More than 700 exporters, business-support organizations, policy makers and academics are expected to gather at the annual National Export Congress on Tuesday.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the congress, to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, aims to promote a business environment that would help exporters become more innovative and collaborative, and strengthen their entrepreneurial capabilities.
It also aims to get the public and private sectors’ commitment to continue working together to sustain export promotion and development.
Held as part of the celebration of National Exporters’ Week from December 1 to 7, the congress—which has “Innovate. Collaborate. Export!” as its theme—shall feature activities organized by the DTI’s Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) and Export Development Council (EDC).
National Exporters’ Week was established under Presidential Proclamation 931, series of 1996, and House Resolution 33.
Also to be held during the week is the Usapang Exports information session of the EMB’s Philippine Export Competitiveness Program at St. Giles Hotel in Makati City on December 6 and a seminar on the basics of exporting at Davao City’s Pinnacle Hotel on December 7.