OPORA RUSSIA Forum dedicated to the Day of Russian Entrepreneurship

On May 25-26, Moscow hosts the Council of Regions of OPORA RUSSIA and the NP OPORA Association, as well as the forum “Incentives for investment activity of small and medium-sized businesses”, dedicated to the Day of Russian Entrepreneurship.

Council of Regions

As part of the first day of the Council of the Regions, a plenary session "New Strategy for the Development of SMEs 2025-2030" was held. President of OPORA RUSSIA Alexander Kalinin, opening the discussion, noted that in the context of global changes that are taking place in the Russian and world markets, it is important for entrepreneurs not only to maintain business, but also to find new ideas and ways of development.

To help meet the challenges facing business, an update of the top-level document that entrepreneurs are guided by is the Strategy for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Russian Federation.

Forum "Incentives for investment activity of SMEs"

On the second day of the Council of Regions, the forum “Incentives for investment activity of small and medium-sized businesses” dedicated to the Day of Russian Entrepreneurship began its work. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin congratulated entrepreneurs and guests of the forum on their professional holiday by sending a video message to the participants of the event.

The panel session was attended by the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina, the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, the head of the Federal Tax Service of Russia Daniil Egorov, the head of Sberbank German Gref, the chairman of Promsvyazbank Pyotr Fradkov, the head of the SME corporation Alexander Isaevich, as well as representatives of the upper and lower houses of the country's parliament .

Andrey Goncharov, First Vice-President of the Russian Forest Association, Chairman of the OPORA RUSSIA commission for the forest complex: “In order to make the right management decisions and timely adjust measures to support the relevant industry, including the forest industry, full and timely analytics is needed, which development institutions and authorities may differ. This requires unification and consistency. We will suggest that the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation pay attention to this issue, which will greatly facilitate the work of both industry associations and authorities, and increase the efficiency of decisions made.”

Also today, the President of OPORA RUSSIA met with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

Alexander Kalinin, President of OPORA RUSSIA: “The new Strategy should define the goals that we can achieve, and above all, priority support for the manufacturing business. We support your initiative that unprecedented support measures should be introduced for manufacturing companies, such as cheap loans and a new tax regime for participants in industrial clusters, and the expansion of industrial mortgages.”

Mikhail Mishustin stressed that the ideas of OPORA RUSSIA will be considered, among other things, during a meeting of the Government Commission for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises.