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Federation of Associations for SMEs of Cambodia (FASMEC) Sihanouk Branch, Kampot Department of Commerce, Preach Sihanouk Department of Commerce, Vietnam Charmer of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Can Tho branch and Ca Mau Business Association jointly organized the Cambodia – Vietnam Business Matching 2017 on October 5, 2017 at Cambodia’s Preah Sihanouk Province.

The event aimed to build the capacity of the public and private Trade Promotion Organizations (TPOs) in the SEC through (i) Enhancing trade and investment both in Vietnam and Cambodia (ii) conducting market research in Cambodia’s Preach Sihanouk province; and (iii) strengthening the competiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by expanding collaborative networks in order to promote cross-border trade and investment in the SEC. A total of 56 participants attended the business matching, representing public and private TPOs, SMEs from Cambodia’s Kampot and Preah Sihanouk provinces, Vietnam’s Ca Mau and Can Tho provinces, as well as local medias participated in the event. The event helped the event organizing team to (i) apply knowledge, skills and theories which they gained from the Reginal Training on Trade Events Promotion conducted at MI in June 2017; (ii) familiarize with the way to organize and evaluate the success of trade events; and (iii) create more opportunities for traders between the two countries to deeply understand and exchange experience that could lead to
further cooperation.


The organizing team also conducted the post event evaluation. Regarding the event objectives, participants reported that the event has met its objectives. As for contents, participants reported that both Cambodia – Vietnam Business Matching 2017 and learning visit to Sihanoukville Autonomous Port were useful, met their expectations, mostly improved / increased the knowledge and mostly relevant to their work. Participants also indicated that they were satisfied with the business matching activity. Overall, participants were satisfied with the events. Participants also provided comments / suggestions for further improvement of the event (please refers to ‘3. Event Evaluation.’)

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