City marks MSME Week, July 7-11

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Thursday, July 3, 2014


DAVAO CITY joins the nationwide celebration of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Week starting July 7 until 11, with several activities lined-up such as food fair, expo, trainings and seminars that will help boost MSMEs growth and development.

This year’s theme is “Strengthening Competitiveness and Sustainability of MSMEs” which aims to prepare Philippine SMEs for the full implementation of the Asean Economic Community and the hosting of Apec SME Ministerial Meeting and other related SME activities in 2015.

On July 7, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte leads the yearly celebration together with the member-agencies of the Davao City Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Council with the declaration of the MSME Week during the flag-raising ceremony at City Hall.

Ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the MSME Food Fair at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Lobby follows where 12 food producers display their delicious food products that are proudly Davao-made.

Other activities include free trainings such as Portrait of an Entrepreneur and Evaluating Ones Entrepreneurial Readiness, How to Start your Own Business, a Guide to Registering your Business in Davao City, Effective Customer Service for Front-liners, Business planning, Basic costing and pricing workshop, Basic financial management, Guide to starting Food Business, Starting a Business through Franchising, 5S of Good Housekeeping, BIR and local business tax, horticulture and Food Safety for Street Vendors, among others.

On the other hand, the MSME Expo is set on July 28-31 at the Abreeza Atrium, Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City. Forty six booths are available for MSMEs who want to showcase their products and services. Booth rental is pegged at P4,000 for prime booth and P3,500 for non-prime booth.

Limited slots available on first come, first serve basis. Interested parties may call Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) at telephone no. 3002198, 2221402, 2264433 or mobile number 09158224849 and look for Alexis or Maan or you may call the Department of Trade and Industry – Davao City Field Office at telephone no. 2254847 and look for Ivy or Lilia.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 04, 2014.

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