The 5th forum of small and medium-sized businesses of the SCO and BRICS member states took place in Ufa
The Fifth forum of small and medium-sized businesses of the SCO and BRICS member states regions took place from 26 to 27 September 2019 at Ufa. It was attended by about 3000 delegates from about 30 countries.
Among the participants of the "anniversary" were President of "Business Russia" Alexey Repik, Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights at the President of the Russian Federation Boris Titov, special representative of the President of Russia for SCO Bakhtiyor Hakimov, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce Sergey Katyrin, former head of the National Bank for economic development of Brazil Luiz Eduardo Melin, Secretary General of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Pakistan Muhammad Iqbal Tahim and other officials.
During the two days delegates discussed a number of key topics, such as interregional cooperation, protection of business in the SCO and BRICS space, development of Internet trade, tourism between the regions of the SCO and BRICS member states; investments in innovations of the SCO and BRICS regions, trends in the development of social entrepreneurship and other topics.
Within two days, the Forum hosted 18 sections devoted to the development and support of small and medium-sized businesses, barrier-free cooperation, strengthening the positions of export-oriented enterprises (logistics, certification, customs procedures). The issues of tourism development, visa and transfer control were also discussed. Participants could touch upon the issues of youth entrepreneurship, new digital technologies and other topics. During the practical sessions, participants considered the main mistakes of entrepreneurs, mechanisms for attracting investments and ways to solve problems that hinder business development.
Special attention was paid to presentation of the most successful projects of Russian and foreign small and medium-sized businesses.
Meanwhile, there was an exposition, an exchange of business contacts, an international track «Business opportunities for cooperation in the SCO and BRICS space» — a presentation platform for delegations and individual participants.