TO UNITE all Mindanao exporters in one organization, Philippine Export-Davao will conduct the first Mindanao Exporter Congress from August 1-3, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center of the SM Lanang Premier in Davao City.
Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. 11-Davao president Ferdinand Marañon, speaking in Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Annex, said they hope to establish the Mindanao Confederation of Exporters with the event.
With the theme “Boosting Mindanao Export by Strengthening Supply Chain and Innovation Technology,” the event will provide a venue for exporters to strengthen the supply chain by addressing problems of the source of raw materials of products for exports especially in the agricultural sector.
Marañon said they will also discuss technologies and innovations in the emerging markets in export industry.
“It is important for exporters to unite because we all have common problems like in land and crops,” Marañon said.
Marañon cited cavendish banana because of its lowering supply in the market due to the typhoons that devastated most banana plantations in the region.
Marañon said they will be inviting about 400 to 500 participants for the exhibit of foods and technologies on how export industry will be improve in Mindanao.
Mindanao exporters will also have the opportunity to expand their market since foreign and local investor will be invited in the event.
He added that they may be inviting Manny Pangilinan since the president of MVP Group of Companies is interested to develop lands for agriculture in the three day convention.
As of now, the organization is targeting government and private sponsors for the P1.5 million needed to for the event and other advocacies.
Source: Capon, Cheneen. (2013 May 6). Mindanao Exporter Congress set. SunStar Davao. Retrieved from: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/business/2013/05/06/mindanao-exporter-congress-set-281088, on: May 9, 2013.