The SME Forum

Italian Lessons: Small and Medium-sized Businesses on the Path to a Circular Economy

02 Jun , 14:30–16:00
Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum
Congress Centre, conference hall B1

Innovative solutions, the realities of a post-COVID world, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are putting enterprises on the fast track to a circular economy. A circular economy is an economic system based on the continual reuse of resources and the reduction of waste. When resources are limited, a circular economy becomes a sort of inevitability, part of a new reality, and is meant to apply to all sectors – from manufacturing and infrastructure to the service sector. Small and medium-sized businesses are poised to play an enormous role in these processes. This new challenge opens up new doors for such flexible organizations, which are capable of rapidly adopting and promoting innovative solutions and adapting to changing conditions. Italy's experience, where SMEs form the basis of the economy, could prove exceedingly valuable at this point in time.

Alexey Bobrovsky, Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Alessandro Delli Noci, Minister of Economic Development, Puglia Region of the Italian Republic
Elena Martynova, Deputy Head,The Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr)
Vera Paramonova, Chief Executive Officer, Mikran Research and Production Company
Francesco Profumo, President, ACRI; President, Compagnia di San Paolo; President, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (online)
Viktor Rulevskiy, Rector, Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics
Massimiliano Tellini, Head of Circular Economy, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center
Pasquale Terracciano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to the Russian Federation
Antonio Fallico, President, Conoscere Eurasia Association; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Banca Intesa
Sergio Fontana, President, Confindustria Association of Industrialists for Apulia; Chief Executive Officer, Farmalabor

Front row participants
Angelo Michele Vinci, President, Masmec Biomed
Igor Gorkov, General Director, Nexign
Giuseppe D'Ippolito, Chief Executive Officer, iVis Technologies
Kirill Zaputryaev, Commercial Director, Medical Imaging Systems
Roberto La Forgia, Chief Executive Officer, Beforpharma S.r.l
Aleksey Melnikov, General Director, Marvel KT
Giancarlo Negro, Links Management & Technology S.p.a.
Giovanni Sebastiano, Head of Strategy, Communications, and Investor Relations, Exprivia
Vittorio Torrembini, President, Association of Italian Entrepreneurs in Russia (GIM Unimpresa)