The Department of Trade and Industry Region (DTI) is set to launch in Northern Mindanao a national event showcasing the agency’s integrated menu of services and programs called “Negosyo, Konsumer At Iba Pa” (NKATBP) on August 17 to 19, 2016.

Homegrown micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and consumers alike will now have the chance to experience the breakthrough event that brings together the services of DTI closer to the people and under one roof.

The Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP. serves as a strategy to showcase programs and projects dedicated to consumers and the development of businesses through an integrated delivery of various assistance being extended by different DTI units.

The services include four pillars of the 2011-2016 SME Development Plan which are enabling business environment, access to finance, access to market and productivity and efficiency.

Likewise, consumer awareness on their rights and importance of standards for quality and safety are among the service offerings.

On the first day, DTI will launch a Negosyo Center and unveil the Fab Lab Mindanao at the Iligan Institute of Technology-Mindanao State University (MSU-IIT) to give local designers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to avail of an advance prototyping and fabrication Shared Service Facility (SSF). 

Simultaneously, DTI 10 will conduct trainings and learning sessions on Expanding Business through E-Commerce and E-Services, Standard Blitz and Consumer Forum at Cagayan de Oro City.

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez will be gracing the event, which will include the recognition and awarding of DTI- Region 10’s best SSFs, partner agencies and Consumer Organizations in the implementation of its programs, BAGWIS award (DTI Certified Establishment) and high school students who won the Best Feature stories.

The Northern Mindanao leg will also be highlighted with the simultaneous conduct of the Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair, Diskwento Caravan and seminars catering to Food Safety Awareness for MSMEs and Investment Briefing on Policies & Procedures for the Availment of Board of Investment Incentives. 

Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP were already conducted in Davao City and Isabela City, Vigan City, Cebu City, Tacloban City, Legazpi City, Baguio City, Angeles City and General Santos City.

Aside from delivering integrated services to the public, the agency also launched during the Negosyo, Konsyumer ATBP. Negosyo Centers with Fabrication Laboratories, Co-Working Spaces and Shared Service Facilities (SSFs) to help MSMEs.

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