The Second Interregional Export Forum 2019 will take place in Perm on 26-27 September

31 July 2019

The organizing committee, led by Maxim Kolesnikov – the Minister of Economic Development and Investments of the Perm Territory (Perm Krai), held the first meeting to prepare the Forum.
During the meeting the preparations for the Second Interregional Export Forum, which will be held in Perm on September 26-27 were discussed. The Forum will again be organized by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Perm Territory. The Shpagin Factory in the historical center of Perm was chosen as a venue for the forum.
The organizers of the SIE-2019 expect that about 100 Russian and foreign various speakers will take part in the business program of the Forum. The organizers have already Invited to participate: Chairman of the Board of Sberbank PJSC German Gref, entrepreneur, founder of Tinkoff Bank Oleg Tinkov, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin, General Director of the Russian Private Equity Fund Kirill Dmitriev, President of the All-Russian Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises «Support of Russia» («Opora Russia») Alexander Kalinin, Head of EBAY Russia Ilya Kretov, Head of Kaspersky Lab Evgeny Kaspersky, heads of Federal Government executive bodies, representatives of development institutions and Russian business, heads of Russian regions, representatives of foreign chambers of commerce and business associations, top management of foreign companies which are interested in developing partnerships with Russian entrepreneurs.
In addition, the heads of large foreign export organizations, such as Business France (France), Business Sweden (Sweden), Germany Trade & Invest (Germany), Innovation Norway (Norway), ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones (Spain), CzechTrade (Czech Republic), as well as ambassadors and trade representatives, heads of large foreign represented in Russia non-profit organizations (NPOs) and foreign organizations, from countries such as France, Germany, Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Italy and others are invited to participate in the Forum.
«Export issues, as a factor of the regions' economic growth, are discussed today at all levels of government and business,» said Maxim Kolesnikov, Minister of Economic Development and Investments of the Perm Territory. - At the same time, the raise of the volume of non-mineral non-energy export throughout the country is the task set by the President of Russia. To unite the efforts of all parties to the export process, for the second year now we have been inviting Russian and foreign experts in matters of export to the Perm Territory to centrally discuss the most pressing issues of increasing the export potential of individual regions in particular and the country as a whole.»
This year the program of the event will include three tracks. During the first one it is planned to hold sessions and round tables at which representatives of government, business, and development institutions will discuss issues on mechanisms of state support for export - development issues and existing measures. Also, within the framework of this program area, a session of the export subgroup of the working group «Economics and Finance» of the State Council of the Russian Federation will be held with the participation of the heads of the Russian regions, representatives of the Russian Export Center, and the Ministry of Industry of the Russian Federation.
The second track of the Forum program is the export «Edu-Camp». «Edu-Camp» is an educational acceleration program for companies' representatives that export their products abroad or plan to do so. All events of this part of the Forum will be devoted to issues of entering foreign markets, such as: features of working with various foreign countries, protection of intellectual property abroad, marketing research of foreign markets, features of working on formats of electronic commerce, the role of media in promoting the export business, export guide accelerators and some others.
The third track will consist of the export talks - the participants of the discussions will be able to negotiate the subtleties of the personnel potential of exporting companies, issues of hi-tech export, export of services and others.
As last year, an export lounge will work at IEF-2019, it will consist of individual advice given to entrepreneurs on various aspects of export activities within their own projects. The Forum will also host an international b2b matchmaking.
The organizers also timed another significant event to the days of the Second Interregional Export Forum: on September 27, in the framework of the implementation of the National Technology Initiative, the grand opening of the «Boiling Point – Perm» will take place, where high-tech export issues and the entry of high-tech companies into global markets will also be discussed.
It should be reminded, that by the May Decree of the President of the Russian Federation (05.07.2018 No. 204 «On National Goals and Strategic Objectives of the Russian Federation through to 2024»), the country was given a task to increase the volume of non-mineral non-energy export of Russia by almost 2 times (up to 250 billion US dollars) by 2024 compared to 2017.
Currently, the Governor of the Perm Territory Maxim Reshetnikov is in charge of coordinating the positions of the members of the Russian Federation regarding national projects aimed at implementation of the May Decree in the economy segment, including the project «International Cooperation and Export».
In the framework of the National Project «International Cooperation and Export» by 2024 in the Perm Territory it is planned to increase the share of non-mineral non-energy exports by selecting companies that have applied for participation in Corporate Programs Of Competitiveness Improvement (one of the central elements of the national project «International Cooperation and Export»)

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