SME Forum

Steps to Accelerate Export

05 Jun, 14:00–16:00
Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum
Pavilion G, conference hall G2

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

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