The SME Forum

Interaction Between Big and Small Businesses in Industry

05 Jun , 10:00–11:30
Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum
International Track
Pavilion G, conference hall G4

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.

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

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