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SMILE Conducts BB-SB Biz Matching, Forum and Reverse Fair

posted Sep 23, 2014, 11:52 PM by Dtiph Rehiyon Dose

In celebration of the 12th Yaman GenSan, the Department of Trade and Industry NERBAC 12 in cooperation with the GSC SMEDCI, PhilExport 12 and GSC-CCI will conduct the Big Brother and Small Brother Business Matching cum Forum and Reverse Fair on July 22, 2014 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to be held at Hall 2 SM General Santos City. With the theme “SMILE: Forging Ties thru CSR” the  objective of the activity is to generate trade and  investment leads by matching the requirements of large companies with local suppliers - micro and small entrepreneurs referred to as “Small Brothers”, providing SMEs the opportunity to  do business with large companies, referred to as the “Big Brothers”.

Said activity has 3 components, namely: (1) Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS), a plenary session which will feature the business opportunities of large companies in the region specifically, the raw materials/supply requirements that they need in large quantities currently sourced outside the region;  (2) Reverse Fair, an exhibit of the different supply/raw material requirements of large companies enrolled in the SMILE Program that will be showcased per product group (crops, fruits and vegetables, etc.); and (3) Business Matching, a venue where suppliers can meet face to face with the buyers.


There will also be 2 other activity sub-components, namely: (1) the launching of the SOCCSKSARGEN Compendium of Project Briefs, which is a compilation of business opportunities that have ready markets in Region 12; and, (2) the Launching of Corporate Giveaways, which features locally-produced products as possible company giveaways instead of products sourced from outside of the region. Expected participants to the 1-day event include existing enterprises to include small, medium and large Companies, farmer-producers and consolidators, as well as potential industry stakeholders.