MSME & Innovation Summit 2018 , Port Moresby, 10th - 11th September, 2018

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Dear Sir/Madam, 

Re: Invitation to Register ABAC MSME & Innovation Summit 2018 

We  would like to cordially invite you to the upcoming Micro, Small and  Medium Enterprise (MSME) & Innovation Summit to be hosted by the  APEC Business Advisory Council of Papua New Guinea (ABAC PNG) on Monday  10thand Tuesday 11th of September 2018. The event will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Port Moresby.    

Noting  the critical contribution of MSMEs to economic development, the Summit  will provide high level recommendations to APEC leaders on measures that  advance the growth and further participation of MSMEs in regional  economies. It will also promote and demonstrate the role of digitisation  and the means by which it contributes to MSME growth and prosperity.

The  Summit involves participants from both the public and private sectors  to share in a participatory, high level summit, including: 

1. MSME policy makers from the APEC region; 

2. Regional and global organisations with strong MSME development programs;  

3. Representatives  from MSME sectors in the region with particular interests in  agriculture, tourism, e-commerce, fisheries, the role of women in the  economy; and

4. Experts  in delivery platforms which facilitate MSME access to finance and  markets and covering e-commerce, digitisation, regulation, capacity  building.

To RSVP your attendance to this event, please complete the attached Accreditation Form and return to  by Wednesday 5th September 2018.   

MSME Summit Accreditation Form

Annex 2 Registration Form (docx)



1. Raising Living Standards by Supporting MSME Growth and Development

How SMEs can Succeed

Accessing new supply chains

APEC's role

2. Digitisation Shaping Future Growth Prospects for MSMEs

E-commerce and digital trade

E-commence and global market access

3. Affordable Internet Infrastructure

Access and technology applications for MSMEs

Investment needs by countries

Broadband and internet policies and regulation 

4. New approaches to education and skills awareness for the digital age - driving economic diversity

Education needs to support technical innovation and digitisation 

Work integrated learning

MSMEs in economic diversification 

5. New Playgrounds for MSMEs to Grow and Realize their Potential

Incubation Centers

Centers of Excellence

Online facilities for MSME Education 

6. Role of Extractive Industries

White Paper discussion for the role of Extractive Industries in supporting MSME Growth and Development 

Official Program

Official Program for the Summit is here. 

ABAC MSME & Innovation Summit 2018_Agenda_5Sep18 (pdf)



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