MISAMIS ORIENTAL (PIA)--The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Misamis Oriental launched its first-ever three-day MSME ONE EXPO 2022 with the theme, “Bridging MSMEs towards the Future: Opportunities, Network, and Exhibit” in partnership with the Provincial Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (PMSMEDC) and United Architects of the Philippines-Cagayan de Oro (UAP-CDO) Chapter, May 5.
“The launching of the MSME One Expo 2022 is more than just a milestone for us, it is a testimony of how we are able to birth and produce MSME graduates over the years, who have now become successful entrepreneurs and making their mark in the world of business,” said DTI-Misamis Oriental Provincial Director Almer Masillones.
Staged to gather the 900 Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) graduates of DTI learning sessions conducted at Negosyo Centers in the province, the homecoming event aims to showcase local products while highlighting the journey and stories of the MSMEs throughout the years.
With product exhibits, plenary sessions, MSME testimonies, and forums featuring successful MSME stories, the expo also serve to bring forth stronger ties among DTI-MisOr, its partners, and various stakeholders towards bolstering local business capacity building and networking.
Annie Amante-Duay, a retired accountant, graduate of the government’s MSME program and now Casa Amante Tablea owner, expressed her excitement over the event, which provided new avenues for her business.
“I am thankful for the DTI and their partners who provided us the right knowledge and skills towards starting a business, this event is a celebration of our stories and struggles, with this [expo] we can truly show just how global our products are,” Amante-Duay said. (VPSB/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)