The 27th Min­danao Busi­ness Con­fer­ence, which started yes­ter­day in Tagum City, seeks to high­light the im­por­tance of lo­cal en­trepreneurs

Sun.Star Davao - - BUSINESS - BY GILFORD A. DOQUILA / Re­porter

27th Min­danao Busi­ness Con­fer­ence, Big 8 Ho­tel, Tagum City, Septem­ber 13 to 15

There is a need to em­power the lo­cal en­trepreneurs in Min­danao in a bid to gen­er­ate eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity in the is­land, a busi­ness leader said.

Philip­pine Cham­ber of Com­merce Inc. (PCCI) pres­i­dent Ma. Ale­gria S. Limjoco said dur­ing the 27th Min­danao Busi­ness Con­fer­ence (Minbizcon) on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 13, 2018 at Big 8 Cor­po­rate Ho­tel, Tagum City that through the em­pow­er­ment of lo­cal en­trepreneurs, this will also sus­tain the busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment in Min­danao.

She said the sem­i­nars that have been pre­pared dur­ing the con­fer­ence will help ed­u­cate the small and busi­ness en­ter­prises that will at­tend the con­fer­ence. On­go­ing train­ings from gov­ern­ment agen­cies and pri­vate or­ga­ni­za­tions will also help em­power lo­cal en­trepreneurs.

“We as PCCI has been work­ing to usher in a new wave of com­mit­ment to en­able full con­sol­i­da­tion of PCCI’s starte­gic frame­work un­der pros­per­ity for in­clu­sive busi­ness,” Limjoco added.

She also pointed out the im­por­tance of grass­root pro­grams to em­power Min­dana­wons who are op­er­at­ing mi­cro en­ter­prises.

“For this we would like to fo­cus where there is pub­lic-pri­vate co­op­er­a­tion among PCCI’s part­ners; and this in­clude im­prov­ing over-all com­pet­i­tive­ness to lower the cost of do­ing busi­ness,” Limjoco said.

She also said with the Build, Build, Build pro­gram of the gov­ern­ment, they ex­pect more small and medium en­ter­prises (SMEs) to ben­e­fit from this ush­er­ing in the “golden age” of SMEs.

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