PAMPANGA

Business services offered at 1st Central Luzon expo

PAMPANGA. Local government unit heads (from left) Pampanga board member Anthony Joseph Torres; Jopet Inton, mayor of Hermosa, Bataan; Christian Yap, mayor of Victoria; Dennis Pineda, governor of Pampanga; Tarlac governor Susan Yap; Governor Daniel Fernando of Bulacan; and Tarlac board member Jojie David welcomed local and international stakeholders at the opening ceremonies of the first Central Luzon Expo at the Asean Convention Center, Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga on October 17. (Contributed photo)

STAKEHOLDERS in the region were given a chance to avail of various business services during the two-day Central Luzon Expo held at the Clark Freeport Zone.

Several businessmen, investors and jobseekers trooped to the Asean Convention Center on October 17 to 18 to provide their services to stakeholders in the region.

The event was organized by the Department of Trade and Industry together with the Central Luzon Growth Corridor Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Department of Tourism and the Department of Labor and Employment.

Themed “Central Luzon: Opportunities, Progress, The Future,” the expo aims to showcase Central Luzon as a key growth region in the areas of trade, tourism and investments.

Aside from the seven provincial pavilions and provincial investment presentations highlighted in the event, a job fair was also held to cater to jobseekers in the region.

Business matching sessions and on-site meetings between investment specialists of the seven provinces and would be investors from the private sector was also conducted during the event.

The Central Luzon Expo also featured a procurement matching activity for local businesses to increase the engagement of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region as distributors or suppliers to bigger companies.

To help local MSMEs in the region gain an update of the current industry situation in Central Luzon, an investment forum was also be done to present the industries, investment areas available and trends in the industry.


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