Manila, The Philippines (June 27) - More than 200 owners and executives of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from Manila and surrounding cities participated in a one-day workshop entitled “Empowering Philippines SMEs with Digital Tools and Mentorship Opportunities".
In conjunction with the United Nations (UN) International SME Day, the workshop was co-organized by the US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC), the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), and The Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT).
TRADE and Industry secretary Ramon Lopez wants small business owners to shift to digital in order to reach a global audience.
Lopez gave this advice to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) during the “Empowering Philippine SMEs with Digital Tools and Mentorship Opportunities” workshop on June 27 at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC).
The workshop was organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the US-ASEAN Business Council in celebration of the International Day for MSMEs. The whole-day event featured trainings from Cisco, FedEx, HP, and Procter & Gamble.
“We need to create a nation of smarter, tech-savvy entrepreneurs,” said Secretary Lopez to address the disparity between the number of MSMEs and their contribution to the economy.
Can Tho, Viet Nam (July 9) – More than 200 multi-industry Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) owners and executives from Can Tho and 13 neighboring Mekong Delta provinces participated in a one-day SMB workshop titled “Trade Facilitation: Integrating SMBs into Inclusive Global Value Chains”.
As an implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the US-ASEAN Business Council and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the workshop provided SMBs with series of practical trainings to further capitalize Can Tho’s status as Viet Nam’s home for industries, export-processing zones, and world’s biggest manufacturers.
(Bangkok) – A delegation of 38 leading American companies participated in the US-ASEAN Business Council’s annual Thailand Business Mission in Bangkok from June 26-28. The group was comprised of more than 80 senior executives from a cross section of industries. Over the course of the mission, the delegation met with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, and key members of the Cabinet and other senior government officials, as well as business and thought leaders.