The SME Forum

The New Reality in Foreign Trade: Can We Get By without SMEs?

15 Jun , 10:00–11:30
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum
Congress Centre, conference hall D1

Geopolitical changes in 2022 have set in motion a chain of events that will lead to systemic changes in the foreign trade of Russian SMEs. New challenges include logistics, payments, search for new markets and solutions to sanctions, as well as possible neutralisation of their consequences. The business community is ready to discuss and implement systemic changes in the economy to overcome emerging barriers. Discussions on available tools and mechanisms are necessary for a more effective transition to the new economic environment. How can national goals of international cooperation and exports be achieved in the new environment? What are the objectives of the Russian Export Center in the new conditions? How should the system of mutual settlements for participants in foreign economic activities work in the current environment?

Nikolai Dunayev, Chairman of the Management Board, Sibirya Export-Import Incorporated

Rushan Giniyatov, Founder, AsiaExpert
Alexander Kalinin, President, All‑Russian Non‑Governmental Organization of Small and Medium‑Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Vasily Osmakov, First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Michele Pulpito, Vice President, GIM UNIMPRESA
Sergey Sokolov, General Director, Novosibirskkhleboprodukt

Front row participants
Natalya Zolotykh, General Director, Transtechnology
Svetlana Tananova, General Director, Capital-PROK