The month of October was closed by IGCN with "IGCN-ITC Business Matchmaking: Connecting one million womenpreuners to market, locally and globally by year 2020 through ITC' SheTrades Initiative". The matchmaking was to connect womenpreneurs (Small – Medium Enterprises (SMEs)) with national's renowned corporations to get access to the market. Participated by 17 corporations and 31 SMEs having their business operations based from various locations including West Sumatra, Central Java, Flores and Berau, etc., ITC SheTrades Business Matchmaking was held at (and under the courtesy of) PPM Manajemen Building, Jakarta on 31st October 2017.
It is expected that there will be business signing agreements between corporations and SMEs as a result of this initiative. The initiative is expected to be held twice a year to bring in more womenpreuneurs connected with market.
Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN), the local network of United Nations Global Compacts is currently in collaboration with International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of World Trade Organization and the United Nations, headquartered in Geneva, to support SheTrades initiative. It is an initiative that provides women entrepreneurs around the world with a unique network and platform to connect to international markets. SheTrades, which aims to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020, also works with corporations to include more women entrepreneurs in their supply chain.
List of corporates that joined SheTrades Business Matchmaking:
List of SMEs that joined SheTrades Business Matchmaking: