Third Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum to take place on SPIEF 2017 zero day

The third Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the OPORA Russia All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Business will take place on the zero day of the 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on May 31, 2017.

The Forum participants will discuss developing the potential and small and medium-sized business in Russia and expanding the dialogue with the government authorities to improve the effectiveness of infrastructural, financial, and institutional support for small and medium-sized business and reduce administrative barriers.

This year the programme will be supplemented with events in new formats. The Forum will open with the business exercise ‘Ideas. Strategies, and Technologies from Successful Entrepreneurs’. Master classes will also be held concerning finances and procurements by state corporations from SME in addition to a panel discussion ‘Efficient Production and Workforce Productivity’.

Events on the forum sidelines will feature a networking exchange and presentations of investment projects.

The central event of the Forum will be the plenary session on the theme: ‘Enterprise: It’s in Fashion. How to Stimulate and Develop an Enterprise Culture in Russia: The Example of Digital Technologies’, which will be attended by Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov as well as the founders of a number of well-known Russian brands.

Details are available on the event’s official website:, where registration is open until May 24, 2017.

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