Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum (SME Forum) will take place during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018 Starting Day. The event is organized by the Roscongress Foundation together with All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Businesses OPORA ROSSII.
On June 15, in St. Petersburg, within the scope of SPIEF 2016, the Interregional Forum ‘Strengthening international SMEs alliances between the Russian Federation and Latin America and the Caribbean’ was held.
On June 15, in St. Petersburg, within the scope of SPIEF 2016, the second Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum was held. The Forum’s co-organizer was the All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization OPORA Russia.
The organizers of the event were the Roscongress Foundation and the All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization OPORA Russia, and its partner was Federal Corporation for the Developmentof Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.
On June 15, 2016, the Interregional Forum “Strengthening international alliances of small and medium-sized enterprises between Russia and Latin American and Caribbean nations” will be held as part of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2016).
On 15 June at 16:30, the Import Substitution and Localisation Centre EC Lenexpo will host the first Russian-Chinese Business Forum. The event is to be held as part of the zero day programme of the 20th Anniversary St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. It is being co-organised by the Import Substitution and Localisation Centre, the Chinese Business Centre, the Chinese Entrepreneur Association in Russia and ExpoForum-International Co.
The Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME Corporation) is planning to provide loan and guarantee support for various business projects worth RUB 130 billion in 2016 and RUB 500 billion by 2018, its CEO Alexander Braverman told journalists in Novosibirsk on Monday.
The Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME Corporation) announced on April 29 the start of additional selection of banks for participation in its programme of stimulus of lending to small and medium enterprises. Applications will be accepted until May 17.
Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has instructed the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media and the Ministry of Economic Development to present proposals to the Russian Government concerning the deepening of small and medium business’ involvement in import substitution. This is one of resolutions on a list posted on the Government’s website following a meeting of the governmental commission on import substitution.
The government has been discussing for months the need to improve the conditions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their access to public contracts. In a report to the State Duma, the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that efforts to expand the small and medium businesses’ access to federal and municipal procurement must be continued, because today contracts are often only available to well-connected companies, while auctions and tenders are held for show.
The Committee of the State Duma for Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Enterprise has recommended that the lower chamber of parliament approve in the first reading a draft bill proposed by a group of MPs and aimed at the expansion of possibilities for systemic property support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Approximately a quarter of the government’s antirecessionary plan is devoted to the support of small and medium business. In particular, there have been suggestions that the threshold at which special regimes become applicable should be increased and UTII (unified tax on imputed income) to be extended without limit in time.
Vladimir Putin has signed the federal law “On Entering Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Russia on SME Development in the Russian Federation”.
On June 17, 2015, in the run-up to SPIEF 2015, round table discussions were held on topics relevant for Russian small and medium entrepreneurship were discussed at four venues.
The agenda will focus on the activities of the institution of authorized business rights commissioners, current problems in the business sector and measures necessary to improve the business environment.
As part of the Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum ‘Big Demand for Small Business’ an award ceremony will be held for the winners of the All-Russian School Olympiad on History of Russian Entrepreneurship for the age group younger than the 9th grade.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the opening ceremony of the tenth business forum of Business Russia Public Organization, congratulated businesspeople on Entrepreneur’s Day and addressed several wishes to them.
On May 25, State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin met with representatives of the entrepreneurial community.
Opening the meeting, Mr. Naryshkin congratulated its participants on the upcoming Day of Russian Entrepreneurship: “This is not just a holiday, but also a good occasion to discuss the economic situation, problems relevant to domestic business and the state of field-specific legislation.”
A meeting of the State Council, chaired by Vladimir Putin, was held in the Kremlin. It focused on a range of measures aimed at the development of small and medium entrepreneurship.