Business growth, opportunities in 7th ZamPen Business Conference PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 16:07

The regional business conference of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Western Mindanao will be held this year in Dipolog City from August 5 to 7.

With the theme “Zamboanga Peninsula SME’s: Facing Challenges Creating Opportunities,” this annual gathering of all business groups in the region is being hosted by Dipolog Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Special guest of honor is Senator Jinggoy Estrada with Secretary Ramon Paje of DENR and Secretary Alberto Lim of DOT as speakers.

Among the topics to be discussed are responsible and sustainable mining, agriculture, tourism, technology, local governance, skills and livelihood. Regional directors of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Interior Government (DILG), Department of Trade and industry (DTI), Technical and Skills Development (TESDA), Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will discuss supports their offices can give to the private sectors.

The different chamber members of the region will also present the tourism and business potentials of their cities and provinces. Among the private companies who will share their success stories are the Rural Bank of Dipolog, Cebu Green Peaks Development Corporation, Katipunan Group of Companies, Mediatrix Homes Inc., and Coca-Cola.

PCCI-VP for Mindanao Edwin Capili is encouraging all business sectors to join in this business gathering. It will give them the opportunities to sell and promote their products as well as scout business partners or distributors and buyers at the Conference Trade Fair in Lee Plaza.

PCCI-Western Mindanao Regional Governor and Conference Chairman Edgar Bagarinao said those who are interested to contact their local chamber office. In Zamboanga City, the local chamber Zamboanga City Chamber of Commerce and Industry can be contacted at 991-0190 or through email zamboanga_chamber@ yahoo.com.ph