Location: The American Center, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Date: August 2, 2016
Participants: 67 entrepreneurs
Member Participants: Facebook and UPS
Partners: Department of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (DOSMEP) Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao Businesswomen's Association (LBWA), U.S. Embassy, and USAID
Through the one-day training program which was held prior to the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting in August 3 to 5, Facebook and UPS presented opportunities and challenges for utilizing e-commerce applications and optimizing the e-supply chain to SMEs/SMBs (Small Medium Businesses) in agricultural and handicraft sectors. The Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce also shared policy updates regarding its government support to further develop the cross border e-commerce trade in the ASEAN.