Moscow Entrepreneurship Forum to Host Over 22 Thousand Attendees

From May 27 through May 31, Moscow will host its second annual Entrepreneurship Week. Its central event, the Moscow Entrepreneurship Forum, will be held on the first day at Dynamo Stadium.

More than 22 thousand people are expected to attended the forum, where they will have a chance to listen to some 150 experts –  scientists, entrepreneurs, journalists, community leaders, and cultural figures. The business program will be divided into seven thematic sections pertaining to the main aspects of SMB activities in Moscow.

„This year, the local business community took an active part in drafting the forum's agenda. As a government authority we see it as our job to provide entrepreneurs with a high-quality venue for addressing important issues. Attendees of the event will be able to gain practical insight into business management from and network with more than 300 local business owners,“ said Alexey Fursin, head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The Future section of the forum will be focused on youth entrepreneurship, business digitization and unconventional ways to attract customers. It will feature a talk show “Let's Get Married, or Fighting for the Customer”, where banks will present their latest developments and services for SMBs.

Self-employment, niche businesses, and social entrepreneurship will be the main topics of the Society section. A series of workshop titled „Simple things?“ will offer entrepreneurs a step-by-step guide to starting a new business, such as opening a coffee shop or a beauty salon. 

The Entrepreneurship Outreach section will address the public perception of entrepreneurship and the impact of business on the Russian culture. 

Issues pertaining to compliance and regulation, entrepreneur and consumer rights will be discussed at the Secure Business section, while Trends will be dedicated to reuse and products and services for children. The Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses will present a business navigator designed to simplify participation in government procurement contracts.

This year's novelty is Transformation-6, a crash course on entrepreneurial competencies featuring TED-style presentations and case studies.

The forum will also feature Mentors' Lounge, Digital Business Contact Exchange, and Open Moscow, where entrepreneurs will be able to meet with heads of local government departments.

Participation in the event is free. Preliminary registration is required. For more information, please visit


8 may 2019