Trade Industry, stakeholders meet for roadmap development-A A +A
Thursday, February 2, 2012
THE Department of Trade and Industry will gather experts and stakeholders in a series of forums and dialogues in a bid to develop strategic industry roadmaps in collaboration with the private sector.
Inputs from all these forums will contribute to DTI’s overall trade and industry programs and plans as we align all our efforts to strengthen our competitiveness and grow our presence in the global market, the DTI said.
DTI Undersecretary for Industry Development and Trade Policy Group Adrian Cristobal Jr. said: “We draw from the expertise and experience of the private sector in developing industry development plans. Roadmaps help industries plan their growth, competitiveness and sustainability and we aim to build a consensus in generating ideas and define the direction for possible roadmap templates.”
DTI already restructured its key functions to align policymaking, promotions initiatives and SME development interventions to address development priorities.
“We have been meeting with business leaders from the Federation of Philippine Industries, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Joint Foreign Chambers to identify areas of collaboration, and industry advocates have expressed their support to this initiative as well,” Cristobal added. (CGC)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 02, 2012.