Entrepreneurs from 16 countries are expected to attend the interregional export forum 2019 in Perm
September 11, 2019

At a meeting of the government of the Perm region discussed the preparations for the Interregional export forum (IEF), which will be held in Perm at the plant Shpagina already 26 and 27 September. To register for participation in it, please follow the link.

As the Governor of the Perm region Maxim Reshetnikov noted, last year in the Kama region 106 more enterprises began to export. At the same time, the volume of exported products by SMEs increased by 1.5 times (2017 – 127 million us dollars, 2018 – 192 million us dollars). «To support small and medium-sized enterprises, an export support Center was opened in 2017. This year an educational and consulting program-a Regional export accelerator – was launched», the head of the Kama region said.

The Interregional export forum is another measure of such support. It was first organized in the Kama region last year. The purpose of the forum is to create a platform for beginners and existing exporters, where they can not only attract buyers and meet with trade representatives of foreign markets, but also learn about the measures of state support for exports, including in the framework of the national project «international cooperation and export», as well as attend educational seminars on export activities.

According to the Ministry of economic development and investment of the Perm region, it is planned that this year more than 3 thousand people will take part in IEF. More than 100 speakers will speak at the forum, and representatives of foreign companies from 16 countries are expected to attend, including the USA, the Netherlands, China, France, Japan, Germany, the UAE, etc.

This year's IEF programme includes four areas. These are sessions and round tables with heads of Federal Executive bodies on the topic of state mechanisms and support measures, an educational program for companies that already export their products or are just planning – Edu-Camp, as well as discussions with representatives of Federal and international development institutions on the human resources potential of exporting companies, high-tech exports and export of services. The forum will also organize a special buyer program for profile buyers and invited foreign partner companies, within which a digital platform for finding foreign buyers will be tested in a pilot mode. It is already connected countries such as China, Germany, Turkey, Belarus etc. Currently, 25 companies in the region are already connected to the system. To apply for connection to the system by sending a request by e-mail info@perm-export.ru.

«Moreover, the forum will host the international business contacts exchange, and the export lounge will work in the format of personal consultations of entrepreneurs on export activities within their own projects. One of the key features of the Forum this year will be the «day of foreign buyers» with targeted selection and invitation of potential foreign buyers of products of enterprises of the Perm region», – said the Minister of economic development and investment of the Perm region Maxim Kolesnikov.

Simultaneously with the events of IEF 2019 on September 27 in Perm within the framework of the National technology initiative will be held the Grand opening of the space «boiling Point-Perm», which will bring together entrepreneurs, scientists and social activists to jointly generate projects for the development of districts, cities and regions. The opening program will be devoted to hi-tech exports, development of high-tech companies and products, social innovations, peculiarities of regulation of new markets. To register for the boiling Point, please follow the link.

The first interregional export forum in Perm was held in 2018. It was attended by more than three thousand people who were able to listen to more than 55 international, Federal and regional speakers. In particular, one of them was the senior Vice-President of JSC «Russian export center» Alexey Kozhevnikov. Also within the framework of IEF-2018, the competition «Exporter of the year» was held, the finalists of which were 15 small and medium-sized businesses in 10 nominations.
The second interregional export forum 2019 will be held in Perm on September 26 and 27.
Registration of participants: https://exportforum.org/en#rec118309547

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