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South African experts to take part in Forum on small business of SCO and BRICS

South African Experts will take part in Russia’s 3rd Forum on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions

 

 

 

A large delegation from South Africa will attend the 3rd Forum on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions, which will take place om 28-29 September in the City of Ufa in Russia. Speakers from RSA will take part in the plenary session and a number of discussion meetings. Representatives of the business society and governmental bodies will participate in the Forum in order to strengthen and widen ties with entrepreneurs from Russia and other countries, as well as to find new business partners.

 

The Third Forum on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions takes place in Ufa (Russia, Republic of Bashkortostan) on September 28-29, 2017. Over 1,300 delegates are expected to come from over 20 Russian regions and from abroad, including India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

South African experts will speak at the plenary session Peculiarities, Role, and Place of Small Business in the SCO and BRICS Regional Economies. Achievements and Challenge as well as at the sessions Youth Entrepreneurship: A Major Vector of Business Cooperation in the SCO and BRICS, as well as Barrier-Free Cooperation in the SCO and BRICS. Among RSA’s speakers are the following:

 

  • Tebokho Seklokho Meshak, Next Generation;     
  • José Andre,  Managing Director at CAB Capital (PTY) Ltd;
  • Craig Appel, Department of Small Business Development.

 

The forum is organized by the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, State Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for Entrepreneurship and Tourism, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The forum is supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the SCO Business Council.

The highlight of the forum is the plenary session Peculiarities, Role, and Place of Small Business in the SCO and BRICS Regional Economies. Achievements and Challenges attended by the Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, heads of relevant federal and regional ministries, representatives of the expert community and international delegations.

The list of the invited speakers includes the First Deputy Chairperson of the Russian Government Igor Shuvalov, Official Secretary – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Oleg Fomichev, Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Elena Dybova, Director General of the SME Corporation Aleksandr Braverman, Director General of the Russian Export Center Petr Fradkov, Director General of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives Svetlana Chupsheva, Vice-President of Business Russia Nonna Kagramanyan, Executive Secretary of the SCO Business Council Sergey Kanavsky, President of the all-Russian NGO for small and medium-sized business OPORA RUSSIA Aleksander Kalinin, as well as the representatives of China and Kyrgyzstan. The session will be moderated by Farkhad Samedov, Deputy Prime-Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

During the plenary session, the participants will discuss the regional peculiarities of small business development and the most promising market niches for entrepreneurs. The delegates will estimate the role of small business in various economies and analyze incentives for small business in Russian and the SCO and BRICS countries.

The forum will feature sessions on barrier-free cooperation in the SCO and BRICS; financial, legal, and infrastructural support to small business; support to export-oriented business. The participants will touch upon the issues of franchising, youth entrepreneurship, new digital technologies, etc. Special attention will be paid to the best practices of Russian and international small businesses. During the practical session, the participants will discuss the main mistakes of entrepreneurs, investment attraction mechanisms, and solutions to business obstructions.

Additional information support will be provided at the consultation platforms with representatives of the small business supporting organizations: Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Corporation on Small Business Development, Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russian Export Center, Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Business Russia, etc.

Apart from that, both days of the forum the participants will be offered to visit Business Without Borders, an international track of presentations of delegations and individuals. This initiative will help small businesses find interested partners, build relationships with decision makers, negotiate, and conclude promising contracts.

 

Official website: http://sco-brics.ru/.

 

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Press service of the Forum on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions

Nikolay Evdokimov, +7903 660 4314

Anna Shelpuk, +7909 643 7572

pr@ufabusiness.ru

 

 

Invitation for Mass Media

 

Accreditation of Mass Media to the Third Forum

on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions

 

Dear colleagues,

 

Media accreditation has been opened to the Third Forum on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions, which will take place on September 28-29, 2017 in Ufa (Russia, Republic of Bashkortostan).

 

The Forum is arranged annually with the support of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitri Medvedev. It is organized by the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, State Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for Entrepreneurship and Tourism, and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The Forum is supported by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the SCO Business Council.

 

Over 1,300 delegates are expected to come from over 20 Russian regions and from abroad, including India, China, Brazil, RSA, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. We invited representatives of business associations, managers of small and medium-sized businesses, corporations supporting small business, such as Vympelkom, Google Russia, Sberbank, Subway, Baskin Robbins; state authorities and institutional developers of business, representatives of the Russian and Bashkortostan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, OPORA Russia, Business Russia, Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Russian Franchise Association, Russian Export Center, Russian Union of Youth, officials from the SCO and BRICS states.

 

Speakers are leading experts from India, Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, and the RSA.

 

Please, find business program and more about the Third Forum on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions at http://sco-brics.ru/ru/.

 

Accreditation is available until 9 pm September 25, 2017 under the link:
http://sco-brics.ru/ru/registration-smi/.

 

Please, copy the accreditation information to the Forum’s Press Service:

pr@ufabusiness.ru.

 

Contacts:

Nikolai Evdokimov, +7 903-660-43-14

Anna Shelpuk, +7 909-643-75-72

 

 

Media representatives cover the flight and living themselves. For your convenience, we have booked rooms in hotels of different categories. For help with flights and living, please, call +7 (347) 276-34-99 or email: bron@ufabusiness.ru.


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