Baguio Hosts 28th North Luzon Business Confab

The Baguio-Benguet Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 28th North Luzon Area Business Conference and it is slated to be held at the Cordillera Convention Hall of the Baguio Country Club, Baguio City on June 13-14, 2019 with the theme: "North Luzon: The New Business Frontier".

The first day of the conference will is expected to draw about 400 registered participants will have "Agribusiness Support for Promotions and Regional Exposition" as the morning topic followed by "Franchise Negosyo Para sa Baguio: Expo and Business Matching" to be presented by participating exhibitors. The Philippine Franchise Association will also offer franchise seminars and tackle "How to invest in the Right Franchise with Franchise Presentations and How to Franchise your Business".

The afternoon session which will be held at the Powerhouse Room will have a Chamber Management Forum to be followed by a meeting among Presidents and Governors of PCCI North Luzon.

A traditional welcome dinner and fellowship night with special presentations will cap the first day with PCCI Baguio President Deimler Cuyan serving as host with Mayor-elect Benjamin Magalong and Congressman Marquez Go as guest speakers.

On its second day, there will be an untying of ribbon and opening of trade exhibits by PCCI and DTI officials. Said exhibits will be set-up by the Department of Trade and Industry showcasing products of local MSMEs in CAR.

The PCCI Conference Proper follows with the call to order by PCCI Vice President for North Luzon and 28th NLABC

Chairman Robert E Lim. Region 1 PCCI Regional Governor Alexander M. Ang, Region II PCCI Regional Governor Cloyd C. Velasco, Region III PCCI Regional Governor Gregoria G. Simbulan and CAR PCCI Regional Governor and 28th NLABC Co-Chair Ernesto C. Panis will introduce their delegates & dignitaries attending the North Luzon confab.

After the opening statement of PCCI President Ma. Alegria S. Limjoco, Re-elected Senator Cynthia A. Villar will give her keynote speech followed by a plenary session on North Luzon's Road Map Towards Competitiveness with Usec. Adoracion M. Navarro of the National Economic & Development Authority.

The Day-2 afternoon will have plenary sessions on "Sustainable Tourism" to be presented by PCCI Director for Tourism Dr. Samie Lim and Department of Tourism CAR Regional Office OIC Regional Director Jovita A. Ganongan, "How Digital Technology is Changing Today's Business" by the Department of Information and Communications Technology,

"Policy and Regulatory Reform: Impact on North Luzon Economy" by Dr. Enrico L. Basilio of UP NCPAG and "Strengthening Industry – Academe Collaboration through CRADLE and BIST Programs" by DOST-CAR Regional Director Nancy A. Bantog.

An open forum and presentation of resolutions will then cap the 28th North Luzon Area Business Conference followed by the

announcement of the next hosting of the PCCI business conference. Art Tibaldo

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