The SME Forum

Finance for Growing Businesses: Rates, Conditions, and Support

14 Jun , 13:30–15:00
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum: Money
Financial Debate
Congress Centre, zone D, conference hall D1

In 2022, SMEs successfully secured over RUB 1 trillion in funding through various support programs. Building on this success, there are plans to further expand the availability of concessional loans and explore alternative funding options for SMEs this year. Notably, small businesses have demonstrated exceptional loan servicing quality, leading to increased interest from banks and financial institutions in supporting this thriving sector. What changes have occurred in the structure of the SME loan portfolio? What are the key characteristics of effective financing systems such as leasing, factoring, and crowdfunding? How does foreign economic activity (FEA) operate amidst sanctions, and what financial solutions do banks provide to support exporters and importers?

Pavel Samiyev, Editor-in-Chief, Financial Sphere Section of Bankovskoye Obozreniye Magazine

Evgeny Gurevich, General Director, Kapital Life Insurance
Maxim Kalinkin, General Director, Gazprombank Leasing
Alexey Kirkorov, President, United Leasing Association (OLA); General Director, Finasial Director, Sberbank Leasing
Roman Markov, Head of Financial Inclusion Department, Service for Consumer Protection and Financial Inclusion of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia) (online)
Olga Myamlina, Financial Director, CarMoney
Ivan Podbereznyak, Chairman of the Board, SME Bank
Igor Fatyanov, General Director, Zetta Insurance
Yaroslav Chereshnev, Managing Director of Digital Bank, Sovcombank
Alexander Chernoshchekin, Head of the block of medium and small business, Promsvyazbank
Alexey Shashkin, Director of Small and Microbusiness Division, Sberbank
Alexey Shitov, Chairman of the Board, BBR Bank
Evgeny Shcheklanov, Managing Director, SberLife Insurance