The SME Forum

Industrialization 2.0: New Approaches to the Development and Transformation of Manufacturing SMEs

14 Jun , 11:15–12:45
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum: Cooperation
Congress Centre, zone A, 3rd floor, conference hall A

Under the current circumstances of sanctions and disrupted supply chains, ensuring technological sovereignty and the production of critical industrial products and components has become a significant challenge for the domestic industry. Fortunately, there has been active and consistent work on industry development, including the approval of state programs and national and federal projects, as well as the allocation of substantial budget funds and the establishment of various mechanisms of state support. According to Rosstat, in 2021, manufacturing SMEs accounted for 13% of Russia's total GDP, equivalent to RUB 11,073 billion. SMEs have proven themselves to be flexible systems with a high degree of adaptability and innovation dynamics. Despite their relatively small size, motivated and competent SMEs often take the lead in proposing new projects, directions, products, components, and promising developments. What are some notable examples of successful collaboration and cooperation between manufacturing SMEs and large corporations in the present day? What specific tools, incentives, and support measures are being implemented to foster the growth and development of manufacturing SMEs? What are the key risk factors that hinder the development of manufacturing SMEs, such as expensive financing and a lack of technological and component infrastructure? How can we enhance the prestige of working and engineering professions to attract more talent to the manufacturing sector? What strategies can be implemented to create a comprehensive "minefield map for manufacturing businesses", helping them identify risks and avoid common mistakes in their operations?

Elena Dybova, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Olga Gorbacheva, Head of Department for State Order Placement Control, Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia)
Andrey Klychkov, Governor of Orel Region
Natalia Korotchenkova, Secretary of State – Deputy General Director, Member of the Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Maxim Kostarev, President, Tomsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Alexey Matushansky, Director of the Department for Strategic Development and Corporate Policy, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Anatoly Popov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Svetlana Sarafanova, Acting Chief Executive Officer for SMEs and Public Procurement, VEB.RF

Front row participants
Olga Aiduganova, General Director of Engineering and Production Center for the Development and Implementation of Technologies for Pipeline Transport
Elena Valeeva, General Director of Meat Region
Pavel Zolotov, Director, OPORA IMPEX
Alexander Izyukov, General Director, Powder Technologies
Oleg Lazarev, Executive Director, Algorithm Accuracy
Dmitry Tregubov, Deputy General Director, DimAl Kirov Plant of Electromagnets
Evgeniya Chavkina, General Director, Production company "Siberian Gubernia"