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Local Businesses: Apply Now to the 2014 MSME Conference!

Applications are open for the second annual MSME Conference & Trade Fair. Local business owners, Building Markets invites you to apply!

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Building Markets and other stakeholders, will host the second MSME Conference in April 2014 and is seeking 50 top local MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) to apply to be a part of the trade fair. You don’t want to miss out!

Last year, over 400 guests attended per day, including Honorable President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf herself. As a business in the trade fair, you have the opportunity to showcase your goods and services to all guests and establish new business relationships. Last year, businesses won over $500,000 in contracts directly from the conference!

Businesses in the fair will also receive free training from partner organizations in topics such as general procurement, financial management and accounting, and branding and packaging. Take your business to the next level with free training!

As a Trade Fair recipient you will get the chance to network with members of international investment firms, government ministries, banks, NGOs, UN agencies and private companies working in Liberia and looking for top local suppliers, and regional and international experts in private sector development. The Conference is full of possibilities to learn better business skills, acquire new clients and promote your business!

To be eligible, your business must be registered and operate in the following sectors: agriculture, catering, construction, lodging, services (including consulting, cleaning, IT, security, waste management, etc) textiles, transportation and logistics, and woodworking.

To apply, download the application here or at moci.gov.lr. Deadline is February 28. Submit your application via e-mail to nationalmsmeconference2014@gmail.com or in hard copy to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Monrovia or their county inspectorates, USAID FED in Monrovia or in the counties, Business Start-Up Center offices in Monrovia or the counties, Building Markets, Global Communities, IBEX, or the Marketplace.

Don’t let this opportunity pass your business by!

For more details or any questions, visit Building Markets’ office in Sinkor, Gardiner Avenue beachside between 8th and 9th streets. Or send an e-mail to nationalmsmeconference2014@gmail.com.

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