Joint meeting of the Presidiums of the Boards of OPORA RUSSIA and the Association NP OPORA

On May 31, a joint meeting of the Presidiums of the Boards of OPORA RUSSIA and the Association NP OPORA took place. The Russian Timber Association was represented at the event by its first vice-president Andrey Goncharov, who also heads the OPORA RUSSIA Commission on the forestry complex.

The meeting was timed to coincide with Russian Entrepreneurship Day, a key professional holiday in the SME sector. During the meeting, entrepreneurs and experts summed up the participation of the OPORA RUSSIA delegation in international business events in China and the UAE, as well as the preparation of OPORA RUSSIA events, including the SME Forum on the sidelines of SPIEF 2024, the OPORA RUSSIA Congresses in Chelyabinsk and Vladivostok.

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of OPORA RUSSIA Sergei Borisov spoke at the meeting. He noted that small and medium-sized businesses interact efficiently with the executive branch. The speaker also drew attention to a number of complex issues that currently complicate the development of some SME sectors. In particular, this is the need to increase labor productivity, increase the profitability of enterprises, and strengthen the role of small and medium-sized businesses in the overall economy of the country.

After this, issues of participation of members of OPORA RUSSIA and the Association NP OPORA in major business events planned for the near future were discussed. President of OPORA RUSSIA Alexander Kalinin shared information about preparations for SPIEF 2024, which will be held from June 5 to 8.

The key event for OPORA RUSSIA will be the starting day of SPIEF 2024, within which the Russian Forum of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME Forum) will be held. Traditionally, it will become an important platform for discussing the current state of small and medium-sized businesses and measures that need to be taken to strengthen their role in the Russian economy. This year, special attention will be paid to establishing new contacts, including attracting foreign entrepreneurs.