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IIC FINPYME Belize Initiative 2013


Launch of FINPYME ExportPlus


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March 5, 2014 – With the opening conference in Belize City, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) launched its flagship export program, FINPYME ExportPlus, in Belize, in conjunction with the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), IIC’s key partner in Belize.

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Apart from the launch, the one-week event will consist of a series of trainings on resources and tools to improve the export competitiveness and capacities of over 35 local exporters. The trainings will be in the export development areas of certification, operations, and management processes:

  • Certification Processes- includes sanitation, health & packaging, quality etc.
  • Operational Processes- includes production chains, quality control, and logistics
  • Managerial Processes- marketing, strategic planning, foreign sales etc.

A representative from the Trade and Economic Counselor of the Wallonia Region of Belgium, sponsor of the FINPYME ExportPlus program in Belize, has noted:

“It give us great pleasure and satisfaction to extend our help and support to the [SMEs] of Belize. Based on our past experiences in Haiti and Panama, the expertise of our consultants, and our excellent collaboration with the IIC, I am convinced that all together we will reach our main goal of improving the efficiency of Belizean SMEs, and hence their international sales.” (Mr. Bernard Geenen, Trade and Economic Counselor of the Wallonia Region)

Since the inception of the FINPYME ExportPlus program in 2009 it has reached 16 countries in the hemisphere. The IIC comes with more than US$4.6 million to invest in this technical assistance program, helping SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean become more competitive and improve their export capacity.

The launch of the program is being held today Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, Toucan Hall in Belize City commencing at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. We hereby extend invitation to media houses, as this is the perfect opportunity to engage coordinators of the program and view the prospectus being offered to local entrepreneurs and enterprises to access global opportunities.

For more information, please feel free to contact us:

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)

14 Orchid Garden St., City of Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize

Email: beltraide@belizeinvest.org.bz

publicrelations@belizeinvest.org.bz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/beltraide

 

IIC Launches FINPYME ExportPlus in Belize


February 27, 2014- With an opening conference in Belize City, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) will launch its flagship export program, FINPYME ExportPlus, in Belize, in conjunction with the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), IIC’s key partner in Belize.

Apart from the launch, the one-week event will consist of a series of trainings on resources and tools to improve the export competitiveness and capacities of over 35 local exporters. The trainings will be in the export development areas of certification, operations, and management processes:

  • Certification Processes- includes sanitation, health & packaging, quality etc.
  • Operational Processes- includes production chains, quality control, and logistics
  • Managerial Processes- marketing, strategic planning, foreign sales etc.

A representative from the Trade and Economic Counselor of the Wallonia Region of Belgium, sponsor of the FINPYME ExportPlus program in Belize, has noted:

“It give us great pleasure and satisfaction to extend our help and support to the [SMEs] of Belize. Based on our past experiences in Haiti and Panama, the expertise of our consultants, and our excellent collaboration with the IIC, I am convinced that all together we will reach our main goal of improving the efficiency of Belizean SMEs, and hence their international sales.” (Mr. Bernard Geenen, Trade and Economic Counselor of the Wallonia Region) Continue reading “IIC Launches FINPYME ExportPlus in Belize”

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


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, and

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: beltraide@belizeinvest.org.bz

nilda@belizeinvest.org.bz

Web Address: www.belizeinvest.org.bz

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