Business club hosts nat’l conference of independent orgs

THE Iloilo Business Club (IBC) is now set to host the fourth National Conference of Independent Business Organizations in Iloilo City on Friday, November 11.

The one-day conference will enable businessmen to discuss matters on regional and national growth drivers, power and energy, infrastructure development, investments in agriculture, globally competitive industries, and business.

IBC Executive Director Lea Lara said that it is a big privilege for Iloilo to host this national event with around 250 participants across the country expected to participate.

“It is our time to showcase our city and province because I know some of them have not remembered Iloilo,” she said.

“We are hoping that beside the conference, they will also see the development here and attract the investors who will be visiting and joining the conference,” she added.

The highlight of the conference is on official statement of independent business organizations addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte to be delivered by IBC Chairman Juan Jose Jamora III.

Top officials from the different government agencies and private organizations were invited as resource speakers in the conference.

President Duterte was also invited to give the keynote address about priority programs and plans for regional development.

The conference is divided in five sessions, which include (1) Driving Regional and National Growth, (2) Resolving High Cost of Power and Attaining Energy Security, (3) Public-Private Collaboration for Infrastructure Development, (4) Investing in the Underdeveloped Agriculture Sector, and (5) Developing Globally Competitive Industries and Businesses.

“It is time for the businessmen to discuss and throw their concerns especially on national issues,” Lara said.

“We are getting excited how we can improve our planning especially on how the private sectors could help identify the needed roads and other infrastructure projects that can really boost the economy and how we can make our local businesses be competitive,” she added. (PNA)