Ministry of Commerce and Industry to Launch Annual Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Conference and “Buy Liberia” Annual Trade Fair in April 2013

Monrovia, LIBERIA - The Ministry of Commerce & Industry, will bring together 150-200 MSMEs, banks, MFIs, and civil societies for a three-day conference in Monrovia in April 2013. The conference will be based on the four pillars of the MSME policy (legal and regulatory reforms, access to markets, access to finance, and building skills and knowledge), and will highlight the reforms implemented that are creating an enabling environment for the MSME sector to thrive and grow in Liberia.Several government officials from the various institutions along with business service providers will participate in panel discussions to assist MSMEs in all stages of development.  Key players in the sector - banks, microfinance institutions, and concessionaires –will provide practical steps that MSMEs can take to grow their businesses and promote sustainable growth leading to employment creation.

 

The MoCI is hosting the conference, with support from its partners, IFC and the Liberia Better Business Forum (LBBF). A “Buy Liberia” trade fair promoting various products made in Liberia will be promoted during the period of the conference.

 

It is our hope that you mark your calendars well in advance so you can be a part of this exciting venture in April. Further information on the conference will be available on the website of the Ministry at www.moci.gov.lr.