The SME Forum

Growth Points for Small Manufacturing Businesses: Markets, Procurements, and Chains

15 Jun , 10:00–11:30
Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum
Congress Centre, conference hall B1

The events of recent months have had a major impact on production and procurement processes. Many companies have left the Russian market, supply chains have been broken and, for many suppliers, contract fulfilment has become difficult or even impossible. For many Russian companies, however, this situation could become a window of opportunity, a new growth point. A set of measures has been prepared to reshape supply chains in order to enable maximum flexibility in the economy. Sales markets: how can Russian small businesses benefit from the withdrawal of foreign companies? What is most important to know for small businesses aspiring to replace the departed suppliers? How are procurement requirements for small and medium-sized businesses met? What support mechanisms can the state and the banking sector offer to SMEs?

Elena Dybova, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Sergei Ermakov, General Director, SantechUral
Alexander Izyukov, General Director, Powder Technologies
Boris Katz, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hobbies Planet
Natalia Korotchenkova, Secretary of State – Deputy General Director, Member of the Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Maxim Tretyakov, President, Chairman of the Board, Electrocable Association

Front row participants
Petr Arushanyants, General Director, Belarusian Fund for Financial Support of Entrepreneurs
Olga Grekova, General Director, Autonomous Non-profit Organization for the Development of the Lighting and LED Industry "Svetotekhnika Consortium"
Valery Shagaev, Chairman of the Board, Association for Cooperation of Entrepreneurs in the Field of Corporate Procurement, Vice President, OPORA RUSSIA All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business