DTI, JICA set investment conference for industrial development strategy

June 4, 2013 10:22 pm 

MANILA, June 4 –- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will hold an investment conference promoting awareness in the country’s cluster-based industrial development strategy.

This conference intends to promote the Philippines as a viable investment destination for local and foreign businesses in the sectors of agri-business, information and communications technology (ICT), support to tourism, health and wellness, and manufacturing, particularly fresh and processed tropical fruits, processed food, rubber, coconut, aqua-marine, and poultry.

“Investing in Priority Industry Clusters for SMEs: A Conference” will be held from June 25 to 26 at at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premiere in Davao City.

The conference will also putting up exhibit which will showcase 19 priority industry clusters and investment projects, business matching which will have a one-on-one business session between suppliers and potential investors, and break-out sessions in which industry experts will talk about opportunities among the industry clusters.

Part of the conference are experts from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Agency for International Cooperation) to introduce ValueLinks or value chain methodology as a tool in industry development.

ValueLinks development plan was drafted during series of industry cluster development planning workshops held in Central Visayas, Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Southern Mindanao last year. (PNA)

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