All set for MSME Week in Davao-A A +A
Thursday, July 5, 2012
THE Davao City Investment and Promotion Center (DCIP) on Wednesday announced that the city will hold the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Week from July 9 to 13, as part of its initiative to promote the entrepreneurship of the local MSMEs.
The City Government of Davao's partner in this initiative is the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII), which also chairs the week-long celebration along with Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio.
DCIP chief Jason Magnaye, speaking in Wednesday's Club 888 Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao, said they have lined up several activities geared towards promoting and uplifting the local MSMEs.
The City Government will stage MSME exhibit at the Abreeza Ayala Mall from July 9 to 13, with Magnaye hoping for more participation from the local enterprises.
Also on June 9, a Financing Forum will be conducted, with the speakers coming from six financial institutions.
Among the banks which have already committed are Development Bank of Philippines (DBP), Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Enterprise Bank, Inc, and Small Business Finance Corporation.
"Our target for the financing forum is more than a hundred," Magnaye said.
For the second day, July 10, the activities will include Techno-Demo on scented decorative candle making, knowing your currency and food safety seminar.
From July 10 to 12, the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) will conduct a seminar on solid waste management to MSMEs.
On July 11, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao Region will stage the Anti-Corruption and Integrity Initiatives at the City Hall building. The DTI-Davao Region will also hold a financial management seminar on July 12.
The DTI-Davao Region will also conduct a branding and intellectual property seminar on the last day of MSME Week on July 13 at the SP building.
Meanwhile, part of the line-up is the holding of a two-day food safety Seminar from July 12 in Tibungco Public Market and July 13 in Calinan Public Market.
Magnaye said Duterte-Carpio has earlier declared the second week of July of the year as MSME Week.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 05, 2012.