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NEC 2018

NATIONAL EXPORT CONGRESS 2018

07 DECEMBER 2018

Philippine International Convention Center

CCP Complex, Pasay City

 

SPICE Up to Scale Up!

(Stimulate. Permeate. Innovate. Connect. Expand!):

Expand Exports for Inclusive Prosperity

 

PROGRAMME
TIME ACTIVITY
Part 1 EXHIBITS/BUSINESS MATCHING
9:00 AM Registration Public
10:00AM-11:00AM Export Enablers Exhibit
Logistics Fair

Secretary Ramon M. Lopez
Department of Trade and Industry
Chair, Export Development Council
Mr. Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr.
President, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT)
Vice Chair, Export Development Council
 

Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado
Department of Trade and Industry
Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG)
Chair, EDC-Executive Committee
 

Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba
Department of Trade and Industry
Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group (CEODBG)

Dir. Senen M. Perlada
Department of Trade and Industry
Export Marketing Bureau (EMB)
Executive Director, Export Development Council

10:00AM- 4:00PM Business Matching
Part 2 RECOGNITION OF TOP PHILIPPINE EXPORTERS
11:00AM-12:00NN

Hon. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
House Speaker
Representative, Pampanga, 2nd District

Secretary Ramon M. Lopez
Department of Trade and Industry
Chair, Export Development Council

Mr. Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr.
President, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT)
Vice Chair, Export Development Council

Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado
Department of Trade and Industry
Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG)
Chair, EDC-Executive Committee

Dir. Senen M. Perlada
Department of Trade and Industry
Export Marketing Bureau (EMB)
Executive Director, Export Development Council

12:00NN-1:00PM LUNCH
Part 3 PLENARY SESSION
1:00PM-1:10PM Preliminaries
1:10PM-1:25PM Welcome Statements

Government:
Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado
Department of Trade and Industry
Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG)
Chair, EDC-Executive Committee

Private Sector:
Mr. Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr.
President, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT)
Vice Chair, Export Development Council

1:25PM-1:45PM

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Secretary Ramon M. Lopez
Department of Trade and Industry
Chair, Export Development Council

1:45PM-2:00PM

Global Outlook and Prospects for Philippine Exports

Mr. Ronilo Balbieran
Vice President for Operations
Research, Education, and Institutional Development (REID) Foundation

2:00PM-2:15PM

Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2018-2022:
Way Forward

Dir. Senen M. Perlada
Department of Trade and Industry
Export Marketing Bureau (EMB)
Executive Director, Export Development Council

2:15PM-2:45PM

Panel Discussion 1:
Lowering the Cost of Exporting

Moderator:
Ms. Salve Duplito
Resident Financial Advisor
ABS-CBN News Channel

Panelists:

  1. Undersecretary Jesus Posadas
    Department of Energy
  2. Melvin Abanto
    Small Business Corporation
  3. Mr. Alberto D. Lina
    Air 21

2:45PM-2:55PM

Open Forum

2:55PM-3:10PM

Seizing Market Opportunities in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States

Ambassador Bjorn Jahnsen
Embassy of Norway

Mr. Mathias Domenig
Deputy Head of Mission
Embassy of Switzerland

Panel Discussion 2:
Internationalization of MSMEs through Digital Economy

3:10PM-3:20PM

Presentation of Guest Speaker
DICT Programs for MSMEs

Undersecretary Monchito B. Ibrahim
Department of Information and Communications and Technology

3:20PM-3:50PM

Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Mr. Rey C. Lugtu, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hungry Workhorse Consultancy

Panelists:

  1. Undersecretary Monchito B. Ibrahim
    Department of Information and Communications and Technology
  2. Mr. Arthur R. Tan
    AC Industrial Technology Holdings Inc.
  3. Dir. Jerry Clavesillas
    Department of Trade and Indsutry
    Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development
  4. Ms. Janette Toral
    Philippine Internet Commerce Society (PICS)

Panel Discussion 3:
Solutions to Bottlenecks in Exports

3:50PM-4:00PM

Presentation of Guest Speaker:
Ease of Doing Business for Competitive Philippine Exports

Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba
Department of Trade and Industry
Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group (CEODBG)

4:00PM-4:30PM

Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Ms. Ma. Flordeliza Leong
Assistant Vice President, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT)
Anchor, Business and Beyond

Panelists:

  1. Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba
    Department of Trade and Industry
    Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group (CEODBG)
  2. Director General Nela Galang-Puno
    Food and Drug Administration
  3. Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero
    Bureau of Customs
  4. Ms. Marinella Belgado
    Interagency Business Process Interoperability Project (IABPI)
    Department of Finance

4:30PM-4:40PM

Open Forum

4:40PM-4:45PM

HANDOVER OF THE REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT:
Policies, Action Plans and Programs (PAPs) for the Implementation of the PEDP 2018-2022

Secretary Ramon M. Lopez
Department of Trade and Industry
Chair, Export Development Council