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The Fourth Small Business Forum of the SCO and BRICS Regions takes place on October 18-19, 2018

Organizers of the Forum are the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the State Committee on an entrepreneurship and tourism and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The Forum is supported by Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and Business Council of SCO. With assistance of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Russian export center, Corporation of a small and average entrepreneurship, the Agency of strategic initiatives, the Russian Association of the Franchising, the Russian union of youth, the All-Russian Public Organization "Business Russia", the All-Russian Public Organization of a small and average entrepreneurship "Support of Russia".

The forum was conducted in 2015 for the first time within the VII BRICS Summit and the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization which took place at the same time (on July 8-9, 2015), and proved itself as the platform for dialogue of the authorities and small business in the countries of SCO and BRICS. For four-year history the event was visited by more than 4200 participants from 25 countries and 56 regions of Russia, were signed 18 agreements on cooperation, more than 800 meetings of the b2b format were held. The event is covered by the leading regional, federal and international media.

One of the main events of the forum - plenary meeting with participation of heads of the federal and regional profile ministries, representatives of expert community and foreign delegations.

Among permanent participants of the forum are: Rustem Khamitov Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Meng Fanli mayor of Qingdao, Sammy Manodzh Kotvani president of the Indian Business Alliance , Bakhtiyer Hakimov special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for SCO, Sergey Kanavsky executive secretary of business council of SCO, Elena Dybova vice-president of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Maxim Parshin director of the department of development of a small and average entrepreneurship and competition of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Alexander Braverman member of the board of JSC Federal Corporation on Development of a Small and Average Entrepreneurship, Nonna Kagramanyan vice-president of "Business Russia".

Within two days in the context of the forum there will pass 8 sections devoted to questions of state support of small and medium business, trade, logistics and tourism with the assistance of SCO and BRICS. Consulting platforms of institutes of business development, the international track "Business without Borders", an expozone, the exchange of business contacts will work at the same time.

Within the forum there will pass the separate sections devoted to conditions of development and support of small business in regions of the countries of SCO and BRICS, a barrier-free cooperation, financial, legal and infrastructure support of small business, strengthening of positions of the export-oriented entities (logistics, certification, customs procedures). Questions of tourism development, visa, transfer control are submitted for discussion. Participants will discuss the questions of development of franchise, youth entrepreneurship, new digital technologies and others. Special attention will be paid to acquaintance to the most successful projects of the Russian and foreign small businesses. Within the practical session participants will consider the main mistakes of entrepreneurs, mechanisms of attracting investment, a solution of the problems interfering business development.

Additional info support at a forum can be taken due to work of consulting platforms with participation of representatives of support infrastructure of SME Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Corporation of development of SME, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the Russian export center, the Agency of strategic initiatives, "Business Russia" and others.

Also within two days in the context of the forum the international track "Business without Borders" – the presentation platform for delegations and certain participants will work. Due to this initiative small business enterprises will be able to find the partners interested in cooperation, to build interaction with the persons making decisions, to hold negotiations and sign perspective contracts.