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In Concepcion, GIF Launches New Report at APEC SME Week 2019
The off-the-record conversation among startup, business and government stakeholders explored the various ways entrepreneurs are using global technology tools and platforms to build and operate global businesses, and discuss the role of government policies and programs to enable women entrepreneurs and global startups to succeed.
Several Chile-based women entrepreneurs participated in the discussion, including Javiera Gutierrez, founder of Munani, who is profiled in the report.
In addition, participants heard from Marinelly Díaz Saporiti, who directs a series of #SheMeansBusiness training programs for small businesses on behalf of Facebook in Latin America.
U.S. Department of Commerce Undersecretary for International Trade Gil Kaplan provided opening remarks at the discussion.
María Ignacia Simonetti, Priority Coordinator “Women, SMEs and Inclusive Growth” APEC 2019 & Head of the Gender Division at el Subsecretaria de Relaciones Economicas Internacionales in Chile, also provided remarks.
In addition, GIF Executive Director Jake Colvin spoke at September 2 “Online-to-Offline” forum on opportunities for SMEs in the new era of digital transformation.