Business programme

A New Economic Policy for SMEs

16 Jun , 09:00–10:15
The Russian Economy: New Objectives and Horizons
Congress Centre, conference hall D3

Unprecedented external pressure and sanctions have become major challenges for the Russian economy. The restructuring of the economy has already begun, and it will dictate how the economy develops going forward. Of course, this will take time as companies search for new sales markets, alter their logistics, redistribute volume, and localize production. The government, society, and business need to consolidate for the benefit of the economy and companies. The Russian government has already adopted a package of measures that aim to support SMEs at the national level, some of which should be implemented in the regions. The speed at which structural transformations in the economy will take place now depends on effective interaction at all levels. What conditions exist for the growth of new industries based on the newly created supply chains? During this time of unprecedented external pressure, are SMEs emerging as a source of growth and a pillar for economic development? Are the regions interested in stimulating SMEs? What regional and international practices exist for stimulating the development of SMEs. How are the national measures being implemented at the regional level?

Vladimir Gerasimov, First Deputy General Director, Interfax Information Services Group

Artem Artemiev, President, TITAN Non-Profit Partnership of Industrialists
Alexander Brechalov, Head of the Udmurt Republic
Zhang Wuyi, General Director, Ho'ping China
Nikolai Zhuravlev, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Elina Isagulova, Vice President for B2B Commerce and Operations Management, VK
Aleksandr Isayevich, General Director - Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Alexander Kalinin, President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Yaroslav Kuzminov, Academic Supervisor, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Coordinator of the Expert Council of the Government of the Russian Federation
Alexey Logantsov, Chief Executive Officer, Business-Soft

Front row participant
Sergei Borisov, President, ANO "Shkoltech"