APEC BEST AWARD
accumulates the "success stories" of women MSME owners & SME top managers. The Contest was initiated by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, and the Committee on Women Entrepreneurship Development of OPORA RUSSIA (non-governmental organization for small and medium business) in 2015.
The contest was held 4 times in the frame of APEC Women & The Economy Forum:
June 2016, Lima, Peru;
September 2017, Hue, Viet Nam;
September 2018, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
October 2019, La Serena,Chile
The aim of the contest is support and promotion of women entrepreneurial practices in APEC economies and the key instruments they applied when saving and developing businesses in time of challenges and COVID-19 threats across APEC economies.