Entrepreneurs of Ulyanovsk Region to Compete for Exporter of the Year Award

Large enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses of the region can participate in the competition to win the All-Russian award in the field of international cooperation and export. Applications are accepted until 6 September.


Results of the national competition will be summed up on 14 November in Moscow within the International Export Forum "Made in Russia", which will be attended by State officials.

“Ulyanovsk region has great potential in the sphere of export development. Local goods are in great demand abroad. Over the past 15 years, exports have grown by 4.5 times (15% since last year). This year we have already seen a four-fold increase in the amount of goods shipped to the external market compared to the same period in 2018. Participation in the Best Exporter Award is a great opportunity for the enterprise to show its achievements, to make a name for itself at the highest level, and to maintain the image of the label "Made in the Ulyanovsk region",” - said Governor Sergey Morozov.

The competition is organized by the Russian Export Center, a State institute for support of non-oil exports. The award was initiated within the framework of the national project "International Cooperation and Export."

“The national project will involve a large number of new Russian companies in foreign trade activities. Many of our enterprises have export potential, so the State has to find incentives to utilize their potential. Today Russian businesspeople need positive examples that will show how to develop relationships with partners, how to work with experience and mentality of foreign colleagues, and how to remove barriers. The Exporter of the Year Award aims to share success stories of Russian business abroad, to inspire our entrepreneurs and to motivate them to become exporters”, - noted Anton Siluanov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.

The best exporters will be selected in the field of industry, agro-industrial complex, services, and high technologies. There will also be two additional nominations: Breakthrough of the Year and New Geography.

According to Ruslan Gainetdinov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Enterprise Development of the Ulyanovsk Region, participation in such competitions promotes products made by local manufacturers and makes them more popular on the market. “Today 140 enterprises from the Ulyanovsk region supply their products to the external market; the export totaled USD 540 million between January and April 2019, and the growth made more than USD 383 million compared to the corresponding period last year. We must double these indicators while working within the national project,” - head of the Corporation explained.

More information is available on the website of the project (https://www.exportcenter.ru/awards/) or by phone of the Export Support Center of the Corporation for Enterprise Development of the Ulyanovsk Region (7 (8422) 41-06-56).