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APEC BEST Award

October 2, 2019 — October 3, 2019
APEC BEST Award
The finals of the fourth APEC International Women's Projects Competition “APEC Business Efficiency and Success Target Award (APEC BEST AWARD)” will be held in Chile on October 2, 2019.

Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and Committee on the Development of Women's Entrepreneurship “OPORA RUSSIA” With the support of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, they announced the start of the national qualifying stage of APEC BEST AWARD.

Two winners of the selections at the level of 21 economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) take part in the competition. The jury members are leading international APEC experts, representatives of the government sector, and entrepreneurs.

Each APEC economy selects 2 participants among entrepreneurs and SME managers.
a) Candidates must own (in a proportion of at least 50%) micro, small or medium-sized enterprises in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation (to participate in the competition of entrepreneurial projects) or manage small or medium-sized enterprises (to participate in the competition of women managers);
b) Present a potentially replicable business model;
c) To represent an enterprise operating on the market for 2-7 years and having reached breakeven.

To participate in the national selection for the right to represent Russia at the APEC BEST Award final, you must fill out application and together with the presentation of the project send to: womenopora@gmail.com until August 23, 2019

The winners of the APEC BEST Award 2019 national selection will compete with the best of the best, get acquainted with the business practices of their colleagues, present their project in a creative atmosphere of like-minded people and receive recommendations from international professionals. The APEC website and national websites of APEC economies will publish an overview of the projects of the winners and other participants.