The SME Forum

Small and Large Cooperation: Who Benefits and How?

02 Jun , 12:15–13:45
Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum
Congress Centre, conference hall D2 (VEB Space)

In these difficult economic conditions, collaboration between small and large businesses could pave the way for mutually beneficial cooperation. Including small businesses in production cycles reduces costs for large companies and provides demand for small businesses’ goods and services. This symbiotic relationship eventually improves the competitiveness of enterprises and regions as a whole. Collaboration and cooperation between SMEs and major market players. Other non-trivial aspects of searching for a niche. Building cooperation within an industry. Is such cooperation between small and large businesses a reality at this point in time? What are the main barriers to cooperation? What is required to create an effective system for cooperation? How have the restrictive measures caused by the spread of the coronavirus affected the involvement of small and medium-sized businesses in procurement by major clients. Which anti-crisis measures meant to stimulate SME involvement in procurement have had the greatest effect?

Maxim Tretyakov, President, Chairman of the Board, Electrocable Association

Tatiana Belkevich, President, Russian Associaton of partcipants of the fashion industry (RAFI)
Maria Glukhova, Vice President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Elena Dybova, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Aleksandr Isayevich, General Director, Chairman of the Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Anna Katamadze, Deputy Head, Federal Treasury
Alexey Lavrov, Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Marina Romanova, Chief Managing Director for SMEs and Procurements, VEB.RF
Evgeniya Chavkina, Director, Dives Group

Front row participants
Inessa Galaktionova, Member of the Management Board, First Vice President for the Telecommunications Business, MTS
Vladimir Gerasimov, First Deputy General Director, Executive Director, Interfax Information Services Group
Valeriy Ermakov, Vice President, Corporate and Government Segments, Rostelecom
Petr Zaselsky, First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, SME Bank
Evgeniy Kravchenko, Senior Managing Director, Director of Trade Finance Division, Sberbank
Kirill Lilo, Deputy Chairman of the Board, My Business Association; Director, Foundation "Center for Entrepreneurship Support of the Kaliningrad Region"
Irina Orel, Deputy Director, Department for Investment Policy and SME Development, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Viktor Simonenko, Head of IT and Analytics Department, Energostroysnabkomplekt UES
Mikhail Sutyaginskiy, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Titan Group of Companies
Svetlana Khorunzhaya, Procurement Director of the Procurement Division, Inter Rao
Dmitry Yalov, Deputy Chairman of the Leningrad Region Government, Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Investment Activity