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On the eve of the Day of Russian Entrepreneurship Expocentre Fairgrounds as usual organised a business lunch devoted to the access of small and medium-sized enterprises to procurements of state corporations and publicly owned companies.

The participants in the discussion moderated by Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Elena Dybova were Director General of Expocentre AO Sergey Bednov, Director General of World Trade Center Moscow Vladimir Strashko, Auditor of the Russian Accounts Chamber Maxim Rokhmistrov, Director of Procurement Supply Chain and Quality Management of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Roman Zimonas, Director of Purchasing Department of Rosseti Yury Zafesov, Director of Department of Budgetary Policy in the Contract System of the Russian Ministry of Finance Tatyana Demidova, Deputy Head of the Federal Treasury Anna Katamadze, Deputy Director General of Federal Corporation for Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Natalya Korotchenkova, and other businessmen and representatives of public authorities.

The discussion was devoted, first of all, in the field of state procurements of small and large businesses such as availability of credit resources for small companies that wished to become subcontractors of government contracts for small businesses, long delays of payment for worked performed by them, and others.

Different views were expressed on the current state of affairs and the set goal to increase the share of small and medium-sized companies in the market of state procurements up to five trillion rubles by 2024. It was suggested that cooperation in this case of large and small businesses was almost utopia.

Sergey Bednov disagreed on this position. Having recognised some difficulties while building relations between large business and small subcontractors, he emphasized, that the relationship between large and small businesses were not utopia. "This is just one of development areas of small business," he said. "Large enterprises and satellites are moving around the world. But to adjust something at a large company, it is necessary to make large investments. That is why large companies send much work to small companies which can shift their production easily. And there is no utopia. One just should remove administrative barriers."

Press Service, Expocentre AO