US company hosts workshop to increase Vietnamese SMEs leadership hinh anh 1At the workshop (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The US company Procter & Gamble hosted a workshop in Hanoi on September 6 to improve leadership of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Vietnam.

The event took place ahead of the 24th APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting (SMEMM) and related meetings, which are scheduled to take place in Ho Chi Minh City from September 10-15.

P&G affirmed its long-term commitment in Vietnam through a partnership with the Ministry of Planning and Investment to help Vietnamese firms improve competitiveness and innovation.

Deputy director of the ministry’s Enterprise Development Agency Nguyen Hoa Cuong said one of the top priorities of the Vietnamese Government from now to 2020 is developing SMEs as the engine of economic growth.

Improving the capability of Vietnamese enterprises will bolster Vietnam’s integration and connectivity with other APEC economies, he said.

“Vietnam is one of P&G’s important markets”, Vice President and General Manager at P&G Asia-Pacific Omar Channawi said.

He went on to say that “We are proud to continue our unwavering commitment to support and grow with local enterprises in a sustainable way”.

“Vietnam is among the first nations in Asia where P&G introduces both P&G SME Leadership College and Signal Accelerator,” he added.

He hoped that these programmes will help Vietnamese SMEs increase their competitiveness, innovation and management capabilities, as well as grasp business opportunities.-VNA