On January 19-20, 2016 in Moscow, the All-Russian Entrepreneurial Forum “Small Business – a National Idea?”, Organized by the OPORA RUSSIA All-Russian Public Organization of Small and Medium Enterprises, was held. The forum was attended by about 1,500 entrepreneurs from more than 70 regions of Russia, heads and representatives of ministries and departments, regional and local authorities, experts in the development and support of small businesses.
Undoubtedly, a delegation from the Kemerovo region took part in such a significant event – the executive directorate of the OPORA RUSSIA Kemerovo regional branch, the chairmen of local branches of the OPORA RUSSIA Kemerovo regional branch, members of OPORA RUSSIA and the heads of the Anzhero-Sudzhensky and Kaltansky city districts.
On the first day of the forum, participants at 12 thematic platforms discussed the most pressing issues in the field of supporting SMEs, outlined the main areas of work to create an optimal environment for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in priority sectors of the Russian economy.
In particular, the topics for discussion were the implementation of the strategy adopted at the federal level for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, the availability of financial resources for SMEs, the problems of the product sales market, the improvement of control and supervision activities in relation to small businesses, etc.
All venues were held in the format of a round table, which made it possible to hear a position on problematic issues for business not only of government representatives, but also practical entrepreneurs from all regions of Russia. The main objective of the thematic platforms was to form a common position of OPORA RUSSIA on the most acute problems of entrepreneurship development in Russia, the solution of which is extremely important, and in the very near future, given the current economic conditions.
On the second day of the forum “Small business – a national idea?” a plenary meeting was held in which President of Russia Vladimir Putin took part.
During the welcoming speech, the Head of State noted that the past year was a year of testing for small and medium-sized enterprises, but the business has survived.
The President emphasized the importance of establishing SME support institutions, especially noting the Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises, JSC, and separately highlighted the importance of working with regional authorities.