SMERA kicks off in Region 12
The local government of Lake Sebu, with the help of the Department of Trade Industry-South Cotabato (DTI-R12) spearheaded on 30 March the opening of the Small and Medium Enterprise Roving Academy (SMERA) at the Lake Sebu Municipal Gymnasium.
The event, which carries the nationwide theme, “Enabling MSMEs for Economic Integration,” was the first in R12 for 2015.
- Published: 30 April 2015
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Automotive Dialogue (AD) delegates participated in the workshop on “Linking Automotive Parts Supplier Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to the Global Value Chains (GVC)”. The workshop is a component of the 22nd APEC AD held at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, Philippines from 22-24 April 2015. The AD adopted the theme “Integrating SMEs into the Automotive Global Value Chains”.
APEC AD Chair Ma. Corazon H. Halili-Dichosa stated that the workshop will help APEC SMEs to penetrate the automotive GVCs by making available useful information on updated trends and knowledge of the automotive markets. The workshop also aims to gather insights from participants on how the AD can start an actionable agenda on fostering and increasing participation of SMEs in the automotive GVCs. The presentations on the experiences in integrating SMEs into the global value chains were made by speakers from both developing and developed economies, which all recognized the strategic value of SMEs in the automotive GVCs.
- Published: 27 April 2015