National Export Congress 2015

Enabling SMEs for International Markets

The theme of this year's celebration of the National Exporters' Week is Enabling SMEs for International Markets. The objective of this year's event is to promote favorable business environment to enable domestic industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) exporters, to enhance their capabilities to supply to international markets. Our SMEs have been playing an increasingly active role in international markets for the past years. They generate income, employment and develop small business activities in the rural and urban areas. One of the action plans of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is to enhance SMEs' competitiveness and resilience, to equip exporters with the necessary tools in order to be competitive, and to improve their capabilities to penetrate the international markets. The Export Marketing Bureau, Export Development Council and the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc., recognize the exemplary performance and contri-bution of SMES to Philippine Exports. SMEs are the engines of growth and inno-vation in the APEC region which builds management capability, entrepreneurship and strengthened challenges of globalization.


PLENARY SESSIONS Overview of Philippine Export Performance 2010-2015 Senen M. Perlada
Director, Export Marketing Bureau
World Bank - Global Outlook and Prospectsfor Philippine Exporters Roberto Galang
Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice
World Bank Group
Maximizing Benefits of the APEC Boracay Action Agenda and Iloilo Initiative for SMEs Zenaida Cuison-Maglaya
Undersecretary, Regional Operations Group
Department of Trade and Industry
Beating the Giants; Conquering the World Cecilio K. Pedro
President/CEO, Lamoiyan Corporation
Sustaining Innovations with Endless Possibilities - Nature's Legacy Nature's Legacy
Trade Facilitation: Key enabler to Capture Global Markets Driving Policy Reforms Cutting Across Industry Sectors Dr. Dan C. Lachica
SEIPI President
Trade Facilitation Initiatives at the Bureau of Customs Cielito F. Habito
Chief of Party, Trade-Related Assistance for Development (TRADE) Project
Initiatives and Reforms of DILG and PNP to Facilitate Trade Mel Senen S. Sarmiento
Secretary, Department of Interior and Local Government
Sector-Focused Marketing Assistance Working Towards a Sustainable Market and Development & Promotion for Local SMEs Maria Lourdes T. Baua
President and CEO, Philippine International Trading Corporation
Department of Agirculture Programs on Promoting Fresh Agricultural and Fishery Products Emerson U. Palad
Undersecretary, Department of Agriculture
Capturing the Halal Market Anthony B. Rivera
Assistant Director, Export Marketing Bureau
Philippine Chamber of Food Manufacturers, Inc.(PCFMI) Engr. Maria Cecilia Rocha dela Paz, MBA
Director, PCFMI
Chair, PCFMI MSME Committee
Entry Options for Philippine SMEs to Germany Potential Products for Export from the Philippines and Opportunities for Collaboration with German SMEs Peter Kompalla
Executive Director, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
Quality and Innovation for Global Competitiveness Recognition of Innovative Products in Food Innovation Centers (FICs) kands sfbjks
Department of Trade and Industry - Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI)
Standardization: A Pillar of the National Quality Infrastructure Atty. Ann Claire Credo-Cabochan
Director-in-Charge, Bureau of Philippine Standards
Innovative Approaches for Business Sustainability Amidst Climate Change & Natural Calamities: Enabling SMEs for International Markets Dr. Corazon PB. Claudio
Core Member, Philippine Council for Sustainable Development
Management Association of the Philippines & Business
Director, AIJC Incorporated
Enabling Development John Richard Hizon, PhD
Director, Electrical & Electronics Engineering Institute
University of the Philippines - Diliman
Industry Prospects Beyond IT-BPM Success Penny S. Bongato
Executive Director, Talent Development and Research
IT & Business Process Association Philippines (IBPAP)
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