V SCO and BRICS Regions Forum on Small Business
The Forum on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions has been held annually in Bashkortostan from 2015 with the support from President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. It took place for the first time within the framework of the VII BRICS Summit and the simultaneous SCO Summit on July 8 9, 2015.
Over these years, the Forum has seen participation of more than 5800 people from 31 countries and 67 Russian regions, signing of 25 cooperation agreements, more than 870 B2B meetings. The event has coverage by leading regional, federal and international media.
The Forum has proved itself as an effective platform for promoting interregional cooperation, facilitating contacts between Russian and foreign companies, opening new markets entries, sharing experience for small business support. Wide representation of regional leaderships, business circles, development institutions, transnational and regional trade platforms, tourism agencies, renowned foreign and Russian experts would enable professional discussion on vital and pressing issues.
The program of the V Forum on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions envisages a plenary session “Development trends for small business in the SCO and BRICS space”, singing of treaties and agreements, various discussion and interactive sessions. The event will also feature a Business Contact Exchange Service, an exposition zone, presentation areas for the SCO and BRICS Member-States. The Forum participants and guests will be also offered a cultural and sightseeing program.
The Government of the Bashkortostan Republic, the Bashkortostan State Committee on Entrepreneurship and Tourism, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Bashkortostan Republic act as organizers of the Forum.
The event is supported by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the SCO Business Council, and All-Russia Public Organization “Business Russia”.
Discussion and panel sessions will be organized with the support from the Russian Export Centre, the Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Russian Union of Youth, and All-Russian Non-governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “Opora Russia”.
Detailed information about the upcoming event, including its program and participant registration form, is available on the official web-site: http://sco-brics.ru/; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org; contact telephone number: +7 (347) 276-30-36.