APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership – Virtual Capstone Conference

Date: May 19 - 20, 2021
Location: Virtual Event

APF Canada is currently implementing the APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The ultimate outcome of the Project is to build the potential of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in developing Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) economies to foster sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. To that end, APF Canada would like to contract with a qualified and experienced organization to collaborate for a two-day “Virtual Capstone Conference” focusing on MSMEs in the APEC region, specifically in Indonesia, Peru, Philippines and Viet Nam.
The Project takes place over four and a half years beginning September 8, 2016 and ending May 31, 2021. The economies supported in this initiative include all APEC developing economies, but specifically target Indonesia, Peru, Philippines and Viet Nam. The Partnership offers best practices, tools, ideas, knowledge, and critical connections derived from Canadian experience, tailored to local APEC markets. The focus areas of the Project address key challenges faced by MSMEs and aspiring entrepreneurs from developing APEC economies in the areas of human capital, social entrepreneurship, market access, and technology and innovation, with the cross-cutting themes of gender, youth and environmental sustainability.

APF Canada is responsible for delivering relevant and timely policy research and practical tools that can help project beneficiaries (MSMEs and aspiring entrepreneurs from APEC developing economies) and intermediaries (policy-makers from APEC developing economies). This is achieved through the development of several project outputs, including four MSME workshop sessions over the four years.