5

JUNE

2019

Russian Small &
Medium-sized
Enterprises Forum

Business programme

05 June
10:00–11:30

Pavilion G,
conference hall G1
Broadcast
Creating an Ecosystem to Foster Youth Entrepreneurship
Youth Track
The Federal Project ‘Fostering Entrepreneurship’ focuses on supporting entrepreneurial activity of young people, including pupils and students as these groups hold the greatest potential for SME business. Creating an environment conducive and supportive of young entrepreneurs is one of the main pre-conditions to deliver the objectives set by the project. Some of the key questions to be addressed by the session are:
• What are the essential elements of an ecosystem for development of youth entrepreneurship?
• Community building as the cornerstone of entrepreneurial activity
• Mentoring and coaching of young entrepreneurs
• Tools available for the advancement of young entrepreneurs

Moderator

Artyom Androsov, Member of the Supreme Council of the Party, United Russia Political Party

Panellists

Milena Arslanova, Director, Investment Policy and Entrepreneurship Development Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Yevgeny Gudov, Founder, Planetarium No. 1

Alexander Deryabin, Director General, Snail

Tatiana Zhuravleva, Head of 100 Cities Project, Urban Competence Centre, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects

Nikolay Kuzyakov, Co-Founder, Vanyushkiny Sladosti

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

Radiy Khabirov, Acting Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan

Nadiya Cherkasova, Deputy President - Chairman of the Board, Otkritie Bank

05 June
10:00–11:30

Pavilion G,
conference hall G2
Broadcast
Outsourcing as a Form of Public–Private Partnership
Training Track
The growth of outsourcing in services and business processes has created a sizable niche for SMEs. While outsourcing of accounting, IT, consulting and other services is well-established by now, it has a great potential in healthcare, housing and communal services, logistics, construction, hotel and restaurant business and in many other sectors. Expansion in procurement, which is accessible to SMEs, allows businesses to provide operational and other support not only to other companies but also to government-funded organizations. The ultimate goal of outsourcing is to increase business efficiency and to free-up financial and human capital for investment in new areas of business. Outsourcing is also widely recognized tools to boost labour productivity.
Key topics to be addressed in the session are:
• The experience of regions in outsourcing of municipal services to SMEs
• Is outsourcing a useful tool and what are the risks for the state and business to lose control in the process?
• Who is most threatened by the outsourcing and who benefits most?
• Should outsourcing in Russia be actively promoted or left to a natural growth?

Moderator

Andrey Shubin, Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Panellists

Elena Volotovskaya, Head, Softline Venture Partners

Natalia Egorova, First Deputy Minister of Housing and Utilities of the Moscow Region

Natalia Larionova, Member of the Management Board, State Secretary, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SME Corporation

Tamara Merebashvili, General Director, Inter RAO - Information Technologies

Sergey Prikolotin, Minister of Health of Chelyabinsk Region

Alexander Svinin, First Deputy Prime Minister of Udmurt Republic

Evgeniy Friedman, Director, Fenix Management LLC

Front row participants

Dmitry Panov, General Director, Doveriye Group

Sergey Prokofiev, Managing Partner, Uneo Lab

Nikolay Sudarikov, Founder, Kvartet M Company

05 June
10:00–11:30

Pavilion G,
conference hall G3
Broadcast
What are the Key Barriers and Bottlenecks for Small Business to Access Financial Markets? Open Debate
Investment Track
Availability of credit to small businesses remains a pressing problem for the banking system and the economy as a whole. Low loan rates and government support programmes were the main drivers of the SME-lending segment in 2018. As part of the federal project ‘Expansion of access for SMEs to financial resources, including preferential financing’, a number of programmes for preferential lending for SMEs were re-launched. Public funding is available at subsidized interest rates and the list of authorized banks is being extended. Are entrepreneurs well-informed about the availability of subsidies and what their key needs are? Notwithstanding the large quantity of public funds and programmes currently in operation, their ability to target the correct recipients and the efficiency of resource allocation remains questionable. The team ‘Entrepreneurs’ and the team ‘Financiers’ will discuss availability of small business financing, as well as the scope and reach of state support programmes for SMEs. The discussion will touch upon the topical issues of account blocking and blacklisting, as well as the effectiveness of support programmes.
Key topics to be addressed in the session are:
• How can the transparency of blacklisting processes be increased and losses from account blocking reduced?
• Can the rates of the loans available to SMEs be low and the SME lending grow rapidly at the same time?
• How effective are support programmes and are businesses aware of the support available to them? How widespread is the practice of SMEs receiving funds?

Moderator

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

Arbitrators

Dmitry Golovanov, Chairman of the Board, SME Bank

Mikhail Mamuta, Head of Service for Protection of Consumer Rights and Ensuring the Availability of Financial Services, Member of the Board of Directors, Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Entrepreneurs Team

Sergey Bekrenev, President, European Legal Service

Marina Bludyan, First Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Victoria Kuznetsova, Member of the Board, Deputy General Director, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation

Arseniy Poyarkov, President, BusinessDrom

Ruslan Yalovenko, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rus Agro-Industrial Complex

Financiers Team

Konstantin Basmanov, Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Unit, Promsvyazbank

Konstantin Bobrov, Chairman, URALSIB BANK

Dmitry Peshnev-Podolsky, Chairman of the Executive Board, BKS Bank

Anastasiya Sergeyeva, Deputy Executive Director, Fund of Small Business Credit Assistance of Moscow

Alexander Chernoshchekin, Advisor to the President and Chairman of the Board, Sviaz-Bank

05 June
10:00–11:30

Pavilion G,
conference hall G4
Broadcast
Interaction Between Big and Small Businesses in Industry
International Track
One of the preconditions for a dynamic development of an economy is an effective collaboration in manufacturing between major, systemically important companies and SMEs, which often are international. The former place orders and provide demand, research funding and market access, while the latter are able to respond quickly to changes, are flexible and deliver higher quality. This is particularly important for sectors where innovation is at the core of success. Economic growth and value creation demand that harmonious relations exist between these two segments of the economy yet this cannot always be achieved. Italy and other European countries have some of the best experiences in this respect. The heads of major technology companies of Italy and Russia and their partners among SMEs will discuss the possible forms of collaboration between big and small businesses, as well as explore and existing challenges and prospects.

Moderator

Alexey Bobrovsky, Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists

Alexander Braverman, General Director, Chairman of the Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation

Andrea Clavarino, Executive Vice President, Coeclerici SpA

Francesco Profumo, President, ACRI; President, Compagnia di San Paolo; President, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Alexander Sokolov, Deputy Chairman of the Board for Competition Policy, Russian Highways State Company

Pasquale Terracciano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to the Russian Federation

Vincenzo Trani, Chairman, Mikro Kapital Group; Founder, Delimobil

Antonio Fallico, President, Conoscere Eurasia Association; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Banca Intesa

Front row participants

Andrea Benveduti, Councilor for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, Liguria Regional Executive

Valeriy Ermakov, Vice President, Corporate and Government Segments, Rostelecom

Giuseppe Zampini, President, Confindustria Liguria; Chief Executive Officer, Ansaldo Energia SpA

Anton Kuprinov, Executive Director, Moscow Small Business Credit Assistance Fund

Alexander Prokudin, General Director, Inkompro

Luigi Ruggerone, Head of Innovation Business Development, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center

Maxim Tretyakov, Vice President, OPORA Non-Profit Accosiation; Vice President, Member of the Management Board, Electrocable Association

05 June
10:00–11:30

Pavilion G,
conference hall G6
Broadcast
Foresight 2036
A study by the sociological research centre, NAFI, reveals that the image of the entrepreneur is undergoing a transformation in the minds of modern Russians, from someone associated with cut-throat capitalism, shuttle traders and crime to an educated, enterprising person who earns his living through honest work. He is successful, enjoys freedom of choice, and loves his work, which enables him to be independent, and the business gives his family a stable income. In the minds of most of the population, an entrepreneur is, above all, a clever, goal-oriented person, independent and dynamic, and a risk-taker. Ambition and entrepreneurial spirit, and the desire to develop and achieve more, are usually seen as important features of the businessman’s character. In order to achieve excellent results, entrepreneurs often sacrifice all their free time. A wide-ranging education in different fields, which for entrepreneurs often means not just in a standard university, helps them to immerse themselves in all operational business processes and fine-tune their work. What kinds of skills and education will entrepreneurs need in 10–20 years’ time? Participants in the Foresight 2036 session will attempt to construct a comprehensive image of the entrepreneur of the future.

Moderator

Ana Mavricheva, Entrepreneur; Author of the Book "Publicity Code in the Digital Era"

Panellists

Alexey Grishchenko, Deputy General Director, Delovaya Sreda (Business Environment)

Vadim Zhivulin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Uliana Zinina, Head of Public Policy, Russia and CIS, Facebook

Pavel Kuryanov, General Director, Black Star

Alexander Chulok, Director, Centre for Science and Technology Foresight, National Research University Higher School of Economics

05 June
10:00–10:30

Pavilion G,
Innovation Space
Master Class on How to Determine the Export Potential of Your Business and Choose a Market

Panellist

Mikhail Menshikov, Export Marketing and Research Project Manager, Russian Export Center

05 June
10:45–11:15

Pavilion G,
Innovation Space
Masterclass: Access to Global Markets. How to Make a Cool Selling Site

Panellist

Pavel Pak, Head of Strategic Partnerships Direction, Google Russia

05 June
11:30–12:00

Pavilion G,
Innovation Space
Master Class on Export Electronic Commerce

Panellist

Alexey Murzenok, Director of Electronic Sales Development, Russian Export Center

05 June
12:00–13:30

Pavilion G,
conference hall G1
Broadcast
Investment Fair
Youth Track
The Investment Fair is a flagship project of the Committee for Development of Youth Entrepreneurship bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and government officials. As part of the fair eight investment projects will be presented to the investors. The project, which has already attracted 250 million roubles in private investment and created more than 200 jobs, will be launched in eight federal districts by the end of 2019. The fair will demonstrate how the project will be implemented. Consulting and training have already been provided to over 1,500 other projects, and more than 30 entrepreneurs have found investors.

Moderator

Maria Voitenko, General Director, Perfect Insurance Bureau

05 June
12:00–13:30

Pavilion G,
conference hall G2
Broadcast
Mentor Lounge
Training Track
Mentor Lounge is a unique new networking format. Major businessmen and industry experts meet with entrepreneurs, share experience, knowledge and proven business tools. The Mentor session will result in case studies or business analysis, problem solving and establishing new contacts.

05 June
12:00–13:30

Pavilion G,
conference hall G3
Broadcast
Small Business in the Urban Economy
Investment Track
Small and medium-sized enterprises are the foundation and backbone of urban economy, generating added value, tax revenue, and new jobs. Unifying the most effective types of support for entrepreneurs such as financial and material support, access to information, consultations, services provided by the Business Navigator, and others could help grow SME sector in towns and cities. Access to information is often vital for entrepreneurs, particularly regarding:
• opportunities for business development via franchising;
• comprehensive urban construction projects;
• opportunities to become involved in procurement processes by major companies in partnership with public sector;
• training programmes, etc.
These objectives can be achieved using a one-stop shop approach, where all the tools and services are available at a single point.
What is the most effective way of boosting the SME sector in smaller towns and cities? What can be done to simplify the process of launching a standard business? Could experienced entrepreneurs with a successful track record in business development replicate their experience across smaller towns and cities via a franchising model?

Moderator

Pavel Orlov, Anchor, Russia-24 TV Channel

Panellists

Alexander Braverman, General Director, Chairman of the Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation

Alexander Brechalov, Head of the Udmurt Republic

Alexey Grigoriev, Head of Moscow Representative Office, METRO AG; Director of Corporate Public Policy, METRO in Russia

Irina Makieva, Deputy Chair, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"

Ilnaz Nabiullin, Founder, Chio Chio Hairdresser Chain

Agnessa Osipova, President, Russian Franchise Association (RFA)

Marina Romanova, Deputy Chair, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"

Front row participants

Dmitry Golovanov, Chairman of the Board, SME Bank

Rifat Shaikhutdinov, Member of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development, and Entrepreneurship

Andrey Sharov, Vice-President, Head of GR Directorate, Sberbank

05 June
12:00–13:30

Pavilion G,
conference hall G4
Broadcast
What are the Key Challenges, Constraints and Growth Points of the Digital Trade in Russia?
International Track
The e-commerce sector is developing rapidly and, despite the economic slowdown and declining purchasing power, has experienced a rapid growth over the last few years with the volume of online retail market exceeding 1.5 trillion roubles in 2018. Yet a number of systemic problems hampering business development of bona fide participants of the Russian market remain.
Key questions to be addressed during the session:
• Is it possible to create a unified government-funded online environment for exporters to support Russian producers?
• What is preventing export of Russian consumer goods?
• Will Russian goods be able to compete on foreign markets?
• What effective ‘protectionist measures’ of local players are used abroad?
• What are the prospects for regulating cross-border e-commerce?
• How can Russian online stores be prevented from moving to the jurisdictions of bordering economies? How can diminishing investments in the domestic infrastructure, avoidance of customs duties and VAT be prevented?

Moderators

Artem Sokolov, President, The Association of Internet Trade Companies

Aleksey Fedorov, Managing Partner, 220 Volt Group; Chairman of the Trade Committee, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)

Panellists

Anton Buzdalin, General Director, eApteka

Alexey Kozhevnikov, Senior Vice President, Russian Export Center

Sergey Kuchushev, Director for Government Relations, Ozon Group

Anna Nesterova, Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Global Rus Trade

05 June
12:00–13:30

Pavilion G,
conference hall G6
Broadcast
Young Leaders in an Era of Global Transformation. Cooperation for Sustainable Development
In the modern era of global transformation and fast technological development, the international community is seeking out optimal solutions to achieve responsible, sustainable and balanced growth. Young leaders and entrepreneurs are playing an active role in this process, creating innovative solutions to ongoing problems in all areas of human development. The best Russian and international practices, specific projects in the realm of social entrepreneurship, education, technology, sustainable cities, and the promotion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be presented at the session of the permanent international pool of young leaders Friends for Leadership, who are involved in the creation and promotion of multilateral economic and humanitarian collaborative projects.

Moderator

Roman Chukov, Chairman of the Board, Russian Center for Promotion of International Initiatives; Assistant to Youth Policy Director, Roscongress Foundation

Panellists

Teresa Astolfi, Head of the International Directorate, People’s Party in the Congress of Deputies of the Kingdom of Spain

Matias Badano, Founder, NANOTICA Agro

Amra Naidoo, Co-Founder, Accelerating Asia

David Okpatuma, Executive Director, Friends Pro Earth

Reis Rodrigo, Founder, Executive Director, Instituto Global Attitude

05 June
14:00–16:00

Pavilion G,
conference hall G2
Broadcast
Steps to Accelerate Export
An export accelerator is an integrated system comprised of educational, financial and non-financial measures aimed at supporting and accelerating export related activities of companies, including those with no previous export experience. The determination to increase Russian non-commodity and non-energy exports to 250 billion US dollars with the share of SMEs in non-energy exports reaching 10% is based not only on the ambitious goals set by the policy makers, but also on the experience of other countries in promoting their exports. Ability to compete in global markets requires effective state support measures, which are specifically tailored for the particular group of export products, size of exporting company, geography of supplies and many other factors. Export acceleration programmes under development take into account cases and real-life experience of leading international experts in the field, which will provide participants of the programme knowledge of the beginning-to-end cycle of a company, training in export related skills and concluding export contracts. An accelerator offers a tailored solution to each participant of the programme, providing a multi-pronged approach to meet their particular needs.

Moderator

Alexey Kozhevnikov, Senior Vice President, Russian Export Center

Panellists

Marina Bludyan, First Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Marina Zhunich, Director for Government Relations, Google Inc.

Nonna Kagramanyan, Vice-President, Head of the Executive Committee, All-Russia Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)

Ilya Kretov, General Manager Russia and Emerging Europe, eBay

Kirill Nikitin, Partner, Government and Public Sector Leader, PwC Russia

Andrey Slepnev, Chief Executive Officer, Russian Export Center

Andre Fritsche, Director, Governmental Relations Department, German-Russian Chamber of Commerce; Representative of the Federal State of Hesse in the Russian Federation

Front row participants

Julia Burovnikova, First Deputy Director, Commercial Director, TRUD Plant

Kirill Ilichev, General Director, Moscow Export Centre

Victoria Linkevich, Founder, Leader, "GUSTO Family"

Sergey Polyakov, General Director, Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology

Laurent Probst, Partner and Leader, Research & Development Activities Unit, PwC Consulting Luxembourg

Kirill Soloveychik, General Director, HOLDING LENPOLYGRAPHMASH

Mikhail Khomich, Permanent Representative for the Head of the Udmurt Republic under the President of the Russian Federation– Deputy Prime Minister, Udmurt Republic

05 June
14:30–16:00

Congress Centre,
Sberbank Hall
Broadcast
A New Generation of Entrepreneurs
Youth Track
Fewer and fewer people do business guided by the old principles. Times are changing, the economy is changing and, as a result, entrepreneurs are changing too. Client experience is coming to the fore. The new economy is opening up fundamentally new opportunities for the most active members of society. Money is no longer a privilege of a selected few. An entrepreneur from a small town is able to attract and work with a huge audience of customers. Access to specialists and technologies is so open that today you can be in Moscow and your team can work around the world. It is time for new opportunities.
Key topics to be addressed in the session:
• How can a new generation of entrepreneurs transform the country’s economy?
• How do entrepreneurs of Generation Y think?
• How can entrepreneurial activity in the country be boosted and a new entrepreneurial ecosystem created?

Moderator

Andrey Sharov, Vice-President, Head of GR Directorate, Sberbank

Panellists

Andrei Vanin, Vice President, Head of Legal Entities Ecosystem Directorate, Sberbank

Pavel Kuryanov, General Director, Black Star

Samira Mustafaeva, Founder, Main Coach, SM Stretching Studio

Andrey Romanenko, Сhief Executive Officer, Shareholder, Evotor

Evgeniya Ronzhina, Founder, MyBusiness.Community

Andrey Shutov, Founder, Factorial Group

05 June
14:30–16:00

Pavilion G,
conference hall G3
Broadcast
Innovations Transforming the World. Who is Investing in Technology Start-Ups?
Investment Track
Cybersport, delivery services, transport, artificial intelligence, logistics, fintech, foodtech, telecom, streaming services, offline and online retail are some of the sectors undergoing rapid growth and attracting large volumes of capital, as in most cases a fast-growing start-up is backed by big investments.
Key topics to be addressed in the session:
• How do innovative projects attract investments?
• What are the key differentiators for investment in the national and global technology markets?
• Venture investment

Moderator

Andrey Shubin, Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Panellists

Maxim Balanev, Executive Director, Regional Integrated Center - St. Petersburg

Alexey Basov, Deputy General Director, Investment Director, RVC

Elena Volotovskaya, Head, Softline Venture Partners

Natalia Korotchenkova, Deputy General Director, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation

Mikhail Prepelitsky, President, Onetrak

Victor Sedov, Member of the Board Presidium, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Alexey Fursin, Head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development Department of Moscow, Moscow City Government

Front row participants

Nikolai Legkodimov, Partner, Head of Emerging Technologies in Risk Consulting, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Sergey Polyakov, General Director, Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology

05 June
14:30–16:00

Pavilion G,
conference hall G4
Broadcast
Global Value Chains
International Track
Development of the value chains has become a global phenomenon and this session will explore the potential measures governments should implement to maximize the benefits of global value chains.
Key topics to be addressed at the session:
• Regulation of the customs value of goods imported into Russia.
• What is the role of SMEs in creating and developing value chains?
• What issues are relevant for businesses in the context of value chain development?
• How can the ‘Made in Russia’ brand be obtained and what advantages does it give?
• What are the success stories of involving SMEs in value chain development?

Moderator

Julia Ermilova, Head of Direction, Russian News Agency TASS

Panellists

Nikita Bantsekin, Member of the Management Board, Head of Public Relations and International Activities Directorate, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation

Elena Bondar, Deputy Director, Customs Cost Control Division, North-West Customs Office (Federal Customs Service of Russia)

Azat Gazizov, First Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Ekaterina Lebedeva, Vice President, Saint-Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Cui Lianbao, Vice Chairman, China International Cooperation Association of Small and Medium Enterprises

Jaana Rekolainen, Chief Executive Officer, Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce

Kirill Sergashov, Deputy Director of Investment Policy and Entrepreneurship Development Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Front row participants

Alina Lavrentieva, Partner, Private Business Consulting Leader, PwC Russia

Rustam Hafizov, Deputy Director, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)

Maxim Khudalov, Director of Corporate Ratings Group, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)

05 June
14:30–16:00

Pavilion G,
conference hall G6
Broadcast
History of Business Breakthroughs: Life Hacks by Pre-revolutionary Entrepreneurs
Training Track
Business solutions and life hacks of pre-revolutionary entrepreneurs have made a huge contribution to the growth of the economy, industry and agriculture, as well as science, education, culture and the social sphere, and are an under-tapped resource for business in Russia today. Participants of this session will share their experience that cannot be found in business textbooks and offer inspiring creative solutions based on their own business.
Key topics to be addressed in the session:
• The federal project ‘Promotion of Entrepreneurship’ offers a fundamentally different view of an entrepreneur as demonstrated by the legacy of outstanding Russian businessmen.
• What contribution did pre-revolutionary entrepreneurs make to Russia’s development? New industries, export products, innovations and start-ups: facts and figures.
• Business success based on Russian historical experience: is it possible? Life hacks from pre-revolutionary entrepreneurs in Russia: descendants of entrepreneurs reveal business secrets of their outstanding predecessors.

Moderator

Arkadiy Mamontov, Anchor, TV Journalist

Panellists

Gleb Arkhangelsky, Founder of the Russian School of Time Management

Alexander Bessolitsyn, Professor of the Department of Economic History, Institute of Social Sciences, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA); Leading Researcher, Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Elena Bondarenko, Director, Practicum for Directors Programme, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Sergey Golubev, Chief Executive Officer, Social Investment Fund

Vadim Zhivulin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Vladislav Zhukovich, Deputy Chairman, Commission for Value-Based Entrepreneurship, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business OPORA RUSSIA

Alexander Kalinin, President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Anatoly Kirsanov, General Director, Innovatiks

Victor Semenov, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Belaya Dacha

Denis von Meck, Representative of the von Meck family, Entrepreneur, Collector, Public Figure

05 June
16:30–18:00

Pavilion G,
conference hall G9
Broadcast
Engagement in Entrepreneurship: On the Road to Success
Plenary Session
Russia has significant potential for growth in the SME sector. This potential can be realized by promoting entrepreneurial activity and encouraging the public to become more active in this sphere. Entrepreneurial activity is becoming increasingly important to both the economy and social development. Engagement in small enterprise and the formation of a positive view of entrepreneurship, both as a profession and as a creative force, are important parts of the new government policy on business and entrepreneurship. This session will discuss effective entrepreneurship development and engagement instruments that can be used in the country as a whole and in individual regions, as well as regional instruments and mechanisms for promoting entrepreneurship from the point of view of businesses themselves. Regions play an important role in implementing the federal project to promote entrepreneurship. A systematic, comprehensive approach to promoting entrepreneurship based on best practices must be implemented. Therein lies the key to a rapid positive result. What measures can be taken to increase the attractiveness of business? What steps are regions already taking and what has their effect been? How can the country increase the education and awareness levels of entrepreneurs and simplify beginner entrepreneurs’ access to initial capital? Can international experiences in increasing engagement in entrepreneurship be applied to Russia’s situation?

Moderator

Alexander Kalinin, President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Panellists

Tatyana Bakalchuk, General Director, Wildberries

Alexander Braverman, General Director, Chairman of the Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation

Vadim Zhivulin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Dmitry Maksyuta, Founder, Remontologika Architectural and Construction Bureau

Mikhail Mamuta, Head of Service for Protection of Consumer Rights and Ensuring the Availability of Financial Services, Member of the Board of Directors, Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Sergey Morozov, Governor of Ulyanovsk Region

Alexey Fursin, Head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development Department of Moscow, Moscow City Government

Front row participants

Konstantin Basmanov, Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Unit, Promsvyazbank

Grigory Ivliev, Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)

Alexey Kozhevnikov, Senior Vice President, Russian Export Center

Nadiya Cherkasova, Deputy President - Chairman of the Board, Otkritie Bank

Andrey Sharov, Vice-President, Head of GR Directorate, Sberbank