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FDB awards night to encourage competitive recognition

Friday, February 09, 2018

Update: 4:17PM THE 2017 Fiji Development Bank?s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) awards will take place today to encourage the growth of small and micro enterprises through a platform for competitive recognition.

The award has been restructured this year to contribute to progressing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), locally, and the climate change framework as reflected in FDB's new Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2020.

Newly-introduced awards to the event include SMEs that are responsive to climate change through adopting mitigation and adaptation practices in their businesses, SMEs that have shown exceptional effort in progressing the SDGs locally, the Women's Entrepreneur of the Year and the most resilient SME post-Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The award's total prize money has also increased from $36,000 last year to $61,000 this year.

Fijian President Jioji Konrote will officiate as chief guest at the 2017 FDB's National SME awards at the Grand Pacific Hotel from 6pm tonight.

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