THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Central Luzon is set to hold the second run of Touchpoint conference this coming November 26.

Themed “Championing Innovation and Technology in the Post-Pandemic Recovery,” the conference will be held via Zoom platform and broadcast through the official Facebook page DTI Central Luzon.

More than 500 participants, including members of the academe, local government officials, exporters, officers of national line agencies, micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), business chambers and consumer organizations are expected to participate as experts will discuss relevant topics on innovation and information technology as MSMEs move into the post-pandemic recovery period.

DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez will serve as the keynote speaker for the said conference.

An innovation advocate, Lopez is expected to emphasize the innovation efforts of the government to help different industries and MSME rebuild and grow their business as economic restrictions are eased.

Also invited for the program is Export Management Bureau Director Christopher Lawrence Arnuco to discuss Support to Export Industry in the Post-Pandemic Era, while DTI Undersecretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba of the Competitiveness and Innovation Group will discuss the Philippine Innovation Act.

IT Business Processing Association of the Philippines Vice-Chairman Nora Terrado was also invited to discuss Customer Value Creation and Digital Technology.

For her part, DTI Central Luzon Director Leonila T. Baluyut noted that the Touchpoint 2.0 conference is the agency’s contribution to further support regional innovation initiatives to help economic recovery.

The second run of the business conference will be held after the first successful run of Touchpoint in April 2021.