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22nd APEC SME Ministerial Meeting. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Small and Medium Enterprise Ministerial Meeting Chair and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo together with other SME Ministers pose for a family photo on September 25, 2015 at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City. At this meeting, Domingo said that he looks forward to the discussion to finalize and endorse the Iloilo Initiative, which will provide a bigger voice and better opportunities for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as advance the policy framework that will promote their participation in international trade and global value chains through the APEC MSME Marketplace. The convergence in APEC economies’ priorities provides greater latitude for them to cooperate and collaborate, particularly in identifying and implementing concrete, practical and high-impact initiatives. (DTI-PRU)