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DTI to hold week-long nationwide festival for Filipino MSMEs





The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) invites the general public to join this year’s celebration of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Week from 08 to14 July 2024.

 

The celebration is in line with Section 16 of Republic Act No. 9501, also known as the Magna Carta for MSMEs, declaring the second week of July of each year as MSMED Week. This year’s theme is “Innovate to Elevate MSMEs,” which will be spearheaded by the DTI’s MSME Development Council (MSMEDC).


 
 

The main goal of the celebration is to raise awareness on the primacy of MSMEs in the government’s nation-building efforts. This is also in support of the DTI’s role of fostering innovation and digitization of local MSMEs in today’s competitive business landscape.

 

“Through the annual celebration of the MSMED Week, we want to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to empowering MSMEs across the nation. These nationwide activities are dedicated to recognize their contributions, address their challenges, and provide them with the tools and opportunities to thrive and innovate,” said DTI-MSME Development Group Undersecretary Ma. Cristina A. Roque.

 

“We are excited to bring together industry leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to share knowledge, forge partnerships, and drive sustainable growth. Together, we can build a resilient and prosperous future for all,” she added.

 

The week-long activities will be simultaneously conducted nationwide by the members of the MSMED Council and DTI offices. This will include trade fairs and exhibits showcasing MSME products, free entrepreneurship seminars, and mentoring sessions to further strengthen the capacity of the MSMEs.


 
 

Major Activities:

Awarding of the Presidential Awards for Outstanding MSMEs (July 10, Malacañan Palace, by invitation only): The Presidential Awards for Outstanding MSMEs, mandated by the Magna Carta for MSMEs (RA 6977, as amended), aims to recognize outstanding MSMEs and good MSME practices. The event is organized by the MSME Development Council during the MSME development week to honor MSMEs that have shown remarkable achievements in their business operations and contributed significantly to their industries.

 

National MSME Summit 2024 (July 13, SM MOA Music Hall): In partnership with PCE Go Negosyo, DTI-Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) will conduct the National MSME Summit 2024 as the culminating activity of the MSMED Week celebration under the theme “Innovate to Elevate: Empowering MSMEs for Sustainable Growth.” The Summit will bring together around 1,000 participants from both public and private sector organizations, SME agencies, regulatory agencies, business experts, academe, mentors and enablers to share their knowledge and expertise, widen their network, and enhance their awareness on current digitalization and innovation initiatives for MSMEs. Admission is free. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/NationalMSMESummit2024

 

PTTC-GMEA Trainings and Workshops (July 8-12, PTTC-GMEA): The Philippine Trade Training Center-Global MSME Academy (PTTC-GMEA) will offer a series of learning sessions on topics such as innovation on finance, marketing, production and operations, human capital development and logistics. These sessions will provide valuable knowledge and tools for MSMEs. Register here: https://bit.ly/MSMEWeek2024



DA’s Kadiwa Store (July 8-14, nationwide): The Kadiwa Program is a flagship program of the Marcos Administration, implemented through the Department of Agriculture (DA), which allows local farmers to sell their products directly to consumers. It aims to help local farmers earn more and offer more affordable goods to consumers. Visit Kadiwa site for more information: https://kadiwa.da.gov.ph/ or FB page: https://www.facebook.com/AGRI.KADIWA

 

In addition to these events, MSMED Week 2024 will feature interactive exhibitions, business matching sessions, and various other activities aimed at supporting the growth and sustainability of MSMEs in the Philippines.

 

Explore the full list of activities nationwide by visiting the DTI website at https://www.dti.gov.ph/msmedweek2024/ or scanning the QR code: [please see PDF]. For other inquiries, email bsmed@dti.gov.ph




 



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