SME Negosyo Caravan set in Surigao City

The Department of Trade and Industry, through the Rural Micro Enterprise Promotion Program (RUMEPP) will be conducting a Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Negosyo Caravan on May 30-31, 2011 at the City Cultural Center, Surigao City.

The Caravan intends to enhance the competitiveness of MSMEs through the provision of business development services (BDS). This 2-day event will feature motivational and knowledgeable resource speakers on the field of entrepreneurship, marketing and product development.

For the food MSMEs, there will also be sessions on packaging/labeling and good manufacturing practices. During these sessions, entrepreneurs will be given inputs on improved methods and advantages of appropriate packaging, labeling and processing technologies.

Also in response to climate change, a half-day briefing on Green Manufacturing will highlight the second day. Environment friendly processing technologies and how this will enhance enterprise efficiency will be discussed.

Simultaneous to this will be a separate session on Franchising Forum. Potential and attractive franchising package as well as the mechanism of venturing into various business opportunities will be explained by experienced resource persons in this field.

To complement the event, a Diskwento Caravan, tourism related photo exhibits, and technology livelihood demonstrations will be undertaken to take advantage of the presence of 300 participants to the SME Negosyo Caravan.

The Diskwento Caravan will offer for sale to the general public selected basic and prime commodities at discounted prices through in-store sales promotions (Gasa para sa Masa) at selected participating retail establishments in the City, and selected OTOP/RuMEPP products at discounted prices, including NFA I-Rice, at the City Gymnasium on May 28-31, 2011. (DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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