The SME Forum

New SME Strategy: Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions

15 Jun , 16:45–18:45
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum
Plenary session
Congress Centre, conference hall D2

Currently, the government, regional authorities, and the business community are, in fact, creating a New Economic Policy. At the same time, their efforts should be aimed at the dynamic and advanced development of small business. Dated ideas and models for SME development and support will not work effectively under the current conditions. We need new approaches to developing small and medium businesses, which businesses, government and society should work out together. What new opportunities and areas of growth are emerging for small businesses? Rebooting the SME development strategy and national projects, based on existing conditions. Federal and regional SME support measures: how to achieve synergy and give a real impetus to business development? How to support the development of new production and logistics chains, including in foreign trade activities? How can we jointly expand promising markets and reduce the costs of entering and operating in these markets? What systemic support measures are SMEs entitled to rely on: synergy between business and development institutions?

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

Andrei Belousov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Alexander Deryabin, Founder, Robopolygon Project
Nikolai Dunayev, Chairman of the Management Board, Sibirya Export-Import Incorporated
Alexander Kalinin, President, All‑Russian Non‑Governmental Organization of Small and Medium‑Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Larisa Kuzmina, Chairman of the Board, "Orenburg Pukhovnitsy" Consumer Cooperative
Andrey Nikitin, Governor of Novgorod Region
Vasily Osmakov, First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Nikolay Solodovnikov, Founder, "Investman" Online Platform
Evgeniya Chavkina, Director, Dives Group

Front row participants
Sergei Borisov, President, ANO "Shkoltech"
Elena Dybova, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Aleksandr Isayevich, General Director – Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation