On December 15, 2020, NIIKPU experts took part in the National Industrial Forum. The organizer of the Forum was the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the federal project “Locomotives of Rosta” of the WFP “United Russia”. The general partner of the Forum was PJSC Promsvyazbank.

Within the framework of the Forum, meetings of two Working Groups were held, the purpose of which was to formulate proposals from the business community on issues related to system-wide measures to support projects of industrial companies, as well as to diversify the military-industrial complex in the interests of large private business. The working groups included heads of large and medium-sized industrial companies, development institutions, as well as regional executive authorities.

The working group "System-wide measures to support industrial companies" was led by Maria Vasilkova, senior investment director of PJSC AFK SISTEMA. Within the framework of the Working Group, key proposals were formulated on measures to support industry in the Russian Federation, as well as on adjusting important business instruments - KPPK, SZPK, SPIK, etc.

The meeting was attended by Igor Nechaev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MCC EuroChem JSC, Alexander Misharin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Sinara - Transport Machines, Vadim Sorokin, President of GAZ Group, Andrey Shikhanovich, Director of the Department for Relations with Government Bodies of JSC United Metallurgical Company ", Victor Lashkarev, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Udmurt Republic and others.

Working group “Import substitution. Diversification of the defense industry complex in the interests of big business ”was held under the leadership of Denis Kravchenko, Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, coordinator of the federal project“ Locomotives of growth ”. Oleg Bochkarev, Deputy Chairman of the Military-Industrial Commission under the Government of the Russian Federation, Oleg Ryazantsev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Artem Garibyan, Director of the Directorate of Project Finance and Direct Investments of Promsvyazbank PJSC, Alexander Vedrov, Deputy General Director on production and technological policy of JSC "Concern East Kazakhstan region" Almaz - Antey "and others

The working group was to formulate possible tools and mechanisms for interaction between large private companies and defense industry enterprises in the implementation of import substitution projects, to determine the main incentives for diversifying defense industry enterprises in the interests of large business.

Following the meetings of the Working Groups, a Plenary Session was held, moderated by Igor Vdovin, Member of the RSPP Management Board, Chairman of the RSPP Committee on Investment Policy, Development Institutions and Export Support.

The plenary session was attended by Vasily Osmakov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Natalya Eremina, Chairman of the Board of JSC United Metallurgical Company, Vadim Sorokin, President of GAZ Group, Alexander Misharin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Sinara - Transport Machines, Sergey Kobzev, Deputy General Director of Russian Railways, Sergey Morozov, Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region, Boris Yaryshevsky, Senior Vice President of PJSC Promsvyazbank, Igor Dubonosov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSC AKB Novikombank, etc.

The participants of the plenary session thanked the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia for an active position in improving and fine-tuning the instruments to support industrial companies, and also proposed a number of initiatives related to import substitution in mechanical engineering, diversification of the defense industry complex in the interests of large private business and the creation of new financial instruments aimed at stimulating industrial production in the Russian Federation. ... The practical result of the National Industrial Forum will be proposals to be sent to the Government of the Russian Federation. The document will contain specific initiatives of industrial companies on the entire agenda of the issues discussed.

A source: https://npforum.ru