APEC BEST AWARD is an international contest initiated in 2015 at the APEC site by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Committee for Women's Entrepreneurship Development
of "OPORA RUSSIA".
The contest has established itself as one of the best projects in the field of popularization of women's entrepreneurship and attracting attention to talented projects that are potentially scalable in the APEC markets (among SMEs).
19 economies became active participants of the contest.
The main goal of the project is to select and promote within APEC the best success stories of female owners and managers of SMEs, key tools that help them in business development. In addition, the attention of the media, investors, government and public organizations representatives is attracted to the participants and their business models, popularizing the idea of entrepreneurship among women and thereby involving them in the economy and giving the idea of implementation to the potentially active population of the Asia-Pacific region.