The SME Forum

Availability of Financing for Small Business: Rates, Conditions, and State Programmes

15 Jun , 12:15–13:45
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum
Financial battle
Congress Centre, conference hall D4

A discussion in which the speakers are divided into three groups. Each group speaks on a set number of questions. The speaker can elaborate on 2 questions out of 3. At the end expert provide a summary. The order of the rounds is decided in advance between the speakers. Each presentation lasts 2–5 minutes. Group A: bankers; Group B: "non-bankers"; Group C: experts. What is more effective and will play a positive role in improving financial inclusion: subsidizing rates, guaranteed support, or risk sharing with banks and financial institutions? Loan holidays, restructuring and deferrals applied in a difficult economic situation: do these measures allow small businesses to survive a difficult period and adapt, or should such programmes be minimized? Developing alternatives to bank lending: leasing, factoring, micro-financing or other forms? Should interest rate subsidies and should special preferential state programmes be expanded or unified?

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

Alexey Voylukov, Vice President, Association of Banks of Russia
Anton Kuprinov, Executive Director, Moscow Small Business Credit Assistance Fund
Yaroslav Chereshnev, Managing Director of Digital Bank, Sovcombank
Alexander Chernoshchekin, Senior Vice President, Head of the Medium and Small Business Unit, Promsvyazbank

Roman Goryunov, President, Association of Financial Market Participants «Nonprofit Partnership for the Development of Financial Market RTS»
Maxim Kalinkin, General Director, Gazprombank Leasing
Alexey Kirkorov, President, United Leasing Association (OLA)
Kirill Kosminsky, Executive Director, Association of Investment Platform Operators
Alexey Lazutin, General Director, Mosgorlombard
Alexander Pestov, General Director, Otkritie Factoring
Ilya Pokamestov, General Director, FACTORING PRO
Alexey Primachenko, Managing Partner, Global Factoring Network

Sergey Bekrenev, President, European Legal Service
Petr Zaselsky, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Bank
Sergey Koziy, General Director, Axioma-Soft
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)
Pavel Mitrofanov, General Director, Expert Business Solutions
Olga Samovarova, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Network, Managing Partner, RUKON Audit
Alexander Sterlyagov, Director, Raizen Group
Konstantin Suntsov, First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic
Dmitry Taskin, Growth Sector Development Director, Moscow Exchange
Nikolai Tyurnikov, Founder, General Director, Legal Solutions
Alexey Fursin, Head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development Department of Moscow