The SME Forum

Preserving and Expanding Self-Employed Workers

15 Jun , 12:15–13:45
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum
Congress Centre, conference hall B1

Today, almost 60% of graduates see their future in self-employment and are increasingly choosing self-employment to start a business. This has become a new trend. To date, the number of registered self-employed people has exceeded 4.7 million. According to the Russian Federal Tax Service, more than 5 thousand people join the special tax regime every day. The main activities of the self-employed are: taxi driving, delivery of goods, renting flats, tutoring, repairs, marketing, and IT services. The most common option is when these services are provided through digital platforms. In an environment of extreme uncertainty, the self-employment regime becomes particularly relevant, which is why it is so important to keep it simple and expand the possibilities of this regime. Opportunities for interaction between the self-employed and businesses: pitfalls, who benefits from the work? How has legislation improved with the expansion of activities and social insurance? How to use resources and platforms for the self-employed, organizations and the regulator? Marketplaces: a global platform and development driver for the self-employed? What are the best forms of support and awareness raising?

Marina Bludyan, First Vice President, All‑Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium‑Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Andrei Budarin, Deputy Head, Federal Tax Service of Russia
Alena Kononova, Self-employed, Ulyanovsk Region
Sergey Kurbatov, Deputy Head of Administration of the Lipetsk Region
Elena Mukhtiyarova, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Alexander Olenin, Director for Government Relations, Delivery Club
Anatoly Popov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Oksana Sinyavskaya, Deputy Director, Institute for Social Policy, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Aida Stepanian, Self-employed, Rostov Region

Front row participant
Yekaterina Zinovyeva, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Moscow Region - Minister of Investments, Industry and Science of the Moscow Region