The XVIII Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland
The XVIII Economic Forum was conducted in Krynica, Poland during September 10 – 13, 2008. It was organized by the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies, Poland. Such forums have been conducted already during the last 10 years and have become a significant event in the global economy aimed to create a conducive atmosphere for development of political and economic cooperation between the EU countries and their neighbours.
In general, the Forum's programme included 130 panel discussions / round tables united by 10 topics.
One of the main topics for discussion devoted to the development of economic cooperation has become the topic of small and medium business as the basis for successful transformation of any economy in general and development of international cooperation. On behalf of the Project, active participation in the work of economic sections as well as of the specialized section "Conditions for successful transformation. SME development" was taken by:
- Ermakov Victor, General Director, Russian Agency for Support of Small and Medium Business, Project Partner, Chairman of the SME support Committee of the CCI RF and
- Ermoshin Alexander, Deputy Team Leader of the Project.
Under the framework of this section with participation of representatives from Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine as well as EC there were several reports and presentations made on the SME situation, positive experience of SME support in general and in the sphere of internationalization in particular, existing barriers for SME in the sphere of export and ways to overcome them.
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