Pacific Islands Entrepreneurship Expo

Business Assistance Fiji (BAF) was part of the two-day Pacific Islands Entrepreneurship Expo, which was held from Wednesday, 30 August till Thursday, 31 August at the Grand Pacific Hotel (GPH) in Suva.

The two-day expo was hosted by the GGGI Pacific, International Labour Organization, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and yher Pacific Islands where entrepreneurs from 7 countries in the South Pacific region engaged in vibrant networking and knowledge-sharing.

The platform also allowed MSMEs to participate, promote, diversify, and expand their network. Participants across the South Pacific region also joined the two-day expo virtually.

BAF, General Manager, Mr. Ramesh Chand had an opportunity to present at one of the sessions at the Expo – Partnership Fusion: Blending Strengths for Impact (ADB/BAF/BLP).

During this session, the entrepreneurs had the opportunity to explore the significant role of partnership fusion in enhancing economic development for the private sector. Discovering the remarkable journey of this approach and its impact.

Mr. Chand provided an overview of the BAF, activities under BAF, and how the MSMEs can benefit from it.

The major partners for BAF are the Fiji Government (Ministry of Trade, Co-operatives, Small and Medium Enterprises) and Business Link Pacific (BLP).

Mr. Chand shared BAF’s achievements through the support of the Fiji Government and its partnership with BLP.

He informed the entrepreneurs about BLP Business Support Grant and explained about new BLP climate change tool.

Mr. Chand further elaborated on the training and workshops conducted by BAF for MSMEs in Fiji. BAF would also like to thank ADB for developing its strategic policy.