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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

24Th Minbizcon concuded in Dipolog

By Grace O. Montallana

DIPOLOG CITY - To drive the economic agenda of the ASEAN Integration economy in the region, the Dipolog Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Dipolog City and Zamboanga del Norte LGUs recently hosted the 24th Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) held at the ZN Convention Center here.

Mayor Evelyn T.Uy, in her welcome message said Dipolog City is a strategic choice and ready for investments as it abounds with lot of business opportunities.

Good governance raised good economic results that improved the business  climate creating a prosperous and friendly business city, according to Mayor Uy.
This year’s theme,”Winning the ASEAN, Gaining the Global Market” promotes inclusive growth wherein large and micro business enterprises can link with big businesses for economic development.

Dignitaries who graced the MinBizCon wereMichael G.Aguinaldo, Commission on Audit chairman, Dr. Cielito Habito, professor of Ateneo de Manila University and former NEDA director-general and Juanita D. Amatong, former secretary of Finance, among others.

Topics discussed were Positioning Mindanao in the Integrated ASEAN Market, opportunities in the global market such as free trade agreement with other countries which was capped by a press conference attended by local and national media personalities.

“Mindanao is very well-positionedif we take into account the Islamic market, considering the opportunities   because of its Halal industries in Muslim areas,”said Dr.Habito.

“The whole point of the message is we actually had a game plan. Accordingly,  the DTI created a  game plan to look into how the agencies of government could help small and medium enterprises become better and to take advantage of the opportunities in the ASEAN market, making them globally competitive,” Dr. Habito added.