The SME Forum

Developing SMEs Through Russian-Mongolian International Integration and Cross-Border Cooperation

02 Jun , 12:15–13:45
Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum
Congress Centre, conference hall B3

The history of relations between Russia and Mongolia speaks to the fact that, as neighbouring countries, Russia and Mongolia are natural partners capable of satisfying each other's strategic needs on mutually beneficial terms. Developing trade and economic relations between Russia and Mongolia is a response to the longstanding mutual interests of both nations. Discussions are ongoing between Russian and Mongolian entrepreneurs on the priority areas and opportunities for joint business activities, with both parties highlighting their mutual interest in advancing trade and economic relations between the two countries. Developing SMEs is a priority area for state socioeconomic policy in Russia and Mongolia. In the present conditions, the issue of state support to SMEs is becoming ever more relevant, as SMEs play a key role in securing the economic, social and political stability of society. Of special significance is the development of cross-border cooperation between Russia and Mongolia. Russia’s border regions with Mongolia include the Republics of Buryatia, Tuva and Altai, Irkutsk Region and Zabaikalye Territory, which are located in the Far Eastern and Siberian Federal Districts. A presentation of Russian and Mongolian projects showing potential in terms of developing cross-border partnership will take place as part of a roundtable discussion, along with a discussion of measures and tools to support SMEs. The SME Corporation intends to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mongolian side.

Svetlana Paraskeva, Co-Chairman, Russian-Mongolian Business Council (RMBC); Founder, National Council for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises

Nikita Bantsekin, Member of the Management Board, Head of Public Relations and International Activities Directorate, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Victor Verma, Chief Executive Officer, Grad-SM LLC
Khasar Danaazhav, Trade Representative of Mongolia in Russia
Vladimir Rusinov, Project Director, ETS
Gankhuyag Sodnom, Ambassador-at-Large; Director, Investment and Research Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia

Front row participants
Anton Vinogradov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investments of the Republic of Buryatia
Olesya Deryabina, First Deputy Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Geser Dorzhiyev, General Director, Regional Development Fund of the Republic of Buryatia
Bolorchuluun Tsendgombo, Director, Policy and Planning Department, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry of Mongolia
Sainsanaa Tserenchimed, Co-Chair, Russian-Mongolian Business Council (online) (online)
Unu-Undrah Enkhbayar, Specialist, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry of Mongolia