SMEs: How to Deliver on the Priorities?

24 May , 09:00–10:15
Harnessing Russia’s Growth Potential
Panel Session
Conference Hall 3.1 (Krasnodar Region)

Russia has identified ten key areas for national economic growth, and growth of the small and medium-sized enterprise segment is one of the priorities. The target for the share of small businesses in the economy by 2025 is set at 40%. Over the past years, a number of incentives for entrepreneurship have been designed and introduced, including tax holidays, support programmes, access to procurement initiatives, loans at preferential rates, etc. How can these results be achieved? What measures, within the framework of existing tools, can be used to make business more attractive? Can international experience of promoting entrepreneurship be applied in Russia?

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

Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman of the Committee on Financial Markets, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Chairman, Association of Russian Banks
Alexander Braverman, Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Corporation
Alexander Bragin, Director, Analytical Centre "Forum"
Markus Jerger, Chief Executive Officer, German Association for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Alexander Kalinin, President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Anatoly Popov, Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Business Block, Sberbank
Elena Sapozhnikova, Partner, Executive Director, Investment Group UCP
Vittorio Torrembini, Vice President, Association of Italian Entrepreneurs in Russia "GIM Unimpresa"
Vasiliy Shvets, Deputy Governor, Administration of the Krasnodar Region

Front row participant
Victoria Tishina, Individual Entrepreneur