Investment potential of Smolensk region was presented in Beijing
22.04.2015 Investment potential of Smolensk region was presented in Beijing
The delegation of Smolensk region takes part in the Russian-Chinese forum "Great Opportunities for Small and Medium Business" which takes place in Beijing in the state residence Diaoyutai on April 21-22.
The forum is organized by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Russian-Chinese Committee of Friendship, Peace and Development and the Russian-Chinese Business Council.
The forum "Great Opportunities for Small and Medium Business" is designed to promote cooperation between small and medium business of two countries. The participants of this forum have opportunity to find to themselves potential partners in Russia and China and to discuss all aspects of interaction within a series of B2B-meetings. Managing directors of more than 200 Chinese enterprises have been taken part in this forum.
The forum has gathered representatives from 38 regions of the Russian Federation, including Astrakhan, Vladimir, Vologda, Lipetsk, Novgorod, Omsk, Orel, Smolensk regions, Primorsky Territory, the Republic of Udmurtia, the Chechen Republic, St. Petersburg, Stavropol Territory, Tomsk region, the Republic of Sakha - Yakutia and etc.
Only 10 subjects of Federation, including Smolensk region, have had an opportunity to make a speech at a forum with the presentation of their region. The Head of the Department for Investment Policy of Smolensk region, Rostislav Rovbel, who told about the capacity of the region and addressed to the audience in Chinese - the audience reacted to it with applause. The Smolensk composite cluster, which heart will be an industrial park "Safonovo", was presented at the forum.
Commenting on speeches of representatives of subjects of the Russian Federation, the public representative of the Russian Federation on protection of the rights of small and medium business, the CEO of the Russian agency of support of small and medium business Victor Ermakov, who also participates in the forum, has noted: "These are regions which can be trusted which are actively engaged in attraction of investments". The ombudsman has highly appreciated the level of preparation of Smolensk region for participation in this forum and work on creation of favorable investment climate which is conducted in the region. The Head of the Department for Investment Policy of the Smolensk region, Rostislav Rovbel, has also conducted negotiations with Victor Ermakov on development of the Regional integration center which has opened on the basis of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (before EIC).
The business delegation of Smolensk region is presented by LtD “Avangard”, LtD “Industrial Park “Safonovo” and LtD “Firm Energy +”.
The Comissioner for the President of the Russian Federation on protection of the rights of businessmen, the chairman of the Russian part of the Russian-Chinese Committee of Friendship, Peace and Development Boris Titov has noted that favorable conditions for cooperation exist in Russia, including for work of small and medium business. "Nowadays unprecedented decisions have been made in this sphere, - he says. - Among them - tax holidays, a special order of participation of subjects of MSP in Government procurement, allocation of subsidies for small and medium business, creation of special economic zones in regions of the Russian Federation". It is to be recalled that Smolensk region outstripped the majority of regions of the Central Federal District on a level of development of sector of small and medium business in 2014.