Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI)
Department of Economic Development

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  VI Dialogue


“Public Policies to Enhance the Competitiveness, Innovation and Internationalization of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)”
-Organized by the OAS Department of Economic Development and the National Commission of the Micro and Small Enterprise of El Salvador (CONAMYPE)—(San Salvador, El Salvador - April 24-25, 2019).

The objective of the Dialogue is to exchange good practices and identify concrete opportunities for horizontal cooperation on policies and programs to support the competitiveness, innovation and internationalization of MSMEs. Ministers and/or permanent secretaries responsible for the portfolio of MSMEs of OAS Member States and representatives of institutions (such us development banks) with programs to support this sector.



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Ileana Rogel, President, National Commission of Micro and Small Enterprises (CONAMYPE), El Salvador

Maryse Robert, Director, Department of Economic Development, OAS

Professor Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the Republic of El Salvador

Renée Penco, Coordinator, Caribbean SBDC Program, OAS

Marco Dini, Economic Affairs Officer, Production, Productivity and Management Division, ECLAC.


Ignacio Méndez Fernández, Vice Minister of Development of SMEs, Ministry of Industry, Trade and MSMEs, Dominican Republic.

Cristóbal Leturia, National Director, SERCOTEC, Chile.

Althea West–Meyers, Manager/Business Development Division, Jamaica Business Development Corporation

Patricio Gigli, National Director of Assistance to Entrepreneurs and SMEs, Ministry of Production and Labor, Argentina

Senator Lynette P. Holder, Chief Executive Officer, Small Business Association of Barbados

Isaac Godoy Larroza, Vice Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Ministry of Industry and Trade, Paraguay

Kary I. Hintz-Tate, Acting Director, Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State, United States.

Enio Pinto, Gerente, Unidade de Relacionamento com o Cliente,
SEBRAE, Brazil

Danny Sánchez-Mola, Founder and CEO, KOLAU, Google Strategic Partner.

Miosotis Rivas, Executive Director, SICA’s Regional Center for the Promotion of MSMEs (CENPROMYPE).

Gloria Zarazúa, Vice Minister of MSME Development, Ministry of Economy, Guatemala

James Clark, Consul, Embassy of Canada in El Salvador.


Idalia Hasbún, Manager of the Women Entrepreneurship Program, CONAMYPE, El Salvador.

Gabriela León Segura, Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade (MEIC), Costa Rica.

Lisa Harding, Coordinator, MSME Development Technical Cooperation Division, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)

John Rodriguez, Regional Sales Manager of Amazon Web Services for Central America.

Albert Salgado, Executive Director of the UTSA South-West Texas Border SBDC Network and Interim Director of the Institute for Economic Development, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Elsye Mariela Guzmán de Vega, Operations Analyst, Inter-American Development Bank, IDB LAB. 

Damie Sinanan, Manager, Competitiveness and Export Promotion, Caribbean Export Development Agency.

James Howe, Principal Advisor, International Marketing and Branding, International Trade Center (Geneva).

Nicolo Gligo, ECLAC.




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