The videoconference was attended by heads of authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, representatives of development institutions and the regional business community, representatives of relevant ministries, small and medium-sized businesses from the regions-members of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia, over 55 participants in total. The main speaker was Trade Representative of Russian Federation in Sweden Mr. Aleksandr Abramov.
During the conference, the features and specifics of doing business in Sweden, the conditions for entering the Swedish market, the prospects for promoting innovative Russian products and developments in the country were discussed. An exchange of views took place on business registration in Sweden, ways for finding Swedish partners and interacting with them, specifics of European product certification, logistics and financing export transactions items, technology clusters and key Swedish marketplaces.
The increased interest of the conference participants was aroused by the Swedish agenda on environmental issues, separate waste collection, MSW treatment and disposal, energy generation from waste, as well as the Swedish Smart City concept.
Agreements were reached with the conference participants on joint development of specific export-oriented projects.