Bizmen move for one global Visayas-A A +A
Thursday, September 5, 2013
SOME 300 businessmen converge in Iloilo City for a three-day meeting celebrating the 22nd Visayas Area Business Conference September 4-6, 2013 with a central theme “One global Visayas: Unleashing the TIGER Economy.
Host Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Iloilo president Joe Marie Agriam said the conference theme TIGER gears Toward Integration, Growth and Economic Resiliency as the Visayas chamber of commerce lead in pushing the economy in this part of the Philippines.
Ambassador Benedicto Yujuico, president of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will give the keynote speech during the conference opening program on Thursday morning.
Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor will welcome the delegates from Region 8 Leyte and Samar, Region 7 from Cebu and Dumaguete and Region 6 from Panay and Negros Occidental.
First day main plenary speakers include Mabilog to present “PPPs Best Practices Towards a Positive Business Environment,” Chito Salazar of UI-Phinma for “Addressing the Gap Between the Academic Institutions and the Business Industries,” Amor Maclang of Geiser Maclang Network for “Strengthening Local Economies through Inter-Local Cooperation: Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC),” Evelyn del Rosario of Philippine Long Distance Telephone for “Corporate Social Responsibility: the PLDT Model,” Roel Castro of Palm Concepcion Power Corp for Visayas Power Supply Outlook,” and journalist TV personality Boy Abunda Jr for “Marketing the Marketer.”
Second day plenary speakers are Jose Cortez of Integrity Initiative for “Building a Corporate Ethics Culture in a Culture of Corruption,” Roberto Montelibano of CENECO for “Investing in Other Agricultural Industries,” Margie Biligan of DILG6 for “Business-Friendly and Competitive LGUs: DILG Roadmap,” and PCCI president Miguel Varela for “ASEAN Integration Initiative from the Private Sector.”