The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) is an agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is based in The Hague, The Netherlands. The objectives of the Market Intel Best Practices session in Quito (Ecuador, December 2009) were:
ZeroSpace Advies BV - in cooperation with Alfons van Duivenbode (IDConsultancy) – has been moderating the three day programme. Frank has performed a key note address on organizing knowledge in BSO’s. Participants were from Brazil, Panama, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Cuba etc… For a video impression of the seminar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHuiYwRcljE
The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) is an agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The purpose of the CBI RISE (Regional Information System for Export) mission was to determine the state-of-the practice of the development of the Portal EACXPORT.COM (March 25 to March 30, 2007 - was spent in Nairobi, Kenya). This project has created a new electronic market tool and service. It will significantly change the BSOs image and the East African Community’s –Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya - competitive position in the African community.
The Market Intelligence Portal is critical to establish the BSOs as a major business partner and knowledge broker in the market place. It will deliver personalized information services to provide exactly the information and knowledge a stakeholder wants, when wanted. It will improve the ease of doing business. The implementation and the improvement of this interactive high value portal is – and will be - a collaborative effort and demands shared ownership.