MSME Summit 2022
The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (Go Negosyo) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) organized the MSME Summit last August 26, 2022, at the Manila Hotel. No less than the President of the Republic of the Philippines Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., graced the event as the keynote speaker together with two of his cabinet members, DTI Sec. Alfredo Pascual and Department of Interior and Local Government Sec. Benhur Abalos.
The event was coincided with the celebration of the National MSME Month and aptly themed, “Ensuring an Enabling Recovery Environment for the MSMEs”. Accordingly, the organizers hoped to foster strategic dialogue for and between stakeholders, enhance the programs and policy design capacity of the public sectors for the MSMEs and emphasize the importance of digitalization to empower the MSMES for their development and recovery.
The summit also launched the Kapatid Angat Lahat Program, a public-private initiative using a pioneering one-stop-shop platform for MSMEs that “will pool business opportunities and provide the necessary information and linkages to successfully launch and operate a micro, small or medium-sized business.”
Attendees during the summit were the industry prime movers, government officials, private sectors leaders and associations and technical and digital experts.
UP ISSI Director Melanie Moraga-Leaño was one of the delegates in the summit, representing the Institute and the MSMED Council. UP ISSI is one of the advisory units of the MSMED Council.