September 2018 will see the honoring of the year's top Russian companies involved in import substitution activities with the National Priority Award. The event is designed to raise public and media awareness of local companies whose products successfully compete with similar ones from foreign manufacturers.
Companies can be nominated in 20 categories, including agriculture, IT, energy, and electronics. Applications for the award are accepted through August 31.
For large companies, participation in the award presents an opportunity to position themselves as leaders in import substitution for their industries. For small and medium-sized businesses, the award gives an excellent chance to reach out to partners, consumers, and investors.