ASEAN Summit for MSME Dev’t on April 28

ASEAN Summit for MSME Dev’t on April 28

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) is presenting the “Prosperity for All Summit,” a one-day event focused on “Driving Growth through Micro and Small Entrepreneurs in Trade, Services and Agriculture,” in honor of 50 years of growing ASEAN integration and progress.

DATE: 28 April 2017
TIME: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
VENUE: The Grand Ballroom, City of Dreams, Manila, Philippines

The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community has created both opportunities and challenges for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region. Thus, the need to strategically equip MSMEs with the right tools has risen in order to enable them to engage in the increasing competitiveness of the business environment.

In 2015, the 26th ASEAN Summit held in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Malaysia exposed the need to put MSMEs at the center of the ASEAN agenda. To address this need, the community is working to consolidate the efforts of enablers from the public and private sector in light of advancing MSME development and empowerment in the region.

“We’re expecting delegates from all of the 10 ASEAN countries to attend this momentous summit—along with the ASEAN-BAC members from other countries who are business leaders and innovators in their respective areas,” said current ASEAN-BAC chair and presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion.

The program for the whole-day event features keynote speeches from renowned ASEAN leaders and five main sessions.

The first session is on creating an enabling environment. The second is about strengthening  ASEAN access to global markets; third, opening up financing options for micro and small entrepreneurs; fourth, establishing efficient business practices through technology and innovation; and fifth, launching of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network or AMEN.

For additional information on the summit, contact (02) 631-5001, email, or visit

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