The 6th Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum (SME Forum) will be held on 2 June 2021 on the opening day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The SME Forum is annual event for the discussion of the current climate for small and medium-sized business and the measures which need to be taken in order to strengthen its role in the Russian economy.

Forum objectives:

  • To facilitate the unlocking of potential among small and medium-sized businesses in Russia
  • To broaden dialogue with state bodies, while reducing administrative barriers, increasing the effectiveness of infrastructure
  • To assist in the provision of financial and institutional support for MSEs.

We invite to participate in the SME Forum representatives of federal and regional legislative and executive bodies, directors of small and medium-sized companies, directors of state and public organizations providing support to SMEs, and representatives of the banking sector, consultancy firms and legal services organizations.


In order to participate in the Forum, please fill out an application for participation by 20 May 2021. Applications are reviewed on an individual basis, so please allow at least 10 days for consideration of your application.

Applications will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee. If your request is approved, you will be sent an official invitation, together with a letter detailing how to access your personal web office on the Forum website.

Once you have received your invitation, please confirm your participation (or inform the organizers that you will no longer be able to participate) via the personal web office.

Submit application

The cost of participation is RUB 25,000 (including VAT). SPIEF 2021 participants may attend SME Forum events free of charge upon presentation of a participant badge, and are not required to register separately for the SME Forum.


For any questions about the 6th Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum, please contact the SPIEF 2021 information centre:

Tel.: +7 (812) 680 0000