The President of
the National Institute of the Entrepreneur (INADEM, by its initials in
Spanish), Enrique Jacob Rocha, participated in the 22th Ministerial Meeting of
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
(APEC) in Iloilo, Philippines.
During the event,
in which were reviewed the issues affecting the Micro, Small and Medium-sized
Enterprises in the region, and the progress made since the last meeting held in
Nanjing, China, last year, Jacob Rocha presented the proposal that the INADEM
has been formulated on: the importance and opportunity that exists to use
digital technologies for growth of micro and small traditional businesses, as
such technological advances reached will make possible to separate them from
the subsistence economy in which they are trapped.
In this regard, the
United States, Peru and the Philippines demonstrated in full agreement with the
Mexican proposal; joining other numerous nations which in various international
forums have agreed to collaborate with Mexico to make, in 2016, a global
conference in which will be identified the key global strategies based on the
digital technology to get more productive micro and small-sized traditional
Ministerial Meeting of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, the President of
INADEM shared the forum with ministers and deputy ministers of the APEC
countries, among which are Australia, Canada, South Korea, China, USA,
Philippines, Indonesia Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, among
In a working tour
through Asia, particularly in Beijing, China, Enrique Jacob Rocha met Xin
Goubin, Deputy Minister of the Minister of Industry; Tong Daochi, Assistant
Minister of Commerce; Cao Jianlin, Vice Minister of Science and Technology; Qin
Zhihui, Director General of the Chinese Centre for the Promotion of the
Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises; and Wang Jinzhe, Vice
President of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
(CCPIT), to highlight the interest of INADEM in deepening the convergences
between Mexico and China to promote the entrepreneurship and innovation thorugh
the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
At the meeting, it
was recalled the successful participation of over 170 Mexican companies in the
China International Fair for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (CISMEF, for
its acronym in English), held in the city of Guangzhou in October 2014, in
which Mexico attended as co-host country and both reviewed the details of the
2015 Edition, which is expected to a delegation of 20 companies.
President of INADEM stressed the importance it represents for Mexico the
celebration of the IX China Latin America and the Caribbean Business Summit
(CHINALAC) that will take place in Guadalajara, Jalisco, on 13 and 14 October.
"This summit will boost the trade and investment between China and Latin
America and will serve as a platform to impulse the trade and investment,"
Enrique Jacob met with Wong Toon Joon, Director of the Division of Emerging
Markets and Director of the Division of Research and Enterprises; Philip Yeo,
Chairman of EDIS SPRING; Poh Kam Wong, Director of the Center for
Entrepreneurship at NUS Enterprise; and Jack Sim, President and Founder of BOP
HUB Singapore, to identify the next steps in the race for getting successful
entrepreneurs and startups able to conquer markets on both sides of the Pacific
The aim is to
implement cooperation mechanisms that could link universities of both countries
to host entrepreneurs and link them with mentors of wide experience that allows
them to succeed in business, in a scheme supported by the INADEM and SPRING of
In his meeting with
Jack Sim, he participated him the institutional support of the INADEM to the
Mexican promoting organizations that drive "The BOP World Convention
2015", an event to be held from 1 to 3 December this year in Mexico City.
In addition, it was
raised the possibility of developing partnerships to constitute a BOP HUB in
Mexico that encourages the young Mexican entrepreneurs to develop social
enterprises, as the BOP Hub Singapore is a business accelerator and its mission
is to catalyze and strengthen the inter sectorial collaboration and
participation in the social entrepreneurship; it also conducts research aimed
to develop affordable technologies that can solve social problems.
entrepreneurs and Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises will be benefited
of the agreements and achievements obtained by the President of INADEM in Asia.