On 26 September 2017, the AEB Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Committee held its open event entitled”Digitising Industry: Chance for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Russia”.
The digitalization changes our society and represents one of the biggest challenges for the economy. Nevertheless a broad majority of small and medium sized companies have rather passive than active attitude towards upcoming possibilities.
The event was moderated by Orlin Efremov, Chairman of the AEB Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Committee and three invited experts contributed to the event with their reports.
Rafail Salikhov, an ALPE consulting expert on Extended Supply Chain, made a presentation on integrated cloud business applications for supply chain and logistics management. It was followed by an active Q&A session. Along that the agenda of the Committee covered the topics: quick wins in cost efficiency - robotics process automation for SMEs; digital transformation as the key to survival under the demand and investment decrease.
The Association of European Businesses (AEB) is the main representation of foreign investors in Russia.