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Friday, August 7, 2015

Camarines Norte hosts 24th South Luzon Area Business Conference

By Rosalita B. Manlangit

DAET, Camarines Norte, Aug. 7 (PIA)–-The Camarines Norte Chamber of Commerce hosts the 24th South Luzon Area Business Conference (SOLABC) on Aug. 13 and 14 at the Pineapple Island Resort here.

Theme of the conference which is organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is: “Strengthening Partnerships for Global Competitiveness.”

The event will bring together businessmen from the regions of Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Bicol to discuss measures to raise their global competitiveness amid the forthcoming Asean economic integration.

Organizers said they have chosen Daet as the venue of the activity in recognition of its status as the country’s most competitive municipality in 2014.

It is also regarded as an emerging economic growth area with potentials for investments, trade, agro-industrial development and tourism.

SOLABC will formally raise its curtains on Aug. 13 with a forum in the morning and a fellowship in the evening at the Lighthouse Catherine Hotel in Barangay Bagasbas.

The next day, Aug. 14, the conference opens its doors for a more engaging discussions and a trade exhibit at the Pineapple Island Resort.

Panel topics and their distinguished discussants:

Competitiveness through Good Governance-- Daet Mayor Tito S. Sarion; former Governor Rafael Cosculluela of Negros Occidental; Rex Drillon II, chairman, National Issues Committee Management Association of the Philippines and Guillermo M. Luz, chairman, National Competitiveness Council.

Managing Impact of Climate Change in Business--Albay Governor Joey Salceda, Jose Lorenzo Tan, president and chief executive officer, World Wildlife Fund; and Dante Briones, CEO, Renewable Energy by SANSOBI Solar.

Shared Value on Agriculture—Nicomedes Eleazar, director, Bureau of Agriculture Research, Sen. Jun Magsaysay, NESTLE-PHILFOODEX.

Developing Competitive Human Resources—Alberto Fenix. DUAL-TECH Companies.

Emerging Tourism Circuits in South Luzon-- Francis Gentoral, field director, LGSP.

Investment Options and Financing Opportunities in Capital Market—Noel Refran, CEO, Philippine Stocks Exchange; and Small Business Corp.

The curtains fall in the evening with another fellowship of participants.

The event is supported by Camarines Sur Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Department of Trade and Industry ; local government units of Daet and Camarines Norte; NGO and Sons Trading; Prime Digital Studio; Tintin Apartele; Pineapple Island Resort; Daet Mayor Tito S. Sarion and Camarines Norte Edgardo A. Tallado. (EAD/RBM-PIA5/Camarines Norte)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/871438743791/camarines-norte-hosts-24th-south-luzon-area-business-conference#sthash.ThJVrMWC.dpuf

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