CLARK FREEPORT--NLEX Corporation, builder and operator of NLEX-SCTEX, has launched the first transport conference aimed at creating further value for transport stakeholders through a day of insightful talks with industry leaders.

Guided by the theme, “Road to a More Sustainable Economic Development,” the Transport Con, which was recently held at Sheraton Manila Hotel gathered 150 key stakeholders from transport groups and corporate partners.

“NLEX Corporation is always committed to creating new and exciting avenues for stakeholders, partners, and transport groups to come together and share best practices and ideas on how we can enhance road safety while ensuring sustainability. Being a champion of progress and social responsibility, NLEX hopes to accomplish this and generate added value for everyone through Transport Con,” NLEX President and General Manager J. Luigi L. Bautista said.

The conference was graced with field luminaries who covered salient topics such as industry challenges, consumer insights, sustainable mobility, economic recovery, and building transport communities.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Undersecretary Maria Catalina Cabral discussed linking opportunities for accessibility and supply chain access; Department of Energy (DOE) Director Rino Abad spoke on the topic of addressing the challenges for oil and gas consumption; Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President George Barcelon enlightened participants on bringing the transport sector aboard to a future-proof economy.

Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) President Digs Dimagiba talked about building trust in today's digital ecosystem; Infobip Philippines Country Director

Charist Montenegro gave insights on expanding transport communities through messaging, and MPT Mobility Assistant Vice President Donald Saurombe presented smart urban mobility and the transport industry as a model of future-forward partnership.

Fortifying NLEX's reputation as an advocate of progress, corporate sustainability, and road safety, the Transport Con also hosted officers and owners from the country’s biggest transport organizations including the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP), Nagkakaisang Samahan ng Nangangasiwa ng Panlalawigang Bus sa Pilipinas Inc. (NSNPBPI), Inland Haulers and Truckers Association (INHTA), Alliance of Concerned Truck Owners and Organizations (ACTOO), and Haulers and Truckers Association in the Watersouth, Inc. (HATAW).

Transport Con is part of the tollway company’s program to strengthen relationships with stakeholders as it continuously aims to address emerging trends and drive growth in the transport industry, as well as inspire and support innovation and business excellence.