ASEAN to launch largest mentoring program for small businessmen


Posted at Nov 10 2017 10:13 AM

A view of the Philippine International Convention Center, a venue of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Manila, Philippines November 7, 2017. Erik De Castro, Reuters

MANILA - The largest mentoring program for small businessmen in Southeast Asia will be launched on Sunday, on the eve of ASEAN leaders' meetings, one of its organizers said.

Having the region's tycoons in agriculture, trade and technology mentor small businessmen will help promote inclusive growth, ASEAN Business Advisory Council chairman Joey Concepcion said Friday.

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"Prosperity for all has been our theme from the start," said Concepcion, who is also President Rodrigo Duterte's adviser on entrepreneurship.

Myanmar's State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, is expected to speak at the event, Concepcion told ANC's Market Edge with Cathy Yang.