Technical Assistance Workshop on Logistics for Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) of Belize

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Ref: BEL/ADMIN/011 (97)

PRESS RELEASE

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Technical Assistance Workshop on Logistics for Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) of Belize

February 28th, 2012 – The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) in collaboration with the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), and Scotia Bank of Belize, is facilitating a Technical Assistance (TA) workshop, on logistics as part of our commitment to develop and enhance the export capacity and competiveness of SMEs in Belize. It will be held at the Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) conference room, 4792 Coney Drive, Belize City, on February 29th to March 1st 2012 starting at 8:30am.

IIC has developed the FINPYME Program (Innovative Financing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)) as a diagnostic tool for SMEs; intended to help them improve their competiveness and facilitate their access to potential sources of financing. Phase 1 of this program was launched in 2009, whereby thirteen (13) companies were examined to assess their competitiveness which was conducted by Belizean consultants. Phase 2 of this program is the Group Technical Assistance workshops with the continued objective of enhancing their competiveness.

The Logistics Technical Assistance workshop will include topics such as:

  • Shipping requirements and procedures
  • Modes of transportation
  • Shipping routes
  • Frequencies and costs
  • Insurance
  • Supporting infrastructures
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inventory management
  • Role of Government & supporting agencies
  • Trends and future development including case studies

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact:
Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (Beltraide)
14 Orchid Garden St., City of Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize
Tel: 501-822-3607; Fax: 501-822-0595
Email: [email protected]
[email protected] ; Web Address: www.belizeinvest.org.bz

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