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Inter-American Dialogue of High-Level MSME Authorities

Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries launches digitization plan

As a result of the VI Inter-American Dialogue of High-Level MSME Authorities, held in El Salvador in April of this year, Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries launches a Digitization Plan in partnership with the digital platform KOLAU. This company from Silicon Valley, a Strategic Partner of Google, offers a technology that will allow the digitization of 25,000 MSMEs in Jamaica.

Inter-American Dialogue of High-Level MSME Authorities

Honduras launches digitization plan

This month Honduras will launch the OAS/KOLAU Digitization Plan that will enable 30,000 Honduran MSMEs to have a Web page through this technology over a three year period. This Plan will be one of the key elements to improve the sustainability of MSMEs in the country.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Ministerial Statement supports and promotes SME financing and digitization policies

Representatives from APEC member economies approved the APEC SME Ministerial Statement. In it, they recognized the importance and expressed their willingness to promote policies that will facilitate SME’s access to financing and digital transformation in the context of the globalized economy.


Colombia celebrates 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week

Within the framework of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (SGE), Colombia will hold business conferences, entrepreneurship workshops, business fairs, competitions and festivals in several cities across the country.

Central American Integration System (SICA)

Regional model of attention to MSMEs generated more than 60 million in sales in SICA countries

The Center for the Promotion of Micro and Small Businesses in Central America (CENPROMYPE) presented the successful results of the regional model of attention to MSMEs in the SICA region during the meeting of its Directing Council held on August 21, 2019 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. In 2018, companies and enterprises served by the MSME Support Centers (CAM) generated US $ 63.8 million in sales throughout the region, which created 44,857 jobs.


  • Twelfth Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE 12), Santiago, Chile, October 6-10, 2019. Organized by the University for Development of Chile (UDD), the Corporation for the Promotion of Production (CORFO) of the Ministry of Economy of Chile, and the Organization of American States (OAS) as the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC) Technical Secretariat.

  • Global Entrepreneurship Week. 18-24 November 2019.


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