The SME Forum

Modern Standards of Small-Format Trade and Consumer Cooperation

15 Jun , 14:30–16:00
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum
Congress Centre, conference hall B2

Both sanctions and further transition towards import substitution make it more important than ever to organize unhindered sales of produce for all enterprises, including small businesses and farms. Meanwhile, non-network trade is yet to become a full-fledged tool to sell goods and food produced in Russia. How do sanctions and restrictive measures related to the spread of the coronavirus affect SMEs in trade? How can government support instruments and proposals for additional financial and non-financial measures be more effective? Is there a threat of increased illegal turnover of excisable products in the current environment? Risks VS. checks: how to balance interests? How to establish cooperation between SMEs and large trading businesses? What is the role of wholesale and retail markets for industrial products and food for SMEs and enterprises in Russian consumer cooperation?

Sergey Gritsay, First Deputy Chairman of the Council, Central Union of Consumer Societies of the Russian Federation (Centrosoyuz of Russia)
Elena Dybova, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Sergey Lebedev, Vice President of Government Relations, AliExpress Russia
Marina Romanova, Chief Managing Director for SMEs and Procurements, VEB.RF
Sergey Ryabukhin, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Budget and Financial Markets
Sergey Slipchenko, Member of the Presidium of the Board, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Front row participants
Alexander Bubnov, General Director, Kupets
Natalia Evchuk, Director, Fasol