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Rosmolodezh opens a portal at SPIEF: thousands of young Russian entrepreneurs will be able to present their business at the department’s thematic booth

16 May 2022
Росмолодёжь открывает портал на ПМЭФ: тысячи молодых российских предпринимателей смогут представить свой бизнес на тематическом стенде ведомства

The Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh) will launch a multimedia project at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2022 as part of its stand. The project will enable thousands of young Russian entrepreneurs to present their start-ups and achievements to participants of the SPIEF business and exhibition programme. This will be an opportunity for future project participants to present their business to investors, leading businessmen, regional leaders, ministers, and media representatives and to receive the support they need to develop and scale up their project in the future.

The broadcasting of the best cases in an open call format at the Rosmolodezh stand will begin on the first day of SPIEF 2022. This is a unique chance for thousands of young Russian entrepreneurs to present their businesses to a wide audience. For example, last year over 13,500 participants from 141 countries, including over 1,000 media representatives from 46 countries, visited SPIEF over the four days.

According to Ksenia Razuvaeva, Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh), "The Rosmolodezh open call is a great tool to present your project. Moreover, we are guided by the principle of co-authorship and wide involvement of the target audience in any of the agency's projects. Now, thanks to the vacated niches on the market, it is possible to reach a completely different level in the business community. There are thousands of successful cases in Russia's youth entrepreneurship ecosystem, and this is a chance for them to find partners among the guests of the international Forum, get investment, or advertise their product or service".

To become a participant of the multimedia project, you need to fill in an application form at After moderation, an entrepreneur's card will automatically be put on the long list of the open call. A QR-code will be generated for each completed application. It will take participants to the page or business card of a young businessman.

Dozens of events are planned as part of the Rosmolodezh programme architecture, including networking, a mentor lounge, panel discussions, lectures and open dialogues with young people, government representatives, business leaders, and experts from foreign countries.

On 18 June, the final day of the Forum, the International Youth Economic Forum will traditionally be held. It will consider the transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises, the institution of mentoring, and practices for the development of youth entrepreneurship. Young people will get a chance to discuss key economic and social issues with the best experts, both Russian and foreign, meet like-minded people and potential partners, exchange experience and contacts, and acquire new knowledge and skills.

As part of the IYEF, the team of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs. Business will present the opportunities for members of the Young Entrepreneurs Club, which was created as one of the branches of the All-Russian Youth Entrepreneurship Development Programme. 37 pilot regions of Russia have already joined the programme.

"The current situation contributes to a boost in development and new opportunities for self-fulfilment. Young people need help identifying a trajectory to expand and strengthen their points of growth in society. Youth entrepreneurship is one of the ways to shape personal development. The International Youth Economic Forum venue will help enable direct communication, receive requests, and start working" said Ksenia Razuvaeva. 

According to the IYEF programme, master classes from the Rosmolodezh.Business on innovative solutions for young entrepreneurs and HR are also planned. In addition, strategic sessions will be held with the country's leading companies. Environmental issues are also an obligatory item on the agenda.

"The knowledge, experience, and practice that young people will not only share, but also gain, will be put to good use in daily and professional matters. And new connections, acquaintances, and contacts will become a spark for useful and effective interaction with like-minded people, mentors, and professionals. Activity and initiative are the driving force that, like everything else, needs quality fuel," Alexander Stuglev, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation, said.

The International Youth Economic Forum is co-organized by the Roscongress Foundation, the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh), and the Rosmolodezh.Business track.

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is a unique event in the economic and business world. Today, it is the world's leading venue for the business community to network, discuss key economic issues, and acquire new experience and skills. The tracks of the SPIEF business programme are traditionally dedicated to global and Russian economic challenges, social issues, and the development of technology. The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum has been held annually since 1997, and since 2006 has been held under the auspices and with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation. SPIEF 2022 will be held from 15 to 18 June in St. Petersburg.


All real-time news on the preparation for SPIEF 2022 is available on the official Forum social network accounts.