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Vth INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE «FOREIGN ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES AS FACTOR FOR EFFICIENT DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION REGIONS»

   

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Vth INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

«FOREIGN ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES AS FACTOR FOR EFFICIENT DEVELOPMENT

OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION REGIONS»

 

During November 30 - December 1, 2017 the Vth International Conference «Foreign economic activities as the factor for efficient development of small and medium enterprises in the Russian Federation regions» (hereinafter – Conference) will take place in the city of Rostov upon Don.

Economic sanctions applied by various countries towards Russia have caused from one side significant slowdown of many foreign markets activity volume, however, on the other side opened new opportunities and directions for foreign economic activities as well as stimulated Russian business to explore new opportunities and niches on the local markets. As a results many small and medium enterprises including innovative and hi-tech companies started to consider such new markets (Asian Pacific region, Latin America, etc.) as a serious alternative for strategic development of their business.

Such a development is also supported by the state program aimed at stimulation of foreign economic activities of SMEs. By the moment of political controversies a lot had been already done under that program in order to improve export potential of the Russian enterprises, to develop state regulation mechanisms, to diminish administrative barriers, to set national and regional infrastructure organizations for support and development of export activities.

However, at present the activities in the field of development of export potential of the Russian SMEs require implementation of serious steps on the regional level, improvement of cooperation and coordination of all the institutions involved into SME export stimulation and promotion process and best use of all the instruments and support mechanisms offered by the relevant stakeholders.

That is why the Conference agenda includes such topics for discussion as stimulation of export activities of SMEs that have good export potential and competitive products, first steps to enter foreign markets, access to long-term financial resources for starting and operating exporters, promotion and positioning of the Russian products on the global markets in general, role of various development institutions and infrastructure organizations.

The national brand of the Russian Federation is the leading factor to define – under the existing multi-level system of international cooperation – investment attractiveness of the Russian companies and to promote successfully Russian export goods and products on the global markets.

At the same time successful involvement of the Russian regions in the international cooperation process, efficient marketing and promotion of territories, localization of export activities and promotion of SME for the global markets – all these factors set the background for direct cooperation of the Russian regions with potential partners from the international states.

In such a case the RF regions get loyal foreign partners, secure administrative resource for speeding up the cooperation, stimulate regional SME interaction with international business in the field of trading and technology transfer, promotion of innovative and investment assets / projects of the territory, involvement of guarantee mechanisms and other risk minimization instruments.

Foreign economic activities could also catalyze business and event tourism in the RF regions that would further lead to the development of healthy competitive and attractive investment environment in the regions through pro-active position of the regional authorities and business community.

That is why the Conference agenda includes such topics for discussion as stimulation of export activities of SMEs that have good export potential and competitive products, first steps to enter foreign markets, access to long-term financial resources for starting and operating exporters, promotion and positioning of the Russian products on the global markets in general, role of various development institutions and infrastructure organizations.

The Conference participants include representatives of competitive small and medium enterprises from the Rostov region and other regions of Russia; federal, regional and municipal authorities; leading development institutions and relevant infrastructure organizations (centers for coordination of support to export-oriented SMEs, cluster development centers, regional partners of Consortium Enterprise Europe Network – Russia, etc.); the Russian and international public organizations and unions of entrepreneurs; representatives of the embassies and of the international institutions that support SMEs, trade representatives of Russian in the foreign states; international experts and entrepreneurs having specific proposals for business cooperation or developed investment projects and interested to find potential partners; big Russian and international companies interested in developing cooperation with SMEs.

The Conference participants will elaborate Resolution and practice based Recommendations aimed at improvement of the Russian SMEs competition level, development of efficient support instruments and favourable environment for the Russian SMEs export promotion onto the global markets.

Also it is planned to have a special investment session organized under the Conference framework for SMEs to present their development projects in order to search for financing as well a brokerage session for B2B meetings and negotiations.

 

Organizers of the Conference:

  • Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation;
  • Government of the Rostov region;
  • Ministry for Economic Development of the Rostov region;
  • Russian Union of Innovation and Technology Centers;
  • Association of Agencies for SME Support «Razvitie».

 

Co-organizers of the Conference:

  • Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises;
  • Export Support Centre of the Rostov region.

 

Operators of the Conference:

The Conference is organized with support and participation of the Russian Export Center, SME Corporation, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Deutsch – Russische Auslandshandelskammer, Consortium Enterprise Europe Network – Russia.

Information partners of the Conference:

  • Information Portal “Exporters of Russia”;
  • Magazine “ProBusiness”
  • International experts network “Souzconsult”;
  • Association "Non-Commercial Partnership Promotion of Foreign Economic Affairs".

 

Date & Venue of the Conference:                                                           November 30 - December 1, 2017,

- plenary session: Rostov State Music Theater, 134, Bolshaya Sadovaya Str.,

- sections: Congress-hotel «Don – Plaza», 115, Bolshaya Sadovaya Str.

 

All the information in Russian and English is here:

www.siora.ru, http://mineconomikiro.ru/, http://expertsouth.ru

 

Regarding participation in the Conference with presentation contact the Management Board of the Conference:

Russian Agency for Support of Small & Medium Business – Alexander Ermoshin,

ph.  +7 (499) 783 49 03, mob. +7-903-150-20-94, e-mail ermoshin@siora.ru

 

Regarding participation in the Conference contact the Rostov region Ministry for Economic Development:

Yana Kurinova, Head of Entrepreneurship Support and Development Department,

mob. + 7-918-558-71-06, usenyana@yandex.ru

 

Regarding participation in B2B meetings & negotiations contact the Rostov region Ministry for Economic Development: Sergey Rybkin, Leading specialist, Foreign Economic Relations section, Department for International Cooperation and Foreign Economic Activities, ph. +7 (863) 240-59-91, mob. +7-928-213-81-88, oves@donland.ru

 

Regarding transfer & accommodation contact the Rostov region Ministry for Economic Development: Yulia Aborneva, Leading specialist, Foreign Economic Relations section, Department for International Cooperation and Foreign Economic Activities, ph. +7 (863) 240-56-80, mob. +7-918-511-30-90, oves@donland.ru

 

Regarding participation in the Exhibition contact "Consulting YK" Ltd:

Yulia Kruchanova, mob.+7-928-611-33-99, 15ff17@mail.ru, consult161@mail.ru

 

Conference documents

  • Press release of the Conference (download);
  • Concept of the Conference (download);
  • Draft Programme of the Conference (download).