DTI respectfully invites the members of the media to the 3rd Philippine Construction Industry Congress on November 8, 2018, Thursday, at the Conrad Hotel Manila, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City.

The 3rd Philippine Construction Industry Congress is a gathering of the captains and movers of the construction industry, government policy makers, and foreign and domestic stakeholders.

The construction industry, being the second largest contributor to the growth of the Philippine economy, has generated enormous interest for inbound investments from various infrastructure and construction initiatives of both the government and private sectors. Through this conference, we aim to address relevant issues vital to the growth and sustainability of the Philippine construction industry such as construction industry liberalization, various Philippine government infrastructure initiatives, infrastructure opportunities and delivery models, training and education, and ease of doing business.


9: 30 AM – 11: 00 AM – Registration
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Congress Proceedings and Panel Sessions
5:00 PM onwards – Business Networking Reception hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines

Conrad Hotel Manila
Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila

ATTY. ROWEL S. BARBA, DTI-Undersecretary for Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group (CEODBG)

DTI Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP)
Philippine Constructors Association

PhilConstruct Events, Exhibitions, & Conferences Corp. (PEEC)
Infrastructure and Construction Focus Group (ICFG)
EU-Philippine Business Network (EPBN)
Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines

180 delegates from the construction industry comprised of Construction Industry Captains, CIAP Board members and Implementing Boards, Government Policy Makers, Foreign Missions, Construction Industry Support Organizations.

The Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (ClAP), in collaboration with the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), will conduct the 3rd Philippine Construction Industry Congress.

Held in time for the 38th CIAP anniversary, the event will converge various key players and stakeholders across the country’s construction sector to discuss policy initiatives related to construction industry, a masterplan for the industry which will be implemented across administrations, various infrastructure delivery options to achieve infrastructure objectives, effect of technology in the future of construction jobs, and the perennial problem of bureaucratic red tape and similar challenges in the industry.. Gathered inputs from the industry shall be utilized in outlining the Philippine Construction Industry Roadmap, in line with the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 and the country’s biggest, boldest, and most ambitious mega-infrastructure plan: the ‘Build. Build. Build.’ program.

The event will host five panel sessions that will engage leaders and decision-makers of the construction industry from the private sector organizations, government offices, academic institutions of engineering and architecture, financial institutions, international embassies, and business organizations.

1st Panel Session – Liberalization of the construction industry
2nd Panel Session – Accelerating Nationwide Infrastructure Build Up
3rd Panel Session – Opportunities and Infrastructure Delivery Models
4th Panel Session – Training & Education: The Future of Construction Jobs
5th Panel Discussion – What is holding up our Infra Projects

The Philippine Quality Awards (PQA) criteria for construction will also be launched at the event.

The whole-day event is open for media coverage (Print, Radio, TV and Online). NO press conference will be held but the members of the media can conduct interviews with the lead officials  during breaks.

Krizelle Santos (0927-343-3012 or KrizelleSantos@dti.gov.ph)