20 October 2015, Tuesday, 13:57
UFA, 20 October 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Ksenia Kalinina/. In Ufa more than 1,400 participants are registered for First Forum of Small Business of Regions of the SCO and BRICS Member-States. This was reported by the Chairman of the State Committee RB for Entrepreneurship and Tourism Vyacheslav Gilyazitdinov at a press conference.
According to him, "The forum will be attended by representatives of 22 countries, including Brazil, India, China, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, Uganda, Italy, Serbia Austria, Malta, Mongolia and Ukraine. Officials and business representatives from 51 regions of Russia will arrive".
The First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Deputy Finance Minister of Russia Andrey Ivanov, Secretary of State, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Evtukhov, CEO of Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises Alexander Braverman, CEO of the Strategic Initiatives Agency Andrey Nikitin, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development Oleg Fomichev confirmed their participation in the Forum.
Seven discussion panels moderated by leading Russian and foreign experts are scheduled for the program of the First R2R Forum.
Sightseeing tours of Ufa, visits to museums, enterprises and the International Rider Championship of regions of the SCO and BRICS member-states at the racetrack "Akbuzat" will be organized for guests of the event, the press service of the State Committee RB for Entrepreneurship and Tourism informs.
In the capital of Bashkortostan the First R2R Forum of the SCO and BRICS will start on October 21 and will last until October 23.