Rus

The IX International Forum

Arctic: today and the future

December 05-07, 2019, St.Petersburg

HISTORY: 2016 - VI INTERNATIONAL FORUM «ARCTIC: THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE»

Promising forms of support of small and medium-sized businesses in the Arctic regions

Promising forms of support of small and medium-sized businesses in the Arctic regions

Draft*

12:00 - 13:30

Hall 8


Section description

Creation of positive conditions for small and medium entrepreneurship is one of the necessary conditions of Arctic zone development. It will let create extra working places, raise living standards of the population and will contribute to implementation of new technologies in the Arctic. However, business in the Arctic faces with issues of high price for resources, low level of business infrastructure development, lack of qualified staff, absence of markets.
In the framework of the working session it is planned to discuss promising directions of small and medium entrepreneurship, conditions of business infrastructure modernization in the Arctic.

At the end of the working session:

  • Signing of the cooperation agreement between ANO "Strategic partnership "North-West" and the Russian Agency of support of small and medium business

Topics for discussion

  • Creation of small business support infrastructure in the Arctic regions;
  • Attraction of small and medium-sized business entities to the strategic Arctic projects;
  • Prospects of tax abatements for small and medium-sized business in the Arctic regions.

Moderator

VIKTOR ERMAKOV

Public Commissioner (Ombudsman) of the Russian Federation on protection of the rights of small and medium business

Speakers

MAKSIM BARKHATOV

Head of the Directorate for the organization of legal support of SME of JSC "Federal Corporation for Development of Small and Medium Business"

OLGA KUZNETSOVA

Minister of industry and entrepreneurship of the Murmansk region

SEMEN VUIMENKOV

Minister of economic development of Arkhangelsk region

SERGEI ZIMIN

Assistant to the Plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northwest Federal district

DENIS ZHILTSOV

Director of external relations and customer service FOM (Fund "Public opinion")

* subject to change without notice