The SCO and BRICS in Ufa return: the city will become the capital of small business regions


UFA, October 22. /Corr. Nail Shachmaliev/. Business matchmaking, exhibition of entrepreneurs, discussion forums, presentations of investment projects and the championship riders – all this awaits the participants of the first forum “Small business of the regions of the participating countries of SCO and BRICS”, which opens on Thursday in Ufa.

Officially registered more than 1,5 thousand participants from organizations, as well as Ukraine, Canada, the UK, Uganda, Italy, Serbia, Austria and Malta, according to the organizing Committee of the forum.

Participants twice as many expectations

“Participants in two times more than we ever could have imagined, said on Wednesday to the journalists the Vice-Premier of the government of Bashkortostan Dmitry Sharonov. – For us this is a serious challenge: it is one thing to meet 100 people, and another 1.5 thousand the Most important is that no one is left out, otherwise next time will not come. Here the liability is not one”.

“Last Friday we had to suspend the registration, as the hall in the Congress hall can accommodate only 750 people. We have already organized additional space in the lobby,” said Chairman of the state Committee on entrepreneurship of Bashkortostan Vyacheslav gilyazetdinov.

Users of computers and smartphones will have access to the live broadcast of the plenary session, which begins on October 22 at 8:30 GMT. “To monitor progress in meeting it will be possible both with stationary computers and laptops and mobile devices on the Android platform, iOS and WindowsPhone”, – said the press service of the government of Bashkiria. The website address is http://ufa2015.ru/portal/r2rforum/.

Forum topics

One of the main topics of the forum will be the discussion of mechanisms to support interregional projects and the creation of an enabling environment for business. According to the agenda, the discussion will take part the first Vice-Premier of RF government Igor Shuvalov, Deputy Minister of Finance Andrey Ivanov, the General Director of Federal Corporation of development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) Alexander Braverman, CEO of ASI to promote new projects Andrey Nikitin, the head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov and other government representatives.

At the Ufa forum “for the first time all stakeholders will be able to Express their vision and constructive proposals for cooperation with the new state Corporation to SMEs, which aims to build relationships between small business and government structures”, said to journalists the Vice-President Trading-industrial chamber of Bashkortostan Azat Fazlyev.

The first day is also planned the signing of agreements on cooperation between the industrial cluster “quantum” and the Chinese company Shandong Kerui Petroleum Equipment and the partnership agreement between the Ural regional centre KPMG and the Agency for attracting investments from the region. The content of the documents has not been disclosed.

Following this will be five discussion platforms devoted to the issues of legislative support of small business, financial and infrastructure support, expansion of cooperation of regions of the SCO and BRICS tool franchise, partnership big and small business.

On the second day guests will visit the championship riders

On the second day of the forum after the business program the participants will attend the first international championship riders BRICS and the SCO. “Four riders had already conducted training on the racetrack, the other four will arrive in Ufa on 22 October,” – said the Minister of agriculture of Bashkortostan Nikolay Kovalenko. According to General Director of the Hippodrome “Akbuzat” Ruslan Gizzatullin, according to the rules, participants selected 10 horses age three Russian trotters.

Within two days of the forum will also work inter-regional exchange of business contacts of entrepreneurs of the regions of the participating countries of the SCO and BRICS and exhibition technologies in the field of IT, industry, extraction and processing of raw materials, environment and tourism, medicine.

The small business forum will be the first integration of the current platform of economic cooperation between business structures, business and regional authorities of the participating countries of the SCO and BRICS. The event takes place in the framework of Russia’s presidency in Shanghai cooperation organization in 2014-2015 and BRICS in 2015.

8-10 July in Ufa summits of SCO and BRICS heads of States of these associations.