MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Global platform International Council for Small Business Philippines (ICSB PH) and commercial banking company Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) will be holding a three-day conference and expo for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for free on June 27 to 30 at Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.
Titled “MSME Fiesta Sulong Negosyante,” the event is part of ICSB and UnionBank’s celebrations for United Nations’ International MSME Day, which is observed annually every 27th of June to raise awareness of the contributions of MSMEs to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
During the three-day event, a number of activities will be held with the goal of helping MSMEs in every aspect of their business. There will be mentoring and coaching to be led by industry experts; opportunities to secure funding from some of the leading financing companies in the country; and learning sessions focused on a wide selection of topics including access to loans, eCommerce platforms, payment gateways, digital creatives, opening of bank accounts, logistics, and supply chain, and government compliance.
“What’s in it for the MSMEs? We could say we can do these things online, but then again, it’s better for them to see new partners face-to-face and learn new ideas from experts,” said ICSB Founder Eric Caeg.
“Left and right, so many webinars for MSMEs are happening simultaneously every weekend. I think it’s time that we go beyond that,” said UnionBank’s SME and Micropreneurs Segment Head Jaypee Soliman. “What we want to do is to move forward, which is why the name of the event is Sulong! Negosyante. Now, we won’t just be doing talks, but this time we’ll be doubling down on enabling our MSMEs through the activities that we’ve prepared for everyone.”
Several participating brands will be raffling away a number of exciting prizes to make the event even more exciting. SunLife Philippines, for example, will be giving away PHP 50,000 worth of insurance policies to 300 lucky attendees, while Mr. Freeze Purified Tube Ice will be giving away Yelo Negosyo packages, just to name a few.
To make travel to the event site easier, Grab Philippines will be offering a voucher for its users, where they can enjoy PHP 100 off on their fare with promo code UBMSME2022. Those traveling to the event via their own vehicles will also get the chance to take home gas vouchers.
To learn more about the MSME Fiesta Sulong Negosyante, you can register here: https://unionbank.globallinker.com/events/sulong-negosyante-an-msme-fiesta/74166/register.