Export Congress to focus on technology, innovation

Exporters are encouraged to equip themselves with new technologies and technology-based solutions to expand internationally, as industry stakeholders gather on December 6 to tackle the importance of digitalization in business growth.

This year’s National Export Congress (NEC) carrying the theme “Driving Exports Through Digital Transformation” will focus on technology and innovation initiatives to grow exports and promote collaboration among businesses.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez will deliver the keynote address of the event.

The Congress, which will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, will have panel discussions on various topics, such as the critical role of technology and collaboration in growing exports, and enabling exports through

Speakers include Trade Undersecretary Rafaelita Aldaba, Department of Information and Communications Technology Asst. Secretary Emmanuel Caintic, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Managing Director-Center for Learning Pia Roman-Tayag, Department of Public Works and Highways Build, Build, Build Committee Chairperson Ana Mae Lamentillo, Department of Finance Director Angelica Sarmiento, and Food and Drugs
Administration officer-in-charge Undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo.

Ionics EMS, Inc. Vice-President Earl Qua, Academy of Developmental Logistics, Inc. President & Chief Learning Officer Samuel Bautista, Microsoft Technology Strategist Dale Jose, Cecilia Intal of VESL, and Brilliant Skin Essentials Chief Executive Officer Glenda Victorio will discuss ways how to enable exports through digitalization.

Top exporters for 2018 will be also recognized at awarding ceremony.

The NEC is the highlight event of the National Exporters’ Week which is celebrated every first week of December per presidential proclamation 931, Series of 1996 and House Resolution 33.

Other activity for the National Exporters’ Week is the Usapang Exports which will be held in Novotel Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City on Dec. 5.

The Export Marketing Bureau (EMB) of the DTI has invited exporters to attend Usapang Exports: Market Opportunities and Trends in Africa-The Next Frontier.

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