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DTI-3 celebrates MSME Week 2023 this July

The Department of Trade and Industry Region 3 (DTI-3) is celebrating the 2023 MSME Week this July with the theme “Upgrade, Upskill, and Upsize MSMEs”. 

The celebration aligns with the administration’s aim to level up Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) into large enterprises through technology and innovation. 

The DTI-3 is joined by the Bureau of Small, Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) in leading the celebration by providing free business capability trainings, workshops, and trade fairs across the region. 

At least 20 training and learning sessions will be conducted. Among the topics include exporting, tax rules, virtual marketing, intellectual property rights, costing and pricing, product innovation and enhancement, financial literacy, and business continuity planning among others.  

A series of trade fairs will also be held in some of the provinces of the region. Bataan will hold the Likha ng Bataeños Trade Fair on July 12 to 16 at the Walter Mart-Balanga while Walter Mart-Malolos hosted the Bulacan MSME Week Fair on July 10 to 14. 

The Obra at Kultura ng Nueva Ecija (OK NE!) products will be featured in a trade fair at Robinson’s Gapan on July 12 to 16. Zambales will also have its own MSME Week Fair on July 12 to 16 at Walter Mart-Subic. DTI – Aurora will showcase a number of Skills Training including cacao food processing, coconut-based food products processing, root crops processing, and skills upgrading on coco shell handicrafts.

Tarlac held the BizConEx (Business Convention and Expo) on July 10 to 12 at the Bulwagan ng Kanlahi, Tarlac City.  Pampanga conducted the Pamanigaral – productivity Improvement for MSMEs on July 11 and the Pasantingan ACT (Product Development Program on July 14. 

The DTI-3 Regional Office held the Usapang Exports learning session on July 13 at the Royce Hotel in Clark and will be holding the YEP (Youth Entrepreneurship Program) You Can Be Your Own Boss Sessions at the Regional Office on July 18 to 21.

On the national level, the National Food Fair will be held on July 12 to 16 at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.