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Government and Private Sector Officials to Address the 21st South Luzon Area Business Conference

Top officials from the government and private sector will address the 21st South Luzon Area Business Conference (21st SOLABC) on 14- 15 June 2012 at the Club Manila East Hotel and Leisure Resort in Taytay, Rizal with the theme “PCCI Invest 2012: Driving Business Enterprises Towards Global Competitiveness”.

Organized by Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and hosted by PCCI-Rizal, the 21st SOLABC is an annual gathering of key government officials, business leaders and decision-makers from Region IV (Calabarzon and Mimaropa) and Region V (Bicol) to discuss current and critical issues that impact on business. It likewise serves as venue for business people to network, look for business opportunities and forge partnerships. Leading the roster of speakers who will share their expertise and experiences on how to increase the competitiveness of enterprises are Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Merly Cruz who will discuss the Philippine Agenda on for Enterprise Development, DTI Assistant Secretary Ramon Kabigting who will talk on the prospects and challenges for Philippine business in the 2015 AEC Integration and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Carol Yorobe who will talk on turning technology innovations into profitable ventures. Management guru Filemon Berba, quality and productivity champion Miraflora Gatchalian, nationalist Rido Saquing and inspirational speaker and corporate trainer Francis Kong will also share their insights on leadership and management and transforming small and medium enterprises into competitive business firms.

Rizal Governor Casimiro Ynares, Taytay Mayor Joric Gacula, PCCI Acting President Antonio Lopa and Senator Francis Pangilinan will also address the conference.

Some 300 delegates from PCCI national network of chambers and partners are expected to attend the 21st SOLABC.

PCCI VP for South Luzon Eduardo R. Nicolas III, PCCI-Rizal President Juan Martin Barredo and IPP of PCCI-Rizal and 21st SOLABC Conference Director Siasoco are spearheading the said event.