The SME Forum

Russian Business Education "For Export": Nurturing Global Entrepreneurs?

14 Jun , 12:15–13:45
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum: Foreign Economic Activity
Panel discussion
Congress Centre, zone D, VEB.RF conference hall D2

In an era of dynamic transformations within the local and global markets, the role of entrepreneurs and their essential competencies are being redefined. To ensure the long-term economic competitiveness of the nation, fostering the growth of entrepreneurial initiatives becomes paramount. Today, the future entrepreneurs are the young individuals, schoolchildren and students. However, it begs the question: Does the current state of Russian business education align with the demands of the market, and will it remain relevant a decade from now? Can it be transformed into an "exportable" product? Are international-calibre business schools achievable? These topics serve as the foundation for discussion among young economists, entrepreneurs, and representatives of Russian business schools, as they explore ways to cultivate a "relevant" entrepreneur, shape a positive public perception, and elevate the quality of Russian business education.

Alexander Kim, Ph.D. of Economic Sciences; Head, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo

Alexander Demin, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Small and Medium Enterprises
Evgeny Isak, General Director, Charity Foundation for Educational Programs "Captains"
Egor Krivosheya, Senior Lecturer, Head of Blockchain and Fintech Laboratory, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo
Oleg Malakhov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, PRIMEKEY Group of Companies; member of the General Council, All-Russian public organization "Business Russia"
Andrey Somov, Co-founder, Head Kraken Startup; Assistant Professor, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Yulia Shishkina, Department for the Implementation of Special Projects, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation