The SME Forum

Modern Opinion Leaders

15 Jun , 14:30–16:00
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum
Congress Centre, conference hall B1

Youth entrepreneurship is an established phenomenon for the Russian economy, which has recently become a tangible growth driver. At the same time, young people who have a strong interest in developing their own businesses are understandably curious about the field. However, they are also inquiring about existing investment opportunities, both from the state and from the corporate sector. In addition to an open call for investment, Russian young entrepreneurs also feel that there is an opportunity to undertake business projects with a view to deepen international cooperation. For the successful development of a company on the domestic and international markets, it is necessary to learn how to correctly and clearly define the company's long term action plan. This task challenges the young entrepreneur to build a business team, understand the resources on which they can rely in time, and build up a broad network of contacts with potential partners. The current state of affairs makes it clear that in today's world there is a great demand for young leaders. Youth entrepreneurship: a forge for new leaders or a school of adaptation? Young entrepreneurs in the digital space: what trends have emerged in 2022? What government and corporate support tools do entrepreneurs need? Foreign investment from China and India: what are the most successful practices of the Asian Tigers?

Eduard Omarov, Vice-President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Zhang Wuyi, General Director, Ho'ping China
Remir Gasanbekov, Director of Russian Software Promotion Department, Russian Foundation for Information Technology Development
Alexander Deryabin, Founder, Robopolygon Project
Kamila Konakbieva, Founder, Poshiv KK
Valentina Kurenkova, Director for Government Relations and Deputy General Director, Netology
Lyubov Pshenichnikova, Director of Strategic Partnerships Development, VK

Front row participants
Artyom Androsov, General Director, DF Investment Club
Vladimir Belousov, Founder, Art Director, Everest
Yelena Lyapuntsova, Chairperson, Coordinating Council, League of University Professors Interregional Public Organization
Tatyana Mineeva, Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights Protection in Moscow
Nikolay Solodovnikov, Founder, "Investman" Online Platform
Aleksei Iuzhakov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Promobot