alexey Komissarov, Vice Rector, Director of the Higher School of Public Administration, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA); Director General, Russia – the Country of Opportunities
Alexey Repik, Chairman, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia); Chairman of the Board, Group R-Pharm
Andrey Chibis, Governor of Murmansk Region
Svetlana Chupsheva, General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects

Front row participant
Alexey Fursin, Head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development Department of Moscow