DTI 12 holds “Treasures of Region 12” 2nd Regional Trade Fair and Side Events in November
The Department of Trade and Industry 12 will be holding its grander version of the Treasures of Region 12, which was originally launched in 2014 thru its upcoming 2nd Regional Trade Fair and Side Events slated on November 11-15, 2015 at the SM Mall of General Santos.
With its tagline: Treasures of Region 12: Stimulating Progress thru ASEAN Integration, said event will serve as a culmination of all DTI Business Development Activities for 2015. Featured in the said event are the following activities: 1) Regional Trade Fair, 2) Treasures of Region 12 Product Show, 3) Craft Special Setting, 4) BIMP-EAGA Pavilion of Region 12 Products, 5) " Patok na Negosyo" Trainings and Seminars, 6) BIMP-EAGA Forum on Halal Opportunities, 7) Financing Fora and Advocacy on Philippines New Generation Currency, 8) Business Matching - Supply Management thru Investments for Large Enterprises and 9) S.U.P.E.R. Consumer Advocacy.
“Treasures of Region 12” was originally launched in 2014 as DTI 12's branding strategy to collectively promote the region's products. Having been successful in generating PhP 4.100 M total sales to include Cash of PhP 0.520 M by featuring 63 MSMEs and installing 50 trade fair booths last year, this year's bundled activities aim to feature a hundred of Region 12's MSMEs that were carefully selected and pre-identified as "Export Ready" or ready to be marketed not only outside of Region 12 but most of all, in the International Market.
At least 3,000 visitors are expected to see the 2nd Regional Trade Fair and Side events which are expanded to the above-mentioned nine component activities which shall help generate an export sale of about US$ 1M and investments of about PhP 10 M. A total of 420 participants are expected to attend the various trainings and seminars as part of its side events.
9TH NATIONAL PALM OIL CONGRESS
17TH NATIONAL TUNA CONGRESS
The Department of Trade and Industry, as it supports the Philippine Palm Oil Development Council, Inc. (PPCDI), calls for planters, investors, processors, bankers, agricultural leaders, academe, government line agencies, and local government units from different regions in the country to participate in the 9th National Palm Oil Congress on August 19-20, 2015 at the KCC Mall Convention Center along J. Catolico Sr. Avenue, Brgy. Lagao, General Santos City.
With the theme, "Promoting Inclusive Growth in the Expanding Palm Oil Industry", the Congress will feature key information, development initiatives, technological advances, financing programs, local and international development initiatives, technological advances, financing programs, local and international trends and prospects. Trade Promotion and Exhibits as well as Business Matching among Palm Oil Industry Stakeholders will also be done simultaneously with the event.
In general, the congress aims to promote palm oil as an essential commodity to provide socio-economic development opportunities in provision of better income, employment and increase inflows of investment in Mindanao. Specifically, it aims to provide knowledge, information, prospects and programs for the industry; be able to generate policies thru advocacy and resolutions that will enhance investment climate that will propel the development of the industry; and to develop directions for the Palm Oil Industry Cluster thru policy statement from different industry leaders, head of agencies as well as from legislative and executive officers of the country.
The City Government of General Santos, Provincial Government of Sarangani, API Group of Companies, KPII, FPPI, ABERDI, LBP, DA, and other Major Industry Players with the support of DTI, RBOI, DTI-ARMM, PCA, DOT and other stakeholders co-sponsor the event.
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