Ministers in charge of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the APEC region issued a statement following their meeting in Concepcion, Chile, on 5-6 September 2019.

The statement reflects the outcomes of the 2019 APEC SME Ministers Meeting chaired by Chile’s Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, Juan Andrés Fontaine. It addresses the following areas:

  • Digital Transformation for SMEs and Entrepreneurs
  • Fostering Financing for SMEs and Entrepreneurs
  • SMEs and Internationalization: a Better Way of Doing Business in a Globalized World

Read the 2019 APEC SME Ministerial Statement:

“SME Financing and Digital Transformation in a Globalized Economy”


What’s next: The APEC Women in the Economy Forum will be held later this month. APEC ‘s calendar of events can be viewed here.

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