The SME Forum

E-Commerce: Business Beyond Space and Time

14 Jun , 13:30–15:00
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum: Foreign Economic Activity
Congress Centre, zone A, 3rd floor, conference hall A

The e-commerce landscape in Russia is witnessing an unprecedented surge, positioning it as one of the fastest-growing segments in the country. The year 2020 witnessed a remarkable influx of SMEs venturing into the online realm for the first time. Simultaneously, seasoned online sellers capitalized on their expertise, expanding their sales channels through marketplace integration. Consequently, this dynamic shift resulted in a record-breaking year for marketplaces, boasting remarkable growth in both turnover and the number of sellers. Participants together with key Russian and international e-commerce companies, in the workshop format, will encompass discussions on priorities for supporting and fostering e-commerce, discuss the latest trends, including online payments, highlight pivotal issues and challenges faced by both local and international marketplaces. They will also speculate on the exciting future that awaits the e-commerce segment.

Andrey Shubin, Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Elena Lazareva, Director of Client Services Development, NSPK
Sergey Lebedev, Vice President of Government Relations, AliExpress Russia
Anton Sizemin, Head of Key Partner Acquisition and Development Department, SberMegaMarket (online)
Artem Sokolov, President, The Association of Internet Trade Companies