Russia seeks to boost youth entrepreneurship with new business forum

The upcoming annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will host on its sideline a new event dedicated to young Russian entrepreneurs, the organizers said during a presentation to the media on Wednesday. The side event would host some 1,000 young men and women from across Russia, who would share their experiences of starting and managing small and medium-sized business operations. They will also have a chance to get in touch with potential investors.“The most valuable thing for young people who visit the forum is the opportunity to participate in the largest economic event on a par with the stars of global management, get to know like-minded people and potential investors," said Armen Khachatryan Deputy Director of Roscognress foundation. The forum is organized by a department in the Russian government that handles youth policies.